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Updated Jul 16, 2021

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3.7
73%
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36%
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Brooklyn Academy of Music President Katy Clark (no image)
Katy Clark
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "community discounts, gym subsidies, free tickets to shows (honestly, may be the best part of working here)(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great part-time job because you get to see performances at no cost(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Typical Nonprofit arts red tape(in 8 reviews)

  • "Low salaries, though that's not different than any other NYC nonprofit(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Workplace!

      Jul 16, 2021 - Teaching Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely work environment, management team is organized, flexible, mindful, passionate about their work and great to work with. Never felt stressed during my time working there.

      Cons

      none that I can think of

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Depending on your department you'll have a great time

      Jul 1, 2021 - Intern in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing, friendly staff. Everyone makes you feel welcome. Decent work/life balance, and holiday bonuses. Staff perks are good too and you can get tix to shows and films. There is room for advancement.

      Cons

      None that I can think of at the moment.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      No room for Growth

      Jun 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Get to experience great art. Coworkers at the same level as you offer a good sense of community.

      Cons

      No room for growth or internal promotion. Lack of transparency from upper management regarding salaries, business decisions, business processes. No room for innovation or new ideas.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      "Bê Real"

      Jun 11, 2021 - Patron Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Passion love for the arts and people.

      Cons

      Not being to showcase everyone when they feel its their time.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      It's a good place to work

      Mar 11, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Everyone works hard and cares about the mission

      Cons

      It's been a hard hear for the arts. Layoffs and pay cuts.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Time to merge with Lincoln Center

      Mar 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
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      Pros

      The people, location, exposure to a variety of artists, the building.

      Cons

      The management - middle management up, they all must go. It takes a team of people to fail so spectacularly, Katy Clark was extremely tone deaf and out of her depth, but she was enabled by a team of sycophants. Please Clean house with her departure.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Feb 18, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
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      Pros

      Provides a lot of downtime

      Cons

      It can be Busy on weekends

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay if you are not looking to advance within the organization

      Mar 2, 2021 - Marketing Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      non-profit, personally fulfilling, great coworkers in lower ranks

      Cons

      blind and deaf leadership, difficult to move up within the organization

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place to Work at the Higher Level

      Sep 23, 2019 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great benefits with health insurance capped at a max payout of 4% of your annual salary. - Decent time off policy for those under Director level - though actually taking that time can be problematic. - Everyone really dedicates themselves to the work and you if you're fortunate enough to get to see what is happening on stage, its amazing. - Staff are friendly and there are lots of activities outside of the office for individuals to get to know one another better.

      Cons

      - Terrible time off policy for those at Director level and above who are exempt from earning comp time over 40 hours a week. Most Directors dedicated at least 50 to 60 hours of their time going above and beyond. - HR isn't really on top of things and/or doesn't communicate very clearly when policies change and/or with one another. - Such a huge institution that there is no way to know everyone who works there. - There is a lot of turn over. - There is a lot of discourse currently between upper management and lower level staff. Currently there are negotiations for the admin staff to be a part of Local 2110 which may or may not make things messier. - Diversity and Inclusion training was mandated by everyone inclusive of the board but as of June 2019 the Board still had not participated. So much money was spent and yet no action seems to actually have been taken on incorporating the training and approaches into the everyday.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Leadership and management are a hot mess

      Dec 22, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
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      Pros

      People on the working level are dedicated, kind, brilliant and truly a pleasure to work with.

      Cons

      Most leadership - Director and above - are a hot mess. They completely dealt with the pandemic and layoffs in inane, insane, and inhumane ways.

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