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STATS Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
11 Reviews

3.5
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great job if you like sports

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You have a say in what your job can be. Almost all promotions have been internal.

    Cons

    Sports are played every day of the year. If you don't mind dealing with the NBA on Christmas day, and NFL on Thanksgiving, and so on, then this is a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more perks of any kind. They could even be token perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company, I gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    A tad bit on the stuffy, corporate side of things.

  3.  

    Great for people starting out.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    Good people, informal environment.

    Cons

    Operates like a startup company...so always under deadline gun & seemingly low margin of operating profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Broaden vision, Get good Mkt Staff to penetrate the market so you can charge premium and staff appropriately

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Programmer

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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and good people

    Cons

    Less salary than comparable positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to learn when you come out of college

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer

    Pros

    The environment at STATS is very laid back; employees are allowed to make their own schedules and dress pretty casually.

    You are usually given an ample time to finish your tasks.

    A great place to learn when you come out of college.

    Free gym membership.

    Cons

    Grossly under pay their employees relative to industry standards.

    Little to no chance for promotion. Due to the hierarchical structure and the seniority promotion process at STATS you'll have to wait for someone to retire, quit, or get fired to get promoted.

    A lot of the work that you are assigned is very redundant. After

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very little transparency between management and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers have no people skills!

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    Free gym membership with gym next door

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    Work all hours of day and night
    Managers have very poor people skills
    No room for growth or promotion
    Most departments have no relationship with each other
    Located in a flood zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to handle your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great and fun atmosphere with a tight nit group of people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Developer in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Extremely exciting working with sports stats. Managers encourage thinking of solutions outside the box with newer technology allowing you to learn as you go.

    Cons

    The pay is way, way, way below market value especially when you take into account the cost of living in the Chicago area. You are essentially asked to take less money to work in a fun environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not including boosting pay, it seems that some of the management is outdated. They do not keep up with current technology topics and some are absolutely useless when you ask very specific questions that is tech related.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worth doing if you're poor and like watching sports

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    Former Employee - Reporter  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Reporter in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    Helps understand the sports you're watching a bit better.
    Easy work
    You get to watch spots while you work
    Objective (if very flawed) criteria for grading

    Cons

    The way they grade games is largely not fair. There is no concession for a bad broadcast, and there is limited appeals process.
    The pay is poor, unless you're scraping by
    The method they use to collect stats off television is of questionabe accuracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was just a reporter for them, not close to full time. Pay more money, and allow live reporters more leeway and ability to appeal suspect scoring decisons or things that could not be seen well on the television broadcast.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company with Passionate Employees and Managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    Fast pace enviornment, great mentoring and learning experience

    Cons

    On Call , can be called any time for solving problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience at a unique company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    STATS has a great culture and everyone is really friendly. In asking others for help, it never seemed like I was wasting their time or that they had more important things to do even though they did. The upper managment was just as friendly as inviting as everyone else and seemed to take a genuine interest in not only my work but my life. It seemed as if everyone was genuinely concerned with producing quality products with accurate and reliable data.

    Cons

    Granted, I was doing very entry-level things but the nature of the work I was involved with didn't involve working with other people too often and could get repetitive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All in all a great job, perhaps develop more cross-functional teams involving employees from different departments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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