The United States Soccer Federation has been slammed by its own employees as a toxic place to work, so reveals the New York Times.
Reviews or feedbacks inside corporations describe the culture of the company, how the employees feel and if employees feel appreciated and value, they will produce their best work. However, this is not the case for US Soccer, the governing body for soccer in the United States, according to a report for the New York Times.
According to New York Times reporter, Andrew Das, severe critiques were posted anonymously but publicly by more than a dozen current and former US Soccer workers through the networking website, Glassdoor, where they described the United States Federation as a terrible and toxic place to work.
That job may be filled within weeks, and USSF employees desperately wanted their concerns to be heard first, by board especially. One person called the reviews ‘a cry for help.’— Andrew Das (@AndrewDasNYT) June 25, 2019
The New York Times investigated the claims and confirmed they reflected the feelings inside the organization accurately, describing a culture of fear and intimidation and pointing directly to chief executive, Dan Flynn, and Jay Berhalter, brother of the US men's national team coach who will most likely replace Flynn once he retires.
The complaints call out nepotism, claiming that a select group of executives are the only ones able to advance inside the federation, and those executives are more interested in personal benefits than making soccer the top sport in the United States.
US Soccer president, Carlos Cordeiro
The US Soccer Federation president is aware of the online complaints as mentioned by the NYT but declined to make any comment, as the posts are anonymous.