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"Great Art, Exceptionally Poor Board Leadership"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Awesome productions
Community leadership
Innovative ideas
Positive leadership
Flexibility in work schedule
Great vacation time
Community engagement
Respected in the industry

Cons

Cut throat staff members
Long time staff fearful of new ideas
Poor departmental communication
Board doesn't raise money
Extremely poor board leadership
Country club atmosphere at board level

Advice to Management

Board needs to step up and help the organization and partner with the staff. Must be responsible for fundraising and not just pushing the responsibility on the staff and then demeaning the, when goals aren't met. Board is too insular, too much bickering. Boards needs to realize that the company's doing fantastic work and they should be ambassadors for the company and not tear it down.

Other Employee Reviews for Austin Opera

  1. "a great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues and truly high quality services to the community make Austin Lyric Opera a place I was proud to work for.

    Cons

    Employees are not adequately compensated, especially at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Find a barrel of money


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Opera as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is an amazing place to work. The people all really love and care about what they do. This non-profit organization provides valuable culture and music to the Austin area. Living in the live music capitol of the world, every day working at Austin Opera is an opportunity to provide high quality live music to the community.

    Cons

    It would be great to have more staff to contribute to the great experience that is working for Austin Opera.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for truly loving what you do and putting your all into helping this organization better the community.

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