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Utah Jazz Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Utah Jazz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Legacy. Top and popular brands. Eyeballs and exposure numbers are big. Dream for many to work there. Sports industry is sexy

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Too many layers, bps and politics. No opportunity for upward movement. Old school. Unable to adapt. Behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    Move forward


  2. "Fun Job, disorganized management"

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    Former Employee - Motion GFX Animator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Motion GFX Animator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Utah Jazz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some Artistic freedom, variety of tasks to keep it interesting, fairly relaxed environment

    Cons

    Disorganized Management, SH law violations, lack of direction, very LDS culture, mediocre pay, too many people with their hands on your projects


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not What It Seems To Be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Utah Jazz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sure. It is nice to say that you work for a professional sports organization. And yes, there are the random jazz games you can attend for free, but only if the team is doing really bad, which has been the case for the past couple of years.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth. The people that have been there are never going to leave and only bring in their friends and relatives to take the managerial positions. They preach we hire from within but that's not at all truth. Unfortunately, it's all politics. There are no real training or resources available to progress and everything that goes around the whole Larry H. Miller Organization is so secretive. The people that are the highest get the perks and the actual force of the company doesn't see any changes or raises or perks. They pay below average because everyone thinks of the Jazz as a dream job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way they should be treated.


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  5. "Poor Position for a Pro Sports Team/NBA"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive (Ticket Sales) in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Account Executive (Ticket Sales) in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work through all your lunches and breaks and never have a life outside of the organization, the income can possibly be decent.

    Cons

    Poor Management (mid and senior), too many hours worked without extra pay of benefits, overly enforced micro-management, never takes Sales people's input on marketing, sales techniques. Very archeic management style.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your middle management and some of Sr. management for Marketing and Sales. Start fresh with new ideas, thoughts, tactics. Open up the door.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Your co-employees are amazing. They really have a desire to give their best and do that which will help the organization.

    Cons

    The culture is in a rebuild, to say it nicely. There are few in upper management who "get it" and encourage work/life balance. Not a lot of transparency. A lot of talk about employee morale but not a lot of do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and make the changes in upper levels necessary to move forward.


  7. "Heavy on the Middle Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are a few times a season that you can get free tickets, but usually only when the team is doing poorly and ticket sales are down.

    Cons

    The company has way too many VPs, and it seems that close to half of the company is a VP, Senior VP, Executive VP, etc.
    Way too much of office politics too. If you aren't brown nosing, you aren't going to make it very far.

    Advice to Management

    You've spent the time hiring people to do a job, so let them do it. Micro-managing doesn't help get things done better or faster, just the opposite.


  8. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sports industry, Small town, One major team

    Cons

    Does not value employees, not a good work-life balance


  9. "Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Free jazz/bees tickets were a nice perk

    Cons

    I was SO glad to get of this company. There are so many dirty politics and back biting in the sponsorship department. The girls are treated like crap and unless you are a male with fashion, money, and a crude sense of humor, you probably won't enjoy working here. Management was awful. Managers and VP's are not transparent, not sensitive to needs of co-workers and only care about bringing in the money.

    Advice to Management

    I know management would never read this nor take head to advice, but if they did I would say take head to the hundreds of employees who aren't vp's or execs. They matter, they care, and they have good advice and ideas that can benefit the company. Randy Rigby is the only good person there. He is extremely kind and knowledgable and cares. Everyone else could care less about their employees.


  10. "Great Organization"

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

    I have been working at Utah Jazz full-time

    Pros

    The Utah Jazz is the premier organization in the state. It is hard work but there is always something exciting going on and the environment is fun and challenging. There was some change in upper management but things seem to have settled down and the leaders now really "get it." Dream job and great organization.

    Cons

    Not as glamorous as some would think from the outside. Most jobs are sales related (tickets and sponsorship) and the hours can be long.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on culture and no more change.


  11. "Inside Ticket Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, around NBA basketball, free tickets sometimes.

    Cons

    Pay, Office culture, lack of career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Get better leads for the sales people to go off of.


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