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International Academy of Design & Technology Admissions Representative Reviews

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  1. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at International Academy of Design & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Environment and great relationships with students

    Cons

    Somewhat Micromanaged, no level of autonomy

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees do their job and then hold them accountable. Give them some space and eliminate distractions from HQ.


  2. "Unfriendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at International Academy of Design & Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They send you to Chicago for 5 days of training.

    Cons

    No enthusiasm from admission reps, poor cirriculum for students, seem to be working on a shoe-string budget.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful yet dreadful"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at International Academy of Design & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice employees, great pay, love the job

    Cons

    worst management i have ever come across, alot of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    value your employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No opportunity, corrupt management, not a fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Academy of Design & Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were okay, the admissions team was under such pressure by management that we grew close as friends in order to survive

    Cons

    Very high rate of manager turn over, I was at IADT for 3 years and had 4 different managers and 3 campus presidents. They would not promote from within.

    This job is a bout numbers and if you reach them they raise them, the leads you have to work with generally do not have the money to attend school, so you have to get them to hound their families and you are required to do this as well.

    There was really no chance of moving up, getting raises or meeting the outlandish enrollment goals leading to the bonus. Bonus = $400 per student that stays enrolled and attends class for 9+ months, but you must have met your enrollment quota for that quarter and all the students must still be enrolled for any single student to count for you bonus (If they switch to part time, they don't count either). I was able to get the bonus only a couple of times.

    No matter who you are and how well you are doing, you will get yelled at by management, the abuse is a trickle down system.

    The instructors are not treated well at all, and don't know who to blame so a lot of anger from the whole school is directed towards the admissions department.

    Management motivates teams and individuals by targeted and overall threats.

    Advice to Management

    Give positive reinforcement, learn good management practices, and blend them with good sales tactics. Lying to students is bad, and will make them drop out, and makes everyone working at the school look like jerks.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, terrible thing to do to students"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Academy of Design & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work as far as benefits, culture and work/life balance you are allowed vacation and 401k however this is not the type of place you are ever going to make any decent money at nor are you going to make a career out of this place.

    Cons

    Working for a for profit school, quota base enviroment terrible managers, working on Sundays just a really really negative bad place to work. No increase in pay and they are constantly laying people off for no reason.

    Advice to Management

    To learn how to manage, this is about the students not your quota


  6. "Terrible management, revolving door or co workers"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Medical Benefits. You can listen to music at your desk. Cool campus, students are cool and the teachers are too.

    Cons

    EVERYONE is your manager and everyone even those who have no sales experience try to manage the sales team. Work life balance is AWFUL. You are not treated like you are an important part of the school, your job is to dial and get enrollments. You are nothing more than a number and they will monitor you to make sure you are making 150 dials a day. Terrible work environment. There has been 7 admissions managers in the past three years. One day you will get to work and the manager will just be GONE because they got tired of the BS.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your reps. Do not let them be treated like what they do doesn't matter. Without the reps, there would be no school. Make sure everyone knows that. Stop letting admissions be the "fall guy" for every mistake.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Numbers Numbers Numbers"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Helping students--They get super excited and are talented and you get lots of overtime. Art show and fashions shows and lots of mixers you get to go to for free!

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory. The job is numbers and thats it. They constantly lie to students and do not care about them at all. There is never an ok time ti take off work and no matter how well you are doing--even if you are over your goals you are not doing enough. Management is completely unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay & people, but late nights & stress!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Academy of Design & Technology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay, friendly coworkers, great students, good benefits.

    Cons

    The hours are not ideal. You'll work til 7-8pm most nights. I'd say the biggest con is how focused the managers are on sales numbers. They practically make you fear losing your job on a weekly basis if you aren't meeting your goal. Also, the leads used to be unfairly handed out. Basically if the manager really liked you, you'd get more solid leads. I have heard they recently changed the process for assigning leads so maybe it's different now. The old Admissions Director used to not even hide her favoritism over employees. I will say the Dean is the nicest man you'll ever meet though.

    Advice to Management

    Disperse leads fairly, show more concern for the students & employees than the numbers, and playing favorites in a management position is a big no-no!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "They say you will only last 9 months"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Learned a lot
    Free parking

    Cons

    Will not honor time off requests
    Aggressive management
    You personal concerns and goals are not important
    No room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees
    Listen to marketing
    Don't be afraid to plan events
    Be respectful of others