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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in La Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Director in La Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fashion Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to develop new ideas and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities and advancement in upper management.


  2. "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fashion Institute full-time

    Pros

    Pay was good enough

    Cons

    Petty, toxic environment, strict about being at your desk

  3. "Great place to get experience"

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    Current Employee - Intructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Four convenient locations, can spend little time on campus as faculty--flexbile for work/life

    Cons

    Many facutly lacking true educational credentials, administration is very cheap, instructors paid less than admin staff and way under industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your faculty are important, too.


  4. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Education in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Education in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fashion Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to develop curriculum without the bureaucracy that follows most learning institutions.

    Cons

    Very little growth or advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of your staff and management when discussing the placement or advancement of your new leaders.


  5. "A wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fashion Institute part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff, open communication, a great work environment. As an instructor, I was well supported by the Education department

    Cons

    Hard to find anything negative about my experience!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful in theory but not for one who wants to grow or be innovative in their position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Modern campus, modern equipment, knowledgeable instructors, unique alternative to standard university, wonderful holiday party for employees.

    Cons

    There is no HR thus every department answers to itself leading to chaos, competition, and lack of overall leadership. Politics, for sure- promotions are given secretly, and everyone in power is either married or related to each other. If you aren't in with them, you simply will spin your wheels in your position. The oldtimers who run the place are out of touch with balancing education with business, and do not have the management skills to run the school. It's a Monet- beautiful from a distance, mess up close.

    Advice to Management

    Build an HR department- it's obvious and necessary. Accountability is lacking, and when a wrong is done, it is not dealt with for the greater good of the school and its students. Departments do not work together- security, maintenance, college services, etc. Seek input from not only instructors but staff to implement changes. There is a reason why unless you have been here 20 years+, you leave in less than 5.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people!"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great people
    Hard working and dedicated staff
    Technology is bleeding edge
    Make your own destiny is encouraged
    Turns on a dime (can be good and bad)

    Cons

    Micro managment
    All are not held accountable equally
    Quick decisions based on politics and often skewed by squeeky wheels needs a sympton of poor planning
    A few persons do the majority of the work
    Time and attendance is critical on making up time but not cognizant on compensating for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Evalutate the issues and address the specifics/persons.
    Foster the skills of individuals person by person
    Make decisions based on logic not emotion

  8. Helpful (2)

    "FIDM offered good compensation, company perks and life balance."

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    Former Employee - Speaker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Speaker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great for mothers that want time with their kids.
    I represented an excellent school.
    Fun perks! Exciting events!
    Proud to be apart of FIDM!

    Cons

    Summers off are without pay.
    Sometimes the students were difficult and it was hard to hold their attention.
    The commute could be long to some of the schools.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for offering your employees the chance to make a difference in the lives of young students. It truly was a positive experience.


  9. "That was very good"

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    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (India)
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fashion Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Actually I need a job, for my family it's very important for me, I am married so it'soooo important for me and my family

    Cons

    Challenge is that there are so many competitors so I just want to say I will do my work honestly

    Advice to Management

    Please give me a job


  10. "2 year experiance in the feild"

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    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fashion Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    i am comfortable to this job and very intrested

    Cons

    ya lots of working the down side of the post

    Advice to Management

    good behavienes


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