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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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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 (3)

    "Great People, Not So Great Hours"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits Awesome people to work with Work from home No cold calling(meetings are set for you)

    Cons

    Constantly pressed to add more meetings and take more calls. No life during the week since we're working 4 pm-midnight most nights. 7 day/week job. Work life balance can be tough. Only way to make good money is working 70 hrs./week.

    Advice to Management

    Higher commission %'s and teach higher close % instead of just constantly adding meetings.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-04-09

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    April 29, 2019EVP of Recruiting

    Thank you for your review and for the compliments on our awesome teammates and culture! Throughout the interview process for the Recruiting Specialist role, we are clear about the work hours that this role requires. Recruiting Specialists are advised to work these hours because these ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and positive atmosphere!"

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    Current Employee - Director of Softball in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and team of coworkers can't be beat. I have been with the company nearly 7 years and I stay because of the people. The environment is competitive but also rewarding. As a former college athlete, I value the work perks, too. I think we have great benefits and the wellness reimbursement is also a great perk!

    Cons

    For some departments, work/life balance can be tough to manage.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-03-05

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    March 13, 2019President

    Thank you for your review and the 7 years that you’ve committed to helping student-athletes!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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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 less than a year

      Pros

      Work-life balance, positive atmosphere, supportive leadership

      Cons

      no downsides at this time

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-03-07

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      April 10, 2019President

      Thank you for your review and for the compliments on our work culture. I wish you the best of luck with your continued professional growth! Don’t hesitate to reach out if myself or any leadership team member can ever be of help.

    • Helpful (11)

      "Thoughts on the Recruiting Coordinator Position"

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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

      - Most of the staff at NCSA is awesome, solid people all around. I genuinely enjoyed just about everyone I worked with. Lots of fun social events, including the Turkey Bowl. - Lots of opportunities to help families in the recruiting process whether they ultimately decide to enroll or not. I truly enjoyed many of the conversations I had with families and genuinely felt I was making a difference at times. - The services...

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      Cons

      - Despite some positives, the recruiting coordinator position can be rough for many reasons. The job itself is very boring. It is basically just one giant call center. You make 50-100 calls per day on a “smile and dial” mindset. Literally, your job is to set sales meetings for families with closers and that is it. I hardly found the job challenging due to its repetitive nature. - The work-life...

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      Advice to Management

      - The Recruiting Coordinator position can be a good first job for kids right out of college as you can get some solid sales experience and enjoy awesome colleagues, but it’s definitely is not something I would recommend leaving a current and stable job for unless you absolutely know what you are getting into, especially as most RCs have to grind it out like crazy to make decent money. - NCSA needs to be more upfront...

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-02-27

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      April 10, 2019Director of Recruiting

      Thank you for your feedback on the Recruiting Coordinator role. I agree with you about our team – we have some amazing people who work at NCSA and they’re all very passionate about helping families, as I can tell you were as well. We make it very clear throughout the interview ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Excellent Place to Work"

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

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

      Pros

      The camaraderie of the overall company is very strong. I genuinely enjoy working with the people in my division, and generally look forward to coming to work every day as a result. The company culture is strong, encourages new ideas, and is committed to the overall mission and to the company's core values. The management team is very receptive to feedback, and is focused on building teammates rather than tearing down....

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      Cons

      Payscale is under the market median, which could be a frustration. There have been concerns about work-life balance in the past, but this is something the company is continually working to improve for the betterment of all involved. There can be a disconnect between in-office and remote employees, though (not to beat a dead horse) this is something the company is endeavoring...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to be receptive to feedback from all employees, and to encourage growth from both a personal and career-focused perspective. I cannot recommend working for NCSA enough, as helping it grow has been one of the Highlights of my career to date.

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-12-06

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      December 21, 2018EVP of Customer Success

      First, I want to say thank you for your 5+ years of giving back to student-athletes and helping them accomplish their dreams. We do have some of the best people working here at NCSA and I’m glad that you are a part of it! Also, thank you for your pros and cons and as you have mentioned, ...

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    • Helpful (14)

      "Think LONG and HARD!!"

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

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

      Pros

      Training Trip to Chicago/Work from home/Health Benefits/Talking sports

      Cons

      Pay/work-life balance/no support/Quality of meetings set/Upper Management-lower management/Systems that don't work

      Advice to Management

      If you want a job that consumes every minute of your life and has very little pay, this is the job for you!! I was told I would make $70k+ a year, I made $28k my first and only year. This is a Time Share based sales platform for selling recruiting services to families. Company needs to better qualify meetings set. Majority of families that you will talk to have NO idea that the service costs money. A large portion of...

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      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-12-07

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      December 21, 2018EVP of Recruiting

      Thank you for your detailed review. You had a lot to say and I will address a few of the points. NCSA has no control over the financial or cultural background in which families come from but what we do have control over is the type of service that we provide to those families. During ...

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    • Helpful (6)

      "Recruiting Coordinator"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Sports environment, easy job, can connect with interesting talent (athletes and families)

      Cons

      Never get raise on base, high pressure sales environment, not the best leadership, this is a telemarketing position, they expect you to make 60-70 calls a day, not compensated daily for work, no room for growth long term at company, company believes each person can be easily replaced, push heavily for weekend work, bad work life balance

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-11-16

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      November 30, 2018President

      Thank you for your feedback although I am sorry you did not have a better experience during your 3 years as a Recruiting Coordinator at NCSA. The Recruiting Coordinator position does require heavy phone time contacting families who have requested a call. You mention that there is ...

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    • Helpful (12)

      "Not more than a starter job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      1. A young and fun culture. Competitive atmosphere, turkey bowl, fun holiday parties. 2. Ability to work from home.

      Cons

      1. NCSA has lost its way. The job has become more about putting through anyone and everyone to increase the chances of profit than about really helping student athletes. 2. This is a high pressure sales role with unrealistic metrics and expectations. You WILL be working 8-6 every day and working weekends. Work life balance is non existent. 3. There is no career path, here....

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      Advice to Management

      Pay your people better so that your top salespeople don't leave for better opportunities. Stop praying on the hopes and dreams of children as a business practice. Remodel your business model from a bait and switch to a more transparent sale. They way NCSA is handling new business now is UNETHICAL.

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-10-29

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      November 30, 2018President

      Thank you for the feedback although I wish you would have raised your frustrations directly, so we could have had an honest conversation vs an anonymous post. I’m sorry that you did not have a better experience during your 3+ years with the company. Senior management – I at the top ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Recruiting Specialist"

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      Former Employee - Recruitment Specialist in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Awesome environment. Management allows the opportunity for you to cultivate a personal relationship with them. Work from home. Great training and on going training throughout employment.

      Cons

      Not a level playing field when it comes to how they distribute meetings. While I'm totally fine with feeding the hot hand, it's difficult to get hot if the families you get are flat broke. The base salary is pretty low but commission structure is fair. If you have a badd month, be prepared to tap into savings as the base salary isn't competitive. Hours are evening + nights and weekends. Work...

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      Advice to Management

      Job well done. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with NCSA. The hours were a little difficult to adjust to but this wasn't a surprise. Keep investing in your people the way that you do with training and getting to know them on a personal level. It makes working from home that much better!

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-08-27

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      December 18, 2018EVP of Recruiting

      Thank you for the compliment on a job well done to management. Ongoing training is vital to the direction that NCSA is going in as a company. We can’t control a family’s income, though we do have resources available to help families that can’t afford a membership with NCSA and that ...

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      "Recruiting Specialist"

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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 from home, chance to make good money. Talk about sports and impact the lives of student athletes! Not very micromanaged.

      Cons

      Work life balance, work 6-7 days a week, evening and every weekend. NCSA claims it is more flexible than it actually is . Takes a little bit before you start earning decent money (but they tell you that upfront).

      Advice to Management

      Switch to 5 day work weeks at least once or twice a month.

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete2018-08-29

      NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

      December 18, 2018EVP of Recruiting

      Thank you for helping us positively impact the lives of student-athletes. We work round the clock to help them understand the process and compete at the next level. The work hours are made clear from the beginning because it does take time to help families through the recruiting process. ...

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