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  1. Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Arts

    Pros

    Great! Time off benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Management is sometimes not in touch with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about who works for you.

    Recommends
  2. Sinking ship part 2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Arts full-time

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation.

    Cons

    The higher ups do not seem to know what they are doing, they do not take responsibility for what goes wrong and instead point fingers at others. Terrible communication between departments. The place is running out of money. Most people in administrative positions are jumping ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take into consideration the ideas of your employees before making big decision that will affect everyone working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. my experience was not the greatest. a lot of unbalanced work assignments.

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    Current Contractor - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Contractor - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of the Arts as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    the co-workers were my good experience while employed at the university. the location is prime center city. You gain valuable security/customer service experience if you want to further your career.

    Cons

    there is a freeze on promotions, raises, and benefits for those who reviews is due.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation should be at least $1.00 more. Reviews should be more consistant. There should be a suggestions box so employees can express their views.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Sinking Ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Arts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ridiculous amounts of vacation time.

    Cons

    The school is quickly running out of money, almost as if there's zero management of funds,. Staff and faculty are under-appreciated and under-paid which is contributes to the low morale. It shouldn't be a surprise to management that everyone is jumping ship…. they want to get out before the place collapses on itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Terrible place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Arts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ridiculously awesome vacation time.

    Cons

    Terrible facilities, terribly underqualified and unpleasant administration and mostly cranky and untalented faculty. Running out of money fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    rather unpleasant place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the Arts full-time

    Pros

    Location is good, some interesting people. Everyone seems to make their own hours.

    Cons

    The buildings are falling apart - the whole place feels like it is falling apart. People have been there for a long time (before you needed any qualifications for jobs, apparently) and are quite cliquey and unfriendly. Pay is low, benefits are expensive and everything seems to be held together with spit and glue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Theatre Technician In Work Study Program

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    Current Employee - Theatre Technician Work Study in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Theatre Technician Work Study in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at University of the Arts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generally fun atmosphere. Feels professionally paced. Large amount of on the job learning experiences. Good place to do some networking. Ability to work rentals for larger hourly salary. Very flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Hours are limited and competed for. Pay is minimum wage most of the time. Rentals are given to the same couple of people. Supervisors tend to bicker amongst themselves over calendars and sometimes blame students for their mistakes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Experienced short-lived growth and a struggling University come to terms with financial issues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of the Arts full-time

    Pros

    Wonderfully collaborative environment and the students and faculty were inspiring with their talent and an ambitions.

    Cons

    Rampant misuse of funds, desperate actions by leadership, departmental silos and mis-communication across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redefine what you can offer with the resources available; create partnerships with like-institutions (there are many close by) and gear up for the advantages a global education can provide.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. Creative Confusion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of the Arts

    Pros

    work within a community of creatives
    adjunct faculty are some of the most talented in the city

    Cons

    horrendous benefits package
    upper level administration with little or no prior experience nor professional credentials

    Doesn't Recommend

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