ASCAP
2.7 of 5 26 reviews
www.ascap.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

ASCAP Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2013
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2.7 26 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

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John LoFrumento

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30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Antiquated company with little to no chance for growth

Manager (Former Employee)
Nashville, TN

I worked at ASCAP full-time for more than a year

ProsRelaxed and generally creative environment, entertainment-related functions

ConsPoor compensation, no performance reviews during two years of employment, no opportunity to earn bonuses, no formal executive structure, no room for advancement, antiquated policies, unorganized

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was proud to work there, but the culture changed, and not for the better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at ASCAP full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIf you're into music of any kind, it can be a fun place. Good vacation benefits

ConsCompensation less than average for the industry Health insurance benefits are also not up to industry norms (if you are compensated less with salary, benefits should be much better. The company is extremely beurocratic, which is frustrating to deal with. The different departments don't work as a team, but more work in competition, and management does nothing to improve that situation. They began charging members for even the most basic of services, and put all of their "Member Services" materials on line. This really frustrated members terribly. When I left, the membership was extremely unhappy, and were resigning in droves. Wouldn't recommend working there or joining. BMI might be a better choice

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, think more about your members, an then consider your staff as important as the members. ASCAP is a service organization. Frustrated unhappy staff don't provide the best service, and then Members leave. Cultivate a culture of teamwork.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked In IT (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at ASCAP full-time

ProsNice people and great location. You can potentially learn and have interesting work if you report to the right manager

ConsCompany's internal politics overshadow everything positive. Favoritism is about the only way to succeed and advance ahead.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Area Licensing Manager (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at ASCAP full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, entertainment business, good training,

ConsSet up to not make a bonus because company constantly changing the bonus program, looking for ways to take advantage if its employees. Automotive reimbursement is Runzheimer and again set up to take advantage of its employees, but able to say it has some vehicle reimbursement.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a fair bonus plan using a dollar target only and not a license count requirement and act like you care about your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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low Salary, advancement only means more work less pay, outsourcing and layoffs

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at ASCAP

Prosdecent benefits
good people in the office
near central park

Constedious work
layoffs and outsourcing
low salary

Advice to Senior Managementstop outsourcing work and train people here to do a better job

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The work ASCAP is responsible for is very interesting but the Analysts positions are the furthest things from

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at ASCAP

ProsA good group of young people interested in the Music Business

Cons-The respect for employees is low
-Compensation is bad
-Not a place people enjoy working which ultimately reflects to new employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very little room for growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ASCAP full-time

ProsConsidered a good stepping stone if you take opportunities to learn new things. Easy, secure. Mainly data entry, which is great if you are looking for something that isn't too taxing.

I hear that some departments work from home now.

ConsOffice politics at the time made the environment a bit stifling. I've heard things have gotten better since I left. Mostly menial work. In some departments, deadlines are pressing and overtime mandatory. Quarterly reports, etc. Not quite the kind of environment you think of when you hear "non profit". Member services, as any customer-oriented career, can be frustrating. The other departments (radio, tv, international) are more individual, with very little client interaction (pro or con, depending on what you search for). I hear that some departments work from home now.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure what could have been changed, considering the environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dont expect to earn a living off the income, and expect to work 60 hrs week

Area Licensing Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at ASCAP

Prosmusic industry
get to meet songwriters
generous vacation package

Conspay is extremely low
pay is based on what the team does, if you've got a slacker - no pay for you
very long hours

Advice to Senior Managementget rid of the team pay scale
contacts do not equal meeting your goals
align goals with reality and cost of living, nyc and jackson, ms should not have the same goals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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unreached potential

Licensing Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at ASCAP

Prosflexible hours
work from home office
some opportunity for travel
strong health care benefits
401k match
interesting sales meeting locations

Consinconsistent implementation of policies and procedures
inconsistent management at director level
diminishing rate of pay
annually diminishing bonus payouts
surprising unwillingness to embrace new technology

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would appear that regardless of the revenue generated, there is a concerted effort to limit the opportunities for increased commissions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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