Ringling College of Art & Design

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Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
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    Wonderful Supportive Community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Dean in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Dean in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Faculty and staff at Ringling work as a very close knit community and are very supportive of one another and care very deeply for the student and their success. The employee benefits package and 401K match are better than most institutions which is another reflection of the caring nature the administration has for its employees. I really regret having left Ringling, you never know how good you had it till you are gone.

    Cons

    There were not enough professional development opportunities in the department I worked for and it was a bit dysfunctional, not that it ever affected the student experience, but promotions and advancement were nearly nonexistent. Unfortunately, Ringling has lost some very dedicated employees within the last two years and while employee turnover can often be a good thing, the loss of experienced staff is a real problem for them currently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your current leadership, there may be a need to shake the tree and let the rotten fruit fall and replace them with some new and innovative thinkers, I think you know what I mean.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Underqualified Institutional Technology Staff with a Dogmatic Work Culture

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    Former Employee - Institutional Technology Worker in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Institutional Technology Worker in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They hire many student workers, and they are willing to hire inexperienced employees full-time who have no alternatives; not a bad job for someone just starting. As a result, the work is simplistic.

    Cons

    The pay is low, and you are expected to work holiday hours and weird hours with little-to-no advanced notice or overtime compensation. While the senior management is respectful, I saw them practice numerous deceptive managerial practices especially with regards to recruitment, dismissal, and everything in between. It is not uncommon for them to let go of talented hires because they dislike ambitious people. They will spend months chasing unimportant problems and only do the minimum necessary to fix essential problems even if it has shoddy results. Additionally, most of my coworkers were appallingly underqualified and often lacked formal training or education in the technology field. There is very little chance for advancement, and the work culture is generally lazy and sterile. It's a very 'keep quiet and keep your head down' place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    They have an amazing staff and open to new ideas.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design

    Pros

    Nice area, awesome staff, flexible, fun

    Cons

    Some jobs require living on campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the experiece!

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  5.  

    Student work study positions are key

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    Former Employee - Lab and Studio Monitor in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Lab and Studio Monitor in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on what department you work for you basically have unlimited access to whatever you want or need, most if not all of the facility and staff are also eager to help. On top of that you basically get paid to do your class work.

    Cons

    Good luck getting time off, you're better off just not showing up if you need time off and taking some heat from students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Student worker

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a student worker there are a lot of benefits to working on campus, usually very felxible hours and understanding.

    Cons

    working on campus can be a lot to juggle with school work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Work+learn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design

    Pros

    learn a lot at this place

    Cons

    lots of work with school

  8.  

    Nice to work on campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, can study during idle time, good community

    Cons

    Minimum wage when it should be higher, some supervisors are better than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay, students are already paying around 10k-20k a semester to go there, and they most definitely can't afford to pay a chunk of living expenses with just 6-20 hours a week on minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great for a work study Program

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design

    Pros

    Work for Madeby Gallery on campus. They are great to work for because you learn about the gallery business and the local consumers. You get to work on school grounds connecting with other students advising them of the great opportunity they have to sell thier work at the gallery and during down time you get to work on school projects which is great to keep up with the school work load.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage and you get very few hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
  10.  

    Student Workers need more than Minimum Wage

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    Former Employee - Student Monitor in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Student Monitor in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    gained useful experience, friendly atmosphere, got to study during slow days

    Cons

    minimum wage was not adequate or equitable compared to the responsibilities handled on the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design

    Pros

    Job Outlooks after graduation is great!

    Cons

    Expect to spend at least 10 hours minimum in the labs every day if you want to be good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Positive Outlook

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