Video Operations and Advanced Scouting Intern (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 17, 2018
Interning with a team that I always idolized working for. Great experience with MLB players and coaches that gave me a clear understanding of what working in professional sports would be like as a career. While I have enjoyed it, I have also learned that it is hard to have any work life balance and therefore am also pursuing other options outside of sports too.
Guest Services (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 22, 2018
The best part of the job was being able to make your own schedule. Pay was minimum wage, and there were long hours of standing involved. I worked there for 3 seasons, for something to do in my time off from the school district.
Crowd Manager (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – May 29, 2018
you work on your own terms as far as availabilities go. they ask that you do not watch the game while you are working.after getting by the large security lines to enter the game, this job is very simple and easy.
This was a great internship as it allowed me to grow in my specific role but also expand my knowledge base by working with other groups such as ticketing and group sales. The culture was great and you could feel that your supervisors really cared about helping you progress and ultimately find a job after the internship was completed. The most enjoyable part of the job was game day during Spring Training and being part of the team responsible of executing a major sporting event in that town. The hardest part of the job was tarp duty during the minor league season.
Promotions (Former Employee) – Detroit – March 8, 2018
Fun place to work, would recommend. Long hours with small compensation. Seasonal part time work was reasonably compensated. Additional work with the company was desired but the position was not available
Partnership Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – January 18, 2018
Be prepared to work over 50 hours per week in season, and stay for every game. Starting early and ending late, while building strong friendships and relationships makes it a great first job and engaging way to spend your summer. You don't have to be a fan of baseball to love working here.
Free lunches, outdoor access and new experiences daily
Player (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 23, 2017
I haven't been playing professional ball for very long but you understand the job quickly, perform or get released. I enjoy it and hope to make this a full time job but that can't happen until I reach the pinnacle level.
i was a relief pitcher who enjoyed every second of my job
Pitcher (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – June 2, 2017
great experience to have a job playing baseball. i learned good pey ople skills and the value of working hard to get to the top.i loved my managers they helped tremendously with the preperation of the job. the hardest part of the job was learning to find success in failure and learn from it. the most enjoyable part of the job was getting to travel to many different states and meeting lots of people and personalities.
Visiting Clubhouse Assistant (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – May 26, 2017
When I first began working for the Tigers in the visiting clubhouse, I was very shy and did not associate with anyone. Now that I have been working there for about 5 years now, I have grown as a person. I am more outgoing and have made great connections with others that work there as well.
A typical work day in the visiting clubhouse is pretty lackluster if you are not the bat-boy for that given series for obvious reason, because we do not get to go out on the field and watch the game. Once we clock in, we immediately go out to the visiting bullpen and provide the team with gum, towels, seeds, and coffee. After all the duties are completed, we begin setting up the dugout for team's batting practice session. We have to fill coolers with water and Gatorade to quench their thirst. Then again, we have to provide the team with towels, gum, and seeds. We have an uptight supervisor, so we make sure that everything is perfect, when he comes down to check that we completely our jobs superbly. These duties take about 30 minutes each, so we have a lot of down time on our hands because we arrive at the stadium usually at 3:00 p.m. The game usually begins at 7:00 p.m. so that leaves the assistants with about 3 hours until game time. After we finish setting up the dugout to our supervisor's delight, we finally get to the clubhouse. When we get to the clubhouse, we always check for laundry because players are very uptight about having their uniforms and other clothing clean, so they can look good for the cameras. Sometimes, we get sent on secret runs for the players and providemore... them, with whatever they need at that moment. We also restock multiple fridges, take out the garbage to the dumpster, and vacuum the clubhouse. When the game finally begins, we make sure that the player's lockers are clean and free of any trash (such as empty bottles, food, etc.). After that we begin restocking fridges and cleaning the kitchen for after the game. During the game we have a lot of time on our hands because our jobs are predicated around the players and there are no players around because they are doing their job on the field. When the game ends, we must head down to the dugout and clean out the dugout. This means putting their helmets and bats in the right areas, emptying the coolers and chests, and bringing in all of the gum, seeds, and towels. This process must be done quickly because we need to head upstairs and start cleaning the shoes that the players wear. This takes about 20-30 depending on how dirty the cleats are. After that we must look for the players dirty uniforms and give start scrubbing them down and so they look brand new. Once the players leave, we have a little break to eat, since it is around 11:30 p.m. Then we begin vacuuming, restocking fridges, cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the bathrooms, and doing laundry again. That is basically what happens on a daily basis as a Visiting Clubhouse Assistant.
What I 've learned from working here is how to become a leader. As the years progress, there are going to be new workers every year, which means I am the veteran to them and they will be looking at me. I've taught multiple assistants how to become bat-boys and how to do it correctly. I've also learned how to effectively complete duties in a timely manner, given the limited amount of time I have to complete some duties. I've learned to overcome my shyness. Players could tell I was shy my first year working there and sometimes would poke fun at me for being that way. I've overcame my shyness at work and out in the world as well.
The management sometimes can be strict and sometimes it can be lackadaisical. I prefer when management is strict because everyone seems to be on their job. When management tends to be lazy, it seems like I am always the one trying to complete other's duties so we do not get yelled at as a whole.
I am a huge baseball fan (I know all the players first and last name and I know a majority of the minor leaguers names as well), so to be working down at Comerica Park is like a dream come true. Most of the players are down to earth and are very easy to talk to.
The hardest part of the job is trying to keep yourself busy and attentive during the multiple down times throughout the day. That is probably my only complaint about having this job. I a am person that needs to be constantly doing something because that is how I am wired. If I'm not constantly working, then I try to find the little stuff to do. For example, I would continuously check to see if there is any dirty laundry for me to pick up. Little things like that, just so I can stay attentive.
The most enjoyable part about being a Visiting Clubhouse Assistant is obviously being a bat-boy. Most people could not sit there on a stool for 9 innings watching a "boring" sport. I love every bit of being out there with the players.less
Free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Socializing with the players.
Too much time on my hands. Too many workers at times.
Tickets Sales/ Event Staff (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 4, 2017
I was part-time but I knew most of the staff. Everyone takes time to get to know each other and talk. You spend a lot of time at the office so it makes it better when you're friends with your coworkers.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 26, 2016
This Job offers a lot of perks and can be a very fun atmosphere for the most part. I have met a ton of great people working with this organization and have acquired many great friendships. The working environment is very fast paced during the baseball season. The hardest part of working with this company is that it does require you to work a lot of hours during the summer months and isn't very ideal if you have children.