National Basketball Association Employee Reviews

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Great Place to Work
Sr. Manager (Former Employee) –  Secaucus, NJDecember 22, 2016
Lots of work, able to work with domestic and international co-workers, ability to travel. Must be on call most of the time depending upon your position.

Pretty good work/life balance
Pros
Travel and great gifts
Cons
Advancement opportunities not so clear
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Amazing and wonderful experience working for a top notch organization
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 23, 2016
It was an amazing experience working with my fellow colleagues and the executives within just a wonderful organization. It was an exciting, fast paced, stressful and important position that I took very seriously and worked very hard at.
Pros
Traveling, having run of MSG, my co workers/superiors, meeting with the athletes and team owners
Cons
There really were no cons, if I had to pick one, it would be the long hours during peak season
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Fun place to work
Scouting Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNSeptember 23, 2016
Fun
Good people
Work a lot of hours
No much time outside of work
No weekends for 9 months out of the year
Decent management
Good place to interact with people
Pros
Fun atmosphere
Cons
Hours
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great atmosphere
CEO (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCSeptember 25, 2016
contract negotiations was great
building players brand
learned how to close deals
recruiting new players
colleagues were greats
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Great people, but don't expect a large paycheck
Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 18, 2013
Working here is great, but considerably better for senior staff at the Director level or above. Everyone here is the best at what they do, passionate about sports, and very competitive. You get paid less than you would in other industries for the same work, and in most cases also have a lower title. The perks of working here are being able to travel, attend games and events, and say you work for one of the coolest leagues in the world. It's a good place to work for a few years, earn some experience and credibility, and then leave for a higher title and huge pay increase elsewhere. They would do well offering better compensation packages to lower level employees who do the brunt of the work.
Pros
extra perks like going to games, "cool" factor of working in pro sports
Cons
limited promotions for junior staff, low pay compared to other industries
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Int'l HR at a fun Sports League
Senior Coordinator, Human Resources-International (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 29, 2014
- A typical day at work is dealing with employee relations problems and working with HR specialty departments (i.e. compensation, L&D) on rolling out HR initiatives
-My coworkers are talented, dedicated, passionate, motivated, and dynamic
- The hardest part of my job is dealing with employee issues, as there is never an easy answers because every issues has it's own eccentricities and challenges. However, it one's of the most rewarding parts of my job as well.
-the most enjoyable part of my job is working on int'l HR projects, and helping our international business grow
Pros
free basketball games, All-Star, great trainings, passionate colleagues
Cons
Long hours, comp structure, politics
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Fun place to work, but probably not worth the trouble
Senior Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 7, 2013
The NBA is a fun and challenging place to work, especially if you are a basketball fan. There is a sense of pride in working there as the NBA has many talented and dedicated people. There are also some good perks as you will travel to many interesting places and get free tickets to games. The office areas are very well designed and filled with basketball memorabilia, making you feel that you are working somewhere unique instead of a run of the mill office.

On the con side, the NBA has poor work-life balance and can use it's "name brand" to make up for a lack of competitive compensation. In addition, there is limited opportunity for advancement and management is not forthcoming about the NBA's financial status. I was laid off during a "restructuring" but given no reason for why it was necessary, despite having excellent performance ratings. Also, after landing another job, I realized I was doing a workload at the NBA that was performed by three people together at my current company.
Pros
Challenging and fulfilling work, good perks, travel
Cons
Poor work/life balance, limited opportunity for advancement, poor communication between departments
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Productive place to work
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 13, 2016
Great place to work with a nice bunch of people very fast paced allows one to learn a lot on the job
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Fun and interesting, but with a downside
Senior Manager, Communications (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 2, 2014
A typical day at the office -- generally 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. -- involves assigning/editing/writing releases for the Marketing and Communications departments, managing a group of three writers as well as a password-protected site, and editing/writing several electronic newsletters. Additionally, oftentimes there are executive statements to craft as well as research responsibilities. There also is a significant amount of travel involved -- perhaps 40-50 days per year -- during which time added responsibilities including media and player relations and game-night preparations.

I have spent my entire tenure at the NBA working in communications and have gained a wealth of transferable skills, including, but not limited to, media relations, managing people, My writing/editing skills also have improved significantly over my 14 years with the NBA.

The vast majority of the people I work and have worked with are excellent at their jobs.

Perhaps the most difficult part of the job is that the 24/7 aspect of the industry coupled with the amount of travel makes for an out of whack work/life balance. The most enjoyable aspects of the job are a) the opportunity to write/edit -- my passion and career choice made way back in high school -- and b) the friendships I have made.
Pros
Co-workers, 401K, vacation/sick days, paternity leave
Cons
Poor management; too much travel required
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Enjoyable place to work
production assistant (Former Employee) –  Secaucus, NJDecember 8, 2015
Great job, getting to work in basketball. Comfortable work atmosphere and great colleagues. A lot to learn in a fun environment. Ability to work in various departments, but tough to gain full time status.
Pros
good location, decent compensation, flexible hours
Cons
late nights, tough to advance
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its ok...
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 30, 2012
It's a very interesting place to work. However if you're not a director or senior director there is no such thing as advancement.
Additional work is not rewarded, even after the companies yearly review process. Salary compensation bonuses are at cost of living adjustment rates, not truly based on performance.
You are given a Bb and you're expected to answer emails/questions on weekends.
Pros
great office, location
Cons
compensation, workload, unrealistic timeframes
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Fund sports arena to work for
Marketing/Media/Departmental Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 14, 2012
Supporting Marketing VP
Learned about the NBA and marketing and media role
Professional Management team
Everyone had own objectives and worked independently to achieve
Dealing with female feelings was difficult
The sports arena itself
Pros
access to all nba sporting events
Cons
management saw advancement forthcoming without their support
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Find something stable
TOC Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Secaucus, NJOctober 29, 2013
this place offers no work life balance. its either work or be replaced. long hours, no benefits and they don't offer long term employment but rather have you train your replacements
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Great place to work but difficult to be promoted
Graduate Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  New YorkJuly 20, 2015
The NBA is a great place to work, amazing atmosphere and incredible working culture. However, it is very challenging to get promoted.
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Bad Management
Sr. Financial Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Secaucus, NJMay 25, 2015
bad management in my department. Work load is heavy, coworkers are very good to work with and good at their jobs. League does a lot for its employees. Manager is nasty and inconsiderate in this department.
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Sports and Entertainment is a Lifestyle
Los Angeles Clippers, Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 8, 2015
Sports Industry is a competitive yet rewarding lifestyle that keeps you on your feet.... very spontaneous at times. Working at Staples Center becomes your second home and then ultimately your first!!!
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Diversity makes NBA a unique place to work
Manager/Broadcast Operations (Current Employee) –  Secaucus, NJ 07094June 7, 2015
NBA is a positive place to work, keeping employees 'FIT' - providing work-out gear in and around the office to help stay in shape - physically and mentally. Due to such a cross section of points of views and technologies, NBA keeps you constantly learning and reinventing.
Pros
Gym membership reimbursements, free and fresh fruit everyday, quarterly NBA gifts/swag to all employees, NBA Cares Projects to help communities in need
Cons
24-7/365 type of job; married to cell phone and computer emails
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One of the best sports leagues to work for.
Executive Assistant to GM/Vice President (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 10, 2012
Fascinating place to work. Exciting environment, very fast paced and dynamic.

Ideal company for the person with strong people and customer service skills.
Pros
great health club membershi
Cons
extremely hectic and very long hours
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Everyday fruit is served
Senior Executive Assistant (Consultant) (Current Employee) –  Secaucus, NJMarch 21, 2014
The best thing is the work/life balance. The onsite events are fantastic.
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Competition against the best
Professional Athlete (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIOctober 6, 2015
The N.B.A. is the top of the mountain in basketball. There is no better place to compete against some of the best athletes in the world on the biggest stage.
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