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"Careful!"

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Former Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Academy of Art University full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Exposed to a good product. You will have a different opinion on the Art World and see value in their product

Cons

Poor coaching. Poor morale. Disconnected management. Even though they offer free classes, no time to take them. One-on-one with managers consist of reviewing calls, and thats it. This is a call center job, period.

Advice to Management

Do not rule out of fear. You have a poor sense of what would keep an employee motivated to stay.

Other Employee Reviews for Academy of Art University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "High Turnover in Admissions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academy of Art University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -They hire really great people and you will make friends quickly.
    -No overtime

    Cons

    -High turnover
    -Extremely strict office "behavior rules" that cover everything from internet usage to when you are allowed to speak with your coworkers.
    - No one in upper management lasts for very long leading to constantly changing expectations.
    -Little to no room for advancement.
    -Your lunch and breaks are strictly timed.
    -More of a business that an educational institution.
    -Vacation blackouts for almost half the year.

    Advice to Management

    Show basic respect to your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Academy of Art University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ONLY good part about working here is the Christmas party. No joke, that's it.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like children, not trusted to do the job they are hired to do. Excessive micromanagement, favoritism for no good reason, no growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Have more faith in your employees and support them with positive reinforcement rather than scaring people into doing their job. Your methods clearly aren't working as you have people quitting a month after being hired--consistently.

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