Otis College of Art and Design - Great creative environment but leadership sends mixed messages at times. | Glassdoor
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"Great creative environment but leadership sends mixed messages at times."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Otis College of Art and Design full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Creative and talented faculty who are a lot of fun, some exceptionally brilliant students . Amazing office staff ! Great location, SUMMERS OFF !!!!!

Many sweet , hardworking, dedicated students .

Cons

Workload, expectations , responsibilities seem to increase every year for both teachers and students. Bar is set impossibly high in regard to student design and illustration. Only gifted few can achieve this level of work without an inordinate amount of teacher " corrections" (a euphemism for teachers basically redoing student work to meet standards of excellence that are impossible for most ) . Leadership gives mixed messages often .

Advice to Management

Focus on students achieving their own personal best . Do not expect student work to look as good, actually much better , than majority of industry designers. Recognize and nurture different approaches to design problem solving. Foster individuality rather than homogeneity !

Other Employee Reviews for Otis College of Art and Design

  1. "Teaching Assistant for DM"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Otis College of Art and Design part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great and it's a very positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about Otis.


  2. "Full-time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Otis College of Art and Design full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Interesting personalities
    Small school so there is possibility to be responsible for big projects

    Cons

    Lower compensation because of being a private institution

    Advice to Management

    The management is great, but would be nice to have higher compensation.

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