Academy of Art University Benefits

82 Ratings

Employer Summary

At Academy of Art University, we believe our employees are our most valued asset and we strive to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits program for our workforce. While health care is an important component of any benefits program, Academy of Art University also offers a wide array of other benefit options.

Eligible employees are offered health insurance, dental insurance, vision plan, flexible spending accounts, 401k plan, life and AD&D insurance, long term disability and a commuter benefit program. Eligible employees also have the opportunity to take one undergraduate course each semester tuition-free.

All employees may participate in various health and wellness programs, use the university’s gym and pool and attend athletic events without charge. All employees are invited to participate in a number of exciting events throughout the year including the school’s annual film festival, fashion show, gallery auction and spring show.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance(19 comments)

    Very basic plans, you get to choose ones that fit with your needs.

  • Sick Days(18 comments)

    Due to laws in SF, you get 9 sick days per year.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(14 comments)

    We got more vacations this year

Feb 18, 2020
Current Administrator in San Francisco, California

Very basic benefits package, but a great start for commuter benefits and health insurance.

Oct 26, 2019
Former Instructional Media Designer in San Francisco, California

Best thing is that there is one. Worst - Health insurance is still very expensive.

Oct 10, 2019
Former Human Resources Coordinator in San Francisco, California

Medical is "ok" for employee only but pricey for employees with dependents. 401k matching depends on enrollment which is always declining therefore there are more years with zero matching contributions.

Aug 19, 2019
Former Employee

401k decent, although the chosen administrator has an antiquated website and online presence. Medical benefits are very basic and unaffordable for families. Barebones, and just to the point of being legal, and that's it. Communications about benefits are the poorest I've ever seen in my entire work life. Vacation/ time off policy inconsistent, and there is no clear route to accrue more vacation after many years of service. Seems like a side deal that your boss has to fight for, but only viable if they are in good favor politically. Food and snacks?!? Hahahaha! How about water and a breakroom? VERY few niceties as an employee at AAU.

May 24, 2019
Former Employee

Best thing was you received health care if you were full time. Worst thing was that if you were part time they would screw you out of it. They allowed you take a class for free but did everything in their power to stop you from actually doing it.

Jan 28, 2019
Former Sound Editor in San Francisco, California

Paid vacation and sick days

Feb 7, 2019
Current Employee

0 match 401k but there’s a good difference card program

Jun 7, 2018
Former Employee

Very good health benefits package with great options to choose from based on your needs. Great price as well.

May 17, 2018
Former Employee

Standard health, dental and vision insurance. One free class per semester. Paid holidays, 1 floating day, sick days. Pre-tax commuter benefit.

Apr 3, 2018
Current Full Time Faculty in San Francisco, California

Not a great health plan. Currently under husband's because it's a better offering. Really have to fight tooth and nail for decent PTO and vacation in your contract.

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Benefits Summary

List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan (19)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training (8)
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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