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Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Savannah College of Art and Design President Paula S. Wallace
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  1. "Camera Operator"

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    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Camera Operator in Savannah, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work place ethics and balance

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about in my term of employment

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Peer Tutor at SCAD"

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    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Peer Tutor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to interact with students from different majors. Learn to reach students. Get paid training every alternate Friday.

    Cons

    Not allowed to work for more than 6 hours per week.

  3. "Extremely positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Peer Tutor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Academic Resource Center staff is very responsive, caring and offer meaningful training.

    Cons

    The hourly pay could be higher, other colleges in the city pay Peer Tutor more per hour.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for higher wages for tutors.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "A sad tale of failed possibilities, beware!!"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Professor in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Savannah College of Art and Design full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1) Great colleagues
    2) Nice city
    3) Decent salary
    4) Some nice facilities
    5) Lots of time off for 9-month professors

    Cons

    1) Incredibly oppressive atmosphere
    2) No freedom to express opinions
    3) No tenure or job security
    4) Poor facilities for most departments
    5) Unannounced class evaluation visits by random people
    6) No communication or transparency
    7) Lack of serious academic rigor
    8) No screening of students, so anyone can get in leading to wildly divergent abilities among students
    9) Lack of financial resources for academics while lavish spending on marketing, administration salaries, etc.
    10) Rules that change frequently, leading to confusion
    11) A lot of turnover in faculty and staff
    12) Broken promises abound
    13) No way to be heard or listened to
    14) Total disrespect for everyone from upper management to a degree unmatched.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Do not punish faculty or staff for expressing their opinions. Create an honest grievance policy that really respects the opinions and feelings of the faculty and staff. Employ an administration that is actually fit for their positions and possess the experience and expertise to make SCAD all that it can be. It is so sad to see the incredible potential of SCAD wasted on lavish parties, private planes, unnecessary expenses that take away from the academic value of the institution. The wasted money does not go unnoticed by students are faculty. It is time to get serious and for a Board to be installed that is not a puppet of the president, but instead an independent body with the best interest of the school and students in mind, not a rubber stamp for whims. It breaks my heart to see such wasted potential.


  5. "Very good experience here in scad."

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    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Peer Mentor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got money while you are studying. You have Training for it and you get paid for the training.

    Cons

    Need to be more specific when signing a mentee to mentor


  6. "enjoyable experience as an employer"

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    Current Employee - Orientation Assistant in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Orientation Assistant in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work as an orientation assistant and so far the pros of my experience are:
    They teach employees how to be proud of their jobs and who they work for
    They are all about communication and collaboration
    They are dedicated in training their student employees

    Cons

    They don't give enough information to new students. For instance, they are offering security service to students, but don't give enough info about how it works.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Mentor in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Graduate Mentor in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design (More than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate staff, creative environment, independence

    Cons

    Top-down bureaucracy, strict adherents to guidelines

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't hurt to loosen up a little on how you treat the instructors and staff.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "SCAD review"

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    Current Employee - Professor of Graphic Design and Service Design in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Professor of Graphic Design and Service Design in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • The students are hard-working and talented! They're from all 50 states and around the world. They're excited to be here, to be learning about topics that interest them, and to have a future career in the art and design world.
    • The facilities and equipment are top notch
    • The professors aren't bad either ; )

    Cons

    • Be prepared to work hard for your students and the college
    • Be prepared to be challenged to grow in your area of expertise, and others
    • Be prepared to work with others, (keep your ego in check )

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing…
    Keep on caring and helping professors and students to find work/life balance (it's never easy)
    Keep on looking to the future and pivoting when necessary to maintain relevance


  9. "Fun for a while"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of benefits

    Cons

    Administration is constantly changing, high employee turnover, lack of communication


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Run away as fast as possible!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Savannah College of Art and Design full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gained experience for a resume and know how to deal with absolute nonsense from jealous, egotistical people.

    Cons

    Terrible quality of life. Terrible leadership. Pathetic definition of a team. Inconsiderate employer. Absolutely no ability to grow or thrive or enjoy life. Work load is a joke and project management is nonexistent. Beware of positive reviews on here...they will tell HR personal to make them up. Seriously, working for SCAD sucks. Their retention rate says it all. Run away!!!! Do not believe the lies!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Shape the heck up and get it together. As the top art school in the country you need a solid business side. You will sink your school if you don't hold on to the decent talent you have. Your students and faculty deserve more. Right now you all are a joke of leadership.


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