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New England Conservatory of Music Reviews

Updated October 2, 2017
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  1. "Beautiful Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Paid Time Off benefits

    Cons

    This is a very stable environment to work in.


  2. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers abound. Some of the smartest people I've ever been around

    Cons

    The overall school's culture seems a little slow to change...

    Advice to Management

    Embrace and fund new ideas

  3. "Mixed Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music full-time

    Pros

    Hours, discounted concert tickets, access to a myriad of performances, vacation time, benefits

    Cons

    Supervision varies greatly from department, micromanaging, lack of oversight from HR, office politics

    Advice to Management

    Examine each department with the same standard and make the appropriate actions. There seems to be very little understanding/oversight at the executive level.


  4. "Great place to learn and contribute to a wothycause"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music full-time

    Pros

    Intangibles: The people, the culture, the music, the students, opportunity to learn
    Tangibles: Very generous benefits and vacation/time-off package

    Cons

    Somewhat hierarchical structure with few opportunities for advancement within. Demanding responsibilities and slightly lower than average pay


  5. "Great opportunity to gain variety of knowledge in educaiton"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music part-time

    Pros

    It is a great creativity-driven environment. I liked that each office had very clear tasks and goals. The conservatory really utilizes its students to help in the offices, too. This creates a great learning environment for the staff and students to better serve the needs of the conservatory. This also creates opportunity for career growth within the conservatory.

    Cons

    Facilities and technology are a bit dated, and this can make work challenging sometimes. Other than that, it was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    I wish there had been more management involvement in advocating for changes to inefficient processes and bureaucratic obstacles.


  6. "Box Office Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I loved the environment, so many excited concertgoers and amazing music to listen to. I learned a lot about customer service and how to manage ushers!

    Cons

    There were no downsides at all! The only one I can think of is that they downsized the coat room which was our meeting place!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, this was one of the best work environments that I have ever had the pleasure of being involved with.


  7. "Questionable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots to learn during the first year, and most employees were pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Many office politics and lack of understanding from the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about how much your employees contribute to the organization

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The experiences I gained working for this institution have helped me throughout my entire career thus far.

    Cons

    Some might not be suited to the unique work environment that a small conservatory presents. But I personally never found this to be a problem during my time there.


  9. "Substitute"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New England Conservatory of Music part-time

    Pros

    Amazing faculty, students, and great attitude

    Cons

    Not such high pay, needs a little more organization


  10. "Musically Satisfying Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New England Conservatory of Music full-time

    Pros

    - Get to be around the best up and coming musicians
    - Fun and flexible work environment

    Cons

    - Too little pay for too much work
    - A lot of politics in upper management


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