It’s just over six months since the last time we examined the value of improving orchestra 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 at GlassDoor.com from arts administrators and staffers about their respective orchestra employers.
A Few Highlights
Since October 2017:
- The average score remained unchanged at 3.5, which works out to a 70/100 percent satisfaction rate.
- The organization with the largest increase in average score was the Utah Symphony & Opera (+0.5).
- The organizations with the largest decrease in average score were Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Virginia Symphony (-0.4).
- Houston Symphony, Pacific Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony & Opera, and Virginia Symphony all experienced no less than a 25 percent increase in the overall number of reviews.
Spring 2018 Results
A few orchestras were pulled from the last review due to them having less than five reviews, none of which were new in the past two years.
Your efforts to improve workplace satisfaction transparency continue to bear fruit; 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.
It’s worth pointing out that compared to the last examination, there were fewer new reviews this time around; that’s a trend we need to go out of our way to reverse!
Consequently, 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.