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Great creative environment but leadership sends mixed messages at times.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Otis College of Art and Design full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Creative and talented faculty who are a lot of fun, some exceptionally brilliant students . Amazing office staff ! Great location, SUMMERS OFF !!!!!

Many sweet , hardworking, dedicated students .

Cons

Workload, expectations , responsibilities seem to increase every year for both teachers and students. Bar is set impossibly high in regard to student design and illustration. Only gifted few can achieve this level of work without an inordinate amount of teacher " corrections" (a euphemism for teachers basically redoing student work to meet standards of excellence that are impossible for most ) . Leadership gives mixed messages often .

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on students achieving their own personal best . Do not expect student work to look as good, actually much better , than majority of industry designers. Recognize and nurture different approaches to design problem solving. Foster individuality rather than homogeneity !

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    Small enough to know you, almost large enough to serve you.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Otis College of Art and Design

    Pros

    Academic administration is top notch. Faculty are amazing, mostly working pros. Most of the students are terrific too.

    Cons

    Facilities are really tight.

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    A wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Otis College of Art and Design full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Otis provides a great opportunity to work in a creative environment with talented and committed people -- students, faculty, administration, and leadership.

    Cons

    As a smaller institution Otis has limited financial resources. However, the College's can-do culture enables it to do more with less.

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    Approves of CEO
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