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Digital Media Academy Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay is descent and if you like working with kids/teenagers then you'll love this (in 3 reviews)

  • Great pay, good atmosphere, challenging work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of last minute changes and deadlines are not kept (in 3 reviews)

  • Working with kids requires a lot of patience, so you really have to love it, but that is just something that comes with working at summer camps (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Media Academy full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the diverse group I worked with and the fun work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the line between teacher and teacher assistant was vague.

    Advice to Management

    It was pretty good overall


  2. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Media Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun
    Good pay
    Progress of students was nice to see

    Cons

    HR department is incompetent
    Working at a Canadian location seems to be less support from the company based in US

    Advice to Management

    Don't overpay employees and threaten to sue them if they don't return a extra check because your finance team doesn't know how to operate.

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty good salary for the work load, all friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Overall good experience as long as you're good with children.


  4. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    There arent any cons to working here!


  5. "Awesome place"

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    Former Employee - Summer Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Summer Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kind coworkers
    Fun work environment
    Awesome management

    Cons

    Need to enjoy working with children


  6. "Customer service/Call center"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Media Academy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people work there. They are passionate and intelligent.

    Cons

    They do not pay the call center people enough. That is a tough job to take on seasonally knowing that your job will end in a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe offer part-time work after the summer programs are over. I also recommend Bringing down the cost of camps. It has gone up so much people can't process spending that much. Maybe even make that part of your slogan, we care so we are rolling our prices back to 2012! One summer only! I know it's expensive to run everything but, I think people would come back if you were more economical. Maybe move home base to Sacramento where everything cost half as much! I miss you guys!!! Wish you the best!


  7. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Media Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership and upper management. It kept you on your feet and was an enjoyable experience. Great summer job for college.

    Cons

    It can be long days. Breaks are included but including commuting time I would get home later than desired some days.

  8. "Great staff and a nice environment, Directors lacking in management"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Media Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The other instructors and TA's were helpful in managing the class. Pay is descent and if you like working with kids/teenagers then you'll love this.

    Cons

    Directors lacked in management, some of the supplies and necessary materials were missing and conflicted with the course content.


  9. "Fun place for college kids"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Media Academy full-time

    Pros

    Co workers
    its fun
    perks
    you get free lunch,depending on location

    Cons

    Kids
    loud
    depends on location
    It can become a routine if you teach the same class

    Advice to Management

    you guys are good, keep your employees well


  10. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everybody was friendly and interviews were low stress.

    Cons

    Management could be more organized

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


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