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Ringling College of Art & Design Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  1. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Amazing students and people.

    Cons

    No tenure track full-time position for me.


  2. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time

    Pros

    Easy and manageable schedule based on your school work load.

    Cons

    The salary is based on the minimum wage in Florida.

  3. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Career Services
    Current Employee - Career Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The students have incredible talent guided and nurtured by the creative and talented faculty. The student life staff does an amazing job of providing additional life skills that provide for young emerging professionals in art and design both on and off campus.

    Cons

    The beautiful surroundings of Sarasota and the beaches can be both a distraction and an inspiration to creativity. Most students at Ringling are so focus on their passion for their chosen major that a distraction is a welcome relief from hard work and dedication.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to gain financial support for scholarships and assistance to programming costs.


  4. "Fitness Center Assistance at Gym College"

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    Current Employee - Fitness Center Assistant
    Current Employee - Fitness Center Assistant
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really easy job, swiping ID cards and playing music

    Cons

    Minimun wage which is $8 an hour.


  5. "I am a Junior Illustration Major at Ringling College of Art and Design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderfully faculty and technical facilities have help me become prepared for a job in the Art and Design industry.

    Cons

    poor location and food services make living on campus stressful and difficult

    Advice to Management

    listen to your student body


  6. "Previous Grad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great network, lots of awesome alums

    Cons

    Disorganized, lack of facilities for students


  7. "Life of a student"

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    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ringling College of Art & Design full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Some great professors, great working environment, creative work environment, the new library. School club freedom (they really support the clubs here), and great school life events on campus.

    Cons

    *Could be pricey for some. Administration could sometimes take a while to get through. Lack of food options near the school area, usually you need to cook or go to main street.

    Advice to Management

    *Communicate with other departments more, there needs to be more of an integral system on speaking out to the student body other than the email system. *Although keep up the good work, I like the new flowers, and the new library is awesome.

  8. "Don't work for IT"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design full-time

    Pros

    Campus environment and facilities are good.

    Cons

    Computing area is run in draconian style and IT staff is patronized and taken for granted. Strong word of caution for anyone considering to work in their central computing area.

    Advice to Management

    Look at turnover in IT and provide anonymous 360 surveys to employees so that management is evaluated from employee perspective.


  9. "RA Review"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Opportunities to make professional connections with your fellow staffers while you develop skills that can easily be used at any job position.
    * There is a lot of creative freedom with your monthly programs, use them as a chance to get to know your residents better and to take a break from classwork.
    * Lots of snacks! The Residence Life office usually got the leftovers from meetings or programs and the supply closet was always well stocked (just be sure to clean up after yourself).

    Cons

    * You work a lot of hours (weekly office hours, on top of monthly programs, plus rounds) which will cut into the time you have to work on classwork.
    * Emergencies can and will happen, they can be very stressful but you have Residence Life and Public Safety to support you.
    * All the duty phone ringtones are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Professional staff was always happy to assist RAs in any way they could and were very understanding of our hectic class schedules- keep up the good work!


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    "Admissions Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ringling College of Art & Design full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job provided a lot of great travel opportunities. The students were wonderful to work with and the campus is beautiful. During the summer you work shorter hours which is great, and the insurance is amazing.

    Cons

    Very low salary for employees who aren't supervisors, myself and another counselor worked two jobs in order to pay our bills. There is absolutely no room for growth, and they would rather hire from outside than promote from within. Upper leadership is content in their jobs since they have been around for so long, which shows in their behavior and attitude. Certain management has told employees that "they could hire anyone off the street to do this job", so beware that this is how they will treat you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate and reward hard workers and the people who go above and beyond.


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