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Kansas City Royals Reviews

Updated 3 December, 2017
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  1. "Never stood a chance"

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    Former Employee - 80 Grade Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - 80 Grade Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Cool to go to Kauffman Stadium every day
    -Great coworkers
    -Great inside scoop on the inner workings of a professional team

    Cons

    -Management has unrealistic expectations for sales results for a bad team
    -Very poor training and supervision
    -Lots of figuring things out for yourself
    -Thrown into the fire without much training or explanation
    -Promises of "leads" mostly fall through
    -Only cares about results, not interested in effort
    -No warning about ways to improve
    -Will terminate employment regardless of effort at any moment

    Advice to Management

    -Find someone actually willing to train new associates
    -Stop wasting money on lists of people who have no interest in paying to watch a bad team lose
    -Use software and programs that don't crash constantly
    -Provide better feedback and more often for new hires


  2. "Not a real job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Academy Associate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals part-time

    Pros

    Free food at games, free tickets, free merchandise

    Cons

    Pay (less than $20,000), Bad Management, High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    My checks were usually $500 - $600 every two weeks. You cold call people to sell overpriced tickets for a below average baseball team. Customers know they can get the tickets for a fraction of the cost at a third party site like StubHub. Thought I would learn sales techniques, but no formal training or feedback ever. I honestly don't know what the manager did all day. He didn't manage or sell on the phone. There is a reason why everyone in this role is so young, because they get exploited. They target candidates right out of college with no experience. Anyone with any brains would not work here. The formula is simple. You work hard and make them thousands of dollars, but they don't want to pay you money!


  3. "Ballpark Operations"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Ballpark Operations in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Ballpark Operations in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career in sports by learning and gaining valuable hands on experience

    Cons

    Sports is a field that is hard to get into because everyone wants a job with a sports team


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  5. "Fraternity/Sorority like"

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

    I worked at Kansas City Royals full-time

    Pros

    Fun, exciting, work/life balance is excellent. Baseball 24/7. Get to help and work with great co workers and fans

    Cons

    If you adjust for a 40 hour week you make $8.75 per hour so awfully low wages. They also hold your commission for months. Very little to no chance of advancement regardless of performance. No training and your just a number. Basically their system is each season they take kids fresh out of college and pay them minimum wage. Once the season ends they bring in new kids. So they can continue paying minimum wages. The only way to stay on is if you are accepted into the fraternity/sorority. When they do have job openings it's more about how much they personally like you than your actual work performance. I would only recommend if this is your first job out of college and plan to move on to a better organization and just need experience. It would be better off being called a very low paying internship.

    Advice to Management

    No question that it is a very fun job. However, pay employees livable wages and see employees as people instead of just the bottom line. Be more honest and don't just promote who you personally like over who can perform the job the best.


  6. "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Outfield Experience in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Outfield Experience in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great part-time jobs for a good pay rate. Friendly management. Great atmosphere. Great place to work on your people skills as most every job is customer service oriented.

    Cons

    You need to be available on their schedule, which are usually game days, 2 hours before game time, during the baseball season. So from April to October, evenings and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more input from employees, especially those that have been there for 3 or more years.


  7. "player"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Royals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great organization who treats employees well

    Cons

    none, great place and team to work for

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  8. "Security Guard"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with awesome people in a fantastic environment!

    Cons

    I can't think of any right now.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "KC Royals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work/life balance is great; if you're a baseball fan, you'll love this job

    Cons

    non-competitive salary and no room for advancement


  10. "Security Guard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kansas City Royals part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers and supervisors are awesome! Great time and fun atmosphere to work around. You are able to work at many fun events that's associated with the team.

    Cons

    None I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Promote fro. within.


  11. "Minor league baseball"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with genuine, caring people who would do whatever they could to help

    Cons

    Low Pay made things difficult

    Advice to Management

    Management was awesom


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