Washington Sports Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Marketing Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Washington Sports

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

    Pros

    attending basketball games and food

    Cons

    none. Everything is pretty fair

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience but lacking everything else

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Sports full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good experience, good stepping stone. Good benefits. That's all I can say that's positive, really wish I could add more.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and promotional opportunities. Lack of structure. Very long hours. This company has potential to be great and could possibly be a dream job, but it won't ever become of anything but a joke with the personnel in management positions. If you are looking to retire soon this place is right up your alley, but if you are not. I would tell you, you could find other places to work for job experience. If you want to meet or be around players, buy tickets and go to a game. I started as an intern with a lot of passion, drive and high hopes. Unfortunately as of late, working here the past two years I have been very dissatisfied. I have seen many young great people with great skills come and go and management has yet to make any changes. This company doesn't care the morale is so low. That's a fact. Don't believe the mission statement, it's greek language to management and employees. This company is not in the business of "recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining exceptional and talented employees". That's completely false.

  3. Amazing internship!

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Production Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Production Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington Sports as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Accommodating, fun, you learn a lot, hands-on, great teamwork

    Cons

    There can be too many interns at once, work spread thin, groupies can make it less beneficial for true professionals

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  5. Meh

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Day Staff in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Game Day Staff in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington Sports

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

    Pros

    They feed game-day staff, which is rare. Great networking. Higherups willing to put in a good word for you with other departments or organizations. Caps side is very well organized.

    Cons

    They want grad students and yet only pay $8 an hour. Wizards side never had any clue what was going on. Schedules were rarely put out and 0 communication.

    Advice to Management

    The left hand needs to talk to the right hand. The Caps is a great org to work for but the Wizards need to stop it with promoting the pretty blondes and people that keep screwing up to get rid of them.

  6. Average workplace

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Arena Operations in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Arena Operations in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Washington Sports

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

    Pros

    Fun environment. Enjoy the games.

    Cons

    Leaderless. No one seems to make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    Address conflict

  7. Great to get your foot in the door if sports is your chosen career path or for a first job out of school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington Sports full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young and energetic co-workers
    Access to the teams and venue

    Cons

    Very low salary
    Some department heads can play favorites (not unlike most places)
    The teams were terrible during my time at Monumental

  8. Great post sophomore year internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington Sports

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great location in Chinatown. Easy access to senior professionals and great intern bonding exercises.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad really. Could have been more busy but projects were rewarding and positive.

  9. Video Production Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Video Production Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Video Production Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington Sports as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are great! As an intern I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A ton of hands on work shooting and editing.

    Cons

    Long hours, but not unlike any other sports organization. Only $500 for undergrads and $1000 for Grad students. Seemed a bit unorganized, but going through a big transition of software when I was there. Also, not enough people to do the work for 3 teams.

  10. Washington Sports great

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

    I have been working at Washington Sports part-time

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

    Pros

    They are good with hiring from within, networking is great

    Cons

    Like any other sport job it starts with low pay

    Advice to Management

    pay interns, or offer some type of compensation for them

  11. Ok but unpaid interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Washington Sports as an intern (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - sometimes free tickets for hockey and basketball.
    - young and fun environment with lots of activities.
    - exciting to work on sports

    Cons

    They know a lot of people want to work in sports for free, so they use that for their benefit. There is no clear path to full-time. Totally depends on the quality of the boss to succeed or learn.

    Advice to Management

    Monthly meetings with the entire team would help all levels to understand the goals of the company.
    Not real training for interns to understand how the company works, it depends on boss instead of getting official session from HR

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