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Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
19 Reviews
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    Marketing Director

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHL full-time

    Pros

    For a fan of the sport, it doesn't get much better than to be in an environment where you can contribute to the growth of the game. The League is now technically progressive and well staffed in areas to support future growth.

    Cons

    Depending on your role, there is not much room for growth. It's a testament that many staffers have been there a long time - but it can lead to stagnancy and an inability to evolve. While more progressive than previously, there are still practices make it a stodgy environment (rigid HR policies, static salary, and nominal bonus).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Broadcast Relations Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broadcast Relations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broadcast Relations in New York, NY

    I worked at NHL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty much everything. I had no complaints at all. Everyone was welcoming and genuinely nice.

    Cons

    Commuting. Train costs killed me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun internship that will take 90% of your time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHL as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun and engaging work, never a dull moment, great way to really understand what the sports landscape is like and what it will take out of you. Some managers are really great about helping and mentoring.

    Cons

    Like most sports, it's certainly a boy's club, and most people feel 'locked in'. There feels like there's little opportunity for advancement, and it will absolutely take up 90% of your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please encourage thinking outside the box, creativity, and new strategies in your workers. I saw a lot of burnout while I was there. Appreciate your people's time and make them feel wanted, it's the only way you'll keep people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Horrible Senior Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHL full-time

    Pros

    People go in wanting to bring new ideas and work hard. Somewhat fun environment, depending on what department you are in.

    Cons

    People eave having not changed anything, or learned anything new. Senior management will say they want change but they want job security so the slowest hardest longest mundane ways of doing things grants them their job security. HR department allows management to have power trips over lower level employees without intervening or finding them liable. Finance department is the worst I have ever seen in any company and that's due to primarily to the senior management. Also no room for promotions again due to senior management. I have heard many stories in my time there from other departments on how downhill the Finance department has gone in the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior managers and above should be reevaluated and bring in new management. Allow lower level employees to voice their concerns and ideas especially those who have been there some time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience - no advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHL

    Pros

    Organization is very under-staffed so there are many opportunities for interesting work and for taking on new responsibilities. If you like hockey then it's hard to find anything more relevant than the League itself.

    Cons

    Morale is generally pretty low, which stems mainly from low salaries, lack of advancement opportunities, and a general disregard for the well-being of employees below the senior management level.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    There is no rush to think outside the box

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at NHL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work life balance and getting to work in an NHL office.

    Cons

    No real upward mobility opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to Intern

    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NHL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the work and the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lockouts can cause a lot of catch up work

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    Worst professionalism in senior management I ever experienced.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHL

    Pros

    Great support staff and good people being run ragged by inexperienced middle management who are shackled by senior management technical decisions.

    Cons

    Chaos, rigid structure, dysfunctional and poor quality standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid to senior management is are a disaster

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    Working at the NHL, even for an internship, was very close to a dream job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NHL as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Every single employee loves his/her job, regardless of their passion for the sport
    -Office atmosphere was fun
    -Projects had ties to real life

    Cons

    -Internship Program could be more structured
    -League policy is that supervisors do not provide referrals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel like interns should have a summer-long project that they can work on when their supervisor doesn't provide them with work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid place to work in the sports world, growth depends on department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NHL full-time

    Pros

    Didn't lay anyone off during last lockout, though we did go to four-day work weeks. Good benefits. Growth varies, some departments faster than others. Money par for the course in an industry everybody wants to work in, you won't get rich.

    Cons

    Again, depends on the department. Some are very set in their structures and don't have much advancement opportunity, others are turning over constantly and providing talent for the rest of the office. Get in with the right one and you're good. Otherwise not for the ambitious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employee development. Not just promotion paths, but overall skills as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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