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D.C. United Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    D.C. United has the best office atmosphere out of any team or organization that I have been a part of. They genuinely care about you and your future moving forward. You make great connections and are able to experience every department no matter what your main title is.

    Cons

    RFK can be a little run down, but they make the most of it.


  2. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Lynchburg, VA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at D.C. United (Less than a year)

    Pros

    First hand experience with professionals

    Cons

    Run down stadium creating a depressing atmosphere

  3. "Lots"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for exposure to working in sports

    Cons

    RFK stadium is a dump, few to zero opportunites for immediate promotion following internships

    Advice to Management

    Interact with the bottom feeders more.


  4. "Packaging Operator"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Orange, TX
    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Orange, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, the pay raises are good, and get pay every week

    Cons

    Bad management, try to anything to fired you,long hours(shift work)

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "No Good"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Packaging Operator in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at D.C. United (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Potential advancement, pay increases, and overtime

    Cons

    horrible supervision, lack of safety procedures


  6. "U23 Coaching Intern"

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

    I worked at D.C. United part-time

    Pros

    - Free Tickets to home games.
    - Inside look at what it takes to coach at a high level
    - Great Coaching staff
    - Make great friends.
    - Get to watch the First team train at least once a week.
    - Learn alot about what it takes to manage a club

    Cons

    - Alot of Hours and Tons of Labor
    - Sometimes Coaches will shout out you but that's to be expected in a fast paced environment (Training sessions).
    - They provide you with less than stellar gear. (Sometimes clothes that fit too big or too small)
    - Working at RFK is not necessarily inspiring

    Advice to Management

    - Care more about those that are at the bottom of the totem pole
    - Be more organized with training schedules


  7. "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture, friendly staff make you feel welcome. Growing company, so it's an exciting time to be there.

    Cons

    Could be left without anything to do at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "A tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time

    Pros

    An exciting sport and team, working alongside young professionals who are passionate about the sport

    Cons

    The team's executives lack integrity, top staff degrade staff morale and efficiency and show favoritism, annual lay-off's are common place, expectations and deadlines change frequently and this all causes dissention and fear among staff members. It's a tough place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your surroundings and your staff - Team members value leaders who are human and who don't hide behind their authority. The best leaders are those who aren't afraid to be themselves. Managers who respect and connect with others on a human level inspire great loyalty!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dystopia"

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

    I worked at D.C. United full-time

    Pros

    - Smart, fun & intelligent co-workers
    - Opportunity to work within a growing & rising sport

    Cons

    - Paranoia was prevalent among staff after mass layoffs
    - Insultingly low pay
    - Leadership vacuum due to not having a President
    - Morally corrupt owners
    - Firing of beloved staff for nepotism hires
    - Sexism & homophobia goes unchecked
    - Still no stadium for the team to call their own

    Advice to Management

    Hard to give constructive advice to management who only want to surround themselves with yes people.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "A sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    D.C. United has long been a proud organization, boasting more domestic and international championships than any other American soccer team. The front office was considered top-of-the-league, in terms of Marketing and Communication efforts for many years, under fantastic leadership.

    Cons

    In 2012, with new owners on board, there was a clean out of the front office. The layoffs included over six upper management roles, including two of the best Marketing/Communication professionals in the business. Since then, most roles have not be filled, but have been replaced with lower-level, less experienced people. The quality of work has gone down dramatically, which has hurt ticket sales, sponsorship sales, and media attention in the DC area.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced and passionate people, and trust them to do their jobs. Never fire somebody over their salary or because they questioned your opinion. Remember that collaborative work is always going to prove the best results.


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