Lincoln Center Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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2.9
29%
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Lincoln Center President  Henry Timms
Henry Timms
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Depending on the department you can attend free performances(in 15 reviews)

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

  • Cons
  • "Not a representative experience of the arts(in 8 reviews)

  • "Long hours and night time hours(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company

      May 6, 2021 - Engineer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Exposure to the professional musicians

      Cons

      Management tries to take on too much and doesn't communicate effectively with staff

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Mar 10, 2021 - Mechanic in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work, and good people to be around

      Cons

      More time off if possible since most shifts overlap weekends its a little hard for doing things with family

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Good place to work but lots of turnover

      Feb 4, 2021 - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a great place to work with a large variety of different programs and opportunity to see world class performances.

      Cons

      Can feel a bit machine like and lack job variety. Way too much turnover.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Exciting Work, Toxic Culture

      Sep 25, 2020 - Middle Management in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Lincoln Center's work has international visibility, and the standards are accordingly high. Many coworkers are highly talented and passionate; incredible people are drawn here. Very good benefits.

      Cons

      Obsession with "professionalism" and "best in class" (as defined by entrenched white culture) hampers creativity and drives away BIPOC tired of microaggressions and unbalanced scrutiny (young clean cut white males seem to always get a pass and rapidly rise up the ranks). There has been dysfunction at LC for a long time, but in the last year the culture has spiraled. Infighting and sharp elbows are encouraged, and the worst impulses have emerged, along with rock bottom morale. Job anxiety is used as a tool to ensure compliance. This can be seen and heard across many departments.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Dec 27, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great benefits for full time employees

      Cons

      Work/life balance is sometimes a challenge

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Opportunity to Gain Connections

      Sep 16, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Dedicated staff committed to the arts with many opportunities to learn. You are surrounded by the arts and can find ways to engage and attend performances.

      Cons

      Needs to improve how information is shared within the company. If you are willing to put in the hours, you'll often get a good result, but most of the time there is little chance of being promoted or moving up in the company.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Lincoln Center counsel

      Dec 2, 2020 - Counsel in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture. love the arts. people are wonderful

      Cons

      leave if you want a raise

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Excellent organization

      Nov 5, 2020 - Former Employee 
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      Pros

      Wonderful organization, excellent benefits. A beautiful place to work.

      Cons

      Not applicable to this section.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      If you want career growth – DO NOT WORK HERE!!!

      Jul 10, 2020 - Associate Director 
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      Pros

      Depending on the department you can attend free performances. Smart mid-level staff.

      Cons

      3% yearly promotion and then they always raised health care. POC are not promoted. Hiring of young- right out of college in some departments with no experience as managers. No diversity in some departments. Exec team does not listen to staff regarding what needs to be improved. Board members have too much power. High leadership turnover.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Jul 29, 2020 - Marketing 
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      Pros

      Inspiring, engaging, fun and great to be around the arts

      Cons

      Not a lot of room for growth

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