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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great people

    Aug 7, 2021 - Summer Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, workplace you can feel safe in, can only imagine how nice the new LA office will be.

    Cons

    The hiring structure at the NFL is quite odd and challenging to reach full-time from an intern perspective.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Sucks the life out of you

    Nov 22, 2021 - Production Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get all the football you can possibly ask for Work with talented people

    Cons

    -Diversity is severely lacking. It was laughable when I noticed there was literally one, maybe two poc in each department. -The pay is embarrassing for a brand like that of the NFL. Imagine being told nobody would be getting a raise (a lie) because of budget constraints and then reading a company wide email about how revenue has increased for the year. Then imagine barely getting a livable wage and seeing the CEO is making $63 million annually. -The growth possibilities are virtually nonexistent with no direction on how to be promoted. Many colleagues have been stuck in the position for years even though they’ve voiced the desire and done the work to be awarded a promotion. -The return to the office was very forced and unnecessary. A lot of money was put in to the new office building, so it’s as if all caution was thrown to the side and people had no choice but to return to the office 5 days a week. Now they maintain accountability by sending 2 or 3 emails a week about a new covid outbreak in the office.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Pros

    Entry to mid level coworkers are smart, hardworking, and nice to be around. On occasion you get to go to a game or sometimes even the Super Bowl. The work itself is engaging and stimulating.

    Cons

    There are too many cons, but at a very high level the company culture that is dictated by a very unorganized and traditionally minded HR department along with a very disconnected senior leadership team is the main reason that I along with many others have left. The HR department and many senior leaders at the top believe in the idea that you should be grateful that you work for the NFL. Compensation is low compared to other industries despite the fact that the NFL can afford to pay its employees more and there is little to no room for negotiation. Hours can be long but again the mindset is we are a “family” and “together it takes all of us” to make this company run. When in reality, the company doesn’t care if you leave, nor do they make an effort to retain employees. Definition of cog in machine workplace. Minimal work from home flexibility when that is literally what employees are asking for (about 1 day per week you can work from home during the 2021 season, but no plans have been announced if that will be the case moving forward). They send out satisfaction surveys each year to get employee’s opinions on, but then pick and choose the feedback they want to listen to. The company acts as if we won’t get our work done from home or that if employees work from home every Friday indefinitely that it will hurt their bottom line some how. There are so many more cons to this place than what is mentioned above.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Temporary Employee, more than 3 years

    National Football League

    Nov 4, 2021 - Anonymous Temporary Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The access you have in the company is unmeasurable.

    Cons

    The NFL culture has caused many to leave in the past few years. The NFL doesn't look out for its employees.

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Overworked, underpaid, overrated

    Oct 15, 2021 - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    * The people you get to work with * The equipment is some of the best in the industry, new office building is nice * Goodie bags every Super Bowl, free snacks/coffee

    Cons

    Where to begin.. * HR is an absolute mess, and always has been in my five years at the NFL... they didn't even let me do an exit interview after resigning! * Full-time staff are treated much better than seasonal employees * Very hard to climb the ladder here, very much still a boys club * Culture is subpar overall, morale has been low since before covid * No work from home flexibility, even though they try to tell you there is. * Upper management is slow to change, unless there's something in it for them. * Have been more than one round of layoffs without any real explanation behind them.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    For most people, it's a trap.

    Oct 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You'll be charmed to work in football media for a while. You'll get to work with some genuinely good and talented people. If you're lucky, you'll get to travel to some events. Your only expectation here should be that "The NFL" looks good on a resume for your next job.

    Cons

    In short, leadership does not care about you. You will just be a number on a spreadsheet for the disconnected executives who make decisions at the company. The company has a massive over-reliance on part-time/contract/freelance employees enchanted by the NFL brand, most of whom they never plan to actually reward. Leadership rarely makes decisions with the interests and wellbeing of their employees in mind (despite what they tell people). Most company decisions only make sense through two lenses: short-sighted financial outlook and PR. The culture is cancerous with many employees feeling overworked (teammates quit or fired), undervalued (limited hours / rate), powerless (leadership pays no mind to their individual concerns) and at a dead end (no opportunity for advancement).

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Went down hill really quickly

    Oct 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Intelligent coworkers Financial strength and resources to get stuff done World class brand with many new market opportunities Great place to launch a career or springboard to a company with a better culture

    Cons

    When I joined, the organization seemed world class. So many smart and ambitious people made the NFL fun, exciting, and a great place to learn. That was all lost with the onset of the pandemic in 2020. To be fair, this hasn’t been easy for any company to navigate, let alone a company whose finances are so dependent on gigantic live events. That said, upper management seems to have bungled their response at every opportunity. There is no trust, understanding, or willingness to work with employees who need flexible arrangements. Not to mention that the future of work doesn’t need to involve schlepping into an office where you connect via Zoom with others throughout the country the same way as you would remotely. It seems there’s a major generational and cultural divide at this organization that will take some disruption to resolve; if it ever is resolved. People are leaving in droves which is going to fundamentally change the composition of the league over time. Whether this is intentional or not is actively debated by current and former employees. There’s also an over-reliance on part time, seasonal, and vendor resources that is shortsighted and out of touch with the way other organizations treat those that contribute so deeply to their successes. Purposefully avoiding providing benefits and reasonable compensation is an embarrassing strategy for a company with such a successful brand and such financially prosperous owners.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Do Not Recommend

    Aug 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Sometimes you get some NFL swag.

    Cons

    Worked from home for over a year because of COVID. Had my salary reduced, my team reduced, and my work increased. I had to buy my own monitor and other office equipment with no help from the company. Now everyone is being forced to get vaccinated and come back 5 days a week. If you don't get vaccinated? You'll be terminated. And they are now tracking their employees. They are tracking that you swipe in to work, and if you don't you go on a list. They gave everyone 20 WFH days for when the 5 days a week start; however they are making people 'spend' them now when we are technically required to be there 4 days a week. They change the rules every week. This is not a COVID safety rule either, because if they were really concerned about COVID then they wouldn't be forcing people into the office. And I've heard on several calls that they are not honoring exemptions for the COVID vaccine. They reduced the pensions under the guise of the pandemic. Long story short, they do not trust or care for their employees. Their motto is, "You should be glad you're working for the NFL". They do not care that they will lose employees over this. I have heard several executives say this. The kicker is that they still expect employees to answer emails and work over the weekends.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Best experience you can possibly get in sports media/ film production

    Jul 26, 2021 - Production Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Incredible opportunities to work on projects seen on Amazon, ESPN and much. more. Open access to the top producers in sports media/ film. The people in this building are masters of their craft in every sense of the term.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for NFL Films but I believe they should offer employees more opportunity to work full time instead of on a contract.

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Overall Experience

    May 19, 2021 - Finance Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    you work on very interesting material, especially if you are a sports fan.

    Cons

    loyalty doesn't go very far at the NFL because everybody wants to do it, so it is easily replacable.

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