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Jonathan Martin


25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    caring environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people were fun to work with, and there opportunities to take on different roles. Perks like free tickets and parking.

    ConsNonprofit so it seem's there's never enough resources or staffing. Don't expect yearly cost of living increases in this economy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the job only if you plan to stay for 5+ years - nonprofits need stable leadership so donors will invest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stuck in the dark ages

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOther people think it's cool when I say I work for the DSO.

    Cons-long hours for little pay
    -no recognition for working hard
    -outdated technology, business model, attitudes
    -no career advancement opportunities
    -management does not take employee feedback into account
    -work weekends, evenings in addition to 40+ hr work week
    -management does not understand or know what employees actually do
    -little to no resources for projects
    -all about perception
    -old building with terrible maintenance

    Advice to Senior ManagementI've tried but they don't listen.

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

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    Money is their motivator

    Ticketing Representative (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsSome fun people in the office, and on Fridays sometimes they buy you lunch. A lot of incentive programs where you can get a lot of money (commission based). The people are genuinely nice and they care about their patrons.

    ConsTheir only concern is their bottom line, all they care about is upselling. Their senior management is so set in their ways that there's no room for improvement. Their training style is almost non-existent, with them telling you that there's simply too much to learn so you'll learn on the job, but when you ask questions they act like you're being way too much trouble or that you should already know how to do the task. Part-timers only get a 10 minute break if their shift is shorter than 5.25 hours - yes, that means 2.5 hours straight without a break. If you're in the Box Office, you're in the dungeon- no windows, and you're in the basement. Many times they ask you to call patrons and tell them about program changes, which the patrons dislike. You're also having to deal with talking to elderly people with way too much money, so they're stubborn and have no problem with chewing you out over the phone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to change, and offer better breaks for part-timers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    pretty good for a nonprofit in today's economy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice perks of parking, location, and music. Friendly day-to-day atmosphere. Meaningful work. Interesting mix of competence and ambition.

    ConsTight budgets. Executive turnover. Consultant turnover. Staff turnover. Recent layoffs. Interesting mix of competence and ambition.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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