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ASCAP Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Health insurance, 401k match, work from home privileges for entry level/data entry employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Work/life balance actually exists (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Relatively low pay and very high stress (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, generous time off, work from home, great company to work for depending on salary requirements, freedom and flexibility, recognition, annual all inclusive trip for top performers. Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    Company expects employee to bankroll travel until reimbursed which takes up to 3 weeks, mediocre pay, very difficult to make $100k per year

    Advice to Management

    Provide corporate credit card for travel, fix compensation plan


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, generous time off and holidays
    9-5

    Cons

    lack of collaboration and transparency across the company
    lack of promotion and raise

    Advice to Management

    Increase transparency, share information internally, motivate and inspire employees with updates on enterprise, industry and employee happenings


  3. "Regional Area Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, excellent benefits, this is not an office job

    Cons

    Very high pressure, will work well over 50 hours a week, lots of negative confrontations. Some shadyness with others taking credit for sales, or partial credit

    Advice to Management

    Improve the training also some splits are really unfair


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  5. "Not worth it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time

    Pros

    - Holidays and PTO are more than generous

    Cons

    Not a sales position as advertised

    Advice to Management

    The salary is not enough to overcome the stress and work lifestyle


  6. "Too Much Politics For Too Little Money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Although the pay is extremely low for the amount of work given, the benefits are fairly decent for a young 20 something in school. Take classes while in this position and get out when you're done.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and archaically hierarchal.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let new blood in.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a pleasant experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASCAP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance actually exists. You are entitled to 20-30 days off a year and 10 of those can be carried over to the following year. Non-exempt positions are entitled to overtime which is nice. Generally a low stress environment, and the new CEO has been integrating a lot of change.

    There is a 401k match from day one along with dental, vision, and good healthcare. All are inexpensive.

    depending on the department, coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    The office is very segregated. It doesn't really feel like a team environment. Lots of cubicles. An open office environment would perhaps make colleague bonds form which I think is important in this industry.

    A lot of older employees here half-ass their jobs as they've been coasting along a very long time.

    The salaries are quite low for many departments, so overtime helps if you are non-exempt. It would be nice to see the wealth more evenly distributed among entry level to mid level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Wealth distribution among entry to mid level career employees would be a nice incentive.

    Being able to advance your career within the company would also keep employees loyal and challenged. Right now, positions are rather stagnant. A lot of people have been in the same roles a very long time which leaves entry level employees little room for advancement and learning, i.e. Boredom.

    Overall the company is great, but these things would make it better.


  8. "Licensing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working from home and feeling like your part of the music industry.

    Cons

    Impossible to meet sales quotas. Management is poor and will benefit from your hard work. Very low pay!

    Advice to Management

    Create a team environment, and quit changing the rules day to day.


  9. "Good benefits and culture, low pay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people and culture

    Cons

    pay is very low and not much room for movement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Team Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time

    Pros

    The company is undergoing remarkable changes. They offer many opportunities for people to exceed and grow in their careers. You can receive great experience and knowledge if you are willing to put in the work, and the opportunity to represent songwriters is more than fulfilling.

    Cons

    Office is a little outdated, but they are in the process of renovation. As a large company it is more difficult to implement change, but since their new CEO was hired last year, they have seen a lot in a short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    I think management has shown tremendous efforts considering the overwhelming change to the industry. Many of the issues to be faced will concern the laws that govern them, which executives have made known throughout the organization. I believe the company has a significant amount of young talent and it would be wise to promote these people as not all their employees are as passionate.


  11. "Licensing Associate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensing Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Licensing Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice paid time off poilcy

    Cons

    Feels as though you are just a number to them.



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