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Updated November 14, 2018
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  • "lack of work/life balance, underpaid" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Not many full time positions available" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NBA full-time

    Pros

    Brand, Smart People, Opportunities to move internally

    Cons

    Politics, Speed of Action, Less-than-market comp


  2. "Great Experience, Learned a lot!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to different departments to enrich overall experience. Great emphasis on professional development

    Cons

    I don't have any bad things to say

  3. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great internship program-lots of exposure to senior management

    Cons

    More corporate environment than one would expect.


  4. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Love of sports, good benefits

    Cons

    Sports is not a M-F, 9-5 business

    Advice to Management

    Let people have ownership and listen


  5. "Innovative, but still rigid"

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

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

    Pros

    Cache of the brand. Traveling across the world, depending upon your role. Work with other top tier brands. Very smart people, for the most part.

    Cons

    Trying to be innovative, and is seen as such in public, but still rigid in many areas. Legal has strong influence over decisions.


  6. "Media context"

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

    I worked at NBA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work always.

    Cons

    None, great place to work at.


  7. "Uninspired Lip-Service to Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NBA full-time

    Pros

    - Brand recognition is good for resume building
    - Good parental leave and PTO policy

    Cons

    - TERRIBLE culture with uninspired, unintelligent employees that prefer politics and territoriality to productivity
    - Top-down management approach stifles innovation and diversity of thought
    - If you're dumb but grew up privileged and went to a “good” school, this is the perfect place for you
    - Way more interested in "Diversity & Inclusion" classes than actual diversity and inclusion (stems from pervasive CYA attitudes)
    - HR is inept
    - The amount of time you've been at the NBA is far more important than how good you are at your job

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about innovation, change your approach. Make people actually accountable to KPIs

  8. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at NBA full-time

    Pros

    Be at the center of global basketball

    Cons

    There seems to be a discount for doing what you love - especially at junior levels.


  9. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love for the game, free League Pass

    Cons

    lack of work/life balance, underpaid


  10. "Content media sales"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - The incredible brand and the positive power of their athletes

    Cons

    - the resistance to change and to digital transformation

    Advice to Management

    - to dare more and to break down silos