Pros: great pay, great interaction with the fans, frontline employees are fantastic
Cons: poor work life balance, poor communication between business units, myopic leadership, facilities are extremely outdated
•a typical day at work - very much a WHITE MALE CLUB. Despite their connection to NASCAR, diversity is not appreciated in the corporate offices nor at their business units. Sales, Operational, business – more... unit leadership, with the VERY rare exception have no respect for the average fan or corporate client alike.
•what you learned - this is truly a sink or swim enviroment. No onboarding for new managers. ISC / NASCAR leadership still believe the average fan will pony up thousands of dollars for less than entertaining product. High concession prices and bad concession service + low quality and outdated retail merchandise + overpriced and underserviced corporate hospitality = a dying sport. Every business unit is filled with lifers or new people who have no understanding of a world outside of NASCAR.
•management -Every business unit is filled with management lifers or new people who have no understanding of a world outside of NASCAR. Yet they wonder why their corporate "partners" are fleeing in droves.
•your co-workers - myopic
•the hardest part of the job - the travel and constant feeling of being in a hostile work enviroment
•the most enjoyable part of the job - interacting with fans, payday – less