It’s just over six months since the last time we examined the value of improving workplace satisfaction which means it is high time to see where things are related to your efforts on increasing the quantity and frequency of reviews from arts administrators and staffers about their respective institutions at GlassDoor.com.
This time around, we’re going to go in reverse order and start things off with opera organizations.
A Few Highlights
Since October 2017:
- 1/3 of opera organizations had new reviews.
- The average score remained unchanged at 3.3, which works out to a 66/100 percent satisfaction rate.
- The organization with the largest increase in average score was the Metropolitan Opera (+0.6), however, that still put them in the bottom third of the ranking.
- The organization with the largest decrease in average score was the Atlanta Opera (-0.9).
- The organization with the largest percent change in overall number of reviews was Utah Symphony & Opera (50%) while Washington National, Detroit Opera, and Atlanta Opera saw strong increases in reviews with 33 percent.
The amount of growth in the most recent batch of reviews (6-month difference) compared to the previous report (12-month difference) continued to accelerate. Kudos to everyone working at an opera organization for taking the time to make a positive difference!
Let’s get right down to the numbers and see how each group fared. The maximum score for any group is 5.0.
|Score (max 5.0)
|Score (max 5.0)
|Boston Lyric Opera||4||4||3.2||3.2|
|Chicago Opera Theater||5||5||2.5||2.5|
|Florida Grand Opera||7||7||3.3||3.3|
|Fort Worth Opera||1||1||5.0||5.0|
|Houston Grand Opera||11||11||3.3||3.3|
|Los Angeles Opera||9||8||2.3||2.2|
|Lyric Opera of Chicago||29||26||3.1||3.3|
|Michigan Opera Theatre||1||1||1.0||1.0|
|Opera Theatre of St. Louis||5||5||4.1||4.1|
|San Francisco Opera||15||12||3.1||3.1|
|Santa Fe Opera||4||4||4.5||4.5|
|Utah Symphony & Opera||2||1||4.5||4.0|
|Washington National Opera||6||4||4.3||4.1|
Your efforts to improve workplace satisfaction transparency continue to bear fruit within the opera field; as such, it is more important than ever to continue in this direction. The more you contribute, the better positioned you’ll be at implementing positive change by making sure more opera 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.