- Hyde Park Union Church08.Dec 2015
Overall compensation for your work
The wage paid to me as the church's only organist were, while only as a part-time employee, were decidedly below the current average for a church of that size and yearly budgetary expenditures.
Suggestions for improvement
- The leadership needs to include all of their employees in a more direct and equitable engagement, and it needs to show more financial respect to any future organist whom they may hire.
What I like about the company
The church paid my salary on time and regularly, not missing any bi-weekly payments at all. The church allowed me to apply my small allotment for continuing education to be applied to taking private organ lessons for around 4 months worth.
What I dislike about the company
The church has a pretty severe top-to-down hierarchical structure, and communication with the top was constrained and problematic. The church also forgot about me when they made their annual budget decisions by not offering me any kind of a raise after I had worked there for one year and three months. Also, during my first winter there, the leadership kept the temperature inside the sanctuary where I had to practice the organ during the week at around 52 degrees. This was a miserable experience, and I told them at the start of the second winter that I would not play the organ under such circumstances.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHyde Park Union Church
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015