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3.3
48% Recommend to a Friend
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Finding the best

    Dec 10, 2022 - Supervisor Financial Services 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Place of growth and innovation. Openness of leadership to invest in tools and staff needed for success. Pride of being involved with a leader in creative arts education. Inspiration galore!

    Cons

    Holiday schedule observation depends on calendar year, however, 2023 is just around the corner.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    WFH but contradictory in the work place

    Nov 9, 2022 - Undergraduate Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working from him, good benefits, PTO, sick time, holiday pay.

    Cons

    Management can’t decide on what their standards are. There is a lot of critique within this job a lot of the time, that’s not something that I was really prepared for when I excepted this job. A big part of this job is making calls to students, helping students go through a presentation of basically about their program, interest and the school. Then you know getting them Registered for school and all that stuff. But the part that I wasn’t told about when I was hired is all of the critiquing within the workplace you’re constantly critiqued every day all the time by everybody. So if you’re not interested in something like that, I would not recommend this job to you , you also have some thing called mentor meetings where they literally listen to your phone calls because your phone calls are recorded as well as your zoom meeting calls. They request that you record a couple of zoom meetings a week and then send them to your mentor so that they can review them. It’s really stressful if that’s some thing that you might be uncomfortable with. They request that you have a certain amount of call time every day which, as of right now what I’ve been told is having at least two hours per day in call time and the zoom time. and it having a certain amount of zoom meetings/information tours every week as well but basically, the information tours are just giving students information about the school, financial aid, cost of school, their program interest.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great job for someone right out of college

    Nov 21, 2022 - Student Services Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Positive work environment and supportive management

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to learn

    Nov 7, 2022 - Service Desk Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Team helps each other. Great place to start your Service Desk experience.

    Cons

    Gets pretty repetitive in terms of issues that need to repaired.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    AAU Instructor

    Oct 31, 2022 - Instructor, College Or University in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Independence Choose your own time to work Relative easy tasks Great boss

    Cons

    Pay could be higher Commuting

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

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    Dec 6, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great coworkers! Free shuttle around the city and help with paying for classes

    Cons

    Micro managers who don't know how to run a call center and cant take constructive criticism.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Boring

    Dec 5, 2022 - Campus Host in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Easy, pretty vague when it comes to instructions but other than that it’s pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Crazy things happen and you have to report things

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    review of AAU

    Nov 29, 2022 - Graduate Adviser in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -a nice entry level job in advising/student services -mostly stress free, easy daily tasks

    Cons

    -advisers are looked at as de facto sales people, expected to pound the phones to hit student registration goals

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to learn UX

    Dec 9, 2022 - Senior UX Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Able to learn diversity knowledge from instructor

    Cons

    You need to work hard yourself

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  11. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Tight with the Funds

    Nov 30, 2022 - Payroll Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some nice people, university growth is important

    Cons

    It's been awhile since I worked there but really tight with the funds but long hours are expected.

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Academy of Art University has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 709 reviews left anonymously by employees. 48% of employees would recommend working at Academy of Art University to a friend and 38% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Academy of Art University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Academy of Art University. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

48% of Academy of Art University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Academy of Art University 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

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