The Football Association Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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The Football Association President Mark Bullingham
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to work but ALOT of hours!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at The Football Association full-time

    Pros

    Great perks Exposure to exciting things

    Cons

    Based at Wembley stadium which isn't a great place to get to. Long hours Not a lot of room for promotion

  2. "Just doing this to use glassdoor"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Referee 

    I have been working at The Football Association part-time

    Pros

    I got paid and it was fun

    Cons

    I had to get up early


  3. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Football Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked at the Football Association for nearly 5 years. I have to say it is a privilege. It is full of people who absolutely love football in all its manifestations (professional, grassroots, everything in between). The place has a special atmosphere therefore and, one day when I am working elsewhere, I will always look on my time there with fondness. The FA strive hard to be an equal opportunities employer so I would say it is a more inclusive employer than many I have worked for.

    Cons

    The main negative of the Football Association is that, despite the general view of football being lucrative, the FA is a not-for-profit. That means that the huge salaries of the Premier League do not reflect in the general penny-pinching which many Departments of the FA are forced into. Anecdotally I have heard of people being randomly made redundant. I suspect that is purely due to lack of money, and budgets being realigned unexpectedly.

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  4. "An organsiation with a purpose"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Football Association full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Purpose-driven organisation with national impact and visibility

    Cons

    Renumeration not comparable with private sector

  5. "Fantastic Company - Great Culture"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Development Officer 

    I worked at The Football Association full-time

    Pros

    Great relaxed culture, friendly staff

    Cons

    Fairly low starting salary, but this can be improved quickly

  6. "Welcoming and friendly"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England

    I worked at The Football Association full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great company culture.

    Cons

    Long Commute as they are based in Wembley.

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Wembley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Football Association part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, great staff, fred time

    Cons

    Casual contract, Low hours Repetitive Seasonal ... . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  8. "Construction related activities project manager"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wembley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Football Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at Stadium is a joy for travel

    Cons

    The structure is caotic and processes are unrefined

  9. "Very Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Referee in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Football Association part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to communicate with management when in trouble

    Cons

    A lot of people doing the same thing

  10. "Great company, poor pay"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Manager in London, England

    I have been working at The Football Association full-time

    Pros

    Working in football and contributing to the wider football community is amazing. Such a privilege to work in football. Great passionate people also.

    Cons

    The pay for a London based organisation is very poor. The organisation generates a lot of income which all goes back into the game. However, even with this high turnover they're happy to pay junior to mid-senior staff low wages because of the brand and let high turnover be a thing.

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