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New York Film Academy Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours for active filmmakers, very good location, international faculty and student body, artistic environment, adequate equipment (in 7 reviews)

  • Somewhat flexible schedule, but that's it (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • You work long hours and do not get paid overtime (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, overworked, and little to no resources contributed from management to do your job (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Film Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary for a Teaching Assistant with little experience

    Cons

    At the time they didn't have HR, I 've heard now they do


  2. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New York Film Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is above average, benifits

    Cons

    Crap management. arbitrary and questionably ethical business and client practices, ethical questions regarding stacking of student loan debt on students, student body far more Intl students than domestic, almost no chance of advancement, owners make arbitrary political decisions and the inside politicking between departments is a nightmare...

    Advice to Management

    Do your students a favor a close the place before you saddle them with 200K in student loan debt for a BFA in filmmaking they cant pay off or an Acting BFA at 32K a year plus housing
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  3. "Great Entry Level Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Film Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay for starting out, nice area in burbank by Warner Bros., nice people.

    Cons

    Street parking depending what building you work in.

    Advice to Management

    None, they do well!


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  5. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at New York Film Academy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff that's very helpful and enthusiastic.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can seem a little disorganized.


  6. "Part Time TA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, flexible hours, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Hourly employees are underpaid, no benefits.


  7. "NYFA Pros & Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Film Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The school is clearly trying to make progressive changes to their overall work culture and environment. They are gradually introducing more benefits and a more caring attitude towards employees and students. They offer a really wonderful program and the Faculty and Staff across all departments are wonderful and dedicated to their work.

    Cons

    NYFA is very disorganized for such a huge, and well established institution. Operations need to be overhauled and streamlined and some fundamental attitudes need to change. Senior management is highly reactionary, which often opts for quick fixes rather than sustainable, long-term solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize your operations to avoid major inefficiencies and wasted resources that could be put to better use. Increase standardization and communication. Value your Faculty and Staff more - especially those who've dedicated years to your institution and who've shown that they really care about the school and it's students. Create a better work environment to encourage your staff and faculty to give back even more.


  8. "Good for a short period of time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Film Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Relaxed and creative work environment. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay. Unorganized and confusing structure. Didn't feel like I was part of something or felt included in the company or saw prospects of growing there. Others members of the staff did not seem that excited to work there.


  9. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Filmmaker TA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Filmmaker TA in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Film Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was hands on, I got a chance to work on Universal Studios Lot.

    Cons

    The payment was not much.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, relaxed work environment, good teaching experience.

    Cons

    Can be unorganized during start of the day. Not likely to get hired to full time position.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to work on time management


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Seven Months In"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Film Academy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Creative people, inspirational instructors and a lot of brilliant people. Autonomy and the fact that this is a well-oiled machine that is still growing and offers a lot of opportunity. They're moving in the right direction - have hired an HR Team and working to get 20 years of backlog up to date.

    Cons

    Slow moving, lack of growth, and no recognition. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    please support the HR team to support the employees. listen to them and watch senior leadership - watch them closely.


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