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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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strongeadership; incredible culture; forward thinking organization. Inclusiveness.

    Cons

    A ton of hours. You need to make a concerted effort to balance work / life.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage employees - remain at the forefront of social causes through NBA Cares. Use sport to unite.


  5. "Good Pay, nice environment"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager, Production"

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    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


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great for marketing, not for tech"

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    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Production Coordinator"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The NBA has a long way to go"

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    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.


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