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Full Sail University Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2020

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4.0
77%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Full Sail University President Garry Jones
Garry Jones
272 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and lots of chances to create opportunities for students(in 28 reviews)

  • "It's a very friendly work environment(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Such low pay in comparison to other schools, it's ridiculous(in 25 reviews)

  • "Huge disconnect between upper management and all staff(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Cares for employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, many collaboration opportunities, strives to offer competitive and relevant curriculum, great vacation benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward advancement opportunities in education

    Full Sail University2019-08-17
  2. "Fantastic Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Pilot Tutor in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The job at Full Sail Co-Pilot Tutoring Center is a fantastic and laid back job that pays current students well.

    Cons

    The scheduled open tutoring hours can be challenging to acquire as they get signed up for very quickly by other tutors.

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    Full Sail University2020-01-23
  3. "Great People & Benefits, Hard to Move Up"

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    Current Employee - Writer/Editor in Winter Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers Good benefits Generous PTO Extra week off during holidays Fun environment

    Cons

    Nepotism Mostly lateral movement, hard to get promoted Lack of internal communication

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    Full Sail University2020-02-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful, creative people work here. Several people in top management don't listen and micromanage."

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    Former Employee - Director in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Passionate, hard-working people throughout the university.

    Cons

    Top management bullies and micromanages their staff and cover for each other. They would rather lower the scale for students than challenge them so that they can pass more students and keep their money.

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    Full Sail University2020-01-29
  5. "Great Flexible Job"

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    Current Employee - Agency Recruiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low pay because of work study

    Full Sail University2020-01-14
  6. "Faculty are extremely talented and capable but are ignored"

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    Former Employee - Director in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the faculty are amazing at what they do. They work very hard and most have a plethora of experience in the real world.

    Cons

    Faculty are told to water down curriculum so all students can pass. This is labeled as many other things so as to pretend like that's not what is happening. After dumbing down classes for years, there's not much left here.

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    Full Sail University2020-02-04
  7. "Full Sail University - The Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Online Enrollment Team Leader in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Schedule Flexibility - Opportunities for advancement - Health benefits - 401k benefits - Fun & Creative culture - Supportive leadership teams - Opportunities for professional development and growth - Exposure to major events and business collaborations

    Cons

    There are no major cons to be considered

    Full Sail University2019-12-20
  8. "Unique atmosphere and constantly evolving"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional growth opportunities, diversity among employees and students, and innovation.

    Cons

    Payscale for education is lower than professionals typically see in their chosen industries.

    Full Sail University2019-12-10
  9. "Too Much Work Too Little Pay"

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    Former Employee - Career Services Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Full Sail University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People you work with can be cool and you get a free week off for the xmas holidays, also very difficult to be let go

    Cons

    Pay is atrocious, micromanaging is heavy, nepotism is rampant and obvious

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    Full Sail University2019-12-15
  10. "Talk to current employees in target department(s)"

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    Current Employee - Associate Course Director 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Full Sail University full-time

    Pros

    Working around creative people, access to creative software programs, good benefits, security, lots of events and community opportunties, a fair amount of mobility depending on your skill sets, training and degrees.

    Cons

    Consistency between departments could be better. Most departments have a different management style depending on the department heads. Talking to some of the employees of of specific department may be a good idea to get a better feel for what to expect. When it comes to instructors, the school likes to honor them, but changes and expectations can be made without the consideration of these front line employees.

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    Full Sail University2019-11-30

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