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Florida Grand Opera Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and Exciting!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Grand Opera full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love working at FGO. Each day is something new and exciting. There is a new direction the organization is going in. New additions to the Senior Team and Staff have made a positive work environment for all.

    Cons

    We are small team, but mighty! Everyone jumps in to get something done and we have fun doing it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Keep innovating, keep motivating staff and keep having fun ;)


  2. "Inspiring Atmosphere!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Grand Opera full-time

    Pros

    A staff that is very eager and knowledgeable about opera!

    A CEO/General Director who cares about the whole growth of the company. She cares about each staff members individual needs to be successful in their job and commitment to the opera. Very inspiring!

    Working with high profiles of some of the employees here from all departments of the company, as well as, the high quality of musicians the opera hires. Again, very inspiring.

    Cons

    It is an all hands on deck size of company, but everyone is always on board to do what needs to be done and have a fun time doing it!

  3. "Major conflict of interest with board and employees. Negative office culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO seems to care a great deal for her employees. There is a family-like atmosphere , and the employees are all very enthusiastic about the Arts.

    Cons

    There is difficult dichotomy between staff at times. The board has direct familial relations to one senior staff member which causes a lack of trust. Some senior staff has been known to be manipulative and negative. The company is in constant financial turmoil. No known director of fundraising.

    Advice to Management

    Certain staff members should be released or demoted. The company culture is being destroyed by incorrect staffing as well as low outlook confidence.


  4. "Nice regional opera company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Grand Opera full-time

    Pros

    Working closely with the arts, lots of collaborative work, cross-departmental coordination frequently used

    Cons

    High stakes environment at time of production


  5. "Wardrobe Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Florida Grand Opera as an intern

    Pros

    the opportunity of working with the FGO was wonderful. The level of detail in each costume, such a pleasure to assist in such works of art.

    Cons

    Not a lot better of hours


  6. "A lot of fun but no room for growth."

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Grand Opera part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The feeling you get when you see a performance (for free) and seeing all of the people in the audience, you know your work has paid off in keeping this beautiful music alive. My colleagues are all great people to work with. Flexible scheduling and shorter work weeks in the summer.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth and pay is rather low because it is a non-profit organization.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Artistically speaking most rewarding; administrative and senior management - bottom of the barrel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    71 year history, strong focus on artistic excellence, strategic alliances with peforming arts centers in Miami and Furt Lauderdale.

    Cons

    The CEO has been in place for 25 years, about 5 to 10 years too long; the Board has absolutely no backbone; after six or more years of operating losses the financial position is precarious and the Board has done nothing substantive to address it, letting the CEO continue, year after year, to run the company into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Put all possible pressure on the Board to force the CEO out and try to build a totally new and reorganized company, It is high time that the Board became truly active in the overall management of the company.