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Musicians Institute Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Some ups... More Downs."

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    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Production Team Member in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got to work with some incredible visiting artists. Students and faculty are incredibly diverse.

    Cons

    Equipment aside from the recording studios are worn down. The administration and upper management are very disconnected from the employees and students. I was a student and then worked there for several years and saw this problem increase year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you work for your employees and students.


  2. "Not about students"

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    Former Employee - Event Manager in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    excellent student body and campus . facilitates are top of the line and have great equipment with teachers.

    Cons

    disconnected bureaucracy and limited funding for student benefits in curriculum . area is surrounded by heavy homeless problem and rat infestation across street where students smoke

    Advice to Management

    worry more about students education not making money for bottom line. stop focusing on marketing and pr to dictate student services there is minimal correlation.

  3. "Worst Company Ever!!!"

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    Former Employee - Music Technology Instructor in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Music Technology Instructor in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Students come from all over the world to learn at an Institution that has a 100 percent acceptance rate. Everyone gets in because they only want your money and then when they get it, you are regulated to a less than professional management team who cares more about keeping their job than your education. Can you say Federal Investigation into this for profit scam.

    Cons

    Working there you will never get a raise much less cost of living increase. I know that teachers have worked there for over a decade and have never received a raise. Multiple times the teachers have tried to unionize but management have squashed their attempts and retaliated against them. At least 100 employees have been fired in the recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Better change the management, all HR, middle management, most of the archaic policies right quick or the Feds will be shutting your doors just like they did to ITT tech. Can you say For Profit Scam!!!


  4. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, knowledgeable veterans in the department.

    Cons

    continuous change to policies and procedures without explanation, lack of direction at times, and no long-term department strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Identify a long-term strategy that works with the company's goal and stick to forming short-term objectives that align with that strategy. Don't make changes every quarter or every year.


  5. "Library Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very professional coworkers on deck.

    Cons

    I am not able to work enough hours.


  6. "Lacks appreciation for employees"

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    Former Employee - Manager of Registrar in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager of Registrar in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The front line employees are kind and truly attempt to make a difference in the students lives.

    Cons

    This is a poor management top down approach system. The institution lacks clear planning on success for the students and growth for the organization. The insititution has a 99.9 percent acceptance rate. This places a large strain on the employees since you will be working with student whom do not have the funds to support their education and the organization can care less as to how nature and overall wellbeing of the student is.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure your Executive team to better connect and serve your employees. Your current Academic and Business Operations Executive team lacks the fundamental knowledge of Business and growth in the educational sector.


  7. "Excellent Envirnment"

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    Former Employee - Player Supply Manager/Purchasing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Player Supply Manager/Purchasing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent staff, faculty, students, and facilities.

    Cons

    Senior Management lacks respect for employee knowledge, accomplishments, and length of service. Pay raises were infrequent if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Read Cons.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Musicians Institute"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being around music all day, as well as being around the students since they, too share my love of music. It's an "electric" feel, being around such creativity and talent.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care one bit about the students. They only care about making money, and often lie and put students through traumatic admissions processes to get them enrolled.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be more up front with prospective students and tell them right off the bat that if they do not have a LOT of money, or are unable or unwilling to be indebted for the rest of their lives, they cannot afford to attend this school.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Doesn't respect or appreciate employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Musicians Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent programs, great faculty, and great students.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonus, workload triples yearly, management is not encouraging of employee accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep and reward employees with skill and knowledge.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Was a great place to work....suffered a period of darkness....and is great again....for now."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Musicians Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, competitive pay, good benefits and not a stressful environment. Management is currently (as of 2013) great again (see below). I would recommend this company to other people for employment. It is a fun and very exciting place to work.

    Cons

    During Nov 2012-September 2013 there was an upper management change. The company brought in someone to run the entire college. Unfortunately, he had zero prior educational experience but for some unknown reason was put in charge of an entire college. Naturally, disaster ensued, enrollment plummeted, and dozens of people had to be laid off. All mainly due to his impulsive and incompetent nature. Simply put, he thought he knew better than everyone else around him and held grudges to anyone challenging him. In short, it was a hostile work environment.

    Sadly, he then was FIRED himself for a major HR violation (this was inevitable and merely a matter of time). It is unfortunate though so many had to lose their jobs during his reign of incompetence. On a positive note, many of the people he laid off were then re-hired (as they should have been) correcting some of the mistakes he made.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bring in unqualified people to run an entire college. You lose great teachers, staff, and students alike.


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