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Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "Referee"

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

    Pros

    Choose your own hours
    Good Hourly pay

    Cons

    Inconsistent pay and work availability

    Advice to Management

    Make soccer more popular?


  2. "High school job that kept going in college"

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    Current Employee - Soccer Referee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Soccer Referee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Soccer Federation part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unparalleled in teaching grit, and learning how to perform under pressure.
    People are really good the more you work (referee) and the harder you work.

    Cons

    Can be a very negative/intimidating environment.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct "pop quiz" type performance reviews of coaches. A lot of referees will let verbal abuse go, as a part of just letting things go in one ear and out the other, but that doesn't make the coach's behavior acceptable.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Started as Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at U.S. Soccer Federation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for an organization that is held in high regard within the world of soccer. Looks very good on resume if you plan on making a career for yourself in soccer.

    Cons

    Toxic culture perpetrated by the only executives that matter. Underpaid employees are often better off just leaving instead of trying to negotiate salary - expect an answer that the "privilege" of working for the crest justifies the below market wages for most entry and mid level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your talent what they're worth, across the board, from the moment they're hired. This will only increase employees engagement and dedication to the organization.


  4. "Grade 8 Referee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, love that my hobby is also a career. Great internal network

    Cons

    Sometimes people yell at you. Happens..


  5. "Good part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent money, extremely flexible hours

    Cons

    Can be physically demanding, have to ref in bad weather


  6. "Soccer Referee/Official"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Soccer Federation full-time

    Pros

    Experience in knowledge of the game, getting to know many referees who are more experienced, traveling to different venues during the year

    Cons

    It's a tough job and you have to have thick skin, keeping players and coaches under control can be very tiring and emotionally draining at times


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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

    Pros

    The staff is like a family. Everyone seems to look out for each other's best interest.

    Cons

    Sometimes, project progress moves along at a slower then desirable pace.

  8. "gotta love soccer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Involved with soccer since 1975. Club player, Div III player, coach, and now referee for past five years. Florida is blessed with great weather. Season starts Labor Day and ends Memorial Day. 2015 I worked 268 adult, youth, and high school (FHSAA) games. It is not difficult to work 20-30 games a month, making over $400+ cash.

    Cons

    Busy. Need to keep current on availability to prevent schedule conflicts.


  9. "Ussf Review"

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    Former Employee - Referee - Grade 8 in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Referee - Grade 8 in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Soccer Federation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The process to get started refereeing was very easy, and the work schedules were very flexible.

    Cons

    As a soccer referee, since most soccer games take place on the weekend, the majority of your work will be on the weekend.

    Advice to Management

    I would have been excellent if the checks would come in every week instead of every two weeks.


  10. "Youth Referee"

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

    I have been working at U.S. Soccer Federation part-time

    Pros

    Great support for young referees starting out. Even though it is hard, it is possible to move up as a referee to higher levels.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between the national-level programs and the lower state levels and local areas. While it is possible to move up, it gets political very quick.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the referee program is consistent from state to state and even within a state.


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