Youth Education in the Arts - Professional bridge burners | Glassdoor
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    "Professional bridge burners"

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    Former Employee - Development Director in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than a year

    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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    Advice to Management

    Suck a bag of them...

    Youth Education in the Arts2016-04-11

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    "Previous reviews are NO LONGER RELEVANT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for less than a year

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Listen....the CEO is gone. There is a new Board of Directors in place and from what I have been seeing, they have been doing a fantastic job putting the pieces of the company back together. The other reviews are no longer valid and I sincerely believe in the redemption of Youth Education in the Arts. The only advice I would give to the management is to keep forging a plan to move forward and show everybody what we can do at YEA!. (NO, I'M NOT THE CEO. I AM JUST A FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE GIVING REALISTIC FEEDBACK)

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    Youth Education in the Arts2018-06-27
  2. "Lots of Band"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of band. Coworkers become family. Travel to various sport arenas.

    Cons

    Very long days. 20 hour day is not out of the question. Very high turnover. Including new CEO.

    Youth Education in the Arts2019-04-07

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