US Lacrosse Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. I worked here as an assistant coach, helping out with all the different age groups and had a great time.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Coach in New Haven, CT

    I worked at US Lacrosse part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All of the staff that worked for CT Lax Club were all very friendly and knowledgable about the sport. They were all great players themselves and are now great teachers. I loved working here and highly suggest it to anyone looking to coach or even play for this program.

    Cons

    I had to travel far from my home.

  2. Umpire

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Lacrosse

    Pros

    Great Organization. The pay for umpires is good, your schedule is flexible because you are able to pick your games and select your availability. Additionally, you get good exercise and get to be a part of exciting games!

    Cons

    It depends on the region that you are umpiring in. Some regions do not provide sufficient training and put umpires on the field unprepared.

    Advice to Management

    standardize your training programs across all regions.

  3. Mostly positive and interesting yet it's unquestionably a volunteer-driven organization with a wide set of priorities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Lacrosse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission to grow the game responsibly is taken very seriously and if you love what's great about lacrosse, such as community, sportsmanship and that it's a pretty amazing sport, then there a lot to love about USL! Work-life balance is great for more than half the positions, however some staff have no option but to work until the job gets done or the deadline is met.

    Cons

    The volunteer base is filled with amazing, hard working folks who care deeply about the sport and the organization, but because all volunteers are highly valued it's difficult to set priorities that everyone is willing to support. This causes angst for staff, even those who love the volunteers with whom they work.

    Advice to Management

    Triple your IT investment and get a member/event registration system that meets the market's expectations and needs and feels like it was developed this century.

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  5. USL is an exciting place to work--home of the fastest growing sport.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Lacrosse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a multi-faceted organization which allows exposure to many different industries within one organization. The management seems to sincerely care about its employees. There is a focus on professional development for all employees.

    Cons

    Not everyone is held to the same standards of accountability and sometimes there is a lack of communication between departments.

  6. Great Experience!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at US Lacrosse full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of movement throughout the company, so you don't have to stay in one position very long. Fun activities planned and opportunities to travel with the events team if you would like to. Find a mentor and stick with them - they will help you throughout your entire career.

    Cons

    You spend most of your day in a cubicle if you aren't working on a big team.

    Advice to Management

    While most people are clocking in 40+ hours a week, some are taking two hour lunch breaks daily or coming in late/leaving early.

  7. Great organization!

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at US Lacrosse

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    --Great Organization
    --I was able to be creative
    --Growing sport calls for growth potential
    --Great for people who have a lacrosse background
    --Travel was great to all of the youth festivals
    --Staff was very close and communicated very well
    --The benefits were really great

    Cons

    --The Pay was low for the area
    --Worked in two offices

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Great place to work for your first job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at US Lacrosse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    US Lacrosse is a great place to work if you are part of the lacrosse community and/or you are looking for that first job right out of college. The environment is generally very laid back and supportive of young workers.

    Cons

    The management is terrible. Managers are generally more concerned about being right or wrong and less about what makes sense for the organization. For instance, one manager was so concerned about controlling every aspect of a particular project that she was willing to pay $48,000 more for a vendor service than was quoted by a different, trusted vendor. A senior manager was willing to let her do this, solely because "he didn't feel like dealing with it anymore". Fortunately, an even more senior manager stepped in and prevented this from happening.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new managers, or hold your current managers accountable for their product. One manager was hired to develop the marketing and branding of the organization, and instead ended up with a couple sponsorship deals after five years.

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