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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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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 26 reviews)

  • Helping hook student athletes up with college programs feels like something important (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can be hectic (in 30 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Helping student-athletes go to college"

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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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's amazing to work for a company that cares about helping athletes get college degrees. NCSA is offers a fast-paced work environment with big ideas and a commitment to reward success and give back to the community.

    Cons

    To achieve success here, you'll need to be a self-starter. Most positions require solid to advanced technical/computer skills.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – Human Resources Athleader

    Thanks for your review! How amazing is it that we get the opportunity to say we change lives on a daily basis as our career! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying your time at NCSA, and we hope you... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Team to be a part of as long as you carry your fair share"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive environment. Everyones in it to win it.

    Cons

    can be a dog eat dog world at the same time. be prepared to do weekends

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sports + Career = Win Win"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Product in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President Product in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with people who want to play sports in college - what an interesting & motivating mission. Fun, laid back place to work with a great culture and wonderful people. Strong growth trend. Moving towards more of a tech focus.

    Cons

    Competitive environment, the job is not "easy" and there is a lot asked of each individual employee.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "HONEST REVIEW"

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people atmosphere great benefits ! Food all the time we really get catered here.
    Parties are awesome like they really roll out the red carpet with food n stuff

    Cons

    I've been here since 2015

    In one year since last year I've watched how this company went from caring about their people to caring about money

    They have hired more people who aren't good who don't make commission but still bring revenue in

    The base salary for a scout is like 29k horrible
    The leads are spread thin now and nobody hits high numbers anymore it is absolutely crazy how it's changed

    Top performers are leaving left and right. Company doesn't care because they are making money

    Still solid place to work but if your not working 6 days a week good luck making money here

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring untalented people
    Where are the better leads????
    Why the hell isn't out salary at least 35-36k base like other companies


  5. "recruiting coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    kind and caring management and coworkers. Helping students find sports scholarships for college is rewarding

    Cons

    Pay not enough to justify the hours you put in.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "ALL really positive reviews are written by management"

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

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

    Pros

    Good mission in theory, and it can help kids, but promises made to way too kids that they can play at the next level just so they pay the fee to join our network.

    Cons

    Everything else. 75% of the 100+ guys and gals in my department (recruiting specialists) from when I started are now gone. They don't care about work/life balance, working 7 days a week. Best leads are given to the "favorites"....which is the 25% of department that still remains

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with student athletes. Heard we are no longer giving families average scholarship $$ kids using us earned and success rates have plummeted. There is a reason behind that. You charge more now, pay a higher split to your sales people and allow them to have a normal work week here and there.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good for College Students, Not people who want to make real money"

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    Former Employee - Scout in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Food, and parties every once in a while

    Cons

    Long hours, the few people who get commission get specific recruits the company gives them better recruits. The real athletes who have real experience dont get to utilize their knowledge. When it comes to changing positions or moving up you better hope you know someone or you get on the managers good side then maybe they will put in a word for you. Other than that your credentials wont get you as much as you think.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more to keep motivated

  8. "recruiting coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    none at all to be honest

    Cons

    extremely low pay, high turnover rate, and unrealistic commission structure

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Head Football Recruiting Coach"

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    Current Employee - Head Football Recruiting Coach
    Current Employee - Head Football Recruiting Coach
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits, Training, Personal Attention, World Class Service

    Cons

    Hours, Non-realistic families, Constant change

    Advice to Management

    Keep progressing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiting Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    jobs objectives are very straight forward

    Cons

    can become redundant quickly.
    some co-workers are arrogant

    Advice to Management

    Competitive people are great ,but please discern when picking ones that are overly competitive and aggressive


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