School of Visual Arts Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. SVA

    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at School of Visual Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the School of Visual Arts there are great and flexible schedule and nice people to work with. Advancement opportunities and subsidized education opportunities.

    Cons

    You might have a swing shifts assignment which will interfere with previous plans. There can at times be limited opportunities to change shift or to advance in a particular department.


  2. Very good benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Handyman in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Handyman in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time

    Pros

    All kinds of good benefits and continuing education classes.

    Cons

    Pay for a handyman is ridiculous especially when a custodian is higher with a higher pay for the same work.


  3. Assistant to Chair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, lovely students, decent health benefits

    Cons

    Lots of uncompensated overtime, very low salary.


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  5. Great school to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The students make it all worth going to work. The creative energy at the school makes it easy to get up and go to work each day. Not micromanaged so there is room to be creative at work and suggest new strategies to the administration and faculty. Great benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great and offers little room to grow. There is no step system or simple way to increase in salary even when going well beyond the job description.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your teachers higher wages and the current teachers would work harder to keep their jobs and it would be easier to attract higher end industry professionals to come teach.


  6. Teachers Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays on time, easy to file paperwork, in the office they make it really easy for students to work and earn checks. They are sent out on biweekly basis without fail. Great extra money for poor studentts!

    Cons

    Pay rate is highest for seniors (@ 12 back in 2012) 8 I think for freshmen/sophomores


  7. Flexible, creative work environment with intelligent colleagues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SVA is a great college to work for as an administrative employee. Small enough that you're not lost in the shuffle and it feels like a community, but large enough that there are many different departments and individuals to interface with, which keeps things interesting. My boss is very cool and flexible - and he understands the importance of work-life balance. This is a great place to work if you have business acumen, but you want to apply those skills in an environment that values art and creativity. The benefits are great -- free tuition!?!

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, although there are some opportunities. Salary range is probably slightly lower than comparable positions at other colleges/universities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing your employees and recognizing them for a job well done. Allow more advancement opportunities to those who deserve it.


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    I have worked for 25 years in my current position as academic advisor specializing in the curriculum

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time

    Pros

    Students, faculty, co-workers and school mission are great.

    Cons

    Salary seems low for someone with my years on the job. Raises are minimal.


  9. Orientation Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food Opportunity to meet new people

    Cons

    Do not have an organized training schedule


  10. Great place to learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Focused on creating a great design education environment.

    Cons

    Making ideas happen takes lots of patience and work with management.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to ideas from lower level ranks.


  11. Low pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits: health insurance, 401k, vacation days, personal days, tech discounts, free tuition

    Cons

    The only con is the low pay

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries



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