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School of Visual Arts Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2019

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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David Rhodes
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you're a SVA student this is a great job(in 11 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and paid holidays(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, not the best health insurance(in 8 reviews)

  • "Raises and cost of living at a bare minimum with no room for growth, In fact it seems to be discouraged(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Equiptment Hub in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at School of Visual Arts part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good way to get more familiar with new equipment

    Cons

    There are no glaring cons imo

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    School of Visual Arts2019-08-07
  2. "Exciting, innovative, but small organization"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director 
    Recommends

    I worked at School of Visual Arts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, extremely open to new ideas, opportunity to see new ideas through. Great respect for the creative practices of its administrative staff, which is hard to find in higher education.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement due to the size of the school and the way in which academic departments are organized, which is very different from how most other higher ed institutions are organized.

    Advice to Management

    If there is no way to offer growth opportunity due to the limited senior level positions, offer something else to appreciate and value staff. Diversify leadership.

    School of Visual Arts2019-09-16
  3. "Great experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at School of Visual Arts part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent library equipments and friendly people.

    Cons

    Working and studying eats all time.

    School of Visual Arts2019-09-12
  4. "Go Work At Another College"

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    Former Employee - Security in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at School of Visual Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, and vacation package are OK.

    Cons

    Poor management, favoritism, lack of leadership in upper mgt, HR department is no help.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism and promoting people to high positions, all because they stroke your ego.

    School of Visual Arts2019-07-31
  5. "Excellent Experience to Have on Your Resume"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great students and fulfilling teaching experience. Excellent experience for your resume. Made lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Part-time pay is generally not worth it unless you live in NYC or you aren't doing it for the money.

    School of Visual Arts2019-07-06
  6. "Work Study Student"

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    Former Employee - Work Study Student 

    I worked at School of Visual Arts part-time

    Pros

    Very nice environment and people, good programs

    Cons

    All was good, no cons

    School of Visual Arts2019-06-27
  7. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Housing comped, small scholarship

    Cons

    Never paid for special events despite being promised, not allowed to take on work more than 15 hrs outside of the school

    School of Visual Arts2019-04-11
  8. "Good work/life balance, but no room for growth."

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    Former Employee - Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at School of Visual Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with each day, simple 9 to 5 hours were low stress, good benefits that come with working at an academic institution (free continuing ed classes, library resources, computer resources, good healthcare, free masters degree if you stick around long enough). This is a good day job while pursuing other passions or career opportunities.

    Cons

    There is little room for growth and the work was not stimulating. Don't stick with it too long.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between departments. There is a tendency to keep pushing responsibility elsewhere.

    School of Visual Arts2019-04-07
  9. "ok job"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    free breakfast, pays for college tuition,

    Cons

    35 hours per week ..

    School of Visual Arts2019-03-27
  10. "A very solid 9-5 job"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Recommends

    I have been working at School of Visual Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment For the most part a firm 9-5 workday Good benefits and paid holidays Encouragement to grow beyond job description

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities, so salary remains fairly stagnant even as responsibilities increase Inter-department communication could use improvement

    School of Visual Arts2019-03-04
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