ASCAP Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring Lake, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring Lake, NJ

    I worked at ASCAP (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, good work enviroment

    Cons

    None, ASCAP is a great place to work.


  2. Great entry level opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASCAP

    Pros

    You learn about a lot of different facets of the music industry - publishing, licensing, touring, etc. The great thing about ASCAP is that it has ties to virtually every record label and management firm in the music industry so it can open up a lot of avenues for people looking to move on.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork to do


  3. Music Career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People care about their work. Music loving community.

    Cons

    No transparency about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Involve your employees more. Make them feel valuable.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Just a Career Stepping Stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks (medical, dental, 401K, gym discount, etc), fun work environment, moderate dress code

    Cons

    Low salary, despite annual merit increases; management misappropriating funds; heavily relationship-based; poor time management skills, consistent employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Despite earning $1 billion in revenue in 2014, employee salaries remain considerably low. It would be wonderful to see management offer its employees more competitive compensation.


  6. great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASCAP

    Pros

    leadership, perks, benefits,creative environment, trendy

    Cons

    time-off, always would have to prove myself


  7. Used to Be a Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Licensing Accounts Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensing Accounts Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off, benefits, their mission

    Cons

    Senior management's treatment of employees & their failure to accept responsibility for their own mistakes,

    Advice to Management

    As you may remember, in the ealy 1990's Booz Allen conducted a review of tour operations that called for, among other things, a flatter management structure. The board signed off on it, but instead layers of management increased while midlevel employees get laid off in response to such issues as IMJV and expenses associated with PREP. Think seriously about employee morale.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Musicians love you, bar owners hate you....

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Licensing Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Area Licensing Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have to be able to deal with negativity squared. The people stealing royalties from artists can be mean, deceitful and downright BAD people. But the artists you work for really appreciate you going out there and fighting for their just due. You have to shake off the lying and cursing and know that what you're doing is for the good of MUSIC.
    Great PTO allotment (5 weeks)
    Great car allowance/expense reimbursement
    Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Travel (up to 50% or more in your geographical area)
    Dealing with unscrupulous clients - it can wear on you day after day.
    Somewhat flat ladder to climb.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight. Treat your ALM/TLMs with respect as you always have.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Horrible company !!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Complete freedom to organize your schedule.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. Management exhibits favoritism ensuring that certain people exceed and others fail. This company acts like they are for the rights of the song writers, composers and publishers. in actuality, all they care about is the almighty dollar for themselves. ASCAP threatens music users that if they don't pay they will get sued. That is a joke. ASCAP doesn't sue anyone. So my advice, if you are a business and using music illegally, keep doing it as long as you can. ASCAP is making lots of money but their employees are starving. Horrible moral and absolutely no team work. No support from management in the day to day issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old dead beats that have been there forever taking up breathing room. Stop managing with fear and intimidation. Build up morale. Stop showing favoritism.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Values old employees over young talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    9-5, with very little overtime

    Cons

    Horrible pay and career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Value your motivated young employees


  11. Grass is greener on THIS side.

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    Current Employee - Licensing
    Current Employee - Licensing

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off! The people are great. We're working for a great cause that allows songwriters to get paid for their work. Industry is always changing. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Industry is always changing. The pay. The politics. The morale. The rate court judge.

    Advice to Management

    Ask and listen to the employees for ideas. There are some employees that really care for the future of the company and want it to thrive. Listen to what they have to say. Open up to the employees. Share information. Don't be scared to be straight up. Reward the great employees or you will loose them.



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