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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
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Pros
  • "Work from home and have great supervisors and co-workers(in 48 reviews)

  • "Love going to work everyday with a mission to help student-athletes(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "For some departments, work/life balance can be tough to manage(in 42 reviews)

  • "When I took my job as a 'Head Scout' at this company I could not have been more excited(in 22 reviews)

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  1. 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...

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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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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Head Football Scout for NCSA will leave you with NO LIFE- Trust me!"

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    Former Employee - Head Football Scout 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, good pay and benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Insane work hours. I worked from 5pm-1:30am on Monday-Thursday. We also had to do phone calls between 10am-noon, so there was really never serious time away from the phone, especially when you work from home. Weekdays were the easy part, weekends were the worst, I would average about 10 hours on Saturdays and 15 hours on Sundays- no joke. They would want more than that too. I worked on every single holiday except Christmas,...

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    Advice to Management

    Ease up. Spread the wealth. Get rid of Intro-Calls and only work one weekend a month. This job is ridiculous.. oh and it's not scouting, it's sales. Don't let that trick you.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2017-01-24

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    February 9, 2017Executive Vice President of Sales

    We agree that our great people are definitely a huge pro of working at NCSA. We are very up front that our hours for Head Scouts (now called Recruiting Specialists) are not traditional. If people don’t want to work nights and weekends, this job is not a good fit. The position also ...

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  3. Helpful (7)

    "National Scout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Great people that work there but the job and management not caring about their employees sucks the life out of all the great people there.

    Cons

    Commission Structure. $27,000 base salary with 5 hours of overtime which is paid time and a half but management never lets the employees get their full 5 hours of overtime and tap them out anywhere between 40 hours to 43 hours. Very negative working environment, a lot of people working there hate their jobs and are very unhappy. I would say 90% of employees are actively looking for new jobs as they work at NCSA. Too...

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    Advice to Management

    Truly care about and lead your employees.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-11-10
  4. 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...

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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
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Scout"

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      Current Employee - Scout 
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Not much besides being able to work from home. Can make a decent living if you work your life away here.

      Cons

      If you enjoy your life and like to see your family then stay away from this company. You will be working every night and weekend. They tell us to take a day off each week and one weekend off per month but they discourage you to do that. The managers always find a way to tell us how this is the biggest/most important week/month/time of year, so you are constantly being pressured to work more and hit unrealistic goals....

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      Advice to Management

      Actually address the work/life balance issue and stop feeding everyone constant nonsense.

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-09-18
    • Helpful (6)

      "Keep looking"

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      Former Employee - Scout 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      I heard that other departments weren't as miserable I believed in the product

      Cons

      From the scouting perspective the company really took a plunge over the course of my time at NCSA. It became harder to hit the lower levels of the commission while actually working harder and longer. Middle management doesn't really manage with the exception of a few. The job turned into complete cold calling. The company would make promises to improve pay structure and "invest" into the team we had in order to...

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      Advice to Management

      I wish I could have come out of this entry level position with a better review/experience. My only bit of advice would be to start showing you care about your employees if you truly are that concerned with being voted "one of the best places to work". The lives of management would be so much easier if they actually committed to investing into happy employees instead of creating miserable/negative ones. Really figure...

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2016-08-11
    • Helpful (25)

      "Hey wait a minute...this isnt what I interviewed for????"

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

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

      Pros

      Work from home, and the ability to for the most part set your own schedule. And the subject matter- you do get to talk sports/recruiting all day.

      Cons

      The job title and duties unfortunately have slowly warped into nothing that even resembles the ACTUAL duties of a scout, or a head scout. To say your job title is a "Head Scout" is quite misleading- the actual job title should be "Recruiting Consultant" or as we call it "Secret Salesman" . I'm pretty fresh out of school, but I know...

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      Advice to Management

      I haven't worked at the company long, but in my short time the company has changed and evolved to the point where its not the same job I interviewed for. Example #1- I interviewed for a full-time salaried position. Within 2 months of me working there all of a sudden I had to start clocking in to some online time management company to ensure I get 40 hours+ a week. What salaried job do you know that does this? ...

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2015-08-23
    • Helpful (4)

      "Head Scout"

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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 a year

      Pros

      Work from home, set your own schedule (within moderate guidelines), company culture, great people, etc. NCSA is a great place to work. I honestly believe that I help hundreds of families a year navigate the recruiting process, whether they enroll on a membership or not. I was extremely blessed to get opportunities to play my sport in college because my parents knew what they were doing, but most families have no clue...

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      Cons

      This is a young company. Not that NCSA is new or anything, but many of the employees in the scouting role or head scouting role do not have much work experience and therefore don't have a great bearing on how other companies are run. You can't expect every new college hire to find success right away, hitting numbers, acting professionally, and loving the rigors of a full time...

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      Advice to Management

      The absolute last thing you guys want at the top of the mountain is unhappy Scouts and Head Scouts. We are the connection between NCSA and the general public. We generate not only our largest revenue streams, but also the overwhelming percentage of referral business. We are also (nearly) wholly responsible for what a family says about NCSA to any of their teammates or friends. These are of utmost importance for a company...

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2015-08-26
    • Helpful (7)

      "Needs to re-evaluate the scout role"

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      Current Employee - Scout 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 a year

      Pros

      Working in a sales environment, you are able to see your performance on a daily basis. Always know where you stand in the company.

      Cons

      Scouts turn leads into meetings for head scouts who are responsible for completing the sale. Unfortunately, scouts are compensated by the amount of completed sales done by the head scout. Not based on their daily performance numbers. The scout role does not have a career path. The company is growing, but the reality is upward movement...

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      Advice to Management

      Improve compensation plan for scouts. Commission should be based on actual meetings and a percentage of revenue generated per month, not based on a head scouts' performance. Hire someone with more experience to lead the scouting force. Someone smart enough not to say in a full company meeting "I didn't go to college to set meetings all my life." That task is only done by the majority of the employees at NCSA on a daily...

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2015-08-27
    • Helpful (8)

      "Head Scout- Read through all reviews as you can clearly see that they have been written by current employees"

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

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

      Pros

      There is the possibility of helping out families, that said you are placed in a position to have these families feel as if they have to do this or their son/daughter will be forever lost in this experience.

      Cons

      I write this after over a year of not being at NCSA solely to be a voice for those families that have reached out to me with major concerns. First- I "scouted" for over three years with NCSA, When I was first brought on board it was a great platform to place the RIGHT high school kids in front of right college programs. They had good relationships with the college coaches and that was because they weren't flooding...

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      Advice to Management

      Get your act together. You preach athleadership but you don't follow your core values. Don't say that you have an open door policy, each and every one of your employees is scared to talk to any upper management. I know a number of employees that spoke up with a great idea only to be fired within a few weeks for no real reason. CK needs to not put his foot in that office as he is the most out of touch one of the bunch....

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2015-04-22

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      April 24, 2015Content Strategist

      Thank you for taking the time to share the pros and cons you experienced at NCSA. We are constantly growing and evolving as a company, and we genuinely appreciate your feedback. We also have great news to share about your comments, particularly in regard to some of the successes we’ve ...

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