Fort Worth Symphony Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2020

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A Great Mission to get Behind

    Jun 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You are actively working in an organization on the front line of arts and cultural awareness.

    Cons

    Some ego issues create inefficiency of communication interdepartmentally. Pride looks good on no one in an industry whose role is to be humble and of service to the people in it's community.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    It’s ok

    Dec 4, 2020 - Ticket Services Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people there are nice

    Cons

    It’s a confusing place and constant changing

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great coworkers - poor management

    Nov 15, 2016 - Patron Development in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Free tickets to (most) shows Good work/life balance Great coworkers, passionate about the symphony and the arts Fun office environment at the Patron Development Center

    Cons

    Do not expect to make a career out of working here Management is not interested in part time workers Opportunities for growth are non existent

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Excelllent

    Aug 25, 2012 - Patron Development Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Calm, Peaceful, vibrant atmosphere coupled with wonderful musicians and artsy type co-workers, truly wonderful place to work even part time. Great Perks, tickets to concerts, outdoor events etc.

    Cons

    There weren't really any negetives to this job. Management training was through and complete, very accomodating for all needs.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    typical arts non-profit struggles

    Jul 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    the music and mission of the organization make it worthwhile

    Cons

    non-profit salary, small office, little room for growth

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Miserable place to work!

    Jul 11, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    I can't think of a single good reason to work here. Even if you're a lover of the fine arts, as I am, this place will sap the hope out of you and replace it with bitterness. The previous review, by the way, was written by someone who currently works for the company, so it's not exactly honest, and there's definitely a hidden agenda there to promote the FWSO.

    Cons

    Management is clueless, customers are terrible and entitled, coworkers are all miserable. Everyone I knew there complained of being underpaid, even those in management positions. There is a general aura of hatred for the company's president, who has run the company into the ground since her induction a couple years ago, and there are many long-term employees there who seem to have given up on actually doing their jobs. The turnover rate is ridiculously high for such a small company, with something like 10 employees having been fired between the span of January and June, and countless more simply quitting their jobs. During my time as an employee, I never once heard a word of encouragement, thanks, or positive reinforcement leave my manager's mouth. There were endless amounts of critiques, corrections, and criticisms, however. The environment was excessively negative. There was no overtime and no holiday pay, and the hourly rate offered to part-time employees was borderline insulting. I knew several people who quit during my time there, and they all expressed massive disillusionment with the company and a huge sense of relief to finally be done with it. Does that sound like a place you'd want to work?

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Management struggles - poor morale

    Aug 3, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Access to concert tickets, some nice performances. Coworkers were nice and for the most part enjoyed some camaraderie. Parking downtown was a nice perk.

    Cons

    Frequent upper management turnover, poor morale, no upper management communication. The current President permits a toxic environment to prevail. Problems that were brought to management's attention were not dealt with.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Would not recommend

    Nov 3, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
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    Pros

    Access to concert tickets is about the only good thing left.

    Cons

    Since the new leadership took effect a few years ago the place has become a disaster. Almost all the long time staff have now left and it has become a revolving door. Morale is miserable and that has affected sales and fundraising which means budget shortfalls, resulting in lower wages and benefits along with no raises for multiple years.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Tix Rep

    Jul 28, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy work, fun people, and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Poor management, low pay, and bad communication

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