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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Reviews

Updated March 29, 2018
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NCSA Next College Student Athlete President and COO Lisa Strasman
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Pros
  • Getting to work from home right away is also a big plus (in 29 reviews)

  • Helping hook student athletes up with college programs feels like something important (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Skewed view of work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • When I took my job as a 'Head Scout' at this company I could not have been more excited (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "NCSA Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and great ways to move up.

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the people.


  2. "Great culture and industry. Pay is below average"

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

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    Company culture and mission. Leadership is great.

    Cons

    Sometime unorthodox hours. Pay isn't great.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete part-time

    Pros

    Laid back job
    Great for those in school (flexible)

    Cons

    Parking
    Limited desk space


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work remotely!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, competitive bonus structure, ability to help shape clients' futures

    Cons

    Starting salaries for most jobs are low


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Many hats, one team!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Baseball in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Baseball in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Fun environment
    - Opportunity for growth
    - Different career paths
    - Work in sports
    - Enhance lives, encouraged to "give back"
    - Flexible work options
    - World class facility
    - Exceptional training

    Cons

    - Change, need to be prepared for it
    - Evenings/weekends in most positions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    Nice People. Good environment. Inside Sales

    Cons

    The pay is less tha nideal


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worth the work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -My manager is always looking for ways to better our team
    -Schedule flexibility
    -Option to work from home
    -Relaxed dress code
    -Chance to really help families
    -There is plenty of ways to advance in the company if you put in the work.
    -You control your opportunities based on the effort you put in.

    Cons

    -Skewed view of work life balance
    -Goals that change regularly and at times are unrealistic
    -Different rules & treatment between core/non core teams

    Advice to Management

    There is a huge disconnect between the way your teams are viewed not only by each other, but management as well. There are perks given to core teams members that are not afforded to non core employees. If you want the entire company to believe you when you say "we are all one team", then make that true.
    I will say that all of upper management believes in an open door policy, and are easy to find when you need to talk.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tough, but incredibly rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    At NCSA you get the opportunity to chase a meaningful mission on a daily basis, while working in a state of the art office in great location, surrounded by fun like minded peers. Tremendous opportunity for career growth in sports industry for those who have the right amount of talent, grit and patience. Everyone at NCSA has the ability to do work that directly impacts people's lives. Success stories are shared on a regular basis. Lots of fun team activities such as the annual Turkey Bowl.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment and numbers driven. It's hard to cut corners at NCSA and everyone is expected to maintain a high degree of excellence on a regular basis.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "SCAM - UNETHICAL COMPANY"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiting Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    Work remotely but the downside is that you are working nights and weekends.
    50% of the time you are talking to a student-athlete with a legit chance at playing at the next level.

    Cons

    -Lie to families in order to achieve sales
    -Extreme favoritism. Certain Recruiting Specialists are spoon fed every month and it is noticeable. Many at the top pay Scouts to set them better meetings.
    -Most kids you talk with do not have a shot at playing at the next level. Word for word out of my managers mouth after I told them I didn't feel the kid could play, "It is not up to us to decide if they can play or not....sign them up!"
    Tough to hit higher commissions as leads are spread incredibly thin. Getting thinner and thinner by the day.
    -You will be micromanaged
    -Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    What is said here won't matter. This is purely a money grab for them. They should do right by these families and be honest...but that is what they should do, not what they will do.


  10. "Great for some! Stuggle for others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    Great helping student athletes and families!

    Cons

    The structure of the company creates frustrations because management does not hold everyone accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should should dig in more with middle management to see what the real issues are.


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