Full Sail University

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Full Sail University Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
108 Reviews
3.7
108 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not to mention the work environment is very stress-free (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, considerate management, fun and interesting environment (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Major: Upper management doesn't listen to or value their people (in 8 reviews)

  • The pay is low and the cubicles are small (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    I love it!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth, Freedom and Enjoyable

    Cons

    There are no cons so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Teaching Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Studio Artist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Studio Artist in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Co-Workers.
    Ability to work on side projects (unrelated to job tasks) - some management even pushed workers to do this.
    Every once and a while, you get a student that REALLY tries - best feeling in the world.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement.
    Most of the students don't try very hard.
    Some of the students try not to try, and often take other students down with them - worst feeling in the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The people at Full Sail University are passionate and believe if the founder's mission: giver every student a chance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Administration in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are there for the students, sometimes with tough love.... The few VPs and below that I have had the privilege to know are what makes this institution so impressive.

    Cons

    The executive management are not as communicative as necessary in difficult times. The vision for the company is dictated in an "as we go" style that can create insecurity in the employees in regard to job security, direction, and future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is a difficult endeavor which involves high stress levels that increase with the magnitude of a decision's impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No longer the company I fell in love with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and my boss is absolutely incredible. Th employees that make this place so great are some of the most talented that I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    The school has become very corporate in the last year. This usually wouldn't be a problem for me however we are becoming little more than a number to everyone but the lowest of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip the Christmas party and give everyone bonuses. Please. Also spend some time in the trenches, talk to us and find out what makes us tick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people and good company, not so good education philosophy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Specialist in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Lab Specialist in Winter Park, FL

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good education in the creative fields fast. Not cheap or easy. But fast.

    Cons

    Teachers and specialist are thought of as important, but treated as furniture.
    Underpaid, overworked, 4 four lectures each day, and four hour labs, Sometimes with no breaks. School operates 24/7/365.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think of the students and teachers as people with feelings.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great on paper

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Winter Park, FL

    I worked at Full Sail University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great university with tremendous potential. Very open to creative thinking and brand development. Great, young staff with a lot of visible passion for the work and the students.

    Cons

    Difficult finding room to implement ideas. Lack of communication between departments leads to an uncomfortable inability to carry out objectives. Meetings ended optomistic only to find that the reality of most of what was discussed was unable to be put together - fairly misleading overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold more inter-department meetings and allow for much more collaboration on events and projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work study position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work Study Film in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Work Study Film in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Full Sail University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are able to get a work study position helping in labs it is great and if you take the time to get to know the instructors you can learn alot

    Cons

    Being a 24 hour school you work all night sometimes but it's just like most of the industries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't mess with the work study program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company culture!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Winter Park, FL

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and there is low turnover.

    Cons

    Typical issues with redundancies & out dated business practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline HR procedures and pay attention to employee feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long Time View

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Full Sail University

    Pros

    If you are young, willing to work 100 hours a week, and ready to give your life for your boss...there are opportunities for rapid advancement...good surroundings, good gear, and fun...

    Cons

    I worked there for 17 years. Laid off twice. When the economy is good, For Profit education does poorly. My advice...negotiate the best pay you can and be happy with that...way too many people coming in with high hopes and grabbing an entry level job in hopes of leapfrogging to the job they really want...and getting stuck there until they quit/..benefits are minimal. retirement is not part of the overall plan.

  11.  

    Work study employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Full Sail University part-time

    Pros

    Works with school schedule
    learn new skills with craft and discipline
    possible freelance gigs

    Cons

    minimum wage
    hour cap- NOT enough to live on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For who ever makes the wage cap, this is not enough to live off of! It should most definitely be raised.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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