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NASCAR Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast paced, great benefits, awesome experiences (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, 24/7 availability mentality, lengthy process and approval structure to get work completed, conservative culture (in 7 reviews)

  • long hours and low pay with no overtime (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Only apply for senior management or higher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite the problems in structure and culture, the motorsports industry is very interesting the work for. It is not often that you walk through your office and you run into Richard Petty in the hallway and have to point him to the restroom. Travel to the tracks is fun (in the beginning) and the live environment makes the job challenging.

    Cons

    Complete incompetence of middle management. If you are not a director or higher (or a close friend of one) you are not worth squat, your opinion does not matter and your skills are, by default, insignificant. I have worked with some very smart people in non-management positions and all share the same view. Cronyism is rampant within the company, leading to some very unqualified people in fairly powerful positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep close tabs on your middle management layer and keep in contact with all 'regular' employees and not just the chosen few. Do not exclusively hire just MBA's for all management positions, but make sure they have the additional skillset and background required to be able to understand the department they have to manage.


  2. "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Live in a great city. Work in a sport.

    Cons

    No communication between departments inside your office, and no communication between league and media group. NMG nor NASCAR does NOT understand the power of what they have. This is a company moving backwards not forwards. They have no idea how to reach or grow their audience. Their LA office is nonexistent. They have no relationships, close their doors to outsiders and don't communicate internally. In Charlotte, they have no leader and no organization. They never promote from within. There is no sense of community or support. There are many cliques and egos. On the NASCAR level they have no care for NMG. Its all about the drivers and figuring out what their rule book and R&D. If you work at NMG you have no future within NASCAR. You'll collect your awful check and get screwed so many times you lose track.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. They have a love and passion for NASCAR. Use them. Help them. Make them feel included.

  3. "Management is a joke!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect beginner job for college students
    benefits are fair
    Celebrations and free items are often laying around if you are into that sort of thing

    Cons

    Low pay for Long Hours
    Zero training or direction from upper management
    High turn over
    Click like atmosphere among the female counterparts.


  4. "Run! Would never recommend women or young entry level people"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Deltona, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Deltona, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very many pros I can think of other than the building is nice and you do get to work with the latest technology. Some very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is low they expect you to be on call and working 24 x7. Work life balance stinks. Very much a good ole boy club. Young and middle aged men are promoted easily and quickly. Very clickish if you don't fit in are a little nerdy you won't move up. No processes are followed if management wants it you better get it to them and they always want it yesterday. Salary is very low compared to industry and even lower for women. Some managers are allowed to act very unprofessional. A lot of discrimination is still quite evident and so glad to be now working at a place I am recognized.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of very educated highly skilled women that work there and need to be recognized. You are missing out and losing valuable assets. More eyes need to be on management they are allowed to do what ever they want with no supervision from upper level management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not much movement"

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    Current Employee - Logger in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Logger in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with lots of different types of new media and really get a first hand look into the sports production level

    Cons

    Really hard to move up the ladder, if you are good at your position, you stay there. Hard to get advancement opportunities.


  6. "Family business that can’t find its identity - family business or corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are a fan of the sport then you may find this company interesting. Some positions pay well but be prepared to always put the company before anything else.

    Cons

    Very fragmented management, individual departments are not treated the same. Since this is run by a family member, there is a group of people that do very well. The rest of the employees are treated as assets that can easily be replaced. Most employees have very little chance to advance beyond their current position. The statement heard repeatedly is “you have to do more with less” except for the inside group. An aggressive management group that does not work together but rather try and compete to be noticed. They like to use the phrase “we are a family” which was true 10 years ago, current management has killed that culture.

    Advice to Management

    Look back at how you ran the company 10-15 years ago and try to bring back some of that family culture that made NASCAR a great place to work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "NASCAR is not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good for the area, benefits are decent. If you are a fan you can enjoy the some of the perks that come with working here. If you like to travel you may enjoy this position more then others.

    Cons

    Culture is fragmented - large divide between small group at top and the rest of the company. It is a combination of the family business I enjoyed 15 years ago and has blended into a very tiered culture - directors and above leverage their positions to keep upcoming employees in their place. Their quote "Do more with less" is taken seriously. Expect to work to the breaking point, management no longer values the family work balance - job first. Since this is a family business the group that runs it "family friends" are insulated from the rest of the company. If you are not part of this group expect to have to deal with unrealistic demands. They have grown fast and have done a poor job keeping the company values that once made it a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Directors all the way to Brian France, give more respect to the people that work for you. Just acknowledgment walking in the hallways can go a long way. The inner circle needs to look outside their bubble and really take a look at the talent around you!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "There's a reason the sport is in decline"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Daytona Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to know a lot of people in the industry very quickly. Great for networking but mostly if you want to be in motorsports and related industried.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Tons of politics at this organization. Department X doesn't really work with department Z so then year after year there is time and effort lost. They tend to hire from within the industry so it's an organization that doesn't often get new ideas or fresh blood. Most of the top leadership doesn't know much outside of NASCAR. Talent pool is very sub-par when compared to other major leagues. Most people who are not NASCAR fans or lifers don't last long.

    Advice to Management

    Look for talent from outside the NASCAR family and actually try to get them to stick around.


  9. "Archive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NASCAR (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, sports related business

    Cons

    Not enough money, strange hours, hard to move up.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Women aren't valued."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Huntersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NASCAR (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience working for a professional sports league makes your resume look good.

    Cons

    Middle-aged, white men get promoted quicker and more easily than others. Old, white man club. Glass ceiling for women.


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