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Pratt Institute Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Interesting and challenging experience working with the students, but inspiring to see students focused on their artwork

    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Pratt Institute as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    inspiring, great pay, good hours, room to develop own programs

    Cons

    sometimes unstructured, not a lot of communication between different constituents, faculty > administration

  2.  

    Work Study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work Study in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Work Study in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Pratt Institute (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Proximity to school, flexible hours

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider tiered work-study positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Pratt was great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    Talented students were positive to work with.

    Cons

    The facilities could be upgraded but always a major budgetary issue.

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  5.  

    student involvement office

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    Former Employee - Orientation Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Orientation Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Pratt Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, relaxed environment. A lot of potential perks and discounts. Very flexible with time off/accommodating with other jobs and vacations.

    Cons

    Not much pay, pratt in general does have a lot of bureaucracy and the some of the people in other departments are insufferable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Full of bureaucracy but good opp for students

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

    I worked at Pratt Institute part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to top names in design
    Good beenfits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Low progress
    Too many people have been there for ages and not you can feel the stodginess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look towards the future as opposed to the past

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Uncreative, ego-centric management (IA office)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pratt Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Decent benefits, healthcare, free gym membership, free membership to cultural institutions around the city.
    -Beautiful campus in lovely, calm neighborhood.
    -Wonderful creativity on campus--inspiring to witness

    Cons

    -This is the most hierarchical office I've ever experienced. Managers have no regard for their employees and in many occasions, don't even want to talk with their underlings. They make themselves very inaccessible, and certainly don't consider others' ideas. It's a very kiss-up/kick-down kind of environment.
    -Mediocre pay
    -No respect for employees' time or work-life balance.
    -HR doesn't care about anyone other than management. The office ignores repeated problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't take advice. This is just a warning for potential future employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Jack of All in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Jack of All in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pratt Institute full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Salary
    Good Hours
    Decent Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Slow to change
    bathroom smells
    slow to respond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be so hesitant to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership at the administrative level with very little emphasis on excellence and value to students.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pratt Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pratt still has a prestigious name in the design industries. There's some autonomy among departments, and if you are lucky enough to work for a department with a great Chair/Director, you can gain good experience and contribute to the learning experience of your students. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lagging behind technologically, greatly inhibiting efficiency. Manhattan Campus is very disconnected from the Brooklyn Campus and lacks proper resources and services. Poor decision-making at the executive level which greatly affects the departments and especially students. Very poor organizational culture, with rampant territorial behavior among department managers, many people are either incompetent, don't care, or are so under-resourced that they basically give up. Very low pay, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old white boys club mentality, bring in talent who can innovate Pratt and bring it up to speed with the advances in technology and cultural shifts affecting the design and arts industries. Put your focus on customer satisfaction and great educational experiences and that will fix so many problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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