Musicians Institute Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
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  1.  

    A lot of great people but poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Musicians Institute

    Pros

    Great co-workers that I love working with
    Flexible hours
    Security stationed by every entrance

    Cons

    Poor management
    Low hourly rate, at least for TAs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your staff, stop being greedy

  2.  

    In general, a great team of people trying to do their best for the students.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Musicians Institute part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are amazingly passionate about music and the students. The company has a non-corporate, family-owned business feel. The students are amazingly creative and inspirational.

    Cons

    Below-market wages. No cost of living/merit-based wage increases. Frequent managerial staff changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review wages. Weed out the bad employees. Hire some killer people in management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great school, chaotic management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Musicians Institute

    Pros

    Musicians Institute is the ideal college for study of contemporary music. Their specialized training in the heart of the entertainment industry has helped many graduates succeed. The programs are extensive and career-oriented. Great teaching staff and visiting faculty.

    Cons

    Management is ever-changing and goals set for Admissions department are unrealistic. Top management constantly "rocking the boat". New management came in 2012 that drastically downsized staff; many of which were dedicated, hard-working people who had worked for the school for many years. This resulted in a downward spiral in terms of number of students and overall employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice personally since I am not currently employed there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Shibuya-san needs a reality check

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teachers are wonderful, majority of the people in the administration are (were) excellent, but the senior management is ultimately broken.

    Cons

    This company has no organized leadership or direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to Full Sail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Musicians Institute

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved being around music all day, as well as being around the students since they, too share my love of music. It's an "electric" feel, being around such creativity and talent.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care one bit about the students. They only care about making money, and often lie and put students through traumatic admissions processes to get them enrolled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to be more up front with prospective students and tell them right off the bat that if they do not have a LOT of money, or are unable or unwilling to be indebted for the rest of their lives, they cannot afford to attend this school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Doesn't respect or appreciate employees

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Musicians Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent programs, great faculty, and great students.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonus, workload triples yearly, management is not encouraging of employee accomplishments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep and reward employees with skill and knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Was a great place to work....suffered a period of darkness....and is great again....for now.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, competitive pay, good benefits and not a stressful environment. Management is currently (as of 2013) great again (see below). I would recommend this company to other people for employment. It is a fun and very exciting place to work.

    Cons

    During Nov 2012-September 2013 there was an upper management change. The company brought in someone to run the entire college. Unfortunately, he had zero prior educational experience but for some unknown reason was put in charge of an entire college. Naturally, disaster ensued, enrollment plummeted, and dozens of people had to be laid off. All mainly due to his impulsive and incompetent nature. Simply put, he thought he knew better than everyone else around him and held grudges to anyone challenging him. In short, it was a hostile work environment.

    Sadly, he then was FIRED himself for a major HR violation (this was inevitable and merely a matter of time). It is unfortunate though so many had to lose their jobs during his reign of incompetence. On a positive note, many of the people he laid off were then re-hired (as they should have been) correcting some of the mistakes he made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bring in unqualified people to run an entire college. You lose great teachers, staff, and students alike.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions as a musician

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    Former Employee - Admissions  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Musicians Institute

    Pros

    Great environment for musicians if you can balance the work life with personal life

    Cons

    Upper management not always supportive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee feedback more often

  10.  

    fine

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    Current Employee - Music Teacher  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Music Teacher in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Musicians Institute

    Pros

    to teach music to children and make them ready to be compitative in the future fast moving world and be a bright star.

    Cons

    its good to be in a music institute because we get to know more teachers get oppurtunities go mix with others who are in d field of music.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we as teachers should be ready to b flexible as and when required and to teach a chid we should think like a child.

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