Detroit Lions Workplace Overview
Deep dive on the Detroit Lions workplace and top 5 scoops of the week
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Deep Dive: The Detroit Lions
What employees say:
“Worst sales team I’ve ever worked for. Upper Management is cancerous”
“Pay is horrible for NFL. Upper management is toxic. Zero growth opportunities. The entire sales team quit within the span of one year due to cuts in commission”
June- 7 new hires
May- 12 new hires
April- 14 new hires (1 senior management new hire)
448 total employees
Median tenure: 3.9 years
Last 6-month growth: +3%
Last 1-year growth: +11%
Last 2-year growth: +15%
Employee Distribution and Headcount Growth by Function
In the news:
Detroit Lions promote Mike Disner, hire Brandon Sosna among 8 front office changes
Mike Disner named the chief operating officer. Previously, Disner served as the team’s senior vice president of football and business administration.
Brandon Sosna as the team’s senior director of football administration
Lance Newmark has gone from director of player personnel to senior director of player personnel.
Brian Hudspeth has gone from national scout to assistant director of college scouting
Joe Kelleher has gone from pro scout to assistant director of pro scouting
Ademi Smith has gone from personnel assistant to scout
Gina Newell has gone from director of team operations to senior director of football operations
Jesse Giambra has gone from coordinator of team operations to manager of team operations/head coach administration
This week’s scoop
Kansas City Chiefs
“Leadership feels that people are interchangeable pieces rather than working to keep good people.”
Florida State University Seminoles
“Not treated with respect. Pay is horrific, culture is demeaning; especially towards women. Staff turnover is so high due to internal culture not positive
San Jose Sharks
“Low pay for the most expensive market. Too much emphasis on D&I and being sensitive. Lots of knowledge in senior staff. Control on career.”
“Fun place to work. Everybody is super nice and pretty laid back. Pretty cool working for an MLB team but the pay is not very great.”
“Very much a typical frat/bro tech culture. Not minority friendly... would only recommend to white people.”
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