Academy of Art University
2.2 of 5 114 reviews
www.art.edu San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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I have been able to build long lasting friendships with my coworkers, which gets me through the day.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Academy of Art University full-time for more than a year

ProsAwesome Coworkers
Good Benefits Package
Holiday Party

ConsLittle-to-no opportunities for growth
No annual review on job performance
No raises

Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge that some employees produce more quality work than others and that they should be recognized for that work.
Treat your employees like adults.
Create a friendly and open work environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Endless amounts of opportunity, but the work culture is less than desirable

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Academy of Art University full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Wonderful coworkers and opportunity to learn new skills. Free classes… Cons: Lots of internal department fighting due to people's egos. Lack of organization and planning are also part of the problem. Turnover is so high that… Advice to Senior Management: Try to make the workplace more inviting to work at, and people should be able to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A Stepping Stone to the Next Best Thing

Admissions Representative (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Academy of Art University full-time for more than a year


Pros: Salary is sufficient to the cost of living. The location is great. Your co-workers are great people...once you are allowed to talk to… Cons: The amount of micro-management is ridiculous...almost suffocating. It is to the point where the managers will chide you for long bathroom breaks, 2 minutes over… Advice to Senior Management: Stop threatening your employees and listen to them....but of course this will never change. Treating people like they… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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