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Fun and Creative place
Work Study Tutor (Current Employee), Seattle,WaMay 3, 2014
I truly enjoyed this place all of the staff are great and motivating people.
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Design Instructor (Former Employee), Tukwila, WAMarch 2, 2014
Pros: great students, wonderful teachers, good equipment, and hopes!
Cons: bad corporate decisions and money problems.
Wonderful students, and a corporate culture staggering under it's burden of debt and re-distribution of effort:

I loved working for this company because I love teaching and I love beginning design students: unfortunately, corporate directives from Headquarters stifles an adjunct instructor's opportunities to actually stay and create a good cadre of – more... students and create personal advancement.

At my last interview with this company, the Dean of my former department personally despaired of ever reviving this college of design: I felt so bad for him, and I do believe this once formerly good school is going to go into bankruptcy in a few yers.

It's a crying shame, but all about the competition between vocational design schools staying in business: to a prospective design student, I would say: Don't go into debt here at IADT (it will cost you almost as much as my graduate degree): run to a city college, such as Shoreline Community College: you will get the same education, at half the price! – less
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Great work environment
Chat Lead Advisor (Current Employee), Tampa, FLFebruary 24, 2014
It is a fast paced college admissions environment. Great people to work with. Great to work with potential students and help guide them to achieving their college goals.
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Not much room for advancement but a good stepping stone
Admissions Representative - National Platform (Former Employee), Tampa, FLSeptember 30, 2013
Pros: there is a base salary, so you get a reliable, steady paycheck
Cons: no commission, so you must be motivated to keep "selling"
As an admissions representative you'll work 40 hours per week. Some days are 9-6, others 11-8 (not a favorite). You'll work Monday through Thursday and alternate between having Friday and Saturday off.

Admissions, as with sales in general, can be quite rewarding. It's also challenging when the sales aren't coming in. You need to be a resilient person – more... to keep your confidence up. Only then will you get back to enrolling students, i.e. getting your sales numbers up. – less
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Good Technology
Computer Instructor (Current Employee), Orlando, FLApril 2, 2013
Pros: technology
Teaching in this school is very pleasant. {I personally use the Electronic boards with the materials for the class and the students love it.
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Fun and great environment
Senior Admissions Representative (Former Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 22, 2012
miss working at IADT Chicago. loved the atmosphere and location of the school. in the heart of downtown, great environment for students and workers. fun place to work.
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Absolutely terrible company to work for - save yourself and don't work there-Run !
Everything (Former Employee), Tampa,FlMay 17, 2012
Pros: you will get paid
Cons: extreme abuse, suffering, work games, extreme power struggles to keep you oppressed
This company will lure you in and make you think you have landed your dream job.After a few short weeks or months,they will overwork you,try to make you do 7 jobs and get paid for 1 job and then even try to force you into managing whereever you are and they will laugh in your face about how they know you are being overworked and doing the work and they – more... will refuse to pay you.They have no loyalty to you and no respect for people who have been with the company for years and will fire you,lay you off and then make think there is something wrong with you because you expected more and better treatment.They will overlook your faithfullness and all you've done to work for them for any new person who they hire..The president of the company laid me off by calling and leaving a message on my cell phone after years of working 7 different jobs and being a faithful employee in favor of some 1 else newly hired who abused the system,always left work early and was never at work and did not work when she was there but talked on the phone on personal phone calls all day long.I watch them fire and lay off hundreds of people who had been faithful and been with them so they could hire new younger people.Everyone that worked there was always sick or always stressed out. – less
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Terrible job for an Admissions Rep
National Recruiter/Inside & Outside Sales (Former Employee), Seattle, WAMarch 28, 2012
Pros: medical, students are really creative and cool
Cons: no sales support at all, you are treated like a bottom feeder
- Revolving door of managers; (I had 7 during my time there) including the firing of the campus president.
- Will be told to make 150 dials per day irregardless of if it is productive to dial that much. I saw an amazing Rep FIRED for not making dials, even though she was awesome at her job and did it with zero resources or support being the only national – more... representative
-everyone is your boss and you will get no respect from other departments they all treat you like they are above you and you are nothing
-you will be micromanaged to within an inch of your life
-call scripts MUST be followed irregardless of who answers the phone
-you will have your calls monitored, but they will only sit there and listen to you, not the other caller.. irregardless of what the caller is saying you MUST follow the call script or they will write you up (I saw it happen several times)
-they do not care about work/life balance at all. your schedule is at their disposal and it will change frequently so do not try to have an outside life
-terrible pay for admissions reps, lowest in industry
-opportunities to advance DO NOT EXIST
-trust between team members does NOT exist. there is NO team dynamic, no one works together, everyone is too busy trying to backstab one another to get an enrollment to keep their jobs
-if you work here, work in any other department, stay away from admissions, it is awful – less
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A great opportunity for real world experience.
IT Technician (Former Employee), Chicago, ILMarch 1, 2012
Pros: great learning environment, adheres to schedule.
Cons: limited admininistrative access.
This position was a first response, help desk technician role. I worked closely with the head administrators, resolving first level technical issues. Some responsibilities included the building and maintenance of PC and Mac computer labs, resolving printer, scanner, and projector issues, while directly assisting students with technical issues such as – more... username and password resets, Wi-Fi authentication, and general questions. I had the opportunity to learn about the anatomy of technical equipment and how to resolve more volatile problems with the equipment. I also learned how to properly secure a wireless network and keep it safe for a wide array of users. – less