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United States Olympic Committee Reviews in Colorado Springs, CO

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
15 Reviews
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    Once in a lifetime experience

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supporting athletes' dreams of reaching the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a noble cause. When we remember why we come to work every day, it eliminates most negatives.

    Cons

    Professional development opportunities have been almost non-existent until last year. Favoritism runs rampant and is extremely difficult to address.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment for interns, supervisor taught me a lot. Lots of hands-on experience.

    Cons

    Very expensive to live on the complex, which they recommend all interns do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    I had a great experience with the USOC where I learned a lot and met great, lifelong friends.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, company encourages professional development, sponsors include Nike and Ralph Lauren, access to great facilities, company encourages fitness and health

    Cons

    Many of the employees enjoy gossiping

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    it was the best ever and working with the athletic was the most rewarding

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the people at the Olympic center was outstanding and everyone knew their job, here or at the games

    Cons

    the committee has too many managers and supervisor in it's overall structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep working with your people and everything will work out for the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disheartening

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee

    Pros

    The Prestige, perks, benefits and reputation

    Cons

    Favortism, unfairness, lack of respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get both sides of every story

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspirational

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    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee

    Pros

    Respect, excellence, friendship are core values of the Olympic Movement

    Cons

    Located in a small city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater advancement opportunities can improve.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great prestige and benefits, mediocre pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee

    Pros

    Getting to work with Olympic athletes and Olympic hopefuls year-round is very energizing and unique. USAV has gone to great lengths to keep the benefits (health, life, etc) affordable despite rising overall costs. You start with 10 days of vacation, 3 personal days, and 7 sick days, so that's convenient. Most of the management level is easy to work with and good at communicating with their immediate subordinates.

    Cons

    Being a non-profit NGB, the average pay scale is much lower than what you'd be paid to do the same task load elsewhere. There is almost always too much to do and not enough people to do it, so there is a lot of overlapping of job duties into other depts., which gets frustrating after while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take time to take care of your interior employees...we're the ones who make it possible for the external face (the teams and coach/ref staff) of USAV to function.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sounds great, but inconsistent and always changing leadership destroys great potential

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    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee

    Pros

    * Some of the most passionate people I've ever ever known.
    * Below senior executives, salaries are poor for top performing staff.
    * Nice 403b contribution. Decent medical.
    * Travel
    * Olympics can be a life changing experience

    Cons

    * Below senior executives, salaries are poor for top performing staff.
    * No work life balance
    * No consistent mission or operating behavior.
    * Out of touch BOD - what BOD would change CEOs 13 times in 14 years???
    * Travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your house in order. Decide on what you want out of executive leadership and promote continuity and consistency. Decide whether you want to be a travel agency or a sport organization and act accordingly. Get off the fence. Don't throw around the words "world class" without knowing what that really means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employer of Choice

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee

    Pros

    Leadership, Vision, Empowerment to support the Olympic Movement

    Cons

    Now it is expected for me to climb the stairs and forget the elevator.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek the best talent available even if it means searching the world over.

    Recommends

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