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



This review is based on 307 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.32. It was published on Jul 18, 2017. 5545 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
You can count on people to cooperate.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Everyone has an opportunity to get special recognition.

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 team of former collegiate and professional athletes provide unparalleled service and expertise to connect college-bound student-athletes to more than 41,000 college coaches nationwide every year.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, 60642 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois, 60642; Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109 US Employees: 621
Employees Worldwide: 615 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2000

Next College Student Athlete has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 25)

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: We are all in to help those deserving student-athletes who may not otherwise find a way to play at the college level. 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.
  • Give Back: 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.
  • Simply Engaged Wellness Program: We’ve partnered with our healthcare provider on a wellness program. Participating teammates can engage in a variety of wellness activities to support a healthy lifestyle (e.g., completing a health questionnaire, biometric screenings, going to the gym monthly, speaking with a health coach, etc.) and earn up to $200 in gift cards. This benefit is also offered to participating spouses of teammates.
  • Team Member 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! What better way to accomplish that by referring a colleague or friend and being rewarded for it.
  • Commuter Parking Reimbursement: NCSA reimburses teammates on their monthly parking, up to 100%, based on the teammate's tenure with the company.
  • Laptop/Tablet Reimbursement: All full-time teammates are eligible to receive reimbursement up to $350 for the purchase of a laptop, iPad, or tablet of their choice.
  • 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.


50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary60% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Full-Time)
57% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Full-Time)


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 12 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option (50% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (83% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (We provide free snacks, bagel Fridays, free lunch once a month, a daily onsite pop-up restaurant (Fooda), subsidized parking, and a 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 $12,500,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • 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

Giving back to the community


40 yard line in the office

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

250 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 10% Job Growth
52 Average applicants per opening 13,587 Total job applicants
17% New hires by employee referrals 8% Openings filled by current employees
26 Recent graduates hired 28% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
107% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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