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STATS Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Have a great office space and great people who love sport" (in 8 reviews)

  • "The free snacks and ping pong table are plusses" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "In the handful of years I've worked here I have never met a CEO, or anyone in upper management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Poor communication from management to employees" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AI Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - AI Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance.
    Great coworkers/team members -- everyone is committed to working in a team and helping each other.
    The company itself invests in employee learning -- all the engineers do pair programming -- which slows down production but helps so much with learning new skills/making less mistakes
    The company cares about employee wellbeing --- have office yoga every week and other opportunities for self care

    Cons

    Benefits aren't as good as they could be.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unhealthy experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at STATS part-time

    Pros

    Sports are fun, nice office space and Chicago is a great city but there is not much else.

    Cons

    Underpaid with zero growth. Best decision I made for my career was to recognize this and leave. Don’t let “working in sports” be an excuse to waste years for a company that’s not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your talent. Hiring former coworkers and friends of the execs while understaffing other departments is not a good look.

  3. "Live Data Reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great way to get sports industry experience

    Cons

    Wish there was more room for growth


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direction and Exciting Project to work on

    Cons

    Needs to maintain stability for extended period of time

    Advice to Management

    Direct Managers - you guys are awesome. Keep it up.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STATS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Have been with STATS for almost 2 months now. Having worked at a variety of companies including Salesforce, Oracle, JP Morgan Chase, and Motorola Solutions, I found STATS one of the most exciting place to be. First, the work is very interesting - what's better than working on big data and sports. Secondly, people here are some of the smartest I've met - world-classs AI team with many data science Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, Cambridge, Northwestern, incredible software engineers, designers, products, and researchers. Furthermore, I love the office space and start-up like HR practices including free snacks, weekly happy hour, free gym in the building, yoga classes in the office, and responsible time-off policy. Great place, great people, and incredibly interesting work.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment, and might not be for everyone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Annonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at STATS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Have been with STATS for almost 6 months. I believe in the vision and honesty of the management team. They are investing in new products and challenging all members of the organization to step up to drive STATS to the next level. I am excited to be on this journey with the Company and can't wait to see what we accomplish in the next 6-18 months.

    Cons

    Pace of play is fast and work is challenging so you need to be on your toes daily and be ready to learn and be challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share your vision for the Company to ensure we are all rowing in the same direction.


  7. "Cautiously optimistic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome set of products and data - top tier customers. New leadership team seems to want to invest in growth

    Cons

    New leadership team is ramping up. We will see what they can do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the future. More town halls to get employee feedback.

  8. "Company is now on the move!"

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

    I have been working at STATS full-time

    Pros

    New management shaking up company and making big plans for the future.

    Cons

    A few employees unable to accept change.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes faster.


  9. "Exciting times with great opportunity"

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

    I have been working at STATS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great domain knowledge. Highly talented groups people and lots of opportunity if you are willing to put forth the effort. Leadership is bringing in experienced and widely diverse individuals for many positions as part of new growth plans.

    Office space and city location are spectacular. Monthly employee engagement programs such as trivia night balances hard work with fun filled breaks.

    Cons

    Anyone who doesn’t see changes as opportunities will struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with information sharing and transparent communications.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Ops in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ops in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at STATS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - As a second job, management is willing to work around my schedule
    - Nice office and amenities
    - You're getting paid to watch sports
    - Fun environment, people are generally cool

    Cons

    - In the handful of years I've worked here I have never met a CEO, or anyone in upper management
    - Seems like all the different departments are on different pages
    - Shocking how complacent some of the full time employees and managers are...sports data and analytics are evolving faster than they are
    - Lots of "know-it-alls"

    Advice to Management

    Instead of getting emails about world travels and conquests, why not stop by where all the day-to-day operations take place and introduce yourself. Create some kind of forum where everyone can participate and share ideas.

    STATS Response

    Sep 13, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear that you like your job, co-workers and the environment in which you work.

    We’re disappointed that you haven’t had a chance to meet any Executives... More