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Philadelphia 76ers Reviews

Updated August 2, 2018
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  • "Incredible culture, great people, specific and clear expectations" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Great environment and good for connections" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company, Great Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia 76ers full-time

    Pros

    From the top to the bottom, everyone is treated like a member of the family.

    Cons

    The grind of the season can wear on you, but working in sports makes it worth it.


  2. "Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at Philadelphia 76ers full-time

    Pros

    Awesome Culture and the people are amazing. Plenty of opportunities for interior growth.

    Cons

    Because of the culture, they get away with a lower salary.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philadelphia 76ers full-time

    Pros

    Great sports executives to learn from.

    Cons

    There isn't much to say here. One of the best places to work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nothing justifies the low pay. Workers get minimum wage here."

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    Current Employee - CREATIVE WORk in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - CREATIVE WORk in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia 76ers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A fair amount of amenities, such as the gym, free food twice a week, and of course, the prestige of working for the 76ers.

    Pretty recognizable name across the board and people like the line on your resume. Good snacks. Benefits are okay.

    The work you do can occasionally be fun. There is a decent amount of creative freedom present if you seek it out.

    Cons

    The pay is disgustingly low. Minimum wage is not an acceptable rate for anyone with a degree of any sort. They can funnel millions upon millions of dollars to acquire players who will likely leave for another team, but will barely sneeze in the direction of the people who support everything they do. Significant pay increases are not common. Walmart and Target pay more for unskilled labor than HBSE does for people who dedicate 4-6 years of their lives to college. You’ll have to work a second job or freelance/consult to make ends meet.

    Interdepartmental communication has improved but is still messy. Typical corporate cluelessness is present—you’ll get asked to do work that others would charge well into the double digits to do. The employee turnover rate is noticeable. It’s very normal to eat lunch at your desk and work late—there is definitely an underlying toxicity behind working here. People here are working for a company that doesn’t work for them, and they stay because of the Sixers’ name. It’s very demotivating to think about when you have a mountain of work to do during the regular season.

    There are some cliques of people and a sort of crappy bro culture present—like some people who never grew out of the high school “dudebro” phase.

    The 401K options are pretty bad as well. Not that you’ll make enough to contribute to it.

    My advice? If you ABSOLUTELY must come here, strategize. Come for the “experience” and the line on your resume. Hop after a little bit and leave for another company that actually knows how to respect its employees—don’t fool yourself into thinking that they’ll come around. The name and reputation of 76ers truly is not worth being financially and mentally miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the pay structure and make it relative to the positions that people hold. Do a simple Google Search on average salaries of the positions you hire for, because having people leave after less than a year is an unsustainable practice.


  5. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, people want to do a great job.

    Cons

    Tough to accomplish anything with so many people with involved in small projects.


  6. "76ers"

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    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Philadelphia 76ers full-time

    Pros

    Exciting industry to be a part of

    Cons

    They preach culture, but it's more of a "bro culture" which works for some, just wasn't for me


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philadelphia 76ers full-time

    Pros

    Great Training. Passionate environment

    Cons

    Long hours, little pay, little room for advancement

  8. "Humbling Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philadelphia 76ers full-time

    Pros

    Fun office environment, tons of camaraderie

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations from an under-performing product


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Start here to learn"

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President of Marketing in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philadelphia 76ers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and to get an understanding of the sports business.

    Cons

    Inclusion is not real, there is a mandate for diversity, but not a mandate to actually train, maintain and encourage it throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the culture and the various opinions of the staff, new ideas can come from the strangest places.


  10. "Couldn't wait to get out"

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    Former Employee - Group Event Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Group Event Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philadelphia 76ers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HUGE snack closet
    Access to other sport and music events

    Cons

    Very unstructured
    No coaching or guidance
    Unclear direction
    "penalized" by having work/life balance
    Barely anyone takes a lunch break and you are expected to do the same
    Goofing off encouraged


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