Manager of Fan Engagement (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 14, 2018
My time with the game operations staff was a big highlight in my career so far and being their intern was the reason that I wanted to come back to work for Pacers Sports and Entertainment. The people you work with and you average day makes working there very enjoyable.
Internal Designer (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 4, 2017
Working as a designer within the Pacers organization has its moments of pride, however, for the most part I feel like more of a commodity than an employee or valuable asset. This leaves me wanting more.
Very good company to work for. Hard work, pay not always equal to work load.
Event Coordinator (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – December 23, 2016
Pacers Sports & Entertainment is a very good company to be employed with. However the labor positions within the arena, such as Event Production, Utility Set Up, and Housecleaning are not compensated very well.
Student Ticket Agent (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – December 8, 2016
As a class project we worked along side the Indiana Pacers agent to help sell tickets for the season. I did a lot of cold calls and heard a lot of NO'S but we learned ways on what to say once they said no.
Student Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 27, 2016
Working as a student sales representative I learned a great deal about what it takes to be successful in a professional work environment. The staff was extremely helpful answering any questions and giving you all of the information needed to gain comprehensive knowledge of their products. Making phone calls and sending out emails to make sales usually is not everyone's favorite thing. However, it is much easier when leads are provided.
My days are spent selling! Whether it be on the phone, working a prospect event or attending one of the many Networking groups I attend on a regular basis. Although I had a lot of sales experience, I did not have the knowledge of sports sales and event planning. I have worked my way to being at the top in sales of the entire WNBA. My co workers are mostly entry level, new graduates who are using this position as a stepping stone on their way to higher dreams. Management is split. With two teams; NBA and WNBA, as well as different departments for each team such as tickets, sponsorship etc. There are way too many managers to report to. With split opinions and expectations between several managers.. it can be conflicting. The most enjoyable part of the job is the fans and the venue, however, in spite of the fun, it is a serious, demanding yet rewarding sales career and it can be difficult when others do not take it seriously. I love to have fun, but I am also quite serious about my career.