Full Sail University Reviews in Orlando, FL | Glassdoor

Full Sail University Orlando Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
174 reviews

Filter

Filter

Orlando, FL Area

3.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Full Sail University President Garry Jones
Garry Jones
109 Ratings

174 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Relaxed work environment that allowed you to dress casually (in 20 reviews)

  • So many great people to work with (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, feel like a cog in a machine (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management tends to patronize the staff (in 16 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working time and good training.

    Cons

    Noisy and crowded environment in studio.


  2. "Admissions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great! My co-workers and management are wonderful

    Cons

    They offer a pretty weak 401K match.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assembly line education"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Studio Artist in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Studio Artist in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    cool, creative co-workers. clean work environment

    Cons

    low pay, feel like a cog in a machine. upper management doesn't listen.

    Advice to Management

    listen more to the studio artist's needs. Make decisions based on what would be good for students, not just what will make more money


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great young group, programs are quality

    Cons

    No loyalty, complete lack of integrity, "wolf in sheep's clothing" and GARRY is more than aware of everything!

    Advice to Management

    you will continue to push out those you cannot control or manipulate and hire people who don't mind sippin the cool aid.


  6. "Lead Addmissions Guide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and great leaders

    Cons

    not very consistant with there employees


  7. "Inbound Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tier II Inbound Support Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Tier II Inbound Support Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is one of the most positive and upbeat atmospheres I've ever had the pleasure of being a part of! We take the dreams of our students seriously and we ensure that they have a great experience with attending Full Sail. There is plenty of opportunity for growth and advancement. People in the entry level position don't often stay there long before being moved to another fulfilling department.

    Cons

    If you love what you do and you love the department you're in, it can be easy to become complacent.


  8. "Enjoyable Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Course Director in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Course Director in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and good students. I enjoyed my teaching and the flexible schedule. Adjunct pay for overloads wasn't bad, either.

    Cons

    Overload pay took a long time to come through. Other than that, it was a pretty good experience. I enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to Management

    I think that there should be more opportunities for funded conference attendance and outside training. Other than that, the school is what it is. I enjoyed it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual Work Attire. Easy going coworkers and managers. You get a week off during the holidays which is really nice for the people who need to leave to visit family. Cool Christmas and Halloween events.

    Cons

    Not so great insurance, kinda pricey. PTO does not roll over - its a use it or loose it kinda thing, you do not accrue PTO, they give you a lump amount at the beginning of the anniversary.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to always try to promote from within the company, I have seen plenty of people who are trying to move up not given a chance to do so.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Course Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Course Director in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Course Director in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching was fun and rewarding. Friendly colleagues. Interesting campus events worth attending. The campus is a cool place full of increasingly exciting technology.

    Cons

    Working as a teacher means no rest. Teaching the same courses every month means little opportunity to refresh them (or, in some cases, even take a vacation). Rare opportunities for advancement. While the campus is wonderful, the surrounding neighborhood can be dangerous, especially at night.

    Advice to Management

    Build in time for teachers to recharge their batteries and refresh courses.


  11. "Intern at a college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is an okay place to intern.

    Cons

    Communication wasn't a great part of the experience.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know what to put here



Showing 174 of 270 reviews
Reset Filters