San Francisco Symphony

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Strong non-profit with growth opportunities but ceilings are easy to reach and political red-tape can bog down progress.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

Pros

-Smart, educated people
-A leader in the performing arts industry
-Contributes greatly to cultural capital
-Stakeholders believe in the cause

Cons

-Political red tape can stymie
-Upper management can lack necessary skill-sets
-Traditional thinking can squash innovation and competitiveness

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid of change. Be willing and ready to make structural adjustments to remain competitive. Reward the right people.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    At the top of their game

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Perks include tickets to concerts (of course) and being part of a highly professionalized arts organization. The people I worked with are smart and dedicated, creative thinkers and doers.

    Cons

    As a non-profit perennially being asked to do more with less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of very talented people leave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Very intelligent, culturally savvy folks work here - a delight to work with them.

    Cons

    There is rarely an attempt to hold on to great employees.

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