NARAS Reviews

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  • Family atmosphere, but lacking professionalism

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at NARAS full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Positive Outlook
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    Caring family atmosphere, with lots of perks (in-house concerts, early Friday closures over summer, random 401K bonuses.) You also get Grammy tickets.


    Divided, disinterested upper management. Turf wars and tribal allegiances routinely trump common sense. While generally well-meaning, some key execs have little-to-no experience; a few are glaringly incompetent. The company has grown fat and lazy on TV network checks ... but disruption is coming.

    Advice to Management

    Set up clearly defined roles and get everyone rowing in the same direction. Fire C-level execs more interested in empire-building than company-building. Hire people with experience and reward performance (not politicking or tenure.)

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at NARAS (Washington, DC) in January 2013.


    Process was broken down into two phone interviews with executive director, administrative assistant, and assistant in Los Angeles. They all asked great questions and were very easy going. They were excited that I had a reference from a previous intern and welcomed me even at the interview stage.

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Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1957
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, better known as The Recording Academy, provides arts advocacy, outreach and education, and support services to professionals in the recording industry. The membership organization boasts some 18,000 members served by about a dozen regional chapters throughout the US. The Recording Academy acknowledges outstanding work by musicians, producers, engineers, and recording professionals with its annual GRAMMY Awards ceremonies; its first international venture, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (which produces ... More

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