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"Welfare is better than this."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You learn what an incompetent, arrogant, self centered, egotistical, strung out CEO looks and acts like. If you date him you'll get a job, and so will your dad. The feeling of quitting something so toxic is a euphoric rush like you won't believe.

Cons

You slowly lose all concept of humanity and what it means to be kind. Your personal life dies as does your soul. You start to realize the messages set forth by the CEO are lies and that he himself does not follow any of them. The pay is decent at best and you can't always count on the payments to go through on time. You get a week vacation during the holidays....unpaid of course. Don't worry the CEO still gets paid for that week though. The drama starts with the CEO and you realize you have no voice or say. Once you start you see that all the fancy job descriptions of drama free and being part of a team are all fabricated lies. The temper tantrums and child like outbursts both in person and online snap you into reality. The embarrassing Facebook with misspellings and inane ramblings convince you to never put this on a résumé because people may think worse of you for working under such a CEO. Fires key people in important positions in ensembles and office.

Advice to Management

Fire the CEO, fire the board, and for gods sake hire someone with experience in business and a degree to match.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Not For the Faint Hearted"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you love marching band, drum corps, or music in the marching arts, then this is the place for you. You won't ever get to SEE any pageantry, other than the office antics of the over-bearing CEO, but you will live a life involved with the activity.

    Cons

    The CEO is a sham, an arrogant child who takes whatever he wants while reminding YOU that it is a privilege to work for him.His life's work has been "preaching magnificence" while he himself has no integrity. Having never been a Cadet, it is of the utmost hypocrisy that he attempt to shape the minds of those who follow the organization, it's beliefs, it's creed - none of which have ANYTHING to do with the current power hungry and financially greedy C.E.O.. It is widely understood that the "Hop" talks are a waste of time as they are the very foundation of the wide-spread hypocritical bull that the CEO preaches, while treating everyone around him as though they are subservient. Any company chair person who constantly begs for donations, while taking over 200K in salary and benefits has absolutely no business preaching about shaping the minds of youth.

    Advice to Management

    The other reviews are an accurate testament of the opportunities that await.


  2. Helpful (12)

    ""Non profit" means no resources, no staff, no competitive benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Youth Education in the Arts full-time

    Pros

    The mission statement is true to its word - the programs and the people involved are truly magnificent.

    Cons

    If I could give "Work / Life Balance" and "Senior Management" negative stars I would. The work expectation as compared to the tools and staffing levels are unsustainable.

    Advice to Management

    You hire people with the expectation that they will problem solve and bring expertise to your organization. If they are not allowed to exercise professional judgment in any capacity, you never benefit from their talents.

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