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Updated Sep 17, 2019

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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work place!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coach in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team Environment Remote work Always looking to improve

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like your salary is not worth the amount of time/effort you put in.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-09-17
  2. "Good company, must be ready to make a lot of calls and sell"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete

    Pros

    Really treat employees well, other companies can learn from them.

    Cons

    Have to work long, long hours to make a lot of money. But you will have good compensation for 45 hour weeks

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-09-04

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    September 16, 2019VP of Recruiting

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate your compliments on how we treat our teammates; we’re all part of the same team and teammate satisfaction is important to us

  3. ""GETTING RICH OFF THE BACKS OF THE UNDERPAID AND OVERWORKED..." (Updated 9/17/2019)"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -update: my rating has upgraded from 1 star to 2 stars because the management team seems to have responded to the GD reviews very quickly and thoughtfully. this is a special trait, indeed, uncommon in the corporate world. the management reviewed the compensation plan and announced improvements to the commission structure, effective immediately. it seems to me that there are certain individuals in middle management... are fighting for the best interests of the sales team. this is very encouraging and things are beginning to move in the right direction. kudos to NCSA. keep it up! ------- -work from home -leads are provided for you -team atmosphere -good products and services you can stand behind -they are truly changing the trajectory of high school student-athletes lives.

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    Cons

    -pay is very bad (update: this has improved and heading in a better direction; more changes to compensation are expected for the 2020 new year, if you're considering NCSA, I'm shocked I'm saying this, but it could be a good time to get involved so that you're trained up by the time the new changes take effect.) -you can expect to make 1% commission of the total revenue you contribute to the company. -the... commission structure is a joke! most people get 30 enrollments per month and the company robs you of the first 20...so 2/3 of your commissions are taken unapologetically. NCSA has managed to make theft normal and do it with a smile. (update: this has improved recently to 15, or 1/2 of your commissions are now taken instead of 20. What this does is make qualifying for commission easier and has improved an RC's ability to make more money sooner in the month and allowing the opportunity to move up the progressive commission tiers in direct proportion to effort. if this keeps trending in this direction, the RC position has the potential of becoming a stable position for NCSA and retention shouldn't be a problem in the future.) -recruiting specialists get paid 3 to 4 times what a Recruiting Coordinator gets paid and the Specialist relies heavily on a skilled Recruiting Coordinator to set up a proper meeting with a well-prepared full family. -there is a huge imbalance in the pay structure for a sales process that requires two equally talented professionals. -managers are arrogant, immature, obnoxious and condescending (some mgrs. have all these traits) -hypocrisy is rampant (management doesn't practice or believe the core values of the company) -intellectual-property theft is normal and practiced daily as apart of their business strategy. (they first make you sign a waiver, then they ask for feedback regularly and steal all of our ideas and have yet to give nobody credit for them.) -management cliques

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    Advice to Management

    - pay your people what they're worth. you're evil and gross if you don't. you're making millions off the backs of people essentially struggling to pay their rent. how do you look at yourself in the mirror? The RC position is not an entry-level sales position as you claim. It takes a ton of skill and endurance to do well and the position should be paid $50,000-$60,000/annually. - start actually caring about the... people that work hard for you and not just using them for their ideas that you steal and use to boost your bottom line.

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-09-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "My Experience was transformative and positive."

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    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete

    Pros

    The culture of athleadership made me feel like I was part of a team with a goal to change lives through the power of sports.

    Cons

    As in any fast growing company - change is eminent and adapting and embracing change comes with the territory. With change comes many opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep vision clear and stick to the core values and NCSA will continue to rock!

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-08-13

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    August 29, 2019President

    Thank you for your review. Changing lives daily is one of the best parts of being a teammate here at NCSA…that, and the amazing people who strengthen our sports-oriented culture! We wish you the best of luck as you continue to grow as a professional.

  5. "Full Time Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I’m not sure how to give any pros after what happened to me. You can kind of dress casual, which is a plus.

    Cons

    There is very little respect for employees. I can tell you that if you are hired as a Recruiting Coordinator, you are just a number - and this is coming from someone who is aware of the recruitment process. This is a good company for those who are looking to spend all day on the phones and make no money. In addition, they have no respect for employee disabilities, so be careful if you have any issues.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing out on good employees because of your leadership.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-09-08

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    September 12, 2019HR

    Dear Former Teammate, It’s disappointing that your experience was not a positive one. Unfortunately, however, there are times when an individual’s and a company’s expectations just are not a fit. The work we do at NCSA is fast-paced and has a huge impact and with that comes certain ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Entry Level Work"

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    Current Employee - Support Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete part-time

    Pros

    Great company, nice office, great people

    Cons

    Not many perks that actually show (for full time employees), little work/life balance

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-11

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    July 17, 2019HR

    Thank you for the feedback! I suggest you speak with your direct manager regarding your schedule and any challenges you may be having. We do offer a variety of perks for full-time team members including laptop reimbursement, wellness reimbursement, work from home opportunities and ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Low paying, high pressure sales job."

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Ability to work from home 2. $65 a month wellness reimbursement 3. Get to talk sports with families 4. Good intro to sales job

    Cons

    1. PAY IS TERRIBLE 2. Commission structure is all whacked up. You don’t start make commission until your 20th enrollment 3. High turnover rate 4. You sign for 45 hours, we are now in a season of work where they make you work 47-50 hours a week 5. If you don’t hit your “set goal” for the week, manager MAKES you work the weekend, even if you are ahead of pace for minimums for the month. 6. Did I say pay is terrible?... 7. Whole bunch of micromanagers. 8. 100+ calls a day

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    Advice to Management

    You need to start paying more or you will lose top talent.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-08-14

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    August 29, 2019VP of Recruiting

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the pros of working at NCSA, but I would like to address your cons. Recruiting Coordinators are expected to work 45 hours a week. In peak season, where parents and their student athletes are looking to connect into ...

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  8. "Not bad for a first job, but moving on is necessary and common"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management played favorites and atmosphere may have been too relaxed for some

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-22

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    August 1, 2019President

    Thank you for leaving us your honest feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the work culture here. Favoritism is not something we tolerate here at NCSA and this is something we will be sure to address with our team. Any teammates that feel this way are welcomed to come and ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Realistic review from a trusted employee that had moved up"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiting Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I spent over 2 years here and my professional career grew tremendously, but I was lucky. The company has grown a lot and has changed since when I first started at the company. This place is great for a first job and to be able to really gain some sales skills because you are dealing with parents and can get a lot of pushback where you can grow some thick skin.

    Cons

    With all that being said above, I dont believe that this company is going in the right direction. I firmly believe in growth, but I also believe there is a difference between growth and trying to finesse the system. When I first started working at NCSA, it was all about making sure families are getting a good experience and were helping people. I had heard things amongst management about company direction I was not... a fan of. Now it seems that they are just trying to hire people to up the company's revenue goals where they can pay less people out on commission because there are there are less recruits to then dish out to more people so it is harder for people to make money

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-16

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    August 1, 2019President

    Thank you for taking the time out to leave your feedback. We are sad to see one of our Senior Recruiting Coordinators go and we appreciate the hard work that you put in to help student-athletes find the right fit. It is great that you were able to build your sales and customer service ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good entry level position for someone right out of college"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You help families understand recruiting more than they did before you call them, you feel fulfilled emotionally when you see a commit come in from a family you helped, if you're in the Chicago office you encounter a lot of like minded people that enjoy sports, and overall you obtain positive inside sales experience.

    Cons

    actual opportunity to earn a competitive amount of money

    Advice to Management

    don't play favorites and be willing to hold all recruiting coordinators to the same standard

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-06-26

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    July 3, 2019VP of Recruiting

    Thank you for your review. I agree, the Recruiting Coordinator role is an amazing opportunity for recent college grads to gain sales and communication experience. It is very fulfilling to be able to help student-athletes begin their recruiting journeys. Through the recruiting coordinator ...

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