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It does well at some things.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good financial management under Kaiser. Not as political a management system as most DC nonprofits.

Cons

No focus on quality. The only accountability that exists is for Development (fundraisers) and ticket sales (Marketing). Everyone else makes decisions based upon whatever code of conduct they elect or is elected for them by their team manager. As such, it's filled with fiefdoms, antiquated and unproven programs, and, in the end, budgets that make sense only to those who draft them. However, accountability exists where it must--at the points of entry for income. At least we get paid on time and stay out of the news.

Advice to Management

Unify your strategy and/or promote people who can develop a strategy and manage well enough to implement it.

Other Employee Reviews for Kennedy Center

  1. do all clerical work, daily correspondence with supplier and customers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Panamá (Panama)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Panamá (Panama)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    a company who gives career opportunity to their employees

    Cons

    they allow their team group to apply for a better position inside the company

    Advice to Management

    to considerate all their representative and make sure all of them feel satisfied.


  2. Valuable exposure to a career in arts management in a paid internship.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Events Intern
    Former Employee - Special Events Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access and exposure to some of the best performing arts in the world. There is a never ending variety of work that the Kennedy Center brings in and produces. There are many opportunities for promotion in the development department.

    Cons

    Because of the Kennedy Center's reputation they can bring in high quality employees at a lower salary.


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