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Metropolitan Opera Association Reviews

Updated November 23, 2016
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  1. "Electric place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metropolitan Opera Association (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed learning about how the productions worked and seeing the behind the scene things working at the opera house. There are some incredibly nice and mentoring individuals at this establishment.

    Cons

    My direct supervisor was a horrible woman and never wanted me to succeed despite my efforts. She sabotaged my programs despite the recognition they received from our general manager.

    Advice to Management

    Have a closer eye on how your department heads treat your employees.


  2. "Usher"

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

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly employers. Great opportunity to see opera.

    Cons

    Company Politics and lack of direction. Informing new employees of rules and regulations will help improve training.


  3. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telefundraising Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Telefundraising Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Opera Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Director of Telefunding is one of the best ppl I have ever worked for! Oh and health insurance is amazing, admin gets the same plan as unionized performers.

    Cons

    As with any Development Dept, turn-over is pretty steady, most ppl stay just 1-3yrs. Also, when I was there every few months administrative lay offs would happen to try and rebalance the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Separate your outbound (Telefunding) and inbound (customer service) areas.


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  5. "independent contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    world-class opera house shows you how to really run things

    Cons

    no cons for me at least


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worst employer ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Opera Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros at all.

    Cons

    No raises ever...it's been over 8 years with no raise. They don't even bother to tell you anymore that you wolnt get a raise...you just have to notice that your pay still stays at the same subpar rate.
    They favor the artists and unions.
    Only a select few get promoted. So now your either a "director" (fancy name for supervisor) or your the "staff".
    Work areas are over crowded...unless you are one of the few chosen ones.
    Roaches everywhere
    Mice everywhere
    They over spend on productions and the general manager gets paid millions all whIle crying poverty.
    No advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    How about cutting the pay of upper management and giving us lowly staff a break for once. Take a million away from gelb and divvy it up. Without happy staff you will fail.


  7. "Great workplace!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing place. Beautiful people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. The building is old.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Dead end job; no raises; no paid OT; no promotions; CHEAP"

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    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Opera Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are no benefits to working here

    Cons

    A lot of work with little to no reward. No bonuses ever. No room for growth or movement. Never got a raise more than 5 yrs. 80% of the equipment is obsolete.

    Advice to Management

    Tier your helpdesk. Implement some monetary compensation system either by seniority or experience; get better equipment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "PC Support Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PC Support Analyst in Woodside, NY
    Current Employee - PC Support Analyst in Woodside, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Opera Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits if your a fan of the arts. Great place to get your start in any and all career fields.

    Cons

    No room for growth,


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not a wonderful place!"

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

    Pros

    Prestige of the organization and the benefits

    Cons

    Lacks diversity.promotion based on favoritism not ability. Not a great place to build skills l.No training offered at all.

    Advice to Management

    None. They could care less rhats why the place is suffering


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Snake Pit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Opera Association full-time

    Pros

    Interesting dynamic people. Fast paced and interesting. I mean it's the Met, it really is an honor to work there. Great health insurance.

    Cons

    The union contracts are crushing the Met and because they took a minor cut during the last round of negotiations the Admin staff has to suffer too. Creates a venomous work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Make a decision and say NO sometimes.



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