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I worked at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Pros – Jazz at Lincoln Center is a fantastic atmosphere to work in, and the people within the company are fun while hard-working, making it a great place to work.
Cons – The only downside that I can think of pertains to the music - because the organization is working hard for the benefit of jazz, sometimes the jazz itself can be neglected.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-12-29 23:10 PST
I worked at Jazz at Lincoln Center full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – This is a neat place to work.
Cons – The jobs generally don't pay well.
2013-11-06 13:37 PST
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I worked at Jazz at Lincoln Center part-time for more than a year
Pros – Great to be in a musical environment and enjoy free concerts (including being able to go to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for free anytime). Plenty of fun and enjoyable coworkers.
Cons – A surprising amount of corporate bureaucracy and mismanagement. The administration shows almost no regard for employee loyalty and will terminate employees on a moment's notice if it's convenient to them, even for employees with an excellent track record. Also, some coworkers were very very sensitive so there's not as much freedom to express one's opinion and speak candidly as would be desirable.
Advice to Senior Management – Please treat employees with more respect, especially those who demonstrate a commitment to the mission and a love of jazz and have worked hard over the years. Some turnover is to be expected in order to bring about needed changes, but too much turnover is disruptive and counterproductive.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-08-09 19:56 PDT
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I have been working at Jazz at Lincoln Center full-time
Pros – The pros of working at Jazz at Lincoln Center are the exposure to the music and generally nice co-workers. There has been a major management change at the organization which has not been received well by many long-term, committed employees. Adrian Ellis is no longer the Executive Director. The new ED is Greg Scholl who came from NBC Universal.
Cons – The new Executive Director is not experienced in running a cultural not-for-profit. He doesn't realize that we could all be making more money in the corporate world but we CHOOSE to be in this world because we derive a sense of enjoyment from it. When that ceases, it ceases to be an enjoyable places to work. Upper management doesn't seem to care about the working class of the organization. Loyalty is not rewarded at this organization.
Advice to Senior Management – Find an executive director who understands how to manage an arts organization and how to treat individuals respectfully. Creative Director Wynton Marsalis is distant and aloof as far as the day-to-day operations.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-08-08 21:01 PDT
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