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A decent place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

Pros

There are many great benefits to working at Berklee. The environment is great and there is a good amount of access to technology, classes and tools for personal learning.

Cons

Although it's nice to work here, the position I have as an admin assistant does not provide any opportunity for growth. There is no possible way to get a raise (besides the very low automatic yearly raise), and there is no opportunity to learn new skills to build towards a higher position either at the college or anywhere else.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Black hole and professional death

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    the best thing about Berklee is that It is in Boston... hardly an accomplishment.

    Cons

    Absurdly low pay for the huge workload. They will exploit you for decades at more than full-time teaching load while artificially classifying you as part-time. At least half of the faculty have no business holding an academic position. Most are unemployable at other institutions and are thus unusually thrilled with their crap job and lackluster professional atmosphere. The place has the least regard for a few esteemed faculty as any place I've worked. It caters to the lower end. Estimates are 120% of industry standard in work load with about 60% of the pay. Try 12+ teaching hours per semester at ca $37,000 per year or less. They continue to create new high-paying administrative positions and virtually never improve the work conditions of their faculty. Now... with all this energy and money directed towards expansion, capitol improvements and bloating the administrative ranks, there is a 2 million dollar shortfall. Guess the faculty can't expect things to improve anytime soon.

    The place is a joke and you are penalized for sticking around and most only do it because the school is in Boston. Let's see if the faculty would stick around if Berklee were in a small midwestern town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lack awareness of of academic and scholarly standards that are standard in academia.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great balance, low turnover

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    There is a great work/life balance; the college offers great benefits; and it is a creative and stimulating working environment.

    Cons

    Due to low turnover, advancement opportunities can be hard to come by. As with any large institution, there are sometimes questionable politics which interfere with doing what's best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as the student experience remains at the center of decisions, Berklee is sure to find a way to prepare them for a career in the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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