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ASCAP Reviews

Updated March 1, 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 6 reviews)

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

  • Too much condescension, lack of respect and high stress level (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Too Much Politics For Too Little Money"

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    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Looks great at first..."

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    Former Employee - Licensing Specialist/Licensing Associate in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Licensing Specialist/Licensing Associate in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people. These were some of the best coworkers I've ever had. My direct manager was great, too. He was a great teacher and honestly should probably be a teacher. ASCAP is willing to spend its money on company events and parties such as the annual national sales meeting. Everyone around the country who works for licensing

    Cons

    At first, ASCAP feels like "what have I been missing out on?" until you reach the end your probationary period and you realize the pay is pretty tough to budget and your bonuses are very, very hard to come by. You are given a goal of $11,400 a month to bring in licensing revenue. Not renewals, but new business. Meaning you have to do the research, reach out via email, mail, and calling and get yourself into arguments with business owners who are ignorant about copyright law and think you're calling from a solicitation scam company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more awareness for these businesses. If I start a bar, the state notifies me of the business licenses I need. ASCAP (and the other PRO's) need to focus on promoting the awareness of why (C) protection is so important to these dance schools and small bars, grills, and taverns.


  3. "Used to Be a Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Licensing Accounts Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Licensing Accounts Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Time off, benefits, their mission

    Cons

    Senior management's treatment of employees & their failure to accept responsibility for their own mistakes,

    Advice to Management

    As you may remember, in the ealy 1990's Booz Allen conducted a review of tour operations that called for, among other things, a flatter management structure. The board signed off on it, but instead layers of management increased while midlevel employees get laid off in response to such issues as IMJV and expenses associated with PREP. Think seriously about employee morale.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "needs to be reinvented"

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    Former Employee - Technical in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people, location and interesting projects. A good place to learn the music business.

    Cons

    Management is confused. Spending tons of money on computer systems as the revenue stream shrinks and they plan for massive layoffs. Senior management stays pretty much intact with high salaries as the workers get cut.

    Advice to Management

    Could have upgraded systems without bringing in army of consultants and offshore development. The big system upgrade project is a big failure. To justify the cost many people lost their job. Stop promoting the people with the loudest voices. You need to listen to smart thinkers and planners instead of marketing types.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Antiquated company with little to no chance for growth"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed and generally creative environment, entertainment-related functions

    Cons

    Poor compensation, no performance reviews during two years of employment, no opportunity to earn bonuses, no formal executive structure, no room for advancement, antiquated policies, unorganized


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was proud to work there, but the culture changed, and not for the better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you're into music of any kind, it can be a fun place. Good vacation benefits

    Cons

    Compensation less than average for the industry Health insurance benefits are also not up to industry norms (if you are compensated less with salary, benefits should be much better. The company is extremely beurocratic, which is frustrating to deal with. The different departments don't work as a team, but more work in competition, and management does nothing to improve that situation. They began charging members for even the most basic of services, and put all of their "Member Services" materials on line. This really frustrated members terribly. When I left, the membership was extremely unhappy, and were resigning in droves. Wouldn't recommend working there or joining. BMI might be a better choice

    Advice to Management

    Please, think more about your members, an then consider your staff as important as the members. ASCAP is a service organization. Frustrated unhappy staff don't provide the best service, and then Members leave. Cultivate a culture of teamwork.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Worked In IT in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Worked In IT in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASCAP full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and great location. You can potentially learn and have interesting work if you report to the right manager

    Cons

    Company's internal politics overshadow everything positive. Favoritism is about the only way to succeed and advance ahead.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Area Licensing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Licensing Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Area Licensing Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, entertainment business, good training,

    Cons

    Set up to not make a bonus because company constantly changing the bonus program, looking for ways to take advantage if its employees. Automotive reimbursement is Runzheimer and again set up to take advantage of its employees, but able to say it has some vehicle reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Create a fair bonus plan using a dollar target only and not a license count requirement and act like you care about your employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "low Salary, advancement only means more work less pay, outsourcing and layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent benefits
    good people in the office
    near central park

    Cons

    tedious work
    layoffs and outsourcing
    low salary

    Advice to Management

    stop outsourcing work and train people here to do a better job


  11. Helpful (2)

    "The work ASCAP is responsible for is very interesting but the Analysts positions are the furthest things from"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good group of young people interested in the Music Business

    Cons

    -The respect for employees is low
    -Compensation is bad
    -Not a place people enjoy working which ultimately reflects to new employees


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