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It's a stepping stone
Counselor (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, CASeptember 26, 2018
Started off as an adviser and moved to a counselor. Work life can be balanced but it can be very stressful and competitive to meet deadlines and impossible numbers from management and higher management.
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lots of potential
former employee (Former Employee) –  hollywoodMarch 11, 2018
lots of potential to be a great working environment but poor leadership and no consistent merit-based raises make it a stressful and unpredictable working environment
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Audio producer and engineer
Audio Engineer Student (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 10, 2018
As a student of La Film school I am able to grow in my audio production skills. I have learned to read and write music. I have learned mix , master, and edit music at a high level. I am able to use all the latest music software and mixing software in the industry. I am highly in music production and editing,
Pros
professional training in audio production
Cons
trying to land a job while still being a student
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nothing to say
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  Winter Park, FLAugust 10, 2018
I have no need to review. Nothing to say. Nothing will change. Why waste my time?
discrimination runs rampant. If you arent in the in crowd then you are useless
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Great place to work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAJuly 11, 2018
There are a lot of perks like cool screenings and fun parties. The people who work there are awesome and it's great to help people fulfill their dreams.
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Boiler room style sales position-Don't do it
Online Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMarch 16, 2018
For-profit school trying to enroll as many students as possible-then they hold you responsible if they don't start. This is a sales job-which it shouldn't be considering it's in education. Management is terrible, and lots pf phoniness. No one has been there longer than a year, and if they have it's because they're management and insulated. It's amateur hour pretty much. Every week I was wondering if this would be my last month. They hold you to these strange numbers every month (which they never tell you how they arrived at these numbers), if you do not make them -they fire you. All the while they goad you and try to motivate you with fake friendship. It''s probably one of the worst places I've ever worked. The only plus side - my coworkers - some of the most amazing people I've ever met.
Pros
Coworkers were amazing
Cons
Management, High pressure, Out ofCompliance policies
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Low Pay, No Career Advancement
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) –  Hollywood, CAOctober 25, 2017
Poor Management, Low Pay, No Career Advancement, Lack of Knowledgeable people who know Title IV funding, lack of professionalism.
Upside - relaxed placed to work.
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Top Down Corporate Mentality Workplace
Marketing and Outreach Specialist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 20, 2015
Limited to non-existing opportunities for promotion with raise and/or standard annual raise.

Management: lack communication and overall team lead (exception VP of Admissions and Manager Events.

High red tape and politics.

Entertainment Environment in a great location.

Some positive opportunities for students related to the industry.

Co-workers are split (some are extremely dedicated, yet unrecognized and some that lack dedication)
Pros
Flexible work schedule
Cons
High internal politics, budget/raise freeze, halt in promotion with raises
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Semi relaxed place to work at..
Online Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 4, 2018
Work environment is/was fairly easy, but also stressful when it came to enrollments. It's always a numbers game, the bottom line is what counts at the end of the day.
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Productive and fun
Librarian Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAApril 17, 2018
It was a work study program for students. Once inside I thought it would be just like the regular library. However, interacting with co-workers and fellow student was the best part.
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Good People, good company, bad management
Admissions Representative (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 24, 2017
This is a sales job. So you have to hit you numbers. That is known from day one, but hitting your number is almost impossible with the process of the LA Film School. Good job to just pay bills.
Pros
coworkers, able to take breaks your own time
Cons
management
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Boiler Room environment where the inmates run the assylum
Online Admissions Representative (Current Employee) –  Winter Park, FLDecember 6, 2017
Fast-paced admissions environment with lax oversight and no regard for compliance. Staff is poorly trained and there is no interest in changing that.
Pros
Excellent educational product
Cons
Management is the root of the issues/exceptionally high turn over
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Great place to work, but not advancement
Senior Financial Aid Counselor (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 27, 2017
Hello,

It's been great working at the LA FILM School, but there is no room for advancement and no salary increases. Most of the employees feel they are being underpaid for what they do.
Pros
Good work environment.
Cons
No raises, underpaid.
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Relaxed Atmosphere
Financial Aid (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 19, 2017
Friendly work environment, but compensation and advancement are not significant. Managers know this and try to give other perks to keep employees happy.
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Call center vibe, okay management, can be fun
ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 16, 2017
It is a call center so it has that vibe. Management tried to make it fun but it is all about numbers. Talking to the students and getting them enrolled is fun but can be difficult.
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Fun and exciting work environment
Director of the Business Office (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CANovember 11, 2017
Working with students was very gratifying, management was excellent and dedicated to the school and craft of film making and sound recording. An overall excellent experience.
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A Company that looks after it's employees
Financial Aid Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 15, 2014
Working here provided a sense of security and stability. The work load became heavy at times but having a team such as the one I had made things easier. The upper management was great, and even though some of the students I dealt with were difficult all my task were always accomplished.
Pros
Healthcare, steady work, room for advancement
Cons
Some of my students suffered from P.T.S.D
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Financial Aid Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAFebruary 27, 2018
Assisted in creating and maintaining all student files. Monitored all files consistently to ensure required and updated documentation. Assisted in distributing information on financial aid, scholarships, and the Federal Work Study programs. Maintained and ensures confidentiality of student records and information. Identified and referred students to appropriate student services programs who may be able to assist student with counseling, retention, or other identified needs.
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The Admissions Representative job position was a friendly but aggressive sales position. The LA Film School provides excellent work experience.
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  Hollywood, CAOctober 23, 2017
A great work environment and generous compensation. However, the Admissions department is not for the passive-aggressive. It can be discouraging trying to assist students qualify for student loans, with or without a cosigner, for the very steep tuition.
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Executive (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 31, 2014
Company possesses promise and enthusiastic employees but has awful leadership. Callous, cutthroat VP of Operations affects entire corporate culture. Company cannot seem to get it together to fire on all cylinders due to lack of consistent leadership and direction from the top. HR nightmares and attitude of entitlement pervade the management on the staff side. Ambition and innovation are not welcome in this organization.
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