NBA Reviews | Glassdoor

NBA Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
142 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Adam Silver
59 Ratings

142 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Work/Life Balance is non-existent; you're expected to work 24/7" (in 17 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Partnerships intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Hewlett, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Hewlett, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NBA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Made sure that you were always involved and had many different projects to work on in order to broaden your knowledge in a multitude of fields

    Cons

    There were no cons. I had a great time in this role and I think it would be worth pursuing for anyone that would have any sort of interest in the finance or sports fields.

    Advice to Management

    The management was great I can not write enough words about how awesome they were and all that they did for me during my time in this role with the NBA


  2. "Good Pay, nice environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBA part-time

    Pros

    Pay was good. People are nice.

    Cons

    The bubble needs to be more reliable.

  3. "Senior Manager, Production"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Production in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Production in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NBA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Gym Reimbursement
    - There is virtually nothing else good about this organization

    Cons

    -Virtually everything. The worst organization I've ever been a part of. Stay FAR away.
    - Extremely poor compensation in comparison to peer organizations.
    - Extremely bad internal culture.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  4. "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NBA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Embrace change
    - Selling sport is way more fun than selling a product

    Cons

    - Don't embrace change fast enough
    - Don't pay very well


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great for marketing, not for tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBA full-time

    Pros

    Get to see players in the office and work with the stats

    Cons

    Not really a tech company

    Advice to Management

    give opportunities for advancement


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Production Coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun events, great family orientated vibe within certain departments, great benefit package

    Cons

    No growth. No training. No one ever leaves, which means no one ever moves up. People I know there have been a coordinator for 10+ years...
    You can be doing upper management work but still get paid for your lower level position.
    Also, you don't get paid enough for the amount of work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to grow your people. You get good talent, and if people are about to leave make sure they stay and work with them to get to their future goals.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The NBA has a long way to go"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Ability to work from home on occasion
    -Perks (tickets, Thursday treats, swag, holiday gifts, opportunity to travel)
    -Very active employee resource teams
    -Employee training
    -On-site cafe
    -Lots of money spent on fun employee events like extravagant holiday party and summer family picnic
    -Opportunities to get involved with the community

    Cons

    -Promotions are confusing -they are given as a reward for doing a good job and rarely come with additional responsibilities.
    -Lots of time spent in meetings - They are too frequent, too long, and too many people invited who don't add value. Hardly and time to get work done.
    -CYA mentality at every level of the organization. This breeds a lack of trust and politicking
    -Bc of the lack of trust, no one has autonomy to get anything done without 20 layers of approvals. It's demoralizing and slows everything down.
    -No work/life balance. You're expected to be on call/email while on vacation.
    -Sink or swim culture
    -People are territorial - they withhold information, and many hide the fact that they have little work to do and coast all day
    -Favortism, cliques - (It's great if you get in the right circle, bc you have amazing opportunities to travel the world)
    -high-stress environment seems to cause people to burn out quickly
    -Lots of employee referrals = nepotism , favorites, and hiring of people who think like their manager...not an ideal situation for innovation and diversity of thought
    -There is a sense of entitlement from those who have been there for a long time
    -There is a lot of cursing in the office - not the most professional setting

    Advice to Management

    -Need to make those tough calls and eliminate lots of senior leaders who no longer add value to the organization, but remain only bc they have been at the NBA for so long.
    -Redesign of workspace doesn't support productivity. Everyone sits on top of each other and it's loud and distracting. Rethink the design for client-facing depts always on the phone..
    -Sr. leaders should get in front of employees and not hold town halls from a closed door studio to be broadcasted to employees on the same floor. Additionally, senior leaders should make more of an effort to simply walk around the office to appear more approachable. It appears aloof.
    -It didn't seem like execs or senior leaders took an interest in mentoring junior staff. A better job can be done to groom the next generation of leaders.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dissatisfied"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NBA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The co-workers are good people. Very friendly, kind and helpful. I've never worked anywhere else with such a GREAT bunch of co-workers. They are the BEST...

    Cons

    The management is really bad. They are not concerned about their employees. The pay is really bad, working condition are bad, you never get a break. Not a good c OK many to work for!


  9. "NBA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBA full-time

    Pros

    Engaging, rewarding, unique work experience

    Cons

    Salary isn't competitive in NYC area for similar skill level


  10. "Marketing Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NBA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting opportunities; great work atmosphere; decent salary

    Cons

    Benefits; Management not always available


Showing 142 of 194 reviews
Reset Filters