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Organizationally challenged, but casual environment

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

I worked at Berklee full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The work environment is very casual in most offices, very few people wear suits/ties/business attire. Being surrounded by creative students and employees can be very exciting and there are always opportunities to get involved through various committees.

Cons

There is a lacking of systems/policies. Many offices have not changed since they began years ago and there is always a mentality of "this is the way it's been done". Middle management positions across campus are not very empowered to make decisions and senior management is very removed from the details, so often their decisions are sometimes off the mark.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to invest in training opportunities for staff/faculty. While the culture is relaxed and laid-back remember that students are paying $50k a year for an education and things need to be run efficiently and effectively.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Berklee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very lax attitude toward attendance and work week. Very difficult to get fired. Really good work/life balance if you work in some divisions.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement. Very "Berklee High." Most people are promoted because they are part of the "Berklee High" clique, not because of performance. The good employees leave and the lazy ones stay. Way too top heavy for serious innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring Berklee graduates with Performance degrees for entry-level administrative positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A Welcoming Group of Positive Musical People

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    Current Employee - Video Crew Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Video Crew Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Berklee part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I get to see great performers and work with passionate people everyday and its a truly great job as well. Being a part of the video production team at Berklee College of Music is a blessing and gives me some good experience in the musical and video fields as well.

    Cons

    If you don't care for music then this is probably not a place you should be affiliated with. Other than that nothing much to say in the cons department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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