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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Head Scout Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2017

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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout 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

    Work from home Control of your schedule Every call is different Talk sports all day Great money

    Cons

    Work- Life Balance can be an issue - as long as you hit your goals, you have control of your schedule. If you don't hit your goals, you may seem like you're working more to try to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't accommodate for those that don't hit goals - hold them accountable.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2017-01-18

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    February 9, 2017Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for the feedback. I am glad to hear you are enjoying your role as a Head Scout (now Recruiting Specialist) with NCSA. Work life balance is a topic we are always striving to help our teammates to manage. Please call or stop by and visit with the HR team if you ever would ...

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  2. Helpful (19)

    "Poor Management / Misleading Product / No work-life / Great Pay"

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    Former Employee - Head Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sports. Work from home. Can be great pay.

    Cons

    When I took my job as a 'Head Scout' at this company I could not have been more excited. I get to talk sports at home, for a job, make $100k, AND help kids get college scholarships? Sounds like the dream job! Then I worked there and this is where things went downhill. If you want to have no life at all but make a lot of money, maybe I haven't lost you yet. A typical day includes making calls to families who have been...

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    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter because nothing would or will change. I'll save myself from wasting time.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2017-01-19

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    February 9, 2017Executive Vice President of Sales

    Thank you for your feedback. I see you are no longer with NCSA and I wish you would have shared your concerns while you were still part of our team. I would like to address a few of your points, as they are not based in reality. You state that NCSA doesn’t say it costs money. This ...

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "NCSA is Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Doing incredible work for families and student athletes to help them achieve their academic and athletic ambitions. NCSA provides incredible access, organization and process to connect recruits with college coaches and vice - versa. The company is succeeding and compensation is very good. One can be part of a very large team or work independently/remotely depending upon the role. Very impressed with leadership, vision,...

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    Cons

    There is not much that I can complain about from my position. I am fortunate to have my role and my opportunities are what I choose to create.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the system, service and personnel. It will be amazing to see NCSA over the next ten years become the pre-eminent and unparalleled recruiting path for every student athlete in the US.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-11-03
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Work for entrepreneurial, growing company!"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete

    Pros

    Speaking to families from all walks of life. What a magnificent tapestry of humans inhabit this planet! Instead of talking to student-athletes who appear in the newspaper for the wrong reasons, I speak to tremendous student-athletes who work very hard and inspire me daily. I speak to parents and guardians in all walks of life and all family dynamics who strive for happiness and love their children. And to do that...

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    Cons

    The only con is working with new teammates who are in it for only a paycheck. When they don't buy into the mission, they should have the self -awareness to look for something they're passionate about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic training program. I've seen so many former NCSA employees succeed because of the skills they learned here. Keep firing those who are not 100% aligned with our successful culture. A wise entrepreneur once stated that the most successful skill of effective leadership is FIRING not hiring. So when one of these disgruntled are shown to door, that assures NCSA's phenomenal growth. Keep up the great...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-09-21
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this is a great company with lots of good people. i enjoy getting to work from home (though im not in love with the hours, but it is what i signed up for after all). adam diorio is a tremendous leader who is 150% invested in making this company the best in the world and it is easy to follow someone like that.

    Cons

    the only thing i could "complain" about is having to pay for my own internet bill.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work. your jobs are not easy, but i, for one, trust your decisions.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-09-29
  6. Helpful (9)

    "The Most Candid Review You Will Find on This Entire Page"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete

    Pros

    +Very good sales training +VP's & VP of Sales are working extremely hard to remedy mistakes made by previous administrators +Strong sense of connection to a mission greater than oneself +Adam Diorio is a great VP of sales, people trust him, he genuinely cares about the people that work for him and he is trying very hard to improve the work life balance for his employees.

    Cons

    -Have to punch in and out like a blue collar worker to protect company from past lawsuits ($1.6 million dollar suit lost March 2014) -Goals are monthly not quarterly, you can be ahead of pace on the year and still get put on a PIP -Most head scouts work seven days a week and work holiday weekends -Sell the dream to a large number of student athletes that will never use the product and or do not have the ability to...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep working on career paths, this is a direct sales job so be candid with your Head Scouts that a 5 day work week will never happen. Try and comp your Head scouts for internet or computers. A 50% purchase reimbursement on computers is asinine. Your Head Scouts give their lives to this company, most outside sales reps get a car, phone, and gas package every month. Invest more in your Head Scouts. 50% of the country...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-08-22
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Head Scout"

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    Former Employee - Head Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There some opportunities to make an above average income. Not a bad stepping stone job in sales. May not be best for an experienced sales professional. Keeps you involved in sports and recruiting, which is good if you want to return to a coaching role later.

    Cons

    Maybe the most misleading part of the job is when they say you can manage your own schedule. You cannot! You have to work their "suggested primetime slots". This role offers little work/life balance. I left this position because I was burned out from it. There is also very little room for growth. You can hit over 100% of your sales goal every year, but that doesn't mean you would get promoted. It's still a growing company,...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-08-03
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Former college coach who used NCSA"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout 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

    Surrounded by like minds who want to help high school athletes fulfill a dream of playing their sport in college, and enlightening parents on how to help their child get there.

    Cons

    Not enough people want to be helped because they read negative reviews from former employees who were "sales" people and not former college coaches who do this job because they truly want to help every family and who know first hand NCSA works because they lived it as an athlete or a coach at the next level. The "salesmen" don't last long with NCSA. Those people were not former athletes at the collegiate level and did...

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    Advice to Management

    Change names of positions to be less confusing to families.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-02-16
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Love this job, head scout"

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    Current Employee - Head Scout 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete

    Pros

    Work from home, set my own hours, fairly good pay. Get to change lives. What's not to like?

    Cons

    Umm.. been with the company two years now and can't think of anything worth complaining about. Greatfull for this company.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-01-11
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Tough for some, not so tough for others"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Head Scout 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay structure, I truly do believe in the leadership.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. They keep talking about making it work, and they seem to be trying, but if you take days off on your own, without winning a contest, etc, you get set back with hitting quota's, commission structures, etc. which ultimately can make one feel somewhat guilty about taking off. For single guys/gals, this job can be a dream. For those with kids and family, I hear it can be a grind and tough on you.

    Advice to Management

    Moving in the right direction with the work/life balance, it won't always be where everyone is happy, but keep going.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2015-11-09

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 1, 2015Content Strategist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review as an NCSA teammate. For me, the most impactful part of your review was reading that you "truly believe in the leadership." As a Head Scout, you are a part of that leadership, and we are lucky to have you. As you also mentioned, aspects ...

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