Baseball Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat.
Matt King for Bleacher Report mentioned why baseball is the worts, "Repetitive SportsCenter Highlights: Hey, look, a diving catch! I can't remember the last time I saw one of those. Baseball injuries are hilariously stupid, the games last forever, the draft is a joke and baseball fans are annoying.2
Former Employee - Production Associate says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time Cons: You get to sit and watch the beast of capitalism unfold."
Former Employee - Analyst says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for more than a year Cons: Toxic work culture! No team environment! Everyone works to save their jobs! Very uptight and corporate! MLB needs to relax their policies in this day and age! MLB should be more open and fun place to work"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for less than a year Cons: Overworked and they're quick to fire you"
Former Employee - Multimedia Producer says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for more than 5 years Cons: You get overworked, underappreciated and underpaid for the joy of working in Baseball"
Former Employee - Business Analyst says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for more than a year Cons: Toxic work environment. I worked in the administrative office on a software development project. It's very social environment where people play favorites. If your boss didnt like you or you werent social- say bye to your job. Not alot of diversity among the administration. There was alot of gossiping by staff even at meetings. As soon as someone left the room, the remaining people talk bad about them. One time the lead gossiped got caught by the object of the gossip. Alot of rivalries. They allowed women to dress in short skirts and tights clothing that was revealing. There was an entrenched culture of hiring women. that dressed like that. There were attempts to get me fired as a consultants. People even bragged about getting someone fired within 6 months. There were situations where the administration showed religious intolerance (not my direct boss who was awesome). The administrators used to complain to my boss about everything to force him to remove me from working with them on the project and not to direct meetings. This had nothing to do with aptitude or professional know-how. The incident that initially sparked this complaining from the administration involved another employee that set me up to fail on purpose by not providing the proper KT, which made me look incompetent. I believe this person did this purposely. While I liked my role-it was technically challenging and I learned alot but it was toxic and cut throat there. If you like toxic energy, gossiping and getting set-up to be fired when you have a family to feed, this is your place. Very happy to have left."
Former Employee - Senior Producer says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Management is littered with under qualified people who are only ever trying to keep their jobs. Not a place for anyone with talent. Night shift editors tend to lack in keeping hygiene a priority."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No work/life balance. New management blows "hot air" about all changes coming down the pipeline but nothing really matches or takes the time to know different teams. Positions aren't balanced well. No loyalty for senior people, favoritism is at all time high, who you know not based on skill set. People work here because MLB is well known but behind the scenes, not as glamorous as it seems. -Gym membership is limited to a certain area -Limited tickets for games (will call) but not guaranteed -Lucky to get a t-shirt or cheap bag with a MLB logo"
says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) Cons: This company treats their freelancers like garbage. Expect to work the worst possible shifts from the beginning to end of your time there. You’ll have no work/life balance whatsoever unless you suck up to the right people for a better schedule. You may have your hours cut to nearly nothing with very little warning. Departments are cliquey and if your not a part of the in-crowd expect to be mocked behind your back. All of the negative reviews are true. Dont freelance here and waste any of your time that could be otherwise used to further your career at a company that respects its employees and with coworkers that respect each other."
Editor says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) for more than a year Cons: Everything else. Unorganized, absurd workload, toxic working environment."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Major League Baseball (MLB) full-time for more than a year Cons: There is a very long list. First off don't think this is just a 9-5 job. Your hours will vary which is fine because you know what you signed up for. However they constantly change your schedule Including sometimes less than 24 hours in advance. You would think that making that switch would gain you some favor but they could care less. And god forbid you can't work that switch. Basically your career is over because in their mind you have something more important to do than cutting Ten 15 second videos even if you have a legitimate reason to miss work. Lets say you schedule a doctors appointment 3 weeks out. Then the day before you get switched. You will have to chose between the end of your career or paying a fee for missing your appointment. They expect you to always be flexible but it is not even close to being reciprocated. One other example is asking for time off. Lets say you want time off in February. You have to request off by January 5th. Seems like you would expect to get your schedule for February in a few weeks. NOPE. At best you will get it on January 25th. Keep in mind that there is someone who is paid about 90,000 dollars a year and their only job is the schedule yet they can't even handle that. Also they try their hardest to shame people from taking off. If you request off you can almost guarantee that they will take other days away from you which forces you to not get paid or to get vacation days taken away from you even though that is not what you wanted. They never want you to take off during the season so when the offseason comes all the staff tries to take off. But that doesn't work either because they need people to work shifts so basically you never can take off. One employee was even shamed into postponing his Honeymoon. So much for work-life balance. You can forget that idea. This is your life now and they will never let you forget it. Many times they will force you to work up to 10 days in a row and will constantly switch you between day and night shifts so that you will never be healthy or get on a consistent sleep schedule. This bring us to pay. They say that they base their pay off of the area that the company is located in. That could not be further from the truth. I'm pretty sure the janitors get paid more than this position. But don't worry you get an extra 5 dollar raise every year so that’s something to look forward to. Even the Associate Producers and Segment Producers are beyond underpaid. They expect you to do work significantly above your pay grade and they will NOT compensate you for it. Its very clear that your work doesn't matter here. You can go 3 months without getting any feedback on your work. Then when your review comes up they make up something to criticize you for even they clearly have no idea what you have been working on during that time. Luckily if you are in the Boy’s club you will be set. So be ready to laugh at your managers jokes, support everything he does, throw your other co workers under the bus, and basically sell your soul for a CHANCE of moving up. If the head of the department doesn’t like you for some reason there is literally nothing you can do to change his mind. Its as if some people are picked as soon as they walk in the door and everyone else can forget it. I can't tell you how many times under-qualified people have been passed over for someone that is friends with the manager. They will dangle a promotion in front of you in order to squeeze every last drop of your effort. Then when it comes time for your meeting they claim that they have no money in the budget. Strange because the head of the department has gotten 2 promotions in the last 2 years. I wonder how much money that may have cost? Feel like they could have given us at least a 6 dollar raise each year. Nah that's too much. The biggest problem is the raging sexism that exudes from this company. Guess how many female producers there have been in the history of MLB Network? if you guessed 0 then you are correct. It is beyond egregious. Many times the women are much more talented than the men that get work ahead of them. For example there was a Male and Female employee that started at the same time. The Male was an intern and the Female was an Associate Producer. He moved from intern to broadcast associate to Associate Producer to Segment Producer. The Female still has not been promoted. If that doesn't show you something then I don’t know what will. The talent and producers are constantly making sexist and inappropriate comments constantly. In meetings they may discuss masturbation, or they might just throw out a good ole Homophobic slur just to mix it up for a change."
Network Operations Engineer (Former Employee) says"The management here is horrendous! There is no proper training if an employee should need it, communication is a complete disaster between the employees and their managers. Especially if you work in the San Francisco office. You’re basically left to dry out there. I sent an important email to my manager back in NYC once and it took him 10 Days to get back to me. That’s after numerous follow ups, slack messages and phone calls. They seriously do not not how to manage."
QA Analyst (Former Employee) says"I learned myself working hard but there was no help from my manager. Work-culture is so bad. It's really bad place to work at MLB. They don't even pay enough money to their employees."
Associate Producer (Current Employee) says"Hours and schedule will change frequently making it very difficult to plan a life or time for anything else. The pay and compensation remains the same but responsibility will increase over time and you are expected to be able to manage all of it with total neglect of personal life. If you have a family or plan to have one anytime soon this will be quite difficult working here. Cons: long fluctuating and inconsistent hours, politics will overshadow quality work"
Freelance Broadcast Associate (Former Employee) says"I was a freelance employee for 3 years and the more I worked there, the more I wish I had gotten out of it sooner. You do not have the same schedule every week which really messes with your body after a while. I always worked nights, weekends and holidays. Upper management definitely has their favorites. Never expect anyone to come up to you and offer to help you unless upper management asks them to. As a freelancer, I only received 401K and got paid hourly. Management did not like if you went over 40 hours but would always approve overtime hours. In my 3 years, I got a pay raise my second season and then a pay decrease my 3rd season due to the company moving and saving money. Nothing was consistent, I always worked a different game everyday and things were constantly changing. I also never received a promotion at work in my 3 years there. If you really love baseball, this job may ruin your love of the sport."
Account Services Coordinator (Former Employee) says"Very little opportunity for internal promotion or pay raises."
Editorial Producer (Current Employee) says"A typical day at work is from 6 pm to 2 am and it is stressful. There is a ton of work to do, which is fine, but you're buried in your computer from the moment you start until the moment you leave. Keeping up with the ever-changing rules and guidelines is tough, too. The people are great, but that's really the best part. Cons: No breaks"
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"MLB was a great place to work a decade ago. The current climate of the office is stressful, mismanaged and overall a mess. I would not recommend employment with them."
Communications Specialist / Customer Service (Current Employee) says"Co-workers and peers are great to work with. Inbound calls can be very bus during the baseball season. Team leads are rude and schedules are never set"
Multimedia Producer (Former Employee) says"If you like working in a fast-paced environment, that this is a place for you."
Account Executive - MLB (Current Employee) says"Baseball is a wonderful place to work, but like any major organization, has it's downsides. While the work is rewarding, often times the work/life balance is difficult to maintain. Provides an exceptional opportunity to work with multiple organizations and a variety of departments to help further experience."
Independent Consultant (Former Employee) says"I taught financial responsibility and money laundering on two classes of approximately 50 players each as an independent contractor for the MLB Rookie Developmental Program in Virginia Cons: Only taught one time - extremely competitive position to obtain and maintain"
Baseball Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) says"Big name but does little to help individual employees. Pushes its agenda according to the politics within the company with disregard to whose lives its affecting."
Paralegal (Former Employee) says"Pleasant atmosphere, little room for advancement. People work the same position for decades. They are uninterested in training in-house employees and prefer to hire from without."
Ticket Sales & Services - Suites Sales Intern (Current Employee) says"It is a great place to work if you loves sports. It is a great working environment. The employees are always willing to help others when needed. The organization is employee friendly as well."
Technical Director (Former Employee) says"MLB is a good place to start your career. You're not going to be paid a lot but you will learn a lot."
Royalty Clerk (Former Employee) says"Great to work learned allot but had the opportunity to show my skills in order to get hired perm Cons: no healthcare due to temp"
Paralegal (Current Employee) says"Co-Workers are great. There is a lot of work and not enough staff to handle the work. Always on the run and everything has a "yesterday" deadline. Not enough communication between departments or cooperation. No advancement unless you have a connection."
Mutiple Positions (Former Employee) says"I loved working at MLB Network. The fun environment was contagious and every staff member was a joy to work with. Working for a 24/7 network calls for weekend work and late nights, though. Which was part of the reason I left. However, the production that the network is able to put out to the public is incredible. It made working there fun and easy. I was with MLBN for quiet some years as a freelancer and was never advanced to staff. This was my other reasoning for leaving. If I was staffed, I'd still be there today because I thoroughly enjoyed my job there vey much. Overall though, MLB Network provided me with the skills and learnings that I know today and I will be forever grateful for that. Cons: Late night shifts, weekend work, majority freelance"
Sales Planner (Former Employee) says"- Departmental communication needs improvements"
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