Maryland Institute College of Art Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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  1. Great benefits and accepting Artsy Community.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Technician in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They allow employees to bring dogs to work.

    Cons

    Support staff are spread all over campus so it's hard to her to know other employees.


  2. Mica Fitness

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Mica Fitness is great. If I had to write a review of them, I would say they are really good at making people consider being healthy. But really, the MICA Fitness center is an incredible resource for the student body at MICA. Everything seems new, it's clean, staff is friendly, as is management. Good job MICA.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it gets cold sitting here at the desk all day with the air conditioning. But I push through and bask in the sun after the pleasant shifts I have here! #warrior


  3. Helpful (3)

    Beautiful Campus. Disrespectful Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art full-time

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

    Pros

    The students and family are a pleasure to work with. Some of the staff are extremely nice and usually management is flexible regarding time off if you need it. Pay is nice.

    Cons

    Management can be very disrespectful and condescending. Snootiness towards others based on their job title is open, blatant, and extremely common. I have seen with my own eyes the same director asking one person if it was okay to tell her what to do, apologize for having to give her orders, etc. and literally snip at another, bark out orders, respond with duh to questions, etc. and even downright walk away while the person was still talking and asking for help telling her to get it together. The difference? Their job titles were different. One was a lowly receptionist, the other an EA. It was sad and disgusting and no one checked the Director. Lower level staff (security, janitorial, student workers) are given meanial tasks - such as washing dishes, and usually aren't even spoken to at all.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others well and with respect regardless of their job titles. Don't let other staff and faculty get away with not doing so either - regardless of whether they're your personal friend or not. It leaves a very bad impression on your employees and also the students and their parents, and MICA in general. Having a pretty building means nothing if all the people are ugly inside.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The environment! Absolutely incredible group of people. You are constantly surrounded by art of so many varieties, and many creative young people who have incredible drive.

    Cons

    The place is poorly managed. I worked in the photo department. I actually found out that the women in my department (Staff) were getting paid less than the men. Thankfully, after months of negotiating with HR, we got that settled.. But, in general, MICA underpays their employees. They prefer to spend their money on fancy new buildings that don't function well.

    Advice to Management

    I never had a review the entire 2 years that I worked there. Try doing that! Try giving people more responsibility - trust them!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience, a lot of people to meet

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Several employees came from the art field which kept conversations interesting. It's the perfect job if you are looking for stability in parallel to your own work and shows.

    Cons

    After a while, the job becomes repetitive with the school year. The challenge is to keep yourself interested.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Working in the wrong department

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maryland Institute College of Art full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worthy mission, well-sized fitness center

    Cons

    They don't fire people who aren't doing their jobs, and they condone a hostile workplace. I work for an incompetent who makes a million mistakes, doesn’t know her left hand from her right, gives incorrect information and instructions constantly and then gets offended when you contradict her. She completely disrespects anyone who works under her because of her raging insecurity. She is in no way a leader, and the only reason why she lasts at a job is because the workplace allows this kind of behavior and our mutual director holds her hand. I have complained about this more than once, but nothing has been done about it.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of employees who aren't doing their jobs and who make it impossible for their co-workers to do their jobs. Hierarchy isn't everything.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good place for adjunct professors

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor In Graphic Design in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor In Graphic Design in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good faculty and staff, good classes

    Cons

    With a large-ish 3,000+ student body, is still operating on a small school level. Lots of important paperwork has not yet been digitized (class reviews, office key requests, car permits)


  9. Low Adjunct Salaries

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland Institute College of Art part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The students are very talented and very ambitious and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Adjunct faculty are making much less than they deserve


  10. Great!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work Study in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Work Study in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A diverse group of staff from different walks of life.

    Cons

    Wishes the campus would have better parking for staff and students.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    Not too good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland Institute College of Art

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefit, Parking is a mess.

    Cons

    Someone to get some experience, not too much going on. No advaccement

    Advice to Management

    Involve employees in more decisions.



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