Savannah College of Art and Design Benefits

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  • Health Insurance(10 comments)

    Solid insurance. I had major surgery for just a few hundred dollars.

  • 401K Plan(8 comments)

    Great lump-sum annual contribution and ongoing standard match.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(4 comments)

    3 weeks accrued first 3 years, then 4, then after 7, 5.

Jul 21, 2020
Former Employee

Good benefit but no work and life balance

Apr 1, 2020
Current Professor in Savannah, Georgia

Health insurance, company gym, 401k, HSA, sabbatical

Nov 13, 2019
Former Employee

Paid time off can rarely be taken in full because you're so busy.

Nov 17, 2019
Former Employee

Given the demands of the school year it was hard to take time off, insurance options weren’t great, but it was good to get discounts for a university and the occasional bonus.

May 8, 2019
Current Director in Savannah, Georgia

I'm a little bothered by negative reviews of the benefits at SCAD. I find the insurance to be better than other plans I've had, and while the ongoing 401K match is average, the annual lump-sum contribution (similar to a profit sharing contribution) is quite generous. Here are other benefits/perks I enjoy: - Solid insurance, free annual flu shots and health screening. - Discounts on health insurance if employee gets free health screening. - Standard 401K contributions through TIAA. - Annual lump-sum retirement contribution when organization performs well, similar to a "profit sharing." - Generous leave: Two weeks paid leave for new employees; 18-22 days for longer-term employees, depending on years of service. - Employees and spouses allowed to take one class at no charge each quarter, when seats are available. - Children may attend SCAD full-time at no charge. Core classes in math, English, history, etc., will transfer to other institutions. - No-charge access to SCAD gyms and fitness classes. (Students have priority; employees encouraged to use gyms at non-peak times.) - Free access to SCAD museums and some signature events. - Not an official perk: Free parking that is accessible after hours. SCAD buildings in Atlanta and Savannah are in great entertainment districts in both cities. - Discounted meals in on-campus dining halls. - Residence director's benefits include housing and meals. - Discount at university book store. - Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and other software, but it cannot be used for commercial purposes. - Not official perk: The students are simply delightful and brighten my day. Negatives... - No tuition assistance at non-SCAD institutions. - Tuition credit is difficult to use because it can't be accessed during work hours, which limits very many of the classes. - SCAD doesn't close for Memorial Day since it coincides with graduation, and its generally considered a "black-out" day for leave. A "floating holiday"is offered to make up for this.

Apr 6, 2019
Former Employee

Health benefits were adequate for me any my family. Paid time off accrues slowly at first, but increases the longer you work at SCAD. I always found that I could take off when I needed to. There are no sick days, so you have to use your PTO if you fall sick. Tuition assistance is available for you to take SCAD classes online.

Feb 16, 2019
Former Department Chair in Savannah, Georgia

They provide a bunch of perks in the package because they will not be giving you a raise in the foreseeable future. Many times during the 10 years I was there, the entire department was given less than inflation percentage as an annual raise. I hope you like yoga, they expect you to take that as your raise.

Nov 21, 2018
Current Employee

Great package. Have to pay a bit of health insurance but this is pretty normal these days.

Sep 19, 2018
Current Employee

Great medical benefits with excellent employer contribution. Great vacation time offered.

Sep 5, 2018
Former Employee

The insurance company is very difficult to work with if there is ever a dispute about a claim. Resolving issues requires HR intervention and persistence.

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan (42)
  • Retirement Plan (7)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave (24)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

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