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Updated October 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people who bring a ton of talent" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Employees were nice, fast-pace work environment to set up for Super Bowl" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salaries across the board and a lack of work / life balance are the toughest obstacles for me" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Frequent turnover among contract employees, it's definitely competitive for full-time job placement; however, those with" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Professional Athlete"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great people
    Great work

    Cons

    There are no cons here


  2. "Live Content Correspondent Program"

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    Current Employee - Live Content Correspondent in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Live Content Correspondent in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NFL part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to every game to shoot and capture content. You have the ability to network like crazy. If you're a football fan you'll be, professionally, around a ton of players. All NFL League employees are amazingly helpful and guiding.

    Cons

    Long hours and pay is great if you're young but as a professional a little low balling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A Peek Inside Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Manager In LA Office in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager In LA Office in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NFL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can get on the good side of leadership in the Los Angeles office, you are fortunate and likely headed for a promotion. The main way to do this is to look and speak like the leadership and become one of their "yes" men.

    The New York office is much more of a 3/5 star workplace from my time spent there. It's corporate, but it's predictable.

    Cons

    The environment is toxic and the leadership they have in place shows no interest in improving things, instead doubling down on questionable strategy (usually pulled from the latest TechCrunch article or Twitter trend) or more dangerously, using data to paint inaccurate results to further their cause.

    Seeing extremely junior employees be promoted to Director with reckless abandon is not only disappointing, it's dangerous. Inexperience and ego reigns supreme, thanks to way-too-early promotions. This is a combustible situation and is publicly very apparent given the consistent bugs and issues (or lack of growth) across all key products. Each week of the season brings new issues that we can only shake our head at.

    For a company so blatantly focused on revenue, it's amazing they continue to ignore the poor job the leadership in LA is doing.

    Inexperience is rewarded with Promotion... Egos are inflated... Numbers and metrics don't hit goals.... Rinse... Repeat.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to clean house, or consider reversing some of the horrible decisions you've made, including promotions for a select few who look, speak and walk like you.


  4. "Great pay, awesome experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I worked at NFL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Awesome experience. Get to travel with team. Meet players

    Cons

    Have to go home at the end of the day


  5. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young corporate culture, fast pace environment, travel to all major events, can get your hands involved in lots different projects

    Cons

    Low compensation for the amount of hours, little focus on professional development, upward growth is challenging, more low-level "busy" work than strategic development/planning

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time working with your employees to get to know their interests as well as how you can help them learn and grow as leaders. Give lower level employees more opportunity to manage their own projects


  6. "Events"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NFL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Experience. Great Pay. Great People

    Cons

    None. I do not know any cons at this time


  7. "Good"

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

    Pros

    Comfortable and productive environment, fun to work there for sure as a sports fan

    Cons

    HR communication is slow sometimes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "NFL is fun for awhile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NFL part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to meet a lot of people that are really smart.
    Depending on which department, it can be a great opportunity to build a career.
    You get to see the games and great exposure.

    Cons

    Can be a high stress environment because of the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that diversity training is put into affect.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Rough but exciting, just like the sport."

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    Former Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NFL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You'll work on the biggest brand in professional sports, have the opportunity to stretch yourself professionally if you demonstrate initiative, and learn more in a year there than you will in five years at other companies. Digital Media, NFL Network, and NFL Films are the more creative parts of the organization, but NY is where the power resides. Working at the NFL is a gateway to many future opportunities in sports and media if that's your career path and you're ready to be aggressive. No matter how long you work there, you will develop a deep appreciation for the sport, a more competitive mindset, and many lifelong friendships.

    Cons

    The season never ends. All NFL employees understand that football is a 365 day business which makes work-life balance next to impossible. You gotta love the sport and the business of football to thrive here long term. Very political at every level, and especially between the NY, NJ, and CA offices. Senior execs are engaged in Game of Thrones warfare to unseat and upend each other. #metoo behavior is rampant and HR turns a blind eye until it can't. Salaries are below market for most positions until you reach VP level. The best people do their tour of duty and move on to bigger and better roles in other companies. Lifers tend to be more risk averse, and less open to new ideas, trumpeting the dreaded phrase "this is how we've always done it."

    Advice to Management

    Innovation requires investment. Great people are burning out and leaving because headcount for new positions is scarce. More training and coaching for new Directors and VPs, some of whom have little or no prior managerial experience, and very few internal role models. Look beyond loyalty to the shield for truly innovative leaders, and stop drinking your own Kool Aid when it comes to liabilities like CTE, player domestic abuse, gender discrimination, #metoo, and civil justice.


  10. "Professional Athlete"

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

    I worked at NFL full-time

    Pros

    -Play the game you love
    -Travel
    -Money
    -Exciting Fans
    -Team

    Cons

    -Stability
    -Business Not Just about Football


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