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United States Olympic Committee Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to make connections in the sports world (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with and great cause to support (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no guidance or instruction from supervisors or team members (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, but it is great to live/eat/workout on campus (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (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. "Team Team Team"

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ideals and values the Olympic message encompasses are evident; these athletes who are continuing to pursue their dreams makes you want to help them bring home the gold!

    Cons

    Short staffing
    Lack of real leadership in immediate department
    A loss of morale and cohesive team oriented environment

    Advice to Management

    Be an active voice amongst the people who work closely with you. Encourage with positive feedback and be sincere
    Refrain from acting childish and verbally abusing your subordinates in front of others

  3. "Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people with some schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation is not comparable to other organizations (for profit)


  4. "Coordinator, Sports Medicine Operations"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, Sports Medicine Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Coordinator, Sports Medicine Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United States Olympic Committee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) The people at the USOC are very mission driven. Everyone knows the mission statement by heart, knows how their role applies to the mission, and gives their best possible effort to achieve that mission.
    2) The coworkers I have at the USOC make coming to work each morning an absolute joy.

    Cons

    If you let it, your work/life balance can easily be thrown off here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the ideas of all employees.


  5. "Intern"

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

    I have been working at United States Olympic Committee as an intern

    Pros

    The environment is unlike anywhere else. Everyone here is energetic, happy, and competent.

    Cons

    There are a lot of different departments working under one room. This causes a lot work surrounding the networking aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Mentoring the younger professionals is key. Always remember you were once the youngest in the room thinking you were the smartest. Someday you will be the oldest in the room thinking you are the smartest. In both cases, you are wrong.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Internship Program"

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    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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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."


  9. "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


  10. "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


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