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Fashion Institute of Technology Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2019

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3.6
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68%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Joyce F. Brown
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work for, they have an excellent time off policy and benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "good benefits, great staff, great pay(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "most teaching positions are part-time(in 4 reviews)

  • "Development of and implementation of new curriculum and policies often gets bogged down in procedure and red tape(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Creative environment, great colleagues, the benefit of working with and assisting an international group of talented and interesting students and visitors. FIT has an active Union that’s helped negotiate (and continues to do so) many benefits for their employees, faculty like free tuition for spouses and kids, competitive salaries with incremental raises, sick, vacation and time off pd, 401k, etc. Also, you get to...

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    Cons

    I’ve worked in a few departments at the school over a 20 year period and your experience will depend greatly on where you work within the school. This will greatly depend on you and your preferences so just be sure to have any concerns and questions about expectations and environment ready if you interview here. The college maintenance management facilities can be difficult to get results from (ie- work orders, basic...

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    Advice to Management

    In the past, FIT hired many working industry professionals to teach but in more recent years they have leaned more towards the glitz of Ivy League degreed hiring and have lost a bit of that real life, industry grit that gave students a candid glimpse (and great advantage) of a familiarity of their industry. To see a return to the hiring standard to again include the term “ or industry experience” would lure specialized...

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    Fashion Institute of Technology2019-06-03
  2. "Working at FIT"

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      Current Employee - Student Services Representative in New York, NY
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great benefits and cool summer schedule.....free tuition. Decent pay.

      Cons

      There isn't really room for growth. It's not that easy to move up and you may feel stuck.

      Fashion Institute of Technology2019-06-22
    • "Enjoyed my time as an RA at FIT"

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        Former Employee - Resident Assistant in New York, NY
        Recommends
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great environment and team to be a part of.

        Cons

        I truly don't have any cons about working as a Resident Assistant at FIT.

        Fashion Institute of Technology2019-06-17
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great reputation, not great in actuality"

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        Current Employee - Administration in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Friday's off in the summer months. Good vacation package and a lot of days off from the school schedule. Great place to get paid well to do very little.

        Cons

        This is the type of place that is shiny on the outside, with a great reputation, but harbors dysfunctional leaders who either micromanage or do not work hard. A lot is expected from employees and some are great but most are tenured and not getting professional development or forward career movement. If you take a job here you will likely not move up. There are too many lazy folks here just riding out retirement. The...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop moving sub par employees to other departments. Provide leadership and professional development. Allow staff who work hard to move up. Find a way to clean house.

        Fashion Institute of Technology2019-01-23
      • "A work in progress"

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        Current Employee - Office Associate in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Benefits, work life balance and flexible hours

        Cons

        Outdated Technology and a lack of commitment from staff

        Advice to Management

        Pay attention to what is going on with students and family support

        Fashion Institute of Technology2018-09-28
      • "Event Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time

        Pros

        good benefits, great staff, great pay

        Cons

        poor management, little room for growth

        Fashion Institute of Technology2018-09-27
      • "Instructor"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time

        Pros

        great working environment and staff, organized

        Cons

        hectic summer program so you have to stay on top of the information during meetings and some information slips.

        Fashion Institute of Technology2018-08-11
      • "Working at FIT"

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        Current Employee - Department Coordinator 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great place to work and learn. Generous compensation and Benefits

        Cons

        Poor communication and support between departments

        Fashion Institute of Technology2018-08-09
      • "Finance Manager"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology full-time

        Pros

        Great place to work for, they have an excellent time off policy and benefits.

        Cons

        The pros make the cons look minimal.

        Fashion Institute of Technology2018-06-13
      • Helpful (1)

        "ESL teacher"

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

        I have been working at Fashion Institute of Technology part-time

        Pros

        strong union and nice students

        Cons

        most teaching positions are part-time

        Advice to Management

        increase number of full-time positions

        Fashion Institute of Technology2018-04-19
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