Savannah College of Art and Design

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Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
102 Reviews
2.7
102 Reviews
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Savannah College of Art and Design President Paula S. Wallace
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Faculty and staff start out positive, but that doesn't last long (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, multiple campuses, and the students are great to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is exceptionally unhealthy (in 5 reviews)

  • gym benefit is actually for students, and faculty and staff must leave a station or class if a student wants the space), no sick time ( (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid student work-study position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    Good on-campus jobs for students

    Cons

    Need to balance academic/on-campus jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid work study position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    Like any other work studies in SCAD, you can work on your homework while on the shift besides duty calls. Which is a huge benefit because SCAD has a tons of homework to do.

    Cons

    It's work study position, only 10 dollars an hour and only 20 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    Great environment
    Talented Students
    Resources
    Some Benefits

    Cons

    Can be political at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenged to grow professionally, just not with all available resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Coach in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Head Coach in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting opportunities for motivated staff

    Cons

    Poor personnel management by administrators

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Invaluable experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    -real life design projects
    -creative direction from client, coordinators and peers
    -multidisciplinary teams

    Cons

    -unpaid
    -work is credited to school & you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not a tenured position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professor
    Former Employee - Professor

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    People and facilities were good, sometimes great! The city and the area have a lot to offer.

    Cons

    Not a lot of assistance to explore and do your own work. If that's important you then I would not recommend working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better support to the teachers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCAD - the place for creative careers + death of the faculty creative spirit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing students.
    good technological resources for the most part.
    beautiful, small city.
    lovely winter climate.

    Cons

    constant culture of fear.
    faculty surveillance and control.
    no contrarian positions possible.
    4 classes per quarter with additional admin duties / possibly contemplating a five course per quarter load.
    driven entirely by financial gain and student recruitment. they are initiating a new recruitment system overseas that is incredibly aggressive.
    unexplained faculty dismissals.
    no tenure. ever. for anyone.
    strict adherence to the power structures. in other words, if you would like to speak with someone at the 'top', you can't. it is frowned upon. only those one tier below can do so - and even for them, it is difficult to secure a meeting.
    no voice for the faculty. utter denial of any organization or proactive support system.
    hiring / firing practices have no solid criteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to those working with the students.
    develop a caring disposition toward those in your employ.
    consider the depth and interdisciplinary nature of art - and encourage cross discipline activities.
    allow faculty organization and voice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negative company culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Matching contributions to retirement.

    Cons

    Company values fail to align with company vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call for transparency.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good school, could do better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    Did a few part-time jobs for over a year. Lively student community, great mix of international cultures. Supervisors were friendly and caring. The students I taught, were all smart and eager to learn. Lab facilities were good. Famous industry veterans came to visit. Great faculty - dedicated and exceptionally talented. Work-load was too heavy for both faculty and students; however, the hardwork paid off. I had a great time at this school, only because of the people around me.

    Cons

    City of Savannah wasn't safe, and there was no security at night. Students worked in the labs overnight to survive the intense course load, and had to go outside for food during late hours as the cafe closed early. Management was ungrateful and bossy. Cost-cutting in ridiculous ways. Scholarships granted, were unfair. Buses never ran on time, messing up everybody's schedules. Every person I spoke to, from cleaners to supervisors, complained about the management. Disorganized in many ways. Poor salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people. Spend more on your current students and faculty, and let them be the brand ambassadors of the school, instead of sacrificing their security and health, to save up for marketing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of Teaching

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design

    Pros

    The professors here are very talented and respected in their fields. Due to the course load and number of students one teaches here, there is lots of opportunity to improve in the areas being taught. It's a great place to learn about teaching.

    Cons

    One can feel over worked and frustrated at times with lots of outside duties. It's disappointing not to be recognized by the college as a Professional in ones field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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