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Los Angeles Opera Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
6 Reviews
2.8
6 Reviews
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    Great company, great team, great productions, questionable leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Opera as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Almost everyone you work with on a regular basis is hardworking and passionate about what they do and what the company is producing. It's a lot of long hours, but that comes with creating a great product. You have to really love what you do when you work there, and it can then be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership has been there too long, and some of the new folks are all talk and I don't really know how they got their jobs. Just don't get in their way, and don't question them. It takes some "managing up" but if you can learn to work in that kind of environment, you will be fine. The place will never change, so don't even try. Oh, and the pay is terrible, but that's what you get for working at a non-profit arts organization in LA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Give cost of living raises (or how about merit increases?). We can't all live on passion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unfriendly work environment.

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    Former Employee - Costume Shop Staff
    Former Employee - Costume Shop Staff

    I worked at Los Angeles Opera as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    They had lots of interesting projects, and obviously it's a world-renowned organization.

    Cons

    Felt like a cog in the machine, very little appreciation for employee efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible Business Model. Honestly, the worst.

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    Former Employee - Anything in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anything in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Opera full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The world of Opera is a great environment. Sometimes a magical experience with every performance. However, not at the expense of your life.

    Cons

    They will tell you it is a 40 work week, until they ask you to stay during performances which turns it into a 60 - 80 hour week, without compensation. Overtime doesn't exist here, and neither do raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become smarter people. Especially Christopher Koelsch your CEO. Bad sign that your CEO need to be smarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Choruster

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    Current Employee - Choruster in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Choruster in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Opera as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Singing with world class artists.

    Cons

    There is not enough work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Stitcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Stitcher in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Opera

    Pros

    great working facilities good machines

    Cons

    overtime is mandatory weekends are always subject to overtime

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A step in some direction, right or wrong...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Opera

    Pros

    A great opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the business and a truly great way to expand skills, both interpersonal and artistic.

    Cons

    The company is in financial trouble (what theatre/opera/film isn't??) and it trickles down even to the lowest scale of employees (benefits, 401K, paychecks, etc). The hours can be overwhelming, and do not allow much for any "outside" life (family, friends, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to meet you...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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