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Pratt Institute Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Beautiful campus, acess to great art and events (in 8 reviews)

  • Varied working environment, opportunity to work closely with artists (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay; people work there more for personal fulfillment than the meager salaries (in 8 reviews)

  • Compensation is low compared to the amount of work asked (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "GA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people and nice environment

    Cons

    Sometimes are too noisy to focus on works


  2. "professor CCE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor CCE in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professor CCE in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    daring students, beautiful campus, new initiatives

    Cons

    low salaries, slow administration, few occasions to interact with faculty from other programs

  3. "Great if you have a great boss"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Monitor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Shop Monitor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a shop monitor for over 2 years. I was lucky to have the most amazing manager/boss ever, he made up for his boss, who is a bureaucratic fawner. My manager was an incredible mentor figure that is going to set a very high standard for all my future employers.

    About the job, is great to not having to travel far from school to work.

    Cons

    Dealing with students demands, specially during midterms or finals, can get really stressful.


  4. "Forever Visiting Instructors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY

    I worked at Pratt Institute part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students were talented and mostly hard working. The campuses are gorgeous and facilities mostly good.

    Cons

    The administration had room for improvement and did not handle multicampus issues well.

    Advice to Management

    Make the rules simpler and make merit advancement an actual instead of promised thing. Waiting ten years for the crumbs of benefits and rank change makes talent flee.


  5. "not bad but not good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some people can be really hard working

    Cons

    people. management sucks, people are lazy, have anger issues

    Advice to Management

    stop sucking


  6. "Visiting Instructor Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visiting Instructor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Visiting Instructor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pratt has wonderful students, and most people who actually work there are truly and deeply invested in providing the student body with the best education that they can.

    Cons

    Some professors and administrators are more interested in their own ego than their jobs. Meetings about policy tend to be exercises in intersectionality rather than genuine efforts to make decisions that improve the institute.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that Pratt is an art school, and attempts to homogenize, polish, and normalize the institute will only make the place less vibrant, inspiring, and successful at it reason for being; to educate and prepare young artists, designers, and creatives of all creeds.


  7. "Center for Career and Professional Development CCPD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, great for finding out the inside scoop for jobs as a student

    Cons

    Unorganized. Needs a better system for tracking data, etc. Again, I am referring to the CCPD at Pratt.

    Advice to Management

    stay more organized

  8. "Assistant to the Chair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Diversity Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Diversity Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Pratt Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, very regarding work environment especially for artists still making work and trying to be active in the art world. Guaranteed 3 % Raise.

    Cons

    Not paid very much in comparison to my obligations

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest those annual increases be by a higher percentage especially for staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Private School, Bad Employers, Horrible Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Film/Video Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Film/Video Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, some enthusiastic students, some diversity, some benefits, good food nearby, some great faculty who are really great in their field and you can learn a lot just being around them, lots of artists who are very interesting

    Cons

    Most benefits have strings (for example the "free courses & tuition" for employees requires you still pay hundreds [up to $500] for 'student activity fee' that replicates the benefits you already get as an employee, like gym access); some of the students don't want to be there and are brats; some of the faculty are inexperienced or no experience in their field which leads to petty battles over things.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for internal advancement and more opportunities for pay increases.


  10. "Don't"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Woodshop Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Woodshop Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Students, relaxed daily schedule, benefits are ok, access to equipment.

    Cons

    Very actively prevent you from moving up in the job, it's, in fact, impossible. Pay is very low. Stress is very high. Faculty and administration are out to knife you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    quit


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