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Updated Jun 25, 2017

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Pratt Institute CEO Frances Bronet
Frances Bronet
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  • "Spectacularly low pay, no benefits(in 10 reviews)

  • "Only allotted limited part-time hours, so no benefits(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    Great people, beautiful campus, decent benefits

    Cons

    nothing that comes to mind

    Pratt Institute2016-10-14
  2. "professor CCE"

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    Current Employee - Professor CCE in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute part-time for 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

    Pratt Institute2017-06-25
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    "Staff"

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     in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, acess to great art and events.

    Cons

    It is a shame that such a great place has such a negative working culture. Personnel and colleagues can at times be combative and unprofessional. HR is unresponsive

    Advice to Management

    Work on to create a positive work culture and addressing HR issues.

    Pratt Institute2015-08-16
  5. "Outlook for adjuncts is grim. Otherwise not a bad place to teach."

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    Adjunct Faculty in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pratt Institute for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other NYC universities. Beautiful campus. Small classes. Engaged students, for the most part.

    Cons

    Impossible to advance; no benefits; worry about classes/pay being cut every semester

    Pratt Institute2015-05-07
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    "Run"

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    Administrstive Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Mostly engaged students.

    Cons

    Academic and Financial/Service departments are expected to function with 1/3 of the staff of comparable schools while Admissions, Institutional Advancement and Communications are bloated and ineffective. Searches for staff jobs are not done by hiring committees. Advancement and staff placement is entirely up to the whims of the department head. This leads to racism, sexism, and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Create a Department Manager or Director of Operations position for all academic departments over 100 students and pay this position the market rate (55-65k).

    Pratt Institute2015-05-15
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    "Uncreative, ego-centric management (IA office)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Decent benefits, healthcare, free gym membership, free membership to cultural institutions around the city. -Beautiful campus in lovely, calm neighborhood. -Wonderful creativity on campus--inspiring to witness

    Cons

    -This is the most hierarchical office I've ever experienced. Managers have no regard for their employees and in many occasions, don't even want to talk with their underlings. They make themselves very inaccessible, and certainly don't consider others' ideas. It's a very kiss-up/kick-down kind of environment. -Mediocre pay -No respect for employees' time or work-life balance. -HR doesn't care about anyone other... than management. The office ignores repeated problems.

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    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't take advice. This is just a warning for potential future employees.

    Pratt Institute2014-10-27
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    "Poor management which leads to infighting, attrition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mission of Institute, tuition reimbursement, location, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Lack of funds and low salary means inexperienced, unqualified staff, often with no management skills

    Advice to Management

    You will retain more staff and they will work better together if there is more good will and an outlet for staff to confidentially report poor treatment w/o fear of retribution. I routinely work overtime, weekends, holidays for no compensation; feel taken advantage of.

    Pratt Institute2013-09-25
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    "Miserable"

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    Former Employee - Library in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pratt Institute full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, tuition remission, fun and interesting events on campus, dedicated (mostly) faculty, strong library collections

    Cons

    Disorganized, lack of accountability, frequent disregard for students, high turnover, horrible toxic cut throat environment allowed to thrive

    Advice to Management

    Rather than assuming there isn't someone marching into your office so there must not be a problem ask yourselves why there is so much turnover. Ask yourself why new faculty and staff are thrilled to get a job here and within a year can't wait to leave.

    Pratt Institute2013-05-15
  10. "A job for the sake of a job"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pratt Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Friendly environment - Beautiful campus - Decent benefits - Good hours/holidays for union positions

    Cons

    - Not much room for growth once you've reached the highest level in the department (short of taking your boss' job) - Repetitive cycle of tasks without much innovation - Little/no support for professional development - Projects/work can be very dependent on self-motivation - Lack of respect from one department to the next (especially bad for any service departments)

    Advice to Management

    Open up your eyes and take the time to see who is actually contributing for the good of the institute and has the best intentions at heart. Stop forcing people to find better opportunities because not enough respect is given to those who deserve it. Be the better opportunity.

    Pratt Institute2012-08-24
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