Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2020

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  1. "Forward Thinking Non-Profit Exemplified"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Progressive culture, beautiful office, hugely meaningful projects.

    Cons

    Even at such a successful organization, sometimes a struggle to best manage resources.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was and still is my "realistic" dream job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communication Multimedia in Cincinnati, OH
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Pros

    Is The symphony everyone is super awesome you to meet the musicians it's Just an overall happy and fun environment.

    Cons

    The company is a little bit beholden to large investors which doesn't necessarily motivate adaption of current trends.


  3. "Hard working staff"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package is one of the best in the city.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than the industry standard.

  4. "Marketing Intern"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Pros

    It was a fun experience working as a marketing intern. Everyone was very friendly. Decent experience overall.

    Cons

    Not given the chance to work on long term projects to show in portfolio, mostly given small tasks.

  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern Marketing in Cincinnati, OH
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Pros

    The people there are genuinely passionate about their work, and it creates a lively, welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is helpful and cares about other individuals succeeding.

    Cons

    As an intern, I sometimes felt I could have used more direction, and it was difficult to integrate with full-time workers. I cannot speak to benefits, as I was an unpaid intern.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Spectacular organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Creative, passionate co-workers. Freedom to identify opportunities and create solutions. City is supportive of symphony mission and enthused about sustaining it. Truly a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    As with all non-profits, lot of hours and smaller compensation, but they offset where they can with great benefits, etc.

  7. "Development Internship"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Pros

    Educational opportunities, reputable organization, fiscally responsible, great work environment, access to concert tickets, networking opportunities with other non-profit professionals and sponsors

    Cons

    Unpaid and seen as "just an intern," sometimes micromanaged, but sometimes not managed at all, other employees are overworked and are unable to work and assist interns, feeling "expendable"

  8. "Amazing!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    PR Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Pros

    There was a relaxed work environment, flexible schedule, and fun work. Free concerts and you get to meet so many great people.

    Cons

    Slow about making decisions and didn't really see any of the upper management.

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  9. "Great place to work surrounded by highly motivated, creative arts enthusiasts."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting things happening, stability is a long term priority, hires have been good recently.

    Cons

    Organization is a bit light on internal promotion opportunities due to size constraints.

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