Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Warning - Do Not Work Here

    Aug 15, 2016 -  in Allentown, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The only pro I can remember was leaving my last day.

    Cons

    Not one true positive review on Glassdoor, that seems right. If you are a Drum Corps person don't let the allure of working for The Cadets cloud your vision. All of the reviews you have read are 100% true and correct, these are very bitter people because we were all treated like garbage by the CEO and most of staff,. Saying that the Board of Directors should take the CEO out of his position will never happen. Not when you fill the board with people that idolize him and feel like they are a part of the corps because they have donated money to YEA! and The Cadets. If traveling to really cool Stadiums to help buses park in the lot for 14 -16 hours a day ,sell T-shirts , loading trucks and vans at 2, 3 or 4 am in the morning and then figuring out that your Salary becomes basically 3-4 dollars an hour this is not the job for you. There was never enough help at live events and you were expected to do it all.. All of CEO'S top people are all yes men and women, mainly because they marched in the Drum Corps or Marched with the Cadets at one point or they are just Drum Corps or Band Nerds. If you are an outsider thinking you are there to do good, give it 6 months, that entire place will break your spirit and you will start looking for work sooner than later. Also your co-workers are not the most friendly either, at least when I worked there. Don't disagree with him either. He knows everything about life, relationships, fashion, music, not paying bills on time, lying to your face, hiring some very questionable people and how and why people should donate to the non profit. He knows everything about everything, oh and when he gets in a bad mood, especially when his Drum Corps is not winning every year, because he knows they should, make sure you don't talk to him, because he will not interact with you or give you the time of day. He also has this special test he gives his employee, it's all a mental game with him to see if you are strong enough to compete on his level of megalomania. There were some other comments here about illegal activities and unethical activities, I would agree with that. Just do the right thing and stay clear of the Non Profit Organization.

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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
    Business Outlook

    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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    3 people found this review helpful
  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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