Fashion Institute Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. A wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fashion Institute part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff, open communication, a great work environment. As an instructor, I was well supported by the Education department

    Cons

    Hard to find anything negative about my experience!


  2. Great place to get experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intructor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Fashion Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Four convenient locations, can spend little time on campus as faculty--flexbile for work/life

    Cons

    Many facutly lacking true educational credentials, administration is very cheap, instructors paid less than admin staff and way under industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your faculty are important, too.


  3. Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Education in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Fashion Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to develop curriculum without the bureaucracy that follows most learning institutions.

    Cons

    Very little growth or advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your staff and management when discussing the placement or advancement of your new leaders.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful in theory but not for one who wants to grow or be innovative in their position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Fashion Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Modern campus, modern equipment, knowledgeable instructors, unique alternative to standard university, wonderful holiday party for employees.

    Cons

    There is no HR thus every department answers to itself leading to chaos, competition, and lack of overall leadership. Politics, for sure- promotions are given secretly, and everyone in power is either married or related to each other. If you aren't in with them, you simply will spin your wheels in your position. The oldtimers who run the place are out of touch with balancing education with business, and do not have the management skills to run the school. It's a Monet- beautiful from a distance, mess up close.

    Advice to Management

    Build an HR department- it's obvious and necessary. Accountability is lacking, and when a wrong is done, it is not dealt with for the greater good of the school and its students. Departments do not work together- security, maintenance, college services, etc. Seek input from not only instructors but staff to implement changes. There is a reason why unless you have been here 20 years+, you leave in less than 5.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Fashion Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people
    Hard working and dedicated staff
    Technology is bleeding edge
    Make your own destiny is encouraged
    Turns on a dime (can be good and bad)

    Cons

    Micro managment
    All are not held accountable equally
    Quick decisions based on politics and often skewed by squeeky wheels needs a sympton of poor planning
    A few persons do the majority of the work
    Time and attendance is critical on making up time but not cognizant on compensating for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Evalutate the issues and address the specifics/persons.
    Foster the skills of individuals person by person
    Make decisions based on logic not emotion


  7. Helpful (2)

    FIDM offered good compensation, company perks and life balance.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Speaker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Speaker in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Fashion Institute

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great for mothers that want time with their kids.
    I represented an excellent school.
    Fun perks! Exciting events!
    Proud to be apart of FIDM!

    Cons

    Summers off are without pay.
    Sometimes the students were difficult and it was hard to hold their attention.
    The commute could be long to some of the schools.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for offering your employees the chance to make a difference in the lives of young students. It truly was a positive experience.


  8. 2 year experiance in the feild

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Fashion Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i am comfortable to this job and very intrested

    Cons

    ya lots of working the down side of the post

    Advice to Management

    good behavienes


  9. designer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Fashion Designer in Kediri (Indonesia)
    Current Contractor - Fashion Designer in Kediri (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Fashion Institute as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    can create different models of clothes are unique and interesting

    Cons

    can make clothes for underprivileged children

    Advice to Management

    membuar a unique design and attractive clothes that make everyone amazed


  10. It was great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fashion Institute

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment, nice atmosphere, location is in the herat of downtown los angeles, the workload was great and they paid good wages.

    Cons

    you are always busy with something, people get competitive, because it was in the heart of los angeles you will always be in traffic.

    Advice to Management

    To take in consideration a lot of peoples' opinions and ideas and to make a better work place environment for everyone.


  11. Helpful (1)

    An innovative and resourceful results-oriented as marketing professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at Fashion Institute

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Seeking a managerial position in reputed organization where there will be ample scope of implementing the marketing skills, therefore keen to find a new and suitably challenging role within a market-leading organization

    Cons

    change working and marketing skills and take challanging role should be improved

    Advice to Management

    Must be improved working and oppoint professional in this pofassion and take challenges as globel market



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