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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Reviews

Updated November 6, 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 27 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 (10)

    "Helping student-athletes go to college"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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 (2)

    "Recruiting Specialist"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping families navigate the recruiting process; Dynamic work environment

    Cons

    None that I see at this moment

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best Experience Ever"

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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

    Clear Cut Goals. They tell you right when you get in what you need to do to get moved up and give you every opportunity to do so. It is like any other job, if you find want to find reasons why someone is doing better than you at the job, then you will, but at the end of the day it really is up to each person to put their head down and grind out their calls and obligations so they can succeed. There is money to be made at this job but it is sales, so if you just want to clock in and clock and then go home, there probably isn't going to be much of a future for you.

    Cons

    You need to work. I guess that is the biggest con...that you need to work at your job. I don't know? They seriously provide you with all the tools you need, you just need to be willing to put them together to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding your employees like you do and we will continue to be loyal to you in return.


  4. "Video Coordinator Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were pretty nice. Hours were good. And pay at the time seemed pretty good. Always had work. Bagel Fridays were very nice to have.

    Cons

    Management wasn't the best at times. Holds very high standards that can be hard to achieve sometimes. Always felt like the video team was put on the back burner. Had very high stress in the field that drove some people away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers. Don't hold one group high above the rest


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Work, Little Pay"

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    Former Employee - Film Evaluator in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Film Evaluator in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with sports
    Work from home
    Work when you want
    Work how much you want
    Always work

    Cons

    Pay is minimal
    Bosses don't respond to emails
    Bosses will ignore you
    Unprofessional
    Contracting work

    Advice to Management

    Raise the contractors pay, be more professional with responding to emails.


  6. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiting Coordinator 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

    I have been working at NCSA for about three years now. I have been through a bunch of changes. I have never hit a plateau for enrollments which is what we get paid on. If you listen to coaching and make changes on your call you only improve and get better. Yes the turnover is high but that is also people that are lazy and don't change their approach. Attitude is a huge part of sales and a lot of people don't bring the positive attitude everyday. I will and would always defend NCSA because I have seen the other side of thins where I was going to a 9-5 and hating my life. Overall management listens now and are making changes. Really don't have much to say on negatives. I have been here just under 3 years and have only been given opportunity.

    Cons

    Nothing here other than we need some computer upgrades in office

    Advice to Management

    Listen and make changes just like you have been doing all year.


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (7)

    "HONEST REVIEW"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sports + Career = Win Win"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "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.


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