At Next College Student Athlete, 87 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 350 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.19. It was published on Jul 3, 2018. 7465 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People care about each other here.
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.

What They Do

We asked Next College Student Athlete to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. Our 700 teammates leverage exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms and personal relationships built over two decades connecting hundreds of thousands of student-athletes to 35,000+ college coaches nationwide.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, 60642 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109 US Employees: 737
Employees Worldwide: 737 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2000

Next College Student Athlete has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 25)

The winning team at the annual Turkey Bowl

Perks and Programs

We asked Next College Student Athlete to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • NCSA All In Award: The NCSA All In Award™ is the cornerstone of our give-back mission. We provide free services to deserving student-athletes who demonstrate financial need, meet standard NCSA academic and athletic qualifications, and who demonstrate a strong desire to play collegiate athletics and commitment to leverage their athletic talent to improve their life. This year, our goal is to assist more than 2,000 student-athletes nationwide with All In Awards.
  • Paid Volunteer Day: As part of our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and work, NCSA provides each teammate one paid volunteer day per year to encourage our teammates to take time out to help serve the community in whatever capacity is most meaningful to them.
  • Wellness Credit Reimbursement: Each teammate is allotted a monthly credit of $65 to use for any healthy lifestyle event or product such as gym memberships, specialty workout classes (e.g., spinning, yoga, kick boxing, etc.), city-wide bike sharing programs, entry fees to marathons, healthy eating programs (e.g., Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.), massages, vitamins and supplements, etc.
  • Intramural Teams & Annual Turkey Bowl: NCSA is a sports company, and we continue to fuel our competitive spirits by participating in year-round intramural leagues, including flag football, volleyball, softball, and bowling. We also host an annual Turkey Bowl (flag football tournament). Each team has an executive sponsor, and the winning team earns bragging rights for the next year!
  • Teammate Referral Program: All employees are eligible to participate in NCSA's referral program. Teammates can earn up to $500 if their referral is hired. Cash rewards and company-wide recognition are also given on a quarterly basis to those who have the most referrals and the most hired referrals. We value our teammates and their contributions and want more just like them!
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: The DIO committee at NCSA is dedicated to building a community reliant on its differences to foster growth and innovation. The committee hosts events throughout the year (e.g., potlucks, PRIDE gathering, bias training, etc.) and supports company-wide resource groups (e.g., Women, Remote Workers, Latino, etc.).
  • Dream Team: All NCSA teammates have the opportunity to be a part of the Dream Team, a company-supported and employee-run group that meets regularly to discuss and accomplish their dreams. Any dream is fair game, whether personal, professional, short-term, long-term, big, or small. The full group meets every other month, and smaller groups (“Dream Buddies”) meet more frequently. Dream Team members help keep one another accountable, pool thoughts and ideas and resources to make dreams a reality, and then celebrate the wins together!
  • Daily On-Site Popup Restaurant: Each day, a different restaurant comes into the office and sells a variety of lunch options. This is particularly convenient when you need to grab a quick bite and/or want to try out some new restaurants in the city!
  • Free Lunch, Snacks, and Bagel Fridays: NCSA provides free fresh bagels for breakfast every Friday morning. On the 3rd Thursday of each month after a company-wide meeting, NCSA offers free lunch for all in-office teammates. Keeping in line with our love for food, we have a large snack cabinet available to teammates filled with your healthiest snacks to the snacks for your junk food lovers. The healthy fruit is provided at no cost to our teammates.
  • Onsite Eye Exams and Biometric Screenings: NCSA brings vendors onsite a few times a year for eye exams and biometric screenings. These onsite offerings encourage teammates to take advantage of the health benefits available to them and ensure they can do so without having to take time away from work.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary60% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full-Time)
56% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full-Time)
Taking care of business


17 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment 17 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option (55% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (90% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free daily fresh fruit, bagel Fridays, free lunch once a month, daily onsite pop-up restaurant (Fooda), honor bar (snack closet), video games, pop-a-shot, pop up fitness classes, weekly summer happy hours, subsidized parking, dedicated wellness room.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
10 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $15,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Director of Talent Acquisition and the DIO Committee oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

A little friendly competition!


Giving back to the community

How to Get Hired

We asked Next College Student Athlete for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

NCSA teammates are committed and determined to empower leaders through sports by sharing their passion, energy, and appreciation for what sports have done for them. NCSA offers an exciting and competitive environment similar to the playing field. Working here requires an all-in attitude and an all-out work ethic, flexibility, and teamwork. If you are passionate about sports and making a difference in student-athletes' lives, NCSA is the place for you!

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

In order to be considered for a position, you must submit your resume online.  All resumes will be reviewed by our hiring team, and qualified candidates will be contacted to move forward in the interview process. Prospective employees who embody and demonstrate our Core Values will likely grab the attention of the recruiting team and be a great fit at NCSA.  These Core Values include team first, world class service, leading by example, all-in attitude, all-out work ethic, commitment, and give back mentality.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are constantly looking for A players to join our ever-growing team! The upcoming year holds lots of plans for growth in many areas of the business, so please continue to check back at for specific opportunties! NCSA continues to rapidly expand our Sales and Member Services departments.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Please visit our careers page to learn more about our current open positions:

hiring Outlook

300 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 19% Job Growth
80 Average applicants per opening 20,089 Total job applicants
18% New hires by employee referrals 4% Openings filled by current employees
43 Recent graduates hired 28% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
99% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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