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Updated Jun 13, 2023

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  • "Low pay(in 3 reviews)
    1. 5.0
      Jun 13, 2023
      Former Contractor
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      Incredible staff, rehearsal spaces, and contract details


      I do not have any cons to provide

      1. 1.0
        May 11, 2023
        Regular Chorister
        Former Contractor, more than 5 years
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        Seattle Opera provided a wonderful stepping-stone into a career in the performing arts while I was in grad school and beyond. During my first years there, I enjoyed the camaraderie and being able to perform, in addition being paid to do so. Not to mention being able to network with Opera's finest and form long-lasting connections.


        This organization has a propensity to talk a HUGE game about how forward thinking they are when in reality the discrimination I've encountered myself is quite appalling, especially as a white cis-male. The reverse racism and sexism is abhorrent to say the least. If they do not like you as an individual, regardless of your skill level, they will pull any reason out of the sky to terminate you, but state that it was due to maltreatment of "a protected class." To go further into this, there was confidential information that was leaked to others in the organization (choristers included), and I had others come up to me personally and ask me about certain events or actions that literally only those higher-up knew and nobody else.

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      Seattle Opera has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 18 reviews left anonymously by employees. 41% of employees would recommend working at Seattle Opera to a friend and 16% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Seattle Opera employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Seattle Opera. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      41% of Seattle Opera employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Seattle Opera 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Seattle Opera to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, management, compensation.

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