Lincoln Center Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2020

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Pros
  • "You learn a ton really fast and get to experience incredible performances and meet amazing people(in 12 reviews)

  • "There are some very great people(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a representative experience of the arts(in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours standing outdoor in summer(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A perfect place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Utility Porter 

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, all the co-workers were nice. There's a lot of good restaurants that's near Lincoln Center.

    Cons

    As a Utility Porter, one doesn't have a set schedule. One day you could work 5am to 1pm, then be back to work that night working from 11pm to 7am. There was never a set schedule. I still enjoying working there.

    Lincoln Center2020-02-12
  2. "Fast Paced environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work varies from day to day. Working on and attending galas and meeting interesting people you wouldn't meet otherwise.

    Cons

    Downsizing can occur at any time.

    Lincoln Center2020-01-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Top Down Challenges"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some very great people

    Cons

    Political infighting and unclear pathways for professional development

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    Lincoln Center2019-12-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Rocky times"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, some colleagues are very nice

    Cons

    High leadership turnover, poor management of firings, favoritism is stronger than merit for promotions. No clear mission or values.

    Lincoln Center2019-11-25
  5. "mixed feelings"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Associate Producer 

    I have been working at Lincoln Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A prestigious company with a long history.

    Cons

    New leadership and changing financial climate leaving staff feeling uncertain about job security.

    Lincoln Center2019-10-18
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Experience"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having Lincoln Center on your resume looks good to future employers.

    Cons

    Not sure what else to say other than disaster. 4 Presidents in a 3 year period. Management was constantly re-structuring departments without thinking about long-term impact. They loved putting bandaids on problems instead of actually fixing them. The HR department is useless and uninformed. If you are a white male you will do well here. If not, get out while you still can.

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    Lincoln Center2019-08-28
  7. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Public Relations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - There is a great family at Lincoln Center that works together to produce great art and community programs. - There is a sense of "we can all do this together" from many colleagues.

    Cons

    - There have been a number of internal shifts in recent years, with some departments reorganizing in scope or style, and that has impacted other departments ability to work together as effectively as they used to. - Some colleagues, though few, are territorial about their work and don't have the same team spirit as others. - Few opportunities to advance internally in recent years. Few internal promotions, often hiring from outside the org.

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    Lincoln Center2019-05-20
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Zero job security, no benefits, lowest wrung, highest union potential."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Center part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fulfilling work in crafting patron experience. Plenty of opportunity to make hour cap if you are neurotypical, white, female.

    Cons

    Not a representative experience of the arts. Absolutely no upward mobility. This role qualifies for organization and card-check unionizing under ATPAM, but LCPA routinely hires early 20-somethings/aspiring white female actors to build a culture of corporatism/subservience, in order to prevent unionizing.

    Lincoln Center2019-02-25
  9. Helpful (3)

    "The red tape is real... but so is that benefits package"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lincoln Center part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brand name recognition is great; people respect the organization. Very kind and thoughtful co-workers, some minimal flexibility with telecommuting. Great to feel like you're working for an organization whose mission you support. Access to unique experiences, inspiring surroundings and kind, passionate people who enjoy their chosen field and want to help others enjoy theirs. Forward-thinking and inclusive group mindset.

    Cons

    Like most arts organizations, the pay is meh. As a part-time employee here with other jobs outside, I'm pretty sure my total annual income is as much or more than my supervisor's here, because I can earn more money doing just about anything else. Almost continual restructuring within the organization means anything involving HR (hiring, raises, promotions, role changes) takes months. Really. The red tape is real, and the Organization at-large uses this muddiness to its advantage--whether intentionally or not--when it comes to things like discussing raises.

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    Lincoln Center2018-12-11
  10. "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Umbrella Org"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Lincoln Center full-time

    Pros

    smart colleagues, exposure to great art - much complementary, amazing benefit package, room for growth, beautiful and well located campus

    Cons

    poor internal communication, leadership churn, somewhat factional environment

    Lincoln Center2018-11-07
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