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US Sports Academy Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Student Services"

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Student Services in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Sports Academy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Small organization so you build relationships that positiviely impact performance.

    Cons

    No downside. Hard working company that is small enough to learn about higher education. Recommend for those that like challenges and competitive situations.

    Advice to Management

    Great management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Daphne, AL
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Daphne, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would recommend the United States Sports Academy to anyone who appreciates the value of being part of a uniquely talented team of sports professionals. During my tenure of more than sixteen (16) years at the United States Sports Academy I was afforded many opportunities for both personal and professional growth and was the recipient of numerous letters of accommodation in recognition of my contributions. The institution provided its employees with exceptional benefits and opportunities for professional advancement whether as a faculty member or supporting staff and its physical location, near the beautiful white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, was definitely an added bonus. Simply put, I found it to be an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    May not be the best fit for someone who is not accustomed to a more structured work environment.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Sports Academy part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, the staff, watching their games, being a part of a place that helped kids fulfill their dreams when their parents could not afford it.

    Cons

    No time off or vacation, but I wasn't exactly full time each week. Seeing certain kids get turned down if they had been in trouble. It still made me feel bad.

    Advice to Management

    A day off here and there like Christmas Eve would make a huge difference.


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  5. "Hard but Rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong employees, busy atmosphere, rewarding

    Cons

    it is hard work but rewarding


  6. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Sports Academy full-time

    Pros

    Gave me a back bone

    Cons

    Communication, inappropriate write ups, belittling, threats


  7. "Overall review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Sports Academy full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus opportunity for Master's Degree

    Cons

    Culture of control, lack of finances for departments. Technology lacked quality or support.

    Advice to Management

    Would be a great place to work except the structure is to ridgid.


  8. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer decent benefits to full-time employees

    Cons

    Extremely unpleasant work environment in my opinion


  9. "From mediocre to horrible"

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    Former Employee - Admissions
    Former Employee - Admissions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Sports Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people on the first floor who are greatly overworked and tremendously understaffed. Good sports-related programs up to doctorate. Decent pay. Great place for people with no family or personal life.

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership. Overly controlling. They demand respect but do not give it. Treat some of their employees horribly. Public chastising part of "motivation" tactic. 30+ people left USSA since 2014 and June 2016. Exempt employees must clock in and out several times each day (morning, lunch, end of day). If you have a family forget FMLA because they do not "need to abide by it" because of staffing numbers. Draconian personnel policies and Byzantine administrative procedures. Personnel policies applied unequally. Time off benefits are mediocre and outshined by local community college. Non-existent marketing PLAN. Advertising is hit or miss, usually a miss. Leadership talks about enrollment growth but their actions do not demonstrate it. If you are a drone then this is a great place is for you.

    Advice to Management

    To senior leadership - listen to your people. Do not just pay them lip service. Seriously discuss new ideas.


  10. "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about the Academy is that I no longer work there.

    Cons

    The TSA employs a tactic called "security theater" that helps create the illusion of security. The US Sports academy does the same thing with education. I saw someone above point to their accreditation as proof of their validity in education. Unfortunately, the University of Phoenix online is also accredited, while still being a laughingstock.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hostile Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Sports Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    While working at the Academy I had the privilege of working within a great department. My team was highly knowledgeable and very professional and expressed a desire to learn and grow more. This was a huge bonus for me. This ends my list of pros.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the list of cons outweighed the single pro I have listed and ultimately forced my hand in changing my career path. I decided to leave the Academy due to the hostile nature of upper level management. The upper level management team will use threats, public humiliation and intimation to run this organization. A sincere warning to the would-be job seeker: DO NOT APPLY!!! Your time is better spent looking elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    It is a known fact that people will work at a BAD job for a GREAT employer LONGER than working at a GREAT job for a HORRIBLE boss. You have been advised.


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