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Fun, upbeat, upscale, life changing
Teacher, PR, Sales (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 14, 2013
Pros: fun work environment, being fabulous!
Cons: missing the students when the classes are over
As a teacher and PR person I found this job to be very rewarding. Barbizon not only teaches young kids about how to model and act but how to be part of their society and make it in the real world! They learn lessons that they will take with them into their future careers and for a lifetime. You cannot put value on that. Even if they don't become a model – more... or an actor they will carry themselves in a way that will make them stand out from any crowd!

I love interacting with the students, hearing about their week and keeping up with the young trends and fashions. The hardest part of the job is that not everyone parent is committed to giving their child this experience if they want it. – less
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I don't recommend it
Former salesperson (Former Employee), Tampa, FLJanuary 1, 2013
Pros: travel opportunities
Cons: never a day off, bringing work home, no computerized system, selling hype to teenage girls and their parents.
I didn't have the conscience to stay working there. It was all about selling a dream to young girls and their parents.
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Appt setters are telemarketers, completely cold calling
Appt setter (Former Employee), Tampa flDecember 29, 2012
Pros: decent pay
Cons: complete cold calling, directors steal leads, cheated out of bonuses
Barbizon gathers leads by tricking kids and parents into signing up to win trips or photoshoots. Then calls parents and children inviting them out to a "free audition". Telling the parents their looking for girls who are placement ready. The interviews that they hold at the "auditions" are just to see if the parents can afford the $2,495 classes.

Working – more... for Barbizon paid the bills, but makes you feel like a horrible person. – less
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Models with confidence
Teacher Assistant (Current Employee), Boston, MAOctober 30, 2012
Pros: weekends and good hours
Cons: no cons
A typical day at work is teaching the girls what it is to be a model and actress. Make up runway walks and give them reviews on their performance. I get along with my co worker, and the most enjoyable part is seeing the girls so excited when they master what we teach them.
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Definitely a job for someone who likes to travel.
National Sales Director (Former Employee), Tampa, FLMay 12, 2012
Pros: travel, bonuses, team oriented
Cons: long hours, pressure to make a sale, time away from family, on the phone 7 days a week, no real tme off, must work during vacations to meet goals
Evening hours 3pm to 9pm or 4pm to 10 pm depending on what part of the country you were working in. Goal to set at least 10 appointments or more a day. Favorite part was traveling to new searches and meeting new people. and closing the sale - getting the family excited about their daughter training to be a model/actor.