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Updated Dec 19, 2016

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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
Lisa Strasman
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Scout"

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    Current Employee - National Scout 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Help athletes, good job for those that are self motivated and looking to work hard

    Cons

    Job can be a grind and a little repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-12-19
  2. Helpful (5)

    "National Scout"

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    Current Employee - National 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

    great culture and awesome atmosphere

    Cons

    Have to work your best everyday

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work and making sure that we are all family

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

    "Not much positive here"

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    Former Employee - National 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

    -Free bagels on Friday -Gym membership compensation -Cool coworker

    Cons

    -seeing upper management around the office feels like seeing that ex girlfriend who hates you - salary is awful- you're given false information about how likely it is to hit commission. - managers love a good passive aggressive email and it feels like you're in a 6th grade argument. I saw fellow employees asked why they were getting up to use the restroom. - tells workers they listened and gave us sick days when...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and realize that just because you live well in Chicago it's pretty dang tough to live in the city in 27k a year. Get to know your scouts, they make the wheels turn.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-12-17
  4. Helpful (6)

    "National Scout"

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    Current Employee - National Scout 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, coworkers are great people to be around and the new office is wonderful!

    Cons

    The COO needs to work on her people skills, no PTO (you get 10 days for the year which include sick days, better hope you don't catch the flu while at this job), no way to move up in the company (once you have your position, you're stuck there), cutting back on hours so you're only making money if you hit a commission mark, if not, good luck paying your rent. Every month there's some new "change" about how they want...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop feeding the employees lies.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-11-02
  5. Helpful (16)

    "Company In Crisis! Sales company or Athletic Recruiting Company??"

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    Current Employee - National Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you like sales and sports, it can be a good mix for you -New Office -Can work from home

    Cons

    Sales company or Athletic Recruiting Company? Scout or Sales Rep? Value consistent top performers or people that consistently "try" but don't get the job done? Its a Sales company...yet they value weak performers who do it the NCSA way over those who hit their sales goals doing it a different more effective way. Tend to measure success in ways that don't allow you to make money which is backwards in a sales organization....

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    Advice to Management

    Honor and treat your Veteran employees well while also learning from them once in a while. Award hard workers who consistently hit their sales goals without reprimanding them for other areas. Change performance metrics for sales reps so they are incentivized off of metrics that truly matter in growing a company. Start trimming under achieving management/VP's to allow strong performers who possibly deserve those positions...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-04-14
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Attitude is a Reflection of Leadership"

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    Former Employee - National Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good entry-level sales and service roles -Young workforce that enjoys working with each other -Good infrastructure of technology that supports job functions (email, homegrown system, Salesforce, etc) -Good benefits including 401k, health insurance, health reimbursement, commuter benefits, etc -The tools will work for MOST families who put the work into using them

    Cons

    -The "Scouts" are just salesmen so don't buy into the hype of having to "qualify" for a chance to join the network. Early on in my sales career here there were a handful of sales guys who did it the right way and would actually deny unqualified families membership to save the family money and not over saturate the database for college coaches. However, with the growing demand for higher revenues and profit that mentality...

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    Advice to Management

    This company is repeatedly gifted opportunities to look itself in the mirror and make positive changes yet they choose to stay the course. Key executives have major ego problems and refuse to make the necessary adjustments to better the professional lives of their employees. A perfect example are the phony reviews on this website. Instead of the executive team taking note of these issues and making changes from within...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2014-09-19

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    June 1, 2015Sales Recruiter

    Thanks for your feedback. All of our Scouts and Head Scouts are trained to establish realistic expectations with each and every family. If a student-athlete isn’t qualified, it can be difficult to tell a parent, but it’s a conversation that is required of everyone on our Scouting ...

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Dear mother of GOD please don't..."

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    Former Employee - National Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Let me preface this by saying this is solely a review of two positions: Scout coordinator and National Scout...sometimes referred to as "scout" and "head scout" as well. Any positive reviews on this site are almost certainly from someone in an entirely different department (marketing, accounting, etc) because quite frankly, those jobs are probably (for lack of a more appropriate word).......normal. -It SOUNDS interesting...

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    Cons

    --Incredibly, unrealistic sales expectations. -ZERO work life balance. There was a 10 month period as a national scout in which I worked every day but two (Thanksgiving and Christmas), and was questioned by our supervisor for not working on Thanksgiving. The following was my most recent schedule that was laid out for me: Mon-Thurs 5pm-12pm. Fri 5-9pm. Sat and Sun 10am-10pm. Don't worry guys I did get a two hour...

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    Advice to Management

    See above ^^^

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2013-03-06
  8. Helpful (4)

    "People are great, Poor pay, no direction, Management is the worst"

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    Current Employee - National Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great employees, great location

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Management is changes their mind every day. no direction. no work life balance. Make you work 60 hours a week for 30K a year. Does not have the staff to service the product

    Advice to Management

    pick something and stay with it.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2013-02-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Vision, Bye-Bye Social Life"

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    Current Employee - National Scout in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Good atmosphere, very supportive colleagues and management at all levels. -Encouraged entrepreneurial spirit. -Potential to make $100+k in your first year and beyond.

    Cons

    -Your hours are whenever a typical family is available: Nights and weekends (7 days a week). -Work can get redundant, basically going over the same 45 minute call every hour. -Ever-increasing sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a great job with culture, but these hours for scouts are brutal.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2012-07-17
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good bye social life!"

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    Current Employee - National Scout in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -The pay is great. You can easily make $75k in your first year. Problem is you have to work about 70 hours a week to make that -Co-workers -Work from home

    Cons

    -I have worked as a scout for 9 months and probably had about 10 days off TOTAL. -You will make good money, but have ZERO social life -Treat you poorly and don't value your time at all -Unrealistic sales goals -NO job security, will fire you at the drop of a hat -You'll get burnt out in a few months working EVERY single day of your life -No PTO -Only 14 days vacation that has to be used 7 days at a time

    Advice to Management

    The company has an great vision and it's nice to help people out that need it. Only advice is for the upper execs to realize how poorly the sales side is treated. Give the scouts a 5 day work week and everybody will be so much happier and actually enjoy what they do.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2012-08-19
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