The New England Institute of Art

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The New England Institute of Art Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good place to start in higher ed

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admission
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admission

    I worked at The New England Institute of Art full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting Students
    Good Location
    Enthusiastic Faculty
    Good Facilities

    Cons

    Stockholders are more important than students.
    Will accept anyone with a pulse and ok credit.
    Run by people in another state.
    Work/Life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the price for tuition and you'll get more students. Let the people in Brookline run the show as the folks in Pittsburgh have ruined things on campus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Job, but they won't admit it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA

    I worked at The New England Institute of Art full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were no pros to this job. Get out when you can.

    Cons

    Awful culture. It's sales, but if you say so they think you're a bad seed. They swear it's about changing lives...BS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a sham.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    For Profit

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Brookline, MA

    I worked at The New England Institute of Art part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The other instructors were great to work with.

    Cons

    Money and education don't mix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The New England Institute of Art full-time

    Pros

    good people locally, common sense of purpose

    Cons

    upper management off site, too many decisions made by people who have never been to the building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try talking up instead of down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Faculty and Programs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Boston, MA

    I worked at The New England Institute of Art full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with great people. The faculty is engaged and talented.

    Cons

    Lacked career advancement and senior management often lost sight of the big picture. Education was the key.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify talent better and make sure to reward performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ass. Director of Admissions

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ADA in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - ADA in Boston, MA

    I worked at The New England Institute of Art full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with very talented students at a very interesting school and areas of study. Very rewarding when bonds of made with students.

    Cons

    Calling kids that have said NO 10 times and working a recycled list of those students is like working for a credit card company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment..

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

    micromanaged, overworked admissions staff encouraged to do whatever it takes to bring in new students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA

    I have been working at The New England Institute of Art full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    easy way to get exposure in a university setting for someone looking to get into this field -- they're always hiring

    Cons

    cold calling, endless metrics (how many calls, interviews, applications per week, day, hour), culture of negative reinforcement, high stress, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I once held a temporary office that shared a wall with the then-president of the college, whom I overheard in a conversation with an HR rep who was brought in to help with employee morale via anonymous conversations. the HR rep disclosed details and names; several of those complaining about the conditions were soon fired for "performance" reasons. Intimidation doesn't build employee trust, loyalty, or strong work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Run... please run away from this abortion of a school!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA

    I have been working at The New England Institute of Art full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, nice surroundings in Brookline

    Cons

    High Pressure to Produce Student Starts. Current management talks behind everyone's back! No incentive to do well except to keep management off your back. Unrealistic quotas face Assistant Directors of Admissions since they are not given adequate quality leads to reach their goals. The system sets up employees to fail. No work / life balance ! STAY AWAY!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap. Paying staff well goes only so far. You cannot keep quality employees if you ignore work/life balanace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions

    I worked at The New England Institute of Art full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are good faculty that care about the students. There is also a great work/ life balance (as long as you don't get stressed out about your job security.)

    Cons

    Corrupt, misleading, manipulative middle management and corporate. Always at risk of losing you job if you're not meeting their completely unrealistic goals. They give you no training and set you up to fail. They don't care about employees or students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address reason for extremely high turn over rate. Take time to listen to students and employees without retaliation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Micromanagement to the extreme-"No cell phone" Rule

    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions

    I have been working at The New England Institute of Art full-time

    Pros

    They pay well for for-profit higher education.

    Cons

    I have never been micromanaged like I am here. They took somebody's cell phone away who was using it at their desk. If they see you on the internet, they will most likely ask you to turn off your computer and continue making dials. What used to be 50 dials/day has turned into a minimum of 100. Very poor management with zero incentive to bust your butt besides a gold star on the wall (literally). Highest turnover of anywhere I've ever seen. Calling lists of students who, flat out, do not want to come to school here or hear from you. None of the ADA's are happy with their job, and all of whom are currently looking for other jobs-which means low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat employees this way they will continue to leave and you will continue to re-train. Over, and over again.

    Disapproves of CEO

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