The company has been sold so the old management has all but left. Enjoyed passing knowledge to students who are eager to learn. As an audio instructor, I met many students who are great musicians. Some have done well in their career. The other instructors can be very pompous, touting their "Musical accomplishments" over & over. But most of the instructors have been there for years, some for decades, which shows no growth.
Instructor position can become monotonous, doing the same thing, day-in, day-out. The school corriculum doesn't prepare students for real world jobs that actually pay, such as post production in television & live sound. Promotions are rare, if your do get one, it will require you to relocate to another campus in another state or country. Pay is salary only. Overall, the job is ok, but there are other media schools that pay more, have more growth potential, and better pay.
Working with great students & being surrounded by music ear.
Job growth is minimal. Salary only pay. Some other instructors are full of themselves.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – California – July 30, 2017
no job security No concern for time spent working overtime No concern for personal health No concern for class preparation No credit for extra work put in No concern for anything besides their bottom line
Financial aid (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 10, 2017
SAE is like going to a store and thinking everything looks great but once you buy the item you realize the material is cheap. They don't care about their students and they definitely do not care about their employees, that's why many of the good ones left. The school's reputation in regards to the quality of students they send into the workforce is terrible within the industry. But that's what happens when it's more about quantity. Save yourself a headache and find a different place to go.
Little to no room for advancement, disgruntled students and over worked staff.
I came into SAE not knowing what to expect and how long I would be there. The work environment is pretty tough based on the requirements of our Supervisor but an overall friendly environment amongst co workers. We have a daily quota to meet and it can be difficult with the quality of leads that we have. It's very far from my place of residence and requires a 2 hour ride to and from Monday through Friday. I appreciate it for being a resource but it comes with too much demand and not enough compensation.
The team I work with all have a very friendly competitive spirit.
It is very far from my residence and compensation is not where I would like it to be.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Hollywood, CA – November 10, 2015
Fast pace work place with new advancements of the industry. Lots of red tape and politics, but was expected with a company going through some growing pains. Great work environment for the students and staff. Met lots of nice and hardworking individuals.