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NCSA Next College Student Athlete Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2019

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NCSA Next College Student Athlete CEO Lisa Strasman
Lisa Strasman
153 Ratings
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 (1)

    "My Experience was transformative and positive."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCSA Next College Student Athlete

    Pros

    The culture of athleadership made me feel like I was part of a team with a goal to change lives through the power of sports.

    Cons

    As in any fast growing company - change is eminent and adapting and embracing change comes with the territory. With change comes many opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep vision clear and stick to the core values and NCSA will continue to rock!

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-08-13
  2. 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

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    July 17, 2019HR

    Thank you for the feedback! I suggest you speak with your direct manager regarding your schedule and any challenges you may be having. We do offer a variety of perks for full-time team members including laptop reimbursement, wellness reimbursement, work from home opportunities and ...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Low paying, high pressure sales job."

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Coppell, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Ability to work from home 2. $65 a month wellness reimbursement 3. Get to talk sports with families 4. Good intro to sales job

    Cons

    1. PAY IS TERRIBLE 2. Commission structure is all whacked up. You don’t start make commission until your 20th enrollment 3. High turnover rate 4. You sign for 45 hours, we are now in a season of work where they make you work 47-50 hours a week 5. If you don’t hit your “set goal” for the week, manager MAKES you work the weekend, even if you are ahead of pace for minimums for the month. 6. Did I say pay is terrible? 7....

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    Advice to Management

    You need to start paying more or you will lose top talent.

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-08-14
  4. "Not bad for a first job, but moving on is necessary and common"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management played favorites and atmosphere may have been too relaxed for some

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete2019-07-22

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    August 1, 2019President

    Thank you for leaving us your honest feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the work culture here. Favoritism is not something we tolerate here at NCSA and this is something we will be sure to address with our team. Any teammates that feel this way are welcomed to come and ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    August 1, 2019President

    Thank you for taking the time out to leave your feedback. We are sad to see one of our Senior Recruiting Coordinators go and we appreciate the hard work that you put in to help student-athletes find the right fit. It is great that you were able to build your sales and customer service ...

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  6. 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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  7. Helpful (3)

    "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

    NCSA Next College Student Athlete Response

    July 23, 2019President

    I appreciate the thought that went into your review. It is clear you’ve given a lot of thought to all sides of our organization. The average Recruiting Coordinator works 45 hours/week and very few exceed 50 hours/week. This is far from excessive for a commission-based sales role. ...

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  8. "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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  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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