Outside Linebacker (Former Employee), Green Bay, WI – November 1, 2014
Pros: high pay, get to travel, free stuff, healthcare, 401k, etc.
Cons: long days short nights, taking care of body, short time with your family.
You start your day at 5 in the morning eat breakfast and then lift weights and six in the morning after weights you have meetings then practice. after practice you eat then get ready for meetings until 8 at night. I learned about being responsible and working smart and hard. Management is cool they really do there own thing you really don't see the – more... management all the time. My co-workers are cool but we are really not that close because we are all trying to get on that 53 man roster. The hardest part of the job is learning the playbook in a short matter of time. the enjoyable part is doing something that you love to do and your getting paid for it. My main goal is to get back in the NFL and do what i love its not about the money but i wouldn't complain if I got paid that much but its all about the passion that i have for the game and what it has done for me my whole life. I have mad a lot of good relationships playing football that wouldn't never forget. – less
Professional Athlete (Former Employee), Washington, DC – September 16, 2014
Pros: great atmosphere, and superb salary
Cons: short career
Wake up, head to the facility for breakfast and morning meetings. Then weight lifting and film study. Pre practice meetings, then a walk through before lunch, followed by practice for a few hours. Post practice meetings right before dinner and then done for the day. Process is repeated until game day.
News Desk Associate (Current Employee), Culver City, CA – September 15, 2014
The NFL Network Newsroom can be a loud, action packed environment to work in, but it can also be desolate and dull at times. I've learned that the higher ups can pretty much do their own thing, and their tasks get handed down the chain of command to the lower personnel. Co-workers quickly become friends, and the work environment is better because of – more... relationships built in that department. The hardest part of the job is handling many tasks at one time, but once you know the material you are handling, it becomes cake as well. The most enjoyable part of the job is having meetings with former coaches and players, maybe even hall of fame players that you've grown up watching on television. – less
Director (Former Employee), New York, NY – August 14, 2014
Pros: saying you work there
Cons: culture, senior management
Yes, it is very cool to tell your friends that you work at the NFL but I promise you that it's downhill from there. The Management is oblivious and the culture is horrendous. For a great sport built on teamwork, working at the NFL is anything but. People are so territorial. Very little chance for advancement once you get there, they like to hire people – more... from the outside and give them fancy titles. – less
Marketing Supervisor (Former Employee), Flowery Branch, GA – August 7, 2014
Pros: excellent experience if you love and appreciate football.
Cons: limited opportunity for advancement
I loved my time with the Falcons and wish that I was able to stay longer. I worked the retail department. That involved selling merchandise throughout training camp and supervising numerous retail locations during every home game. The hardest part of this job was learning how to deal with employees that I was supervising that were less than ideal employees. – more... All things considered though, I truly loved this job and would accept another internship or job offer from them in a heartbeat. – less
Football Player (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – July 17, 2014
Pros: great salary
Cons: hard on body
NFL- San Diego Chargers San Diego, CA Professional Football Player June 2013- August 2013 • Used my time management skills to effectively devote 35 plus hours per week to strenuous physical activity along with 10 plus hours per week to study and learn the play book • Applied my excellent teamwork skills and a strong work ethic by meeting and exceeding – more... my team and individual goals • Practiced self- discipline on and off the field to positively promote myself and team – less
Corporate Partnerships Intern- Kraft Sports Group (Former Employee), Foxborough, MA – July 16, 2014
Pros: free soft drinks, amazing staff, young, fun place to work
Cons: unpaid internship
The NFL. I made it! Not really...(sorry mom).
Working for the Kraft Sports Group, owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution was a dream internship that I spent my summer, fall, and most of winter at during my last year at Fairfield. I was assigned to support the Client Services Department where I worked inside the stadium offices – more... creating event recaps for clients to illustrate their inclusion with each event. I scrounged local newspapers, websites, and news channels for any visual inclusion of a sponsor in photos regarding the Patriots or the Revolution. These would be put into a vast Excel spreadsheet to indicate the number of impressions our clients were getting with their partnership with us.
Outside of the office I engaged with high-ranking officials from our partners on game days and client-sponsored events to assure complete satisfaction and success of the operation. I also acted as the organizational liaison for all promotional and community activities presented by our partners with players and team alumni. Because of my outstanding duties in my positions, at the end of the summer internship term, I was asked to stay on staff throughout the Patriots football season. I accepted; however my role had to diminish because I returned to school in Connecticut. The daily commute to the office would be about 6 hours so I was only able to go up once a week during games and worked from my apartment in Fairfield.
I loved how busy I was in this position and the various activities I got to be a part of during my 9 months there. I was fascinated by how my role was so broad in that one day I could be in the office filing sponsor proofs and the next, I'd be accompanying players to a commercial shoot. – less