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United States Olympic Committee Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "USOC Employee Review - Development Division"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Writer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Development Writer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started at the USOC as an intern, during which I was entrusted with key USOC communications initiatives in the lead-up to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and had an onsite assignment in Sochi. I started my position in the Development Division shortly after returning from Sochi. Working with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation in its early stages was an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to help develop the voice of the foundation and build key messaging around Team USA's philanthropic need. Even though the Development Division has many remote staff, I always felt like I was working alongside a motivated and supportive team. I was encouraged to take on ambitious projects and professional development opportunities that interested me. Finally, the work-life balance, schedule flexibility and wellness program opportunities available at the USOC were above and beyond.

    Cons

    Working with so many remote staff came with its expected challenges, and it was important to be proactive about keeping the lines of communication open. In addition, it was sometimes difficult to envision what career progression might look like for some of the "specialist" roles in the Development Division (as compared to the standard assistant > coordinator > manager > director progression seen across most other divisions of the USOC).

    Advice to Management

    I would encourage the USOC as a whole, and the Development Division specifically, to take advantage of the career progression tools available via the company's time entry/performance management software. Employees can set career progression goals with their managers, and record progress toward those goals in a clear and measurable way over time. I believe all USOC employees were briefed on these tools, but it was unclear whether many divisions were proactively using them.


  2. "USOC Internship"

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    Former Intern - Training in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Intern - Training in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff, Living at the Olympic Training Center

    Cons

    Location in Colorado Springs is the only con.


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    "Internship Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NGB Coordinator in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - NGB Coordinator in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful team of individuals to work with, free gym access, networking opportunities galore. You work with the most driven and successful people at a global level. Internships are different based on department, but supervisors allow interns to branch out into other departments to gain additional experiences. No one should complain about their internship experience if they didn't put in the work on the front end. This is regarded as one of the most selective internships and rightly so.

    Cons

    There are no cons. If you're an intern, you are always second to the athletes that are training there; that's the way it should be. As a former athlete, a former intern, a former contractor and now a full time employee, each person plays a role in the team behind the team. You don't ask for recognition, it is earned. Work hard!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep this program going! It has been a wonderful experience!


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  5. "Athletes are Inspiring; Culture is Rough"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee full-time

    Pros

    It is inspiring to work with the Olympians and Paralympians and the events are very exciting.

    Cons

    In-fighting among some of the influential chiefs flows down to their departments and creates cross-functional tension. Senior management doesn't treat people very well except for a few favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the alarming rate that women over 40 find themselves demoted or their "positions eliminated."


  6. "Toxic Workplace Culture"

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    Former Employee - IT Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - IT Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Downtown Location,, security guards are nice

    Cons

    - Horrible pay, unstable status
    - Too many meetings
    - Incompetent mangers
    - "Higher level" employees don't care about your opinions
    - Sad office

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay more attention to the workers that are trying to do work for you, instead of allowing your middle-management to stifle the creativity and potential of younger people


  7. "USA Men's National Team Head Coach"

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    Former Contractor - Head Coach in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Contractor - Head Coach in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee as a contractor

    Pros

    Olympism and opportunity to compete at the highest level

    Cons

    Political mafia, obstructionism at every corner, personal interest, group thinking, sabotage,

    Advice to Management

    Promote the meritocracy not the possee


  8. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great to work here during an Olympic/Paralympic year. Lots to do and great energy!

    Cons

    Low pay, but it is great to live/eat/workout on campus


  9. "Internship program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make connections in the sports world — Olympians and professionals. The intern program is well-established and well-constructed.

    Cons

    In such a big organization, it can be hard to stand out, especially during an Olympic year when there are so many interns.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your interns for their opinion more, listen and give them the freedom to work on projects that they pitch.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sports Organization With A Mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Olympics are a world peace movement disguised as an athletic organization. The staff are passionate and engaged in the mission of the organization. Unlike most countries, the USOC is not funded or controlled by the government, but is a non-profit supported by corporate sponsorships, donations and broadcasting revenue. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Being a non-profit, the salaries are somewhat lower than similar positions in the same industry. Company is not open to remote-work scenarios as a whole, although they do allow it in certain cases.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace telecommuting


  11. "USOC"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Clerk in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people, great place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.


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