Pratt Institute Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
28 Reviews

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    Pratt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work and teach with

    Cons

    Low pay for the time commitment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No imagination in a place of "innovation"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Little to no supervision-very self directed work
    Nice Working environment with natural light
    Nice staff around
    Good compensation for the work

    Cons

    No stable funding-at least in our dept
    Lack of accountability from higher staff
    Lack of growth
    Lack of privacy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Designate work plans for people ion supervisory positions so they can delegate effectively. Get the fiscal year together much more in advance. Implement a staff evaluation system that take into account the experiences of student workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great environment...poor pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    Awesome creative environment. Access to labs. Beautiful landscape.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Ton of beauracracy. Nothing really changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    Great environment, facilities, students, and faculty.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and little opportunity for advancement. Does not encourage commitment to the school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time faculty.

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    lab monitor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    most of the time not busy

    Cons

    not so much to learn and get paid little

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    Amazing students, everything else needs attention

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt Institute full-time

    Pros

    Strong creative students and faculty, some leadership is extremely encouraging and amazing

    Cons

    Needs new mission and vision, the Institution is falling behind and not progressive nor diverse

    Recommends
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    Adjunct Professor at Pratt

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

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great department - Graphic Design Associates.
    - Beautiful high-tec labs.
    - Excellent students and student work.

    Cons

    - Pays $2500/semester as of 2013

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good, intense, creative work environment

    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Pratt Institute as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pratt is a venerable arts institution with a rich history and a diverse community of artists, scientists, designers, etc. It's great to be immersed in the school's creative energy and gain exposure to everything from urban affairs to library sciences to contemporary art.

    Cons

    Lots of departments— both undergrad and graduate— and not everyone is on the same page when it comes to institutional goals.

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    Easy environment for student workers

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    Current Employee - Work-Study Office Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Work-Study Office Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Student jobs are easy, accessible, and either involved meaningless clerical tasks or light labor, and often compensated well above minimum wage. Most are on-campus. 20-hour maximum of hours per week in place so that we concentrate on schoolwork. Pay raises each year depending on position.

    Cons

    No possibility for full-time. Unresponsive management holds no surprises. Lots of office gossip makes students privy to either sensitive or confidential information, or exposes rampant unprofessionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider doing your own clerical work before complaining that art students paid a fraction of your salary made mistakes with something that was your responsibility. Or, provide more training.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Wonderful school, beautiful campus

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    Former Employee - Pre-College Chaperone  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Pre-College Chaperone in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Pratt Institute part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and neighborhood, looks good on resumes

    Cons

    Low pay, stressful, students can be difficult at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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