Berklee Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Great Place!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Berklee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was amazing!

    Cons

    Couldn't hire me full time


  2. Fun place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Berklee (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get to work with great people

    Cons

    the environment can be hard to adjust at first


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good mission, politics and infighting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berklee full-time

    Pros

    - Always felt respected by management and colleagues - Good work/life balance; not expected to put in extra hours regularly - Reasonably progressive organization - A growing and thriving organization - Passionate people (many of whom are musicians)

    Cons

    - Infighting and turf wars - Confusion among the ranks - Long, long periods of silence from senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    From the bottom looking up, it would appear that the organization has serious difficulties making decisions and getting the different departments to work together in a real, unified way. And there were long periods of silence when we didn't really know at all what to expect in the future. This can really take the fire and motivation out of people.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berklee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a bunch, get to meet a lot of people, and get some extra cash - all while being on school campus

    Cons

    Very low pay, which can get frustrating at times

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay, but keep everything else the same


  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berklee full-time

    Pros

    Decent culture, cool concerts and decent benefits. People are generally nice and being in a creative college can at times, be inspiring.

    Cons

    Clash between the old and new, as innovative as the college claims to be, too many managers are resistant to change. The people who work the most seem to get paid less than the ones who come into the office 2-3 times a week.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to exploring new ideas in order to move the college forward. Also, pay the higher levels of administration based on how much they work instead of a salary that simply fits the title.


  7. Fun Place to Work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Berklee (More than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by talented people. Faculty and students are extremely creative.

    Cons

    The wages are relatively low.


  8. Workstudy Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Percussion Work-study Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Percussion Work-study Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scheduling flexibility helps a lot with managing school work and social life Unique opportunity to network with visiting artists

    Cons

    Level of organization and workload depends completely on department manager A lot of manual labor


  9. Helpful (1)

    Collaborative atmosphere, poor pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berklee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely creative coworkers, talented students, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to rest of industry.

    Advice to Management

    Tie raises to merit, not just to cost of living.


  10. I enjoyed working at Berklee. Great environment!

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berklee (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    98% of the staff that I worked with were absolutely the number one reason I wanted to work there. The benefits were outstanding (65/35 employer/employee health, dental insurance, 403b w/ matching, life ins.) also.

    Cons

    Some department managers and college officers were tough to please. In fact, I'm pretty certain that my boss' supervisor fired me while I was out waiting for an organ transplant.

    Advice to Management

    All in all, keep doing your mission statement. You are providing the best possible atmosphere to foster the next generation of musicians!


  11. Awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Berklee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was excellent as were the benefits

    Cons

    Very rude to senior dispatchers, management played favorites and senority and experience didn't matter to them. Management told other workers personal stuff and they gossip like schoolgirls

    Advice to Management

    Boost morale, talk to your employees in private instead of people listening. No respect for anyone and they don't care if you have children with special needs.



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