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Cleveland Browns Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Season Ticket Sales
    Former Employee - Season Ticket Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cleveland Browns full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun People to work with
    Great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Wasn't pushed enough to work hard


  2. "Perks partially make up for lack of compensation"

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

    I have been working at Cleveland Browns full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company (as a whole) is great, free meals for employees are great, they give good tech resources.

    Cons

    The culture can be overly competitive (versus coworkers, not external competitors) and overly macho, recognition for efforts was fairly rare, open floor plan was fun but could be distracting.

    Advice to Management

    I saw a steady track of improvement during my time there, so, stay on that track.

  3. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cleveland Browns full-time

    Pros

    Free Food & Parking
    Friendly Employees

    Cons

    Weird & long hours during season.


  4. "Professional Football Player"

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

    Pros

    NFL Player, Team, Time Management

    Cons

    Job Security, Coaching Advice, Leadership


  5. "Enjoyable Summer!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Great time
    Kept Busy
    Great Facility
    Free Swag

    Cons

    Hours
    Pay
    A lot of labor
    Exhausting
    Limited full time opportunities


  6. "ticket sales"

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

    Pros

    enjoyed representing the greatest team in the national football league/greatest team in sports

    Cons

    it was hard to win so many games. felt guilty watching my team win so much and making so much money selling tickets


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Berea, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Berea, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cleveland Browns full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free parking, free meals and free game tickets are the biggest perks that are offered, however, most people have to work on game days and don't get to use their tickets and often times the free meals are used as an excuse to get employee to work at their desk while eating lunch instead of taking an hour to relax.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely toxic and unstable. Turnover occurs at an alarming rate and there is a ton of cronyism going on in the building. As a result, there are a lot of un and under qualified managers, directors and even VP's in the building. The HR department has no teeth whatsoever and anyone with a legitimate complaint is either ignored or chased out of the building. It's a very unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Management

    Put a real HR Department in place and start to listen to the concerns of your workers. While the perks and freebies that are available are nice, nothing works better for motivating your workers more than good old fashion respect and sincere caring for them.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Perks in a Jungle of Alpha Males"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland Browns full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are spectacular, and working for an NFL football team is obviously fun. You meet players and coaches, get tickets. All of that. Meals are free in the team cafeteria too.

    Cons

    Low pay for entry and mid-level employees (because everyone wants to work for a football team) is only the beginning. Executives are exactly what you'd expect from a professional football team: mostly egotistical, alpha males driven by favoritism and nepotism. If you're a tough guy, upper management will like you. If you're a woman, you'll fit in because these types of men love any chance to flirt with a woman. If you're a guy that's anything less than a former athlete with a giant ego or a prep school background, you're probably out of luck, at least in terms of upper management. Every stereotypical Mad Men-esque behavior you can envision I witnessed during my time with the Browns. And, as with any organization where testosterone is the standard, egos regularly clash and turnover is frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Other than going back in time to alter the privileged, testosterone-driven background that define their very being or changing the entire culture of professional sports, I don't think there's much that can be done.


  9. "Work hard,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cleveland Browns full-time

    Pros

    Great fan base. Interesting office culture (mix of sports and business).

    Cons

    Not open to new ideas. Work long hours/weekends (part of working in sports). Departments don't communicate enough/separated Stadium and Berea.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analytics Intern
    Current Employee - Analytics Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cleveland Browns full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Cool culture. Excellent Cafeteria. The Cleveland Browns is a really fun place to work if you are interested in getting involved with the NFL.

    Cons

    The office is very much separated so you will only really interact with people around you. Other than that its great