Bazeley: Through the looking Glassdoor in baseball

From Alex Bazeley at The Hardball Times on November 11, 2019:

Falsifying records. Claims of nepotism. No, this isn’t just another day in the White House. Welcome to the wacky world of baseball through the lens of Glassdoor.

Working for a major league baseball team is, it may not come as a surprise to hear, a lot like working for any other large business. As the employee of a hierarchical corporation under the umbrella of one of the nation’s largest entertainment industries, 95% of the time you’re likely dealing with the monotony of day-to-day work; navigating office politics and cliquey coworkers; feeling overworked and underpaid; and wondering what on earth your future looks like. These are sentiments many of us have likely experienced at one point or another during our careers, however long or short.

That other 5%, though, can go a little off the rails.

How do I know this, you might ask? I know this because, like any other business, each major league team has its own profile on Glassdoor, the website that allows employees to review the companies for which they work anonymously. Thinking these public forums might offer some nuggets of insight into the hidden gears of major league teams, I dug through all 1,515 reviews left by current and former team employees to see what I might be able to discover. And, reader, did I discover some stories.

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Originally published: November 14, 2019. Last Updated: November 14, 2019.