US Sports Academy

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US Sports Academy Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interesting Work on the Eastern Shore; Exposure to Many New Experiences.

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

    I have been working at US Sports Academy full-time

    Pros

    The Academy believes in taking care of its employees. The benefits are above and beyond what is the norm for current work environments. The staff is professional, diligent, and caring toward students and colleagues. Administration does try to work within extenuating circumstances and compromise when able to do so.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities appear to be minimal for long term career growth. Yet, there is a balance for work-family. Compensation occurs in other ways as a trade-off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Educational Institution for Professionals

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

    I have been working at US Sports Academy (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is an institution for dedicated professionals--those who can make it to work on time, dress professionally, and get the job done. There is a lot of room for upward movement and/or creativity within your role--and the benefits are hard to beat. The Academy is extremely veteran-friendly, and the faculty and staff come from a variety of sport, military, and education backgrounds.

    Cons

    The time-off policies are strict, but they have recently been revised by upper management in consideration of the personal/family needs of the faculty and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The staff lunches, barbecues, art and award functions, workout groups, and holiday activities have come and gone throughout the years, but they are always a lot of fun and offer great team-building opportunities between departments. Academy Club attire on Fridays would be nice.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Sports Academy

    Pros

    Team Oriented-everyone pulls together to get the job done.
    Able to be involved in unique and interesting things such as sculpture unveiling and meeting athletes and coaches that visit the campus.
    Offers great opportunities to learn and grow in your career.

    Cons

    I was use to a paperless system. Would like to see the company go to a system where everything is stored electronically. Each individual would have access to only the files that pertains to their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really enjoyed the company gathering where we had lunch and team challenges. Maybe this could be done on a quarterly basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Sports, Art and Education all in one

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

    I have been working at US Sports Academy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The campus and setting in Daphne is fantastic. Be prepared to talk sports all day. Nice gym in the basement. Recruitment was fast and very satisfying. Many opportunities to grow here. Flat management structure and fast decision making process are strengths.

    Cons

    Keeping up and producing results are key to success. Ties are mandatory - find comfy options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt technology. Keep focused on student -centered philosophy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at the center of a storm

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Sports Academy full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to do interesting work. Salaries and benefits decent.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is very regimented with two people ultimately making all decisions. Faculty do not have academic freedom in the traditional sense of the term. There is a 40% turnover among on campus employees every year. People often leave or are fired for no apparent reason. The work environment is stifling and a sense of paranoia pervades the organization. This is all due to the fact that President/CEO is the founder of the institution and the second in command is one of the founder's sons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to share because upper management is not prepared to listen to any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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