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Fashion Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
16 Reviews

3.5
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  1.  

    A great place, depending on your program

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Adjunct Instructor positions pay comparable, or more than other fine arts programs in the city

    Cons

    Overwhelmed department administration

    My Department Chair is very responsive and invested in the well-being of the students, unfortunately there are issues that often impede on the quality of education that the students receive including professors who are no longer involved in the professional community or lack experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider phasing out adjuncts who have been involved in the program too long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Help my department with any technical needs, also help students with information on our database

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    Current Employee - User Support  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - User Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great working with students

    Cons

    Union rules are very rigid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Great colleagues, heavy bureaucracy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The environment and the people are great. There are also wonderful perks like every Friday off during the summer and shortened hours when school is not in session.

    Cons

    To get anything done takes a very long time, the bureaucracy and red tape are very thick. Most things are based on how long you've worked here versus how productive you are.

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  5.  

    great environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly and educational FIT has a very amiable atmosphere which serves the students and faculty well

    Cons

    not much at FIT to be dissatisfied with - location is perfect as is the educational environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Interior Design Dept

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY

    I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great colleagues, dynamic department, talented students

    Cons

    rigid course structure, no academic freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to the little people a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, salary increases, educational opportunities, and an inspiring environment.

    Cons

    Hugely bureaucratic, a lot of red tape, and politics play into everything. Can be pretty disorganized and therefor frustrating.

  8.  

    Culture of mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are good and get better the more years you serve (short hours during winter break, etc.). Most people are friendly. The union rules ensure job security and you become a tenured staff member after 3 years. 35 hour work week and no pressure to stay after 5.

    Cons

    Everyone is devoted to the hierarchy, and talking to someone more than 1 step above or below you is frowned upon. Department heads tend to be overly protective of their office and don't like anyone trying to impose on them or their staff. There are no repercussions when managers behave badly. Once you become a tenured staff member it takes a lot to get fired; there are a number of people on-campus who are known for being do-nothings. Too many meetings that accomplish nothing. Gross restrooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place needs some serious housecleaning at the administrative level. Departments are getting reorganized all the time, indicating that nobody at the top really knows what they want. It is all politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    Great educational institute to work

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    Former Employee - Student Services Representative II  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student Services Representative II in New York, NY

    I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Salary and benefits. Its a union jobs so there are salary increase. The best part if the opportunity to take classes for free

    Cons

    Lazy workers and incompetent supervisor's. Once you get tenure its hard to be fired and half of the tenured staff do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get re-trained.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    semoga semakin maju

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    Current Employee - Fashion Technology  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fashion Technology in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    maker design hogue and avant garde

    Cons

    glam magazine and vogue magazine backdrobe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try survive n expolorer fashion in world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Adjunct professor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The courses are great to choose from and the schedules are very flexible. As faulty you can take classes for free.

    Cons

    If you do not have a masters its almost impossible to become a full time professor. There can be to much politics at times.

    Recommends
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