College for Creative Studies

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    Positive experience overall, but definite room for improvement.

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    Former Employee - Admissions in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Admissions in Detroit, MI

    I worked at College for Creative Studies full-time

    Pros

    The faculty, staff and especially students here are great. The benefits are phenomenal, especially the PTO and retirement. Normal business hours are cushy. Midtown is a beautiful area to work in and you feel like you're part of something special. Gorgeous offices.

    Cons

    The upper administration is a bit rigid and straight-laced. Annoyingly asinine policies such as dress code are enforced for staff. While I was there, the microwave in our building was removed because an executive-level staffer couldn't stand the smell of certain foods. Thanks a lot. There are not a lot of fun events or college-sponsored team building for staff: no official holiday party, no summer picnic, etc. You may expect that an art & design college would be a super fun environment to work in, but for administrative staff this is not so much the case. It's still a hard and fast place of business that expects a lot of its employees, and possibly includes a good amount of weekend work depending on your role.

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    Loosen up. Encourage more play among your administrative staff. Be flexible with things like dress code. We are working with highly creative kids, they don't want to talk to stiffs in business attire. Your people work hard—throw them a company party or two. Morale will be all-the-better for it.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
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    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at College for Creative Studies in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The manager, who was in charge of AVC back when I was employed there, was a close friend of mine. When I personally told her that I wanted a job there, she told me to do the paperwork and come in for an "official interview". I went in there, and she asked me "why HAVEN'T YOU applied here already?". We laughed, had some coffee, and I had a job.

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Website www.ccscad.edu/index1.htm
Headquarters Detroit, MI
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1906
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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