NFL Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 7, 2020

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  1. "Great internship experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at NFL for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, interns highly valued, opportunities to network, workshops with current employees

    Cons

    Less work/life balance than many other places of employment

  2. "Awesome Experience"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NFL full-time

    Pros

    experiences are unlike any other

    Cons

    work life balance is hard


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Rough but exciting, just like the sport."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NFL full-time for 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."

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  4. "NFL"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NFL full-time

    Pros

    Good people and environment. Great location in NYC and convenient to get to. Completely different experience depending on which department you are in.

    Cons

    Low salaries across the board and a lack of work / life balance are the toughest obstacles for me.

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    "Good experience but bad pay"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NFL full-time

    Pros

    Interesting fast-paced work environment filled with smart, motivated people

    Cons

    Poor compensation and long hours. Not great work/life balance

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very hard to move up"

    3.0
     

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    friendly environment, will get to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    advancement opportunities minimal, no benefits. work/life balance heavily favors work depending on your position.

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  7. Helpful (9)

    "Manager"

    1.0
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    Manager in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    The name and brand is well-known. People will be impressed.

    Cons

    Long working hours, extremely low pay (well below market), no work/life balance (they do not care at all about your personal life and personal time is non-existent). Vacations are not approved and management are arrogant.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ehh"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NFL for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool place to say you worked at.. Free food during game nights

    Cons

    Don't care about work/life balance

  9. Helpful (8)

    "Top heavy. Lots of VPs and directors. No room for growth."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NFL

    Pros

    Watching football and free food during game days.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. You are expected to work more than 40+ hours a week, and weekends. Only people from product and marketing and sales get promoted. Open positions are mostly filled externally. I have yet to see an internal candidate get an executive role. Turnover is high whenever new leadership comes in. Management tries to "fix" things that aren't broken. Tough to get hired full-time. If you are not in product or sales, you have no chance on getting on-boarded as a full time employee. Favoritism is rampant. Not everyone is given an opportunity to attend events like the Super Bowl. The same people goes to Super Bowl due to management preference. Communication is mediocre, at best.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not all that's glitters"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    Although there are a lot of great people there, it's hard to remain that way if you want to get ahead.

    Cons

    Low employee morale, high turnover. Poor work/life balance, although they like to say that there is. Taking time off however earned is frowned upon and can cost you a promotion or assignment. Office culture is one of playing favorites which lends to tension, resentments, backstabbing. Promotion w/o training for the next levels. Many promoted to manager w/o anyone or anything to manage. Just a title.

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