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"A Welcoming Group of Positive Musical People"

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Current Employee - Video Crew Supervisor in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Video Crew Supervisor in Boston, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Berklee part-time (More than a year)

Pros

I get to see great performers and work with passionate people everyday and its a truly great job as well. Being a part of the video production team at Berklee College of Music is a blessing and gives me some good experience in the musical and video fields as well.

Cons

If you don't care for music then this is probably not a place you should be affiliated with. Other than that nothing much to say in the cons department

Other Employee Reviews for Berklee

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Laid-back place to work tarnished by lack of advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Berklee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks: laptops, generous PTO/vacation time, etc.

    Laid back and casual atmosphere.

    Strong diversity values.

    Cons

    Almost non-existent advancement opportunities in many departments and areas. Most people need to make lateral moves several times before obtaining a promotion. Many people don't stay that long and leave the college after working there for a few years.

    Salaries are often on the low side of ranges.

    Advice to Management

    create paths to promotion and career strategies with employees in order to maintain a quality work-force.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Black hole and professional death"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the best thing about Berklee is that It is in Boston... hardly an accomplishment.

    Cons

    Absurdly low pay for the huge workload. They will exploit you for decades at more than full-time teaching load while artificially classifying you as part-time. At least half of the faculty have no business holding an academic position. Most are unemployable at other institutions and are thus unusually thrilled with their crap job and lackluster professional atmosphere. The place has the least regard for a few esteemed faculty as any place I've worked. It caters to the lower end. Estimates are 120% of industry standard in work load with about 60% of the pay. Try 12+ teaching hours per semester at ca $37,000 per year or less. They continue to create new high-paying administrative positions and virtually never improve the work conditions of their faculty. Now... with all this energy and money directed towards expansion, capitol improvements and bloating the administrative ranks, there is a 2 million dollar shortfall. Guess the faculty can't expect things to improve anytime soon.

    The place is a joke and you are penalized for sticking around and most only do it because the school is in Boston. Let's see if the faculty would stick around if Berklee were in a small midwestern town.

    Advice to Management

    You lack awareness of of academic and scholarly standards that are standard in academia.

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