Varsity Spirit Reviews | Glassdoor

Varsity Spirit Reviews

4 reviews

Filter

Filter


2.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jeff Webb
1 Rating

4 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • They allow sales reps to work from home with great benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • There are a lot of travel opportunities, mostly to Disney World (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours part of the year, I actually love it (in 5 reviews)

  • People who love cheerleading come to Varsity expecting it to be their "dream job (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A Big Disappointment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Varsity Spirit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at Varsity are very passionate about what they do.

    There are a lot of travel opportunities, mostly to Disney World.

    It's still a young company, so several of the company's founders are still actively involved (including Jeff, our CEO).

    Employees often have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects - there's no such thing as a "typical day."

    Cons

    People who love cheerleading come to Varsity expecting it to be their "dream job." Many leave sorely disappointed. A previous reviewer used the term "inbred" to describe the team at Varsity, and I couldn't have chosen a better word. The only people who succeed at Varsity are those who drink leadership's Kool-Aid and agree to everything they're asked to do without question. Outsiders are treated like imbeciles, even if their background and experience far surpass those who spent their last eight summers as a summer camp instructor.

    Don't even get me started on pay. Leadership literally banks on the fact that people will stay because they're passionate about cheer, despite the fact starting salaries are far below average and with little room for upward mobility (both in terms of salary and status). Benefits are likewise underwhelming.

    I was also less than pleased with my relationships with my direct manager, who outright valued a passive aggressive approach over a direct one.

    Advice to Management

    Trust opinions from outside the cheerleading bubble
    Pay your employees better


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The most amazing waste of 6 years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Varsity Spirit (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to travel and network doing a job you love is priceless. Working for the company who made cheer leading as big as it is today is amazing. You really have an amazing opportunity to see customers happy and make dreams come true.

    Cons

    Politics and drama are prevalent in this company. Some of the most caring people work so hard for this brand and have been let go or will never move up. To get far in this company its not how hard you work or how happy you make your customer its where you came from and what you look like. For a company that does so many great things its amazing what really goes on behind the scenes at every level.

    Advice to Management

    listen to those who care about your company the most and value their honesty

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Designer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Varsity Spirit full-time

    Pros

    People who are passionate about creating a great product upholding brand value towards customers.

    Cons

    Watch your back! People will throw you under the bus in an instant. Micromanagement is horrible within the office environment. Creative employees are not encouraged to grow, but stay at same level company currently is. Company is behind in design software they use.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees soar.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Varsity Brands is a good job for someone without a degree and bills."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Is great if being in the midst of cheerleading is the peak of your goals.

    Cons

    The pay and working multiple irrelevant jobs in addition to your hired position.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees outcry and utilize their strengths and reward with competitive compensation to maintain personnel that are assets to the company.


Showing 4 of 51 reviews
Reset Filters