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Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "You gotta love it..."

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    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miami Marlins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    • You get free tickets to every game for your friends and family.
    • Really strong health insurance and dental program.
    • A really strong pension plan via MLB is an amazing perk.
    • Almost all of the entry-level roles are filled with interns, so it pays to start from the inside.
    • If you work gamedays, you get a free $18 to spend at the ballpark or the press box on dinner.
    • The organization gives back a lot with the Marlins Ayudan program and they pay you to do community service (since it's all during work hours).
    • Working in baseball doesn't suck. It's pretty fun to be around players, even if the team doesn't always play well.
    • Really nice modern offices with an open space setup.
    • Most VPs are chill and invite you to learn and be part of the process.
    • Annual performance review process is helpful.
    • Employee referral program allows all staff to earn free trips if you refer friends and contacts that buy season tickets or suite plans or group sales.
    • It's a very friendly work environment

    Cons

    • Working in baseball is a grind. 81 home games, many of which fall on weekends and evenings. You gotta love the grind and you gotta have the grit and passion for the industry to make it through.
    • Vision insurance is weak.
    • Working in baseball is a destination for many and so many full-time people don't leave. This results in the fact that full-time positions don't open up all the time and when they do, it's uber-competitive. It's tough when there are more qualified people than there are jobs...
    • Working in sports is tough because you're at the whims of the team's performance. Some days are better than others. When the team is bad, the phone calls are negative, the media says negative things about the company, your friends criticize the team to your face, and the general company culture can suffer.
    • Some people in leadership positions have been there a while and have kind of checked out
    • Very strong benefits, but the base compensation in sports is probably 25% under market as a result of the fact that the positions are so coveted and in demand. Bonuses at end of year are discretionary at the discretion of the department head.


  2. "Not what i was expecting"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Miami Marlins part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    baseball atmosphere
    not stuck behind a desk

    Cons

    Very disorganized
    rude managers/coworkers
    A lot of chiefs, not enough Indians
    Don't embrace change

    Advice to Management

    Get to work that matters, not just urgent issues.

  3. "GroundsKeeper"

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in Miami, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Miami Marlins part-time

    Pros

    Great organization to work for if you're trying to get your foot in the door, in the sports industry world.

    Cons

    part-time work, pretty difficult to get a full-time position.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Out with the old, in with the new."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Marlins full-time

    Pros

    Major League Baseball, beautiful ballpark. Met people and was able to do things I never thought I would have the chance to do. Used experience to advance my career and move on to bigger and better things

    Cons

    Miami clique environment. Extremely negative public opinion of organization (understandable with current team president and owner). Grossly underpaid and told "you work here for the perks and not pay." New leadership in certain departments hires friends over experience (and education) Extreme lack of baseball experience and general understanding of procedures and practices in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    You should value employees who take pride in their jobs and give organizations their very best.


  5. "Not what you think it would be like"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Miami Marlins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are working for a pro baseball team

    Cons

    not much room to grow. Management plays favorites. Very difficult for minorities to advance. Executives are never there so very difficult to get answers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees like they can be replaced in a heartbeat.


  6. "Great atmosphere, great place to work, not much career growth."

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Miami, FL
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working in sports, ability to sell anything from groups and suites to season tickets. Fun atmosphere and most people are there to help.

    Cons

    Working way more than 40 hours per week. Team has bad reputation in local area.


  7. "It was a great experience and was a lot of fun for an entry level job, but now opportunity for growth in the sales dept."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun
    Exciting
    great entry way into sports
    Great networking opportunities
    co-workers on the peer level are amazing

    Cons

    No room for advancement in the sales department. There's a ceiling that you can hit fairly quickly.

    Advice to Management

    The management team has done a great job to provide the team a new home. Again, there is really no opportunity for one in the sales staff to advance, or transcend to another department or job function. there are several people there that have had the same title or responsibilities for over 10 years.

  8. "Not a good one."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Baseball is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Management doesn't treat people as well as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people right


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not the Place to Work if You Want a Working Wage"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of interaction with the public; generally a laid back culture

    Cons

    As an intern, they offer you a salary of around $500.00 per month. This was in early 2000s. I was eventually offered a job with a salary below $19,000...not enough to live on as a single person in Miami or the surrounding areas (up to and including Ft. Lauderdale/Coral Springs). If you are married and your spouse makes significantly more money, this might work.

    Most difficult part of getting a job in the sports industry is the requirement of a former internship or knowing someone who knows someone important there. You're not likely to get a job and if you do the pay is poor.

    Opportunities for advancement are low. Within one department, there were only three levels in the hierarchy, intern, entry-level, and manager. To get from entry-level to manager (of which there was only one management position) can take up to 3 years and that is if you are lucky. Most people who are there tend to stay in there positions for many years. If you are willing to move to get promoted then this may be a good option.

    Generally speaking, the sports industry is not really for those who have no other means of income. If you can afford to live in a city or suburb near that city on a salary of this level, then go for it-if you can get your foot in the door. Cost of living in Miami and Fort Lauderdale make living on this salary incredibly difficult.

    I had a Master's degree, over a year of prior experience as an intern with them and within another professional sports organization, and I was offered less than $19,000, which is less than I was making when I graduated with an undergraduate degree. After taxes, you can imagine that this is really pushing it.

    Few women made it into powerful positions when I was there, so that is another challenge to consider.

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying people on education, experience, AND ability. You can get cheap labor if you want, but are you going to get quality labor? Probably not. If you want people with Sports Management degrees, and at the Master's level, who are detail oriented and responsible, you need to improve your methods of hiring and your compensation.


  10. "Good People, Not so great P.R."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Miami Marlins full-time

    Pros

    I have loved my time with the Marlins, I like the people I work with and the work that I do. Also, It's a dynamic environment that allows for quite a bit of learning along the way. The benefits are sizable, pension (vests in 5 years), full medical coverage, 401K, life insurance.

    Cons

    Horribly low pay. It just shows me that they don't appreciate the work we do. Very disappointing to know that your own employer who obviously thinks highly enough to employ you decides to undercut you so severely.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they're worth, in the long run it will empower your employees and breed loyalty.


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