Kansas City Royals Reviews

Updated 27 Apr 2020

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Kansas City Royals Chairman and CEO David Glass (no image)
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11 Ratings
  1. "Great Organization"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Player in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kansas City Royals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Truly care about their players as people. Invest time to help young players learn and grow.

    Cons

    Communication from front office could be improved on.

    Kansas City Royals2020-04-27
  2. "Beware"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Academy in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Major league baseball, free merchandise

    Cons

    Ruthless corporation. Their objective is to find the lowest cost labor possible. Also difficult to sell as they are always one of the worst teams in baseball. Also no career advancement opportunities. They literally "use" you for the season and pay as low as possible and act like it's great. People that I see with good jobs I'm sports had to leave the organization

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    Kansas City Royals2019-12-23
  3. "Excellent way to break into the industry."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The coworkers are some of the best I have ever had the privilege of working with. They will help you develop your skills and are willing to utilize their connections to help you move on in the industry. Also, working at the stadium is awesome.

    Cons

    The pay is low; but you can survive on it as long as you have the drive to work hard and hone your skills. You will not get your hand held and should expect to work hard.

    Kansas City Royals2019-08-08
  4. "."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Security 

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time

    Pros

    Great team to work for

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons

    Kansas City Royals2019-06-14
  5. "As advertised. Good first step towards getting established in the sports industry."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Kauffman Stadium is absolutely beautiful. Working at the stadium is a once in a lifetime experience. Coworkers and management are friendly and supportive. You'll learn not just from management but from tenured Account Execs. Supportive of different sales styles (not just cranking out cold call sales robots). This is a job that focuses on teaching you. So, be open minded even if you've been in sales for a while. They seem to genuinely want you to succeed in the sports industry; whether that be with the Royals, a different team, in sales, or another career path. Offered great advice on getting another job and moving up when it came time to leave the program. Competitive environment but still very friendly. There is usually someone around who knows what they are doing to answer your questions. This position is what you make it. Work hard, make connections and you'll be in good shape.

    Cons

    Be prepared to make 80-100 cold calls per day to be at the top of the board. It's tough to live off the pay but doable for a little while. Selling for a poor performing team is tough, but not impossible. I've seen people who were struggling with sales just give up. It's tough to be confident in a slump but stay positive and keep grinding. Commission from sales can be tricky to understand at times. Keep good clean records yourself to help avoid some confusion.

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    Kansas City Royals2019-05-02
  6. "Can't live off of low pay"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Pay is not enough to even pay basic bills. Company is extremely cheap and only cares about their bottom line but could care less about employees

    Kansas City Royals2018-10-13
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Never stood a chance"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    80 Grade Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals for less than a year

    Pros

    -Cool to go to Kauffman Stadium every day -Great coworkers -Great inside scoop on the inner workings of a professional team

    Cons

    -Management has unrealistic expectations for sales results for a bad team -Very poor training and supervision -Lots of figuring things out for yourself -Thrown into the fire without much training or explanation -Promises of "leads" mostly fall through -Only cares about results, not interested in effort -No warning about ways to improve -Will terminate employment regardless of effort at any moment

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    Kansas City Royals2017-11-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a real job"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time

    Pros

    Free food at games, free tickets, free merchandise

    Cons

    Pay (less than $20,000), Bad Management, High Turnover

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    Kansas City Royals2017-12-04
  9. "Ballpark Operations"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Ballpark Operations in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in sports by learning and gaining valuable hands on experience

    Cons

    Sports is a field that is hard to get into because everyone wants a job with a sports team

    Kansas City Royals2017-08-30
  10. "Fraternity/Sorority like"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals full-time

    Pros

    Fun, exciting, work/life balance is excellent. Baseball 24/7. Get to help and work with great co workers and fans

    Cons

    If you adjust for a 40 hour week you make $8.75 per hour so awfully low wages. They also hold your commission for months. Very little to no chance of advancement regardless of performance. No training and your just a number. Basically their system is each season they take kids fresh out of college and pay them minimum wage. Once the season ends they bring in new kids. So they can continue paying minimum wages. The only way to stay on is if you are accepted into the fraternity/sorority. When they do have job openings it's more about how much they personally like you than your actual work performance. I would only recommend if this is your first job out of college and plan to move on to a better organization and just need experience. It would be better off being called a very low paying internship.

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    Kansas City Royals2016-12-29
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