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Philadelphia Union Reviews

Updated February 19, 2018
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  1. "Great Organization, Great People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Union as an intern

    Pros

    A chance to get a foot in the door with a MLS franchise full of young, motivated people looking to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Unpaid and slightly disorganized on gameday.


  2. "Working at a soccer stadium"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Runner in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Food Runner in Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Union part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get a good work out plus you make customers happy

    Cons

    Constantly have to maneuver through crowds during events.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Front Office Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Union as an intern

    Pros

    Exposed to many departments within the organization.
    - Ability to pursue real interest because of flexibility
    - Easily approachable staff

    Cons

    - Not much work to do besides operational intern duties
    - If introverted, won't find much work

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Hours, Tickets to Games, Genuinely nice people

    Cons

    You don't get paid too much


  5. "Early Zone 1 Technical Director"

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    Current Employee - Early Zone I Technical Director in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Early Zone I Technical Director in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    loyalty respect growth family flexible schedule

    Cons

    low salary at the current job for time inputed

    Advice to Management

    respect is huge in keeping employees


  6. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chester, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Union as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + Staff is small, so you get to meet everyone in the office.
    + Fun to work the home soccer games, especially if you enjoy the sport/gameday enviornment.
    + Cool opportunities to work in the community, and develop your professional portfolio.
    + Some of the staff are really genuine & caring individuals.

    Cons

    - Staff can be really hit or miss. Some will avoid/berate interns to no end.
    - No pay (common in this industry, no surprise here).
    - Interns are often overworked; especially those completing for class credits.
    - Little to no opportunity for post-internship employment.
    - Higher-level management, from impression, seems lost, uncaring to lower-level employees.
    - Confusing and unnecessary tasks often dumped on interns, no matter which department.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the front office is to show your interns some love sometimes. It's not hard to have a surprise treat for your interns to convey you appreciate their work; especially with all the U on Tour events that are mandatory throughout the duration of the program. Learned a lot, but more negative knowledge than positive.

    Advice to future interns: Prepare to learn first-hand about the sports industry from an interesting group of people at the Union. Leah Moore is a sweetheart and deserves to be the president of that team someday. Prepare to do monotonous work, but have fun and don't stress it too seriously! Oh and you'll hate inflatables by the time you're done. Trust me.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Chester, PA
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Union as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun If you love sports
    lots of connections
    Interns do work and get recognized
    New team, more opportunity

    Cons

    Unpaid :(
    Many people say location but it's not that bad
    Only do it if you are free/ during vacation because it takes a lot of your time

  8. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun environment, good career start

    Cons

    Work most weekends all year


  9. "Event Operation Intern"

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    Former Intern - Event Operations Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Event Operations Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philadelphia Union as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in, especially if you are with a good group of interns.
    Reimburse all food and gas (after hours and weekends).
    Looks good on a resume, particularly if you are seeking a career in sports.

    Cons

    Long hours on game days.
    Commuting to certain events.
    Unpaid.


  10. "Volunteer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Chester, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very nice and personable interns and employees; you are treated as a full-time employee, with kindness and respect.

    Cons

    not much, small working-staff but still effective in most game-day aspects