Woodruff Arts Center

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Updated Jun 18, 2014

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1.9 13 reviews

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Shelton G Stanfill

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8% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company, Low pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsLow pay and micro managed

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    One of the worst jobs in my career

    Intermediate Software Engineer (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThey paid very well. The people (direct coworkers) are very nice to work with. Other than that there is not much I can say that is nice. I was happy when my contract ended.

    ConsIT software and technology is extremely dated. Most software is 10+ years old. That alone will set back your career as a developer. So do not expect to learn anything new and exciting. The management and director level staff is clueless for the most part. They have directors that are in way over their heads. Ex: Managers that are managing departments that they have no clue what the department actually does on a day to day basis. They hire paper pushers for all the management positions so explaining technology to them is like explaining quantum physics to an orangutan. The upper level managers treat their departments like fiefdoms and there is always infighting about resources. This place turned me off from ever working at a non-profit again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire most of the managers/directors and hire new management that knows what they are managing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dysfunctional organization, traditional and unchanging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEvery now and then there are real gems in the works of art produced. The people involved on the artistic side of things are inspiring

    ConsCulture is strictly top-down hierarchical and innovation does not flow much because senior leadership is clueless of the inefficiencies and self-interest perpetuated by middle management. The longer you stay at this organization the longer your skills go unused and you forget what it feels like to be a valued employee. Innovation was not fostered here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange leaders, removal of middle management as needed to foster a inclusive and innovative work environment. Progress is stymied by rampant self-interest, unskilled, and "CMA" personalities. Organized chaos.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 Years and You're Out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome amazing and dedicated staff members. Great art (when they're not shilling 2nd and 3rd class art that belongs to other museums). A good community of supporters for certain departments.

    ConsThe directors of the HMA are a JOKE. You'll start working here thinking "they're not that bad" and leave realizing they are the devil incarnate. The head of the HMA keeps everyone fearing for their jobs so no one wants to take risks or speak up. Those that do will promptly find themselves looking for a new job. Case in point - when the new HMA opened in 2005 they hired 3 new curators who were promised great things. All 3 left within 5 years, mainly because the directors wouldn't let them do their jobs. I worked at the museum, but as far as I've heard, the whole WAC is deeply flawed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLEAVE and don't come back. Oh wait, no other museums in their right mind would hire you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The WAC was THE worst place I ever worked.

    Administration - WAC (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsInspiring surroundings, nicer people in the Divisions (High, ASO, etc.)

    Cons60+ hours a week, with no overtime, a fight to take vaca days you're entitled to, leaving your desk for lunch is "frowned upon"; No recognition of good performance; Inept (at best) people at the top of management; discriminatory management ... Overall, a completely depressing, unfulfilling and denegrating place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the top managment in Strategy and Inititatives and start all over again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Completely Dishonest Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe actual day to day workers are awesome people to work with but they are scared of their jobs.

    ConsHorrible. Completely dishonest. If only the public new how horrible the inside inner-workings of this organization is. They do a great job at protecting themselves with high powered attorneys and great separation packages to keep you quiet. The truth about this fraud of an organization will be revealed soon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement???
    They all should be in jail. All I can say is what they have done as of recently will bring this organization to its knees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management doesn't value their employees. No job growth

    Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThis organization has a lot of potential and a great mission. Employees are regularly offered free tickets to events.

    Cons1) Managers and leadership are not stepping up to address and improve the communication and collaboration disfuntion that is rife through out the organization 2) there are no growth opportunities 3) Employees are extremely frustrated by their lack of a voice 4) Managers do not support their staff to move up in the organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to get in touch with how everyday staff and employees feel about their work environment. Most employees are frustrated and feel under valued with little to no opportunity for growth. There are problematic leaders and policies that need to be fixed or let go but nothing is being done to change and/or remove bad people and policies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Technology (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsLocation
    Tickets to events
    There is some work life balance

    ConsManagement is paid at market level but employees are not.
    You have to pay for parking and your salary is already low.
    No advancement
    No training ( this is especially bad since I am IT)
    No communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate
    Do an an employee survey.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best, not the worst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFor being in the arts there is a good benefits package...for now.

    ConsThere is a complete lack of communicaton

    Advice to Senior ManagementCOMMUNICATE

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More needed for advancement

    Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsMeeting new people, technicians taking care of what is necessary, very friendly security guards and lots of wonderful patrons of the Arts.

    ConsManagement not communicating with employees, schedules not being presented in a timely manner and being replaced by other employees without prior notice.

    Advice to Senior Management14th Street Playhouse needs new management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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