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Manhattan Theatre Club Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Awesome work experience"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Bayside, NY
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Bayside, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was very outgoing and always pushed me to do my best. Great experience with learning how to reach customers to promote plays. I learned how to become a leader by asserting myself in the office.

    Cons

    Everyone was always so happy at 9 A.M. Everyone always had the best work ethics.


  2. "Great company, not for the lazy!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Manhattan Theatre Club (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that really cares about employees and their growth in the industry. Lot's of comps to shows. They really believe in educating their staff on everything the company is doing doing so they are capable of discussing with other industry members what MTC is working on. Great company culture and many fun events. Fantastic place to work.

    Cons

    If I had to be super critical, there is a lot of turnover which can leave a difficult learning curve. No one really knows in detail what everyone else does- however they compensate with process guides that are very helpful and keep things consistent.
    They are generous with their company holidays and summer Fridays, but when you are there you are working hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  3. "Great Company, Lots of Turnover"

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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY

    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club full-time

    Pros

    Great, friendly staff. Access to impressive Broadway and Off-Broadway Productions

    Cons

    Occasionally felt as if it fell into the "overworked and underpaid" category


  4. "Great Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of comps (you can start your career in New York and ACTUALLY see theatre), great networking opportunities, relatively calm work environment (at least in my department), hands-on critical work as an emerging professional.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, prepare to work the front desk or in the Patron's Lounge most nights and weekends if you don't have a supplementary income.


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    "You make more than others, but less than you should"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a big company, you get to be around some great projects that are going on , and the intern seminars are pretty cool.

    Cons

    My department didn't care at all to attempt to educate me. they were insanely annoyed about how "busy" they were, but never gave me anything to do to help.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your interns with more respect. Make sure your supervisors know that they should be educating their interns and treating them as a human.


  6. "MTC is a great place to work - especially if you are just starting out!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very nurturing place to work, especially for young professionals. Everyone is very involved, so there is a lot to learn and many projects involve multiple people. It is a very safe place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    The salaries are not always the most competitive. Not unfair by any means, but on the low side none the less.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have a strong management staff and strong directors. These individuals make the interns and associates want to work hard and do a good job. There is an excellent system in place here. Keep it up!


  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club as an intern

    Pros

    Great supervision, lots of room to learn and develop skills. Pays one of the best internships in town for this line of work.

    Cons

    Some department heads could be more tactful

  8. "Excellent Place to Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club as an intern

    Pros

    Not only are they one of the few companies that pays interns a decent stipend, there is a strong support system and I truly felt like a part of the team.

    Cons

    I do not have any.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people; wonderful culture
    Great work-life balance
    Opportunties to see tons of theatre
    Shows are always top-notch

    Cons

    Difficult to grow at company
    Highly competitive industry means salaries are low

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growth opportunities for entry-level employees.


  10. "Very talented people, hardworking, loyal"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Manhattan Theatre Club as an intern

    Pros

    When opportunities arise, they like to hire from within.
    Everyone is extremely hardworking and talented, no weak links (and the ones who are weaker leave fast).
    A nonprofit that really fulfills its mission to the highest degree.

    Cons

    Most of the department heads are older, so things are run in kind of an old-fashioned (and not always efficient) way. But the work always gets done.

    Advice to Management

    Office feels more corporate and hierarchical than many other large theater companies- might benefit from a more collaborative idea-making environment.