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Fun workplace.
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  1280 Peachtree St Ne, Atlanta, Ga 30309June 17, 2018
A typical day at work was doing roll call and then being assigned to our post. I learned about art work. Management was laid back. Everyone at work got along with each other. The hardest part of the job was making sure that patrons did not touch the art work. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting people.
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The people were great, but management was lacking
Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 17, 2018
At the Woodruff, the Symphony is the star, and everyone else gets short shrift. Near the end of my contract, they were treating some people poorly, and some left.
Pros
Good people, great work if you love the arts
Cons
Management is lacking and somewhat hostile
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Restaurant 1280 is casually elegant; the food great.
Manager, 1280 (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 15, 2017
The management of Restaurant 1280, and all food and beverage activities on the 14-acre campus are well and skillfully managed. The management of the Arts Center itself is difficult to work with - so much political sniping, gossip, and extensive red-tape.
Pros
Restaurant: beautiful atmosphere great food
Cons
Woodruff Arts Center meddlesome management
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Interesting and Eclectic
Art - Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 29, 2017
Working at the High was a joy! Every day was filled new content and wonderful people. It's an amazing and low stress with ample time to explore and get lost in the beauty around you.
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Banquet Server (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 12, 2017
The overall job itself if not hard at all but the communication between workers and management is very poor. Management only look out for them selves and will lie right in front of your face. Even though the hours are full time hours they will never tell you that you are not full time. There are no benefits working here besides free tickets to plays. I love my co-workers they made it easier on the hardest days. What I learned working here, is how much of a money maker this job is and how upper management are really greedy.
Pros
easy work
Cons
no breaks, hardly eat, management can get better.
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high stress at the high museum with demanding schedule and no recognishun
education dept (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 8, 2015
unpredctable work load, you get a lot of last minute things to do every day. very understafed, they expect a lot from employees and your underpaid. lots of unhappy poeple looking elsewhere for jobs, high turnover. all WAC cares about is atendance numbers and thats it. higher up managment always unhappy. workspace is cubicles and poeple constantly checking what your doing. the art is the best part.
Pros
free admison to museum, good things happen sometimes.
Cons
turnover is very high, managment and leadership is horrible, pay extremely low, demanding environmunt, workplace is unequal and you get no recognishun for your owrk. guilted for going to lunch, extremely stresful environment, conservative enironment. staff is micromanaged.
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Disjointed, inconsistent, but typically easy place to work if you like people
Ticket Agent (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 12, 2015
Strictly for the box office:
Long tedious shifts (sometimes 10 hours) answering phone calls.
Often times understaffed during busy seasons and hours cut during off season.
Lackadaisical management.
Little support from IT and higher offices.
Disruptive and messy coworkers.
Clueless patrons.
You have to pay for parking, limited free parking in the area.
If you have all of the patience in the world, this could be an easy place to work.
Pros
Paid lunch, benefits available after period of time worked
Cons
Management often not present or helpful; hours are limited if not full time.
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No career path
Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 23, 2015
Upper management does not value employees. Ideas only flow from top to bottom and career advancement is full of bias. Most employees have decided to settle for less or are actively seeking better opportunities elsewhere.
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Learned alot about fine dining
Lead Bartender (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, Ga.February 17, 2015
I was exposed to new food and became more knowledgeable about wines. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing my regular customers who'd come for lunch.
Pros
great food, fun co-workers
Cons
managers micromanage too much
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Traditional and limiting workplace
Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 8, 2014
This is a very traditional and non-enterprising organization. The walls and interior are artistic but management and company culture is conservative and not embracing of innovation and change. An ok place to work if you have minimal career goals. This is an arts organization that is business as usual, with frustrated employees, out dated policies, with little to no growth opportunities for experienced professionals.
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Excellent Non-Profit enviroment
Network Consultant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 11, 2014
The people at the Woodruff Center are all very dedicated hardworking people.They are great to work with and create a low stress environment.
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my job was fun loving
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 6, 2013
i made my work days great every day, i learn alt , meet new people on a daily basic
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