The Art Institutes (HQ)

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The Art Institutes (HQ) Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
97 Reviews

2.5
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The Art Institutes (HQ) President George Sebolt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with students who all have a similar and positive life goal (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits and compensation, the work is (mind-numbingly) easy (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is awful, it's very difficult to manage your personal life when you're always at work (in 5 reviews)

  • Managers/senior management do/does not know how to lead (in 5 reviews)

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13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    I am impressed that the staff here make it clear that the needs of the students are of the highest priority.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker (Receptionist)  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker (Receptionist) in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a student worker, my views of the staff and the corporate environment may be biased however observing the way they interface with potential students as well as current students, this is not just a numbers game to them.

    Cons

    As a Student Worker, I can definitely say that I view the Admissions staff and instructors with a slightly biased eye. I like most of them as people as well as "subject matter experts."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sunnyvale campus: On site upper management are fairly new to this campus so all I will ask is that look at your students (new and senior) to help add flare and inspiration while attempting to "spruce up" the office image. That first impression, as we all know, can make the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Liked the school

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Durham, NC

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful staff. Solid technology in the classroom (worked at the Durham, NC location). They had solid security throughout the site. Overall a enjoyable place to work. Was there for 3 months.

    Cons

    It would have been better is there was more curriculum for the course I taught. They left it up to each teacher to sculpt their own materials if they wanted. I thought it would be better to have a set curriculum, but that was not the case.

  3.  

    You get out of it what you put into it

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    Former Employee - Time Management Tutor  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Time Management Tutor in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Going to school at AI is great for getting an education on the equipment and for making business connections.

    Cons

    I saw a lot of fellow classmates graduate saying "I don't feel like I really learned anything." We took several of the same classes, and I felt like I learned a lot, but I supplemented my AI education with outside learning from mentors and internships. Having an open education is good for those who have their own self-discipline and hard for anyone who thinks they're magically going to leave with all the skills they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your teachers more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    The students are amazing and talented which adds to the perks of working there and the salary is great if this is your passion to teach or assist in teaching.

    Cons

    Taking on other titles but I guess that comes with any school

  6.  

    Amazing, but hard work!

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    Current Employee - High School Representative  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - High School Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Can be easy, fun enviorment, alot of talking with people, phone calls and emailing. Little management.

    Cons

    All about the numbers. You are a sales person and a number figure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they were awsome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never a dull moment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    The company allows you to be you. It's a open community for GLBT. The pay is very competitive and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The job is not for someone married or with children. The sales side of it makes it very challenging to do a quality job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more. Take in to account the things we are unhappy about and try to make accomodations.

  8.  

    Most days are very rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great school.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Negative gossip and talking behind people's backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional and treat your employees in a professional manner. Be proactive vs. reactive.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Amazing and very educational

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    Current Employee - Fashion Designer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Fashion Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Very busy with work, but I learned how to complete many task at hand.

    Cons

    So many student and some that I worked with on project could have been a lot more professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your doing great

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Opportunities for promotion
    working for the arts
    Helping students
    Free or low-cost education and decent benefits for employees
    Great 401K plan

    Cons

    Gaps in communication between management and employees
    Incompetence is often rewarded at the local level
    Some of the staff/faculty can be high-strung

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees as they have a lot of wisdom and a lot to offer the company.
    Understand their perspective, they work closer to the students than you think.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A really good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    very nice perks including Lynda Online training, great resources and a great team

    Cons

    no telecommuting or work on the go options,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance the creative atmosphere in the building and paint the walls.

    Recommends

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