United States Olympic Committee Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Assistant Manager/ USOC Gift Shop

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    Former Employee - Master Kleen in Manitou Springs, El Paso, CO
    Former Employee - Master Kleen in Manitou Springs, El Paso, CO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee

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

    Pros

    The top reason I enjoyed working at the Olympic Training Center was the energy of the Athletes training and watching them reach their goals. The people you would meet for all around the world was great the friend I made working there. The challenges of language barriers, different personalities of athlete of all the sports and the energy hip on an Olympic year is breathless with different deadlines event preparations was fast pass stressful at times. Wow to know you are involved and support the athletes that where chose to represent United States was a exciting thrill.

    Cons

    Yes, like all places of employment there are some things you believe are the wrong decisions that the CEO of the USOC make, to be honest the worst thing I disliked was having a last day of 15 years working there and it was not even due to my individual error is was due to a choose that was out of my hands and jurisdiction. But that is alright, I will survive that is ok because I will not ever give up and having an opportunity to rebuild what the economy has cost me. I am no quitter so I know I will be there again just takes time and patients.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not make your decision just by my resume alone, meet me because a resume do not have a personality but I do. thank you


  2. I thoroughly enjoy working at this company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative freedom, like-minded staff, good organizational culture

    Cons

    Politics, slow movement of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes so new initiatives aren't as difficult. Encourage innovation.


  3. Great place to work!

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Helping athletes achieve their dreams ... how great is that? I have never before worked with such a passionate and driven group of people. I do not directly work with athletes, but am encouraged to "connect the dots" from what I do to athlete performance. My direct supervisor is an excellent and empowering leader. Lots of training opportunities that have helped me develop interpersonal skills and professional/technical competencies.

    Cons

    Concessions and exceptions are made for some people, but not for others. This creates an atmosphere of favoritism, even if unintended.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid to take a hard at existing policies and procedures and make changes when warranted. Enforce those policies, procedures, and deadlines evenly across the board.


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  5. Team behind the team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was fulfilling to help athletes meet their goals while competing for Team USA. When you say you work for the U.S. Olympic Committee/Team USA, the brand is immediately recognized, and the recognition is positive.

    Cons

    Within the organization, there is a lot of favoritism, not just from employee to employee but even employee to athlete. Not everyone and everything is treated equal even when it can be. It's not the most objective place to work. Opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    To truly succeed as a company and brand, management needs to implement standards that equal the playing field. For a company that promotes Olympism, it's ironic how far the company actually is from those ideals.


  6. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    get to work in amateur sport

    Cons

    Politics, Double Standards, unfair policies

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  7. 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)

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

    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.


  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Cultural Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee

    Pros

    Amazing experience to be a part of such a meaningful event as the Olympic games. I was able to work on a team that was passionate about what they did, and learn a lot about the business and operational aspects behind the event.

    Cons

    For an organization that is required to be so global, there was a lack of tech capabilities available to do remote work (for example, teleconferencing, mobile apps, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Would look into expanding technical capabilities to help facilitate work tat is being done while international or on the road.


  10. Neutral experience at USA Volleyball

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    Current Employee - Professional Athlete in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Athlete in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lifestyle - lot's of free time after training

    Cons

    Travel - frequently out of the country


  11. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Prestige, perks, benefits and reputation

    Cons

    Favortism, unfairness, lack of respect

    Advice to Management

    Get both sides of every story



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