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DigiPen Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Great student work"

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    Former Employee - Housing Maintenance
    Former Employee - Housing Maintenance
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DigiPen Institute of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in the housing department doing minor maintenance on the units and was very pleasantly surprised at how well they paid, and how accommodating they were to my class schedule. I was able to choose my own hours and weekly schedule and if ever I needed to focus on studying or a project they were happy to accommodate.

    Cons

    Often times there was not enough work to justify the job and I was left to do arbitrary administrative work.


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    was a Fun place to work

    Cons

    there were lots of problems at the management level

  3. "Digipen"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Associate Professor in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Associate Professor in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DigiPen Institute of Technology part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly motivated students
    Deservedly well known in the game community
    Good faculty
    Excellent connections with the game industry

    Cons

    Poor IT support
    Lack of vision
    Bureaucracy
    Faculty has no voice

    Advice to Management

    Management is complacent with past successes and keeps tight control without providing vision. Management should learn how to lead and delegate.


  4. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DigiPen Institute of Technology part-time

    Pros

    Really good people on the team

    Cons

    Very few employees to manage a large number of children


  5. "Great place, great bosses"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DigiPen Institute of Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bosses really care about you

    Cons

    Only one I can think of is the low salary


  6. "It's so so"

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    Current Employee - Intructor in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Intructor in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers are fantastic, resources that are made available are great for the most part, and the on site cafeteria is not only handy but quite tasty.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult to work with and confusing at times. There is no moving up when working for here, yet the demands on job requirements can increase.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Revolving door"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Easy enough to apply and switch departments.
    -The staff network is easy going, people get along well, and it can be a fun environment.

    Cons

    -The staff pay is not in the least bit competitive and is hardly enough to live off of, especially if you live in Redmond. It would be one thing if you knew the company couldn't afford decent wages, but when they custom build a display case that cost more than $35,000 - it's a slap in the face to hourly employees.
    - "Misappropriation of funds" doesn't even begin to cover it.
    - Nepotism galore.

    Advice to Management

    DP is a revolving door for a reason. You'll never successfully grow if you keep losing employees. Figure it out.

  8. "T.A"

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    Former Employee - T A in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - T A in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DigiPen Institute of Technology part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to relearn and solidify my knowledge.
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Pay was mediocre
    No work study
    Feedback from Professors


  9. "Anyonomous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Stable Work Environment and valid work experience

    Cons

    - No Passion for newer things


  10. "It is a good student job"

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    Former Employee - Open Studio (Life Drawing ) Monitor in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Open Studio (Life Drawing ) Monitor in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DigiPen Institute of Technology part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked this job because I could use this opportunity to draw and improve my art skill while I was getting paid for it. The punch in/out is online and super convenient. your salary is going to raise after doing the job for two consecutive semesters.

    Cons

    Sometimes you need set up a drawing session in a room that is not really designed for drawing. But that was the case only for one class during the year I was working there.


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