Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Professional bridge burners

    Apr 11, 2016 - Development Director in Allentown, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working with a great staff, who are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done; it’s Drum Corps for God’s sake…or is it. See, that’s the thing: it is not Corps. It’s a bunch of fragmented efforts to field a corps and provide a certain lifestyle for its Director.

    Cons

    If you are a development professional, stay far away from here. It's that simple. The Executive Director will entice you with salary, abuse your spheres of influence, experience, and abilities and then take credit for whatever comes from those burned and exploited relationships. No plan, no budgets, no leadership, no Board involvement, no business success. The CEO has had the same job since 1982 and lacks an advanced degree. Serious lack of real-world, diversified-leadership-experience. If that isn’t telling, please read on. The crown jewel of the organization is The Cadets, but they go underwater, every year, by hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, you ALL work weekends and nights, slinging bags of candy at band shows. BAND SHOWS! You might sleep overnight, on a bus, to be ready at 5:30AM the following Sunday. Are you a business professional with 15 years’ experience raising millions of dollars for other worthy organizations?…too bad…you’re selling candy to band moms. I could go on, and on, and on. I think you get the idea…

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Previous reviews are NO LONGER RELEVANT

    Jun 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great mission, friendly staff to work with, slowly but smoothly recovering from CEO drama.

    Cons

    Working for this company unfortunately comes with the baggage of people knowing what happened in the past. You're often taking the blunt heat from everybody regarding the company's past issues.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Contractor

    Gone but not Forgotten

    Mar 27, 2021 - General Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    many before the change .....

    Cons

    alumni takeover was for one program only, all other programs suffered and eventually alumni takeover destroyed the organization

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