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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Manager, Digital"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Too many personalities. Lots of politics.


  2. "A Great Place to Be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta Falcons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State of the art facilities, nice people, always innovating, fun environment

    Cons

    Everyone is juggling a multitude of tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive to unite the family businesses.

  3. "Fan Services Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta Falcons full-time

    Pros

    Fun people, sports and entertainmemt perks, great facilities, a lot of office events

    Cons

    Management is vague, position is not what it seems, not very professional

    Advice to Management

    Try and be as open to your employees as you can be all the way down to the bottom line.


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool experiences on game days and at events, connections

    Cons

    Long hours, not much career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career advancement opportunities


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job Experience I've Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Falcons full-time

    Pros

    AWESOME benefits and honestly it's just cool knowing you work for a big sports team in a big city. Unfortunately that's about it.

    Cons

    Good Lord where to start...I guess at the top. Management is AWFUL, I mean truly awful. They only care about themselves, not their employees and it shows. All the departments hate each other and the politics at this place are absolutely absurd. So much talking behind people's backs, even more back-stabbing. There's zero structure or direction and sadly it's often the lower level employees who take the grunt of it. Oh and about 99% of the management/CEOs are old white males so that should tell you what you need to know about "diversity."

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better, it's really not that hard.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunction Junction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Falcons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic industry. Comp tickets. Great medical benefits. You're not solving Mideast peace, but it sure is fun to be a part of something this high profile (especially when the team is winning).

    Cons

    Culture is beyond dysfunctional. Departments and reporting structure are overly-matrixed. Severely understaffed in most areas. Embarrassingly low wages (because they can).

    Advice to Management

    The "core values" are driven home ad nauseam, from the moment you walk in the door. But no one actually lives them, because the organization's senior management doesn't actually walk the talk. The core values are a running joke among employees, or "associates," as you prefer to call them.

    Focus less on your organization's and your owner's image and more on actually connecting with fans. This used to be a football team that reached out to its most important stakeholders the people who live and die for the product on the field. Now it's a cacophony of marketing catch phrases and PR spin. Stop focusing on the appearance of your brand and get back to the basics of serving your fans. Retain good people, don't send them off to higher-paying and more intrinsically-rewarding jobs with other companies. You've driven off all your best talent in the past few years, replacing them individuals with eager, low-priced, generally young and woefully inexperienced staffers. Or a slew of high priced executives with little tactical or pro sports experience. That's not the path to best-in-class.

    Every project has so many stakeholders, because all marketing and communications efforts have to be integrated. Your organization has brought "paralysis by analysis" to new heights.

    Stop underpaying employees because your workplace is in high demand. It bites you in the butt in the long run. And for crying out loud, hire more people. I've never seen a company more profoundly understaffed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Looks great from the outside... but sadly it's not"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Falcons full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and perks, fun game days.

    Cons

    The managers think they're God's gift to this planet. Noticed over all departments that the managers and directors were immature and only cared about themselves. If you do a great job expect no recognition at all. (You'll never get a pat on the back, thumbs up, or any appreciation for your job) The pay was a joke...completely blew our minds the amount of work, hours, and efforts you put in to your job only to be compensated so poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking out for just yourself. A company will truly succeed if your staff does

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Event Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place environment. Had a lot of fun working at Flowery Branch over the Summer.

    Cons

    The pay was not great and the hours were long. I did not have time to work on anything else while working at Training Camp.

    Advice to Management

    The management was good. I can not complain. I would say that they could give a little more encouragement but its not a big deal.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Looks great from the outside"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flowery Branch, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flowery Branch, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Falcons (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good perks, fantastic people at lower levels who are talented and enthusiastic about their work, lots of fun developments in recent years.

    Cons

    Lack of enough staff and market-comparable pay. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Recent new hires are prone to elitism. Leadership preaches values but doesn't come close to living them. Many only concerned about image.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Appreciate the workload of those on the lower rungs and work to fix the issues of burn-out. Stop managing people out of fear. Stop worrying about image and start worrying about servicing the fan and creating happy employees.


  10. "High School Culture"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Flowery Branch, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Flowery Branch, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlanta Falcons (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will feel on top of the world when you start. The atmosphere is thrilling and the experiences are indescribable.

    Cons

    It doesn't take long before you feel utterly and completely depressed, disgusted and foolish.

    There is no desire to develop employees. All the good leaders have been run out. Most of the talent has been run out. The rich culture that once gave the club a family atmosphere is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect. It's a business - not a high school.


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