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3.8
Average Rating
(based on 8 Academy of Art University Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.5
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.4
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.6
Work Setting
3.9
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Instructor
in San Francisco, CA

"The Academy of Art University is a great place to work. It's headquartered in San Francisco among prime real estate and the hours are very flexible. They also have an online division that allows a working art instructor stay in their industry full time while teaching. The only set back is that it's an open enrollment institution, so be prepared to teach students who really don't have the skills to be professional artists."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Academy of Art University Employee
in San Francisco, CA

"Academy of Art is a highly corporate art school. They cut corners, underpay employees, and their primary goal is a real estate front, they are buying up all the cheap buildings in SF. They own more land than the city. It's a monopoly. It's a shady place to work, with great benefits. The corporate culture is non-existent. They are by the books in the office, and legally they just barely ride the line of SF and state law. I don't advise working there at all. I'm on my way out."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

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3.8
Academy of Art University (8)

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3.9 Average of All Companies in this Industry (9,693)
Animation Technician
in San Francisco, CA

"The school is a fantastic growth and learning community. It has been a great start to my work experience in the Bay area but does not offer me the next steps that I wish to take with my career and life."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Student Assistant
in San Francisco, CA

"It's been overall humbling, rewarding, convenient and flexible."

What do you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"It's through my school but it's only on a per semester basis."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself and you must be a student in their academic program in order to get selected."

What don't you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"It's not long-term and no benefits but I wished it had more perks."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing much really except I wish I could work more hours."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Academy of Art University Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $4
Associate Admissions Advisor
in Denver, CO

What do you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"I liked the free approach on the sales process and ability to recruit internationally"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You really need to enjoy being on the phone all day every day making more than 50 outbound calls a day"

What don't you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"The tension between the Denver admissions team that the San Francisco on campus admissions team"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Adding additional management positions in the new Denver office would allow the office to be more efficient"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Instructional Technology Specialist
in San Francisco, CA

What do you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"Flexibility of hours and ability to work remotely. Schedule being somewhat flexible to parents."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Great place for grads trying to get their foot in the door of the working world. In 2 years or so, you'll have enough under your belt to move on. No real reason to stick around longer than that."

What don't you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"Head of my department's management style leaves a lot to be desired. He has preferential treatment per workgroups. Doesn't take well to criticisms of systems and procedures in place until things have either gone completely out of control or he's shown examples from outside the organization."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would update the company's feelings toward remote users, allowing more flexibility in working from home."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Adjunct Professor
in Chicago, IL

"I was payed less than minimum wage after all was said and done."

What do you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"I absolutely liked nothing about working for this company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Unless you think you have tenure, or a management position, don't even bother."

What don't you like about working at Academy of Art University?

"The money was ridiculously low for an organization that's held is such high esteem. I could not even pay my rent."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay people with Master's degrees a livable wage! My response when I complained was well, some people just like to teach. Uh, yeah, well some people like to EAT too..."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Admissions Director
in San Francisco, CA
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
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