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Fort Worth Symphony Overview

Fort Worth, TX
201 to 500 employees
1912
Nonprofit Organization
Performing Arts
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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  • "A Great Mission to get Behind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
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    I worked at Fort Worth Symphony full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are actively working in an organization on the front line of arts and cultural awareness.

    Cons

    Some ego issues create inefficiency of communication interdepartmentally. Pride looks good on no one in an industry whose role is to be humble and of service to the people in it's community.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget that it's about the music, and the unquantifiable energy it imparts on the people it touches.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fort Worth Symphony.

    Interview

    Responded to an ad posted on craigslist. After a week or two, I was pretty certain that I'd been passed over, but I got a phonecall at work one day and was asked if I would mind answering a few short questions. The questions were easy, including things like "What sort of hourly pay are you looking for?" and "Why would you like to work for a non-profit?" After choosing all the "right" answers to the questions, I was asked to come into the office the following week.

    I was early to the interview, so I was asked to wait in the lobby while the managers got prepared. Apparently, they weren't even remotely ready, because we ended up starting the interview about 15 or 20 minutes later than it had been scheduled. It was also in an odd location, because the location they had planned to use was occupied.

    The interview itself was relatively relaxed and friendly, with one manager reading steadfastly from the list of questions printed in front of them, and the other essentially being in attendance for comic relief and encouragement.

    The questions were very basic and easy to answer. I spent several days studying typical interview questions to ready myself, and felt grossly over-prepared. Although I regret accepting the job offer, I have to admit that the interviewing process was easy and stress-free.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think is a true sign that you have been successful at your job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Company was not open to negotiation. They told me what I would be making before we even agreed on an interview date.

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