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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2019

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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
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  1. Helpful (21)

    "Excellent company that lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ***When founder of NCSA, Chris Krause, owned and operated the company there were so many more pros than this. Below is what is left under the new venture capitalist group.*** Talk about sports. Work from home. Excellent recruiting technology Good health benefits Help educate student athletes on the process and at least think about a plan for their future

    Cons

    ***NCSA was founded on the premise of connecting academically and athletically qualified student-athletes with college coaches. After the venture capitalist group took over things turned unethical. The message from the VPs is to sell everybody whether they are athletically and academically qualified or not. I question how ethical it is to try to sell families with low income the dream of free tuition through athletics...

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    Advice to Management

    Please stop sending messages to the VPs to fill out positive Glassdoor reviews in order to combat every honest, negative review. Instead, focus your efforts on improving the product and service. Go back to being who we claim to be. Let’s qualify athletes and bring on the ones we can truly help.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-25

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 18, 2018EVP of Recruiting

    First off, thank you for your 8+ years!! I would hope that someone who has been dedicated to NCSA for that long would have given us a better star rating, so I hope you’ll reach out to someone directly if you haven’t already to address some of these concerns directly. I personally ...

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  2. Helpful (14)

    "Company has lost the vision and purpose"

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    Current Employee - 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 3 years

    Pros

    Free food alot great people great young office flexible can work remote

    Cons

    NCSA has lost their way reviews posted are fake and from HR and i know this personally as you can see from reviews they are just worried about making money at this point company just missed goal last month and we are going to miss it this month We dont qualify kids anymore we just get pressured to set them into a sales meeting nobody makes good money here anymore. Each year top performers have left went onto...

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    Advice to Management

    you have to get back to caring about your people or you will continue to lose great talent cant you see what's happening? . Fix your partnerships our lead sources ARE BAD MAKE A REAL CAREER PATH FOR US

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-10-01

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 18, 2018Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your perspective. I have to say, most of your comments are extremely off base. I think more than ever, the culture at NCSA embodies our mission of changing lives. We have passionate teammates who believe in our core values and put our families first in everything they ...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiting Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is giving athletes at all levels, and ranges on the spectrum the opportunity to get the things they need to get accomplished with being successfully recruited done in a manner that really helps them drive the process. The different tools & resources that are provided help an athlete and their family save so much time, and they are getting educated, mentored, help with video editing, and financial aid...

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    Cons

    At this point, I really don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the Student athlete, and helping the family with better tools & resources a long the way.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-26

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    November 30, 2018VP of Sales

    We’re glad to call you a teammate and thank you for your 4 years of helping student-athletes achieve their dreams of competing at the next level.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Las Vegas Team Lead in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and culture! NCSA has created a great compensation structure that allows you to manage your own business all while controlling how much money you make.

    Cons

    At this point I have not seen any cons

    Advice to Management

    NCSA created a clear career path and allowed me to manage my own opportunities. Management did a great job of laying out goals, expectations and gave me the opportunity for career development. I am a former college athlete and the great environment that NCSA has created here in the Las Vegas office gave me a sense of being part of a team again all while allowing me to still be competitive in a sales atmosphere. In less...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-24

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    November 30, 2018Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts and share them. Its wonderful to hear you’ve been enjoying your time here at NCSA. I see you’ve been with us for 3 years now, so you must have joined right around the time we first opened our Las Vegas office. That team has thrived ...

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  5. Helpful (13)

    "THE THINGS WE THINK AND DO NOT SAY"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Are in position to help some families Talk sports Work from home Solid health benefits Great tools for athletes to use With the right changes, it could be a great company to work for again

    Cons

    No longer qualifies athletes Work 6 1/2 days/week but pressured to work 7 days 1 week/month Sales have become more difficult for 4 big reasons: Website stops working in the middle of your sales call too often New phone system doesn't work Growth has caused diluted leads We are setting everyone even when not qualified. Comp plan is outdated compared to current company landscape

    Advice to Management

    Everyone understands that it makes sense to continue to grow the company and bring in more revenue. The growth has the company breaking revenue records but the average Recruiting Specialist revenue is decreasing. That is a problem. Could you imagine if we were 100% salary and making $100k/year for years and then were told we will now be paid $70k when the company is making more money than ever before? It's not a problem...

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    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-27

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 18, 2018President

    Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. I would encourage you to reach out to me directly please, as I’d like to talk with you further and address some of your concerns directly. In the meantime, I’ll address a few of your points. You list some great pros such as working from ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility -Work in sports -Company culture -Incentive-driven -Great for money motivated sales people -Success stories from clients are powerful -Career development program for entry level -World-class product -Mission is second to none

    Cons

    -Numbers-driven mentality has led to mass hiring in entry level roles -Marketing cannot always keep up -Not enough managers -Job can consume you

    Advice to Management

    -Invest in your current people -Get better tech

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-26

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    November 30, 2018VP of Sales

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I share every one of your pros with you and hope others do too! I would love to hear more of your thoughts on how we can improve our technology. We have made great strides in our development and IT departments between hiring some new positions ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission, Great People, Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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've worked here now for over 6 years and I've never had a job that I seriously love going to every day. What makes this job great is that we have the ability to change lives every day. I leave everyday feeling that we have done a great job educating and helping student athletes navigate the college athletic recruiting process. I have great pride in our company and the work we do on a daily basis and love talking to...

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    Cons

    None as of right now.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees's and continue to grow so we can offer more opportunities to individuals who deserve it.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-20

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 18, 2018President

    Thank you very much for the feedback and congratulations on your 6-year career! We appreciate your comments and more importantly, we appreciate the time that you have dedicated to furthering our NCSA mission over many years. Let me know if I can ever help in any way.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales and Sports"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -working for a pretty special mission of helping high school athletes achieve their dream of being a college athlete -incredible culture of like-minded people -direct managers genuinely want to see you succeed and are willing to give all they can to help -those who are capable of getting their job done and are self-accountable will not be micro-managed -ability to gain sales skills -solid benefits options -potential...

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    Cons

    -working in sports is great, but if sales isn't a path you are interested in, may not be the right fit since you may have to make 75+ phone calls in a day -can be frustrating days where you are working hard but not getting the results you hope

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-20

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 18, 2018EVP of Recruiting

    Thank you for your comments. You are right that sales is definitely an industry that requires extreme perseverance to ride the highs and the lows of the job. When days get hard, always know that you can lean on your manager or teammates. Your comment about the incredible culture of ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, seems to really care"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company seems to really care about it employees. Good job for kids just out of school.

    Cons

    Remote employees have to provide their own computer and internet access. Have to work after regular hours to succeed.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-18

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 18, 2018EVP of Recruiting

    Thanks for the review. Yes, we truly do care about our team members. Many of our roles do in fact require non-traditional hours due to the nature of our business. This work can be done from home and like post careers, there are tradeoffs and pros/cons. NCSA does have a laptop reimbursement ...

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Team, Great People, Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    NCSA offers a culture like one that I have not been part of in my professional career. There is a genuine team philosophy where everyone does work towards a common goal. It is not uncommon for someone to help another team member outside of their normal responsibilities. NCSA is an environment that is going to challenge you. Whether it be to make another dial for sales; push to make something good, great; or to...

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    Cons

    If you are looking to drive in to the city, parking options are limited. Plan to use public transportation.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-09-13

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    December 21, 2018President

    Thank you for your review and for spending 3+ years as part of our team! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our team culture and wish you the best of luck at your new company.

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