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Cons: poor work life balance, poor communication between business units, myopic leadership, facilities are extremely outdated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 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 – more... 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 High concession prices and bad concession service + low quality and outdated retail merchandise + overpriced and underserviced corporate hospitality = a dying sport.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