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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
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  1. 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
  2. "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...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-16
  3. 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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  4. Helpful (1)

    "An Actual Review of NCSA (Good and Bad)"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    NCSA's product is rivaled by none, truly. What they can provide to families (paid or free) is amazing. They are the #1 recruiting company in the world and are used by college coaches for a reason, they truly do help connect athletes. While their website is great for connecting, it could use an update (servers go down a fair amount, accounts/pages look dated, very light filter to actually join). But overall it is a great...

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    Cons

    Okay, here's where is very rough. NCSA as a whole is a company designed to connect student athletes to college coaches, but it quickly developed into a telemarketing company. I'll break down each part so you can get a good understanding of why I mention each part. On the Glassdoor NCSA is reviewed as a 3.1 out of 5 for "work life balance" and boy is that very inaccurate. You're required to do 45 hours a week,...

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    Advice to Management

    Lisa Strassman is the leader of this company and she preaches that we need to change kids and their families lives, and I believe her message and I think she does. However once that message slides through the mess of management, it becomes a gritty and mud covered dollar that they're all fighting for. Get rid of half the sales staff there aren't that many recruits to be passing around. Get rid of super set days (they...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-09
  5. "Fantastic Place Filled With Special People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At NCSA everyone is working towards the important mission of helping kids find the right college fit. The culture is amazing and we literally get to be part of a giant team filled with former college athletes. You'd think such a group could be cutthroat but to the contrary, I've never been in an environment where I felt more supported by my peers. We have the opportunity to compete with ourselves and to earn a great living...

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    Cons

    NCSA can be a challenging environment with lofty goals and high expectations. It can also be hard to find time to connect with busy families during the day which can cause some juggling or nontraditional hours. The company is quick to change things which takes some getting used to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to team members and making changes for the better.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-06-24

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    July 3, 2019HR

    Thank you for your feedback and we also appreciate your advice! We are very happy to hear that you have experienced a great work environment while providing a great service to student-athletes and their families. You are right, it can be hard to connect with families due to their ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "I actually enjoy coming to work!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources 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

    There are many pros about working on the NCSA Team. #1 - Everyone can get behind our mission - we help student athlete's & their families on the path to realize their dreams and at the very least provide an education on the recruiting process as well as information to help our clients make informed choices. #2 - From a work environment standpoint - the company cares and invests in the people and the benefits. The...

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    Cons

    No organization is perfect but I do not have anything specific to cite. I would also add that teammates' input is listened to and taken very seriously. Upgrades and improvements are made on an ongoing basis to benefits, perks, job structure, and candidate experience.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care, innovate, and engage the team as you already do.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-06-05

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    June 17, 2019President

    Thank you for your thorough feedback! I am glad to hear you enjoy what you do and who you work with. I could not agree more that we have an incredible NCSA team in support of an important mission. Thanks again and let me know if I can ever help in any way.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical, Cheap Organization, No Diversity in Management except Women"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attempting to Help Families Find Athletic Scholarships

    Cons

    Low Pay, Cheap Commission Structure, Less than Genuine Managers, No Diversity in Management except Women, run by people known to be conservative when it comes to sharing profits. NCSA is not an athletic company it is essentially a Hedge Fund (Reigning Champs) making easy profits from unsuspecting high school parents.

    Advice to Management

    Only 2% of high schoolers make a college athletic roster so most of the kids NCSA takes money from are not making it on a roster and they know it. Young new recruiting coordinators have to make the company approximately over $150k in sales before they are even commission eligible then has to make the company approximately $60k in sales every month to keep making commission. Imagine making 30 to 40 sales a month of about...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-04
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Mission and Culture"

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

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I have been at NCSA for 8 years and can tell you that this is truly a great place to work. Leadership cares about its employees (called teammates at NCSA). Yes, they also care about being profitable because, let’s face it, we wouldn’t be where we are today if they didn’t! But, if you really know our leadership team, you’ll see they’re a group of passionate people who care about our families, our teammates and prioritize...

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    Cons

    NCSA is still a growing company, which means things can change. As long as you're open to change, understand why we can't be complacent and how change can help you grow as a professional, you'll do well here!

    Advice to Management

    No advice, just a thank you!

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-05-07

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    May 13, 2019President

    Wow, thank you for painting such a great (and in my opinion spot-on) picture of NCSA’s culture!! I appreciate your 8+ years of hard work and dedication and look forward to working together for many years to come.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job, not career"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nice People - Lots of helpful training - Talk about sports - Some days can go fast if you get lots of good conversations

    Cons

    - Gets repetitive - Management listens to your calls - work lots of Saturdays

    Advice to Management

    More Freedom, Overall decent experience though

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-05-05

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    May 13, 2019VP of Recruiting

    Thank you for you review. I am glad to hear that you had a positive experience during your time with NCSA. To address a few of your concerns, managers do listen to some client facing calls in order to effectively coach our teammates – this is part of our continuous training program. ...

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Proud of My Work... Wish I found NCSA Earlier"

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    Current Employee - Vice President of Recruiting 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been with NCSA for 5 years and this company couldn't have been a better change in my life at the time. Not only is it a highly competitive environment (We do have a great number of former athletes...), but at the end of the day you know you are helping families better their lives. Coming from a retail background with a day-to-day grind the ability to talk sports and have a lasting impact on so many young people...

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    Cons

    Due to the many jobs and career in retail management prior, I do not have any cons. The life experiences have shown me there was more out there and I am happy to have found NCSA.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the awesome work. We strive to get things right daily. The work and effort which is put in has made the majority very happy. Continue to hear what the employees from all levels are saying and don't stop your attempts to deliver on their expectations. Thank you for your support and positive energy.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-04-23

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    May 13, 2019President

    Thank you for the 5 years that you have dedicated to helping student-athletes find the right college fit. I greatly appreciate your advice and will be sure to continue to support our teammates. Along those lines, please let me know if I can every help you in any way as you continue ...

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