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Found 78 of over 90 reviews
3.6
61% Recommend to a Friend

Found 78 of over 90 reviews

3.6
61%
Recommend to a Friend
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Met some great people and were able to see shows for free.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Staff are friendly and there are lots of activities outside of the office for individuals to get to know one another better.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and shows; fun programs(in 4 reviews)
  • "Free movies for you and a guest, free performances if sold out.(in 3 reviews)
  • "You get free tickets to go to some of the events held at BAM and go to see rehearsals of the shows if you wish.(in 3 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Fun work environment

    Nov 4, 2021 - Floor Staff 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Free movies -Well curated programming -Good wages

    Cons

    -Lots of down time between films

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    not for everyone

    Aug 5, 2022 - Artist Services Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Prestigious organization, get to meet and work with interesting artists, supervisors are invested in your growth and success

    Cons

    Artist services works long hours, you can't have much of a life outside of work, and it's unclear why that's needed. Not much room for growth, not worth the pay. Upper management is a bit of a mess, emphasis on "we're a family" over making sure everyone is treated/paid equitably

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Hoping for Better

    Apr 29, 2022 - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on your department, the people are great You get access to the shows/movies Non-director level staff are unionized

    Cons

    They do not care about you as a person Executive staff turnover has been high and staff do not have high confidence in their leadership Undervalued and underpaid

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    3 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Historical Place to Work

    Mar 2, 2022 - Project Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The employees who work at BAM all really come together and form a close bond. If you are at the director level or above, the pay scale is rather decent. The ability to work with a diverse and high caliber of artists is one of the main reasons I choose to work there.

    Cons

    There is a hierarchical structure that prevents those lower on the totem pole from ever working there way up and/or making a great salary. Since I left a union has been put in place so that may have changed. The focus on EDI initiatives seemed rather phoned in.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Feb 16, 2022 - Front of House 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Met some great people and were able to see shows for free. Staff were very nice and had a family oriented style of work

    Cons

    Only per show rate and no benefits

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Usher

    Jan 12, 2022 - Usher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for your time

    Cons

    You have to stand quite a lot

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    High Turnover

    Feb 7, 2022 - Ticket Services Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get a chance to see quality theater

    Cons

    Management does not handle escalation issues properly

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    I love what I do…would like to love the salary

    Oct 6, 2021 - Program Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Brilliant, amazing staff and fantastic location.

    Cons

    Understaffed, overworked, and underpaid. Bureaucratic red tape slows most processes down.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great colleagues, poor leadership

    Aug 26, 2021 - Manager, Marketing in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with many talented, passionate, and friendly professionals who were generous sharing their time and knowledge. Access and contribute to so many enriching and fun art and cultural events.

    Cons

    Weak leadership, poor focus, and poor communication led to many inefficiencies, hectic workday and at times toxic culture for entry and associate level employees.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing Workplace!

    Jul 16, 2021 - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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Brooklyn Academy of Music has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 90 reviews left anonymously by employees. 61% of employees would recommend working at Brooklyn Academy of Music to a friend and 41% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Brooklyn Academy of Music employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Brooklyn Academy of Music. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

61% of Brooklyn Academy of Music employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Brooklyn Academy of Music 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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