As promised at the conclusion of yesterday’s post examining workplace satisfaction among symphony orchestra institutions, today’s installment will take a look at opera employers.
Although there wasn’t as large of an uptick in opera organizations as compared to their symphonic orchestra peers, the number of groups with at least one review within the last 12 months increased 40 percent, which is pretty darn good! As such, let’s get right down to the numbers and see how each group fared.
|Houston Grand Opera||7||3.0||2.9|
|Los Angeles Opera||7||2.4||2.8|
|Lyric Opera of Chicago||13||3.3||3.2|
|Opera Theatre of St. Louis||5||4.1||NA|
|San Francisco Opera||6||3.0||3.0|
|Washington National Opera||3||4.5||4.5|
As is the case for symphony orchestras, your efforts to improve workplace satisfaction transparency are bearing fruit within the opera field; as such, it is more important than ever to continue in this direction in order to begin implementing positive change by making sure more orchestra managers are aware that something like GlassDoor.com exists and can be used by both current and former employees.
To that end, be sure you reach out and encourage your colleagues to leave reviews for their respective employers; it will only help accelerate progress.
Why This Matters
Regular readers know that the topic of Workplace Satisfaction is one of the more popular here at Adaptistration and even though it continues to remain firmly swept under the rug for the field as a whole, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it.
To that end, GlassDoor.com serves as a useful benchmark for gauging current and previous employee satisfaction and after a bit of research, it turns out there are enough orchestra employers listed in their database to produce a worthwhile overview.
Granted, there are certainly critics of services like GlassDoor.com, which allow members to post review content anonymously, but some Google sleuthing turns up more favorable reviews than not.
In the meantime, one or two reviews is hardly enough to gauge reasonable levels of workplace satisfaction but I’m curious to know what you think: at what point do the reviews at Glassdoor cross a threshold for serving as a reasonable benchmark for workplace satisfaction?
Is there a level where budget size combined numbers of recent reviews would translate into a reliable level of measuring workplace satisfaction? Would that encourage or discourage you from applying for an opening?
Send in a comment with your thoughts.