The Art Institutes (HQ)
2.5 of 5 91 reviews
www.artinstitutes.edu Pittsburgh, PA 150 to 499 Employees

The Art Institutes (HQ) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting the Interview 

67%
18%
11%

Interview Experience 

43%
35%
21%

Interview Difficulty 

Average Difficulty
41 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Admission Director Assistant Interview

Admission Director Assistant
Charleston, SC

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in October 2012.

Interview Details – Applied, and was scheduled for a class room presentation about the position with about 15 other applicants. After the 30 minute presentation, was given a short 5 minute, 3 question personal interview with one of the many staffers. Received a denial letter in the mail 2 weeks later.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult:
Describe in detail your daily routine at your last job.
Why do you want to work in education?
  Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ).

Interview Details – I received a call about a week later after I applied for the position. I had one interview and I was hired. It's very easy to get hired here.

Interview Question – None. I was asked "why" I wanted the position. Overall, it was a very "to the point" interview process.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations, take it or leave it. The company is on a very strict budget.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions
Santa Monica, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in April 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview with recruiter. Then a group interview with other candidates. At the end of the group interview you will meet individually with the director who will ask you a few questions. If you make it to the next round you will meet with the senior director, HR and at least one director for a final interview. The key is to be animated and talkative. You may not receive an answer that day but a next day offer is expected.

Interview Question – Pretty typical sales questions. How do you stay motivated when doing a task over and over again? (You make a lot of dials on the phone.)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Full Time Faculty Interview

Full Time Faculty
Atlanta, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ).

Interview Details – I was flown in from another town, interviewed by a group of faculty members.

Interview Question – How to handle conflict.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They really wanted me so it was pretty easy.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assistant Director of Admission Interview

Assistant Director of Admission
Phoenix, AZ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in June 2012.

Interview Details – Very basic interview... nothing too specific... seems like they will hire most people who can speak well, and aren't on drugs.

Interview Questions

  • How will you stay motivated since we can't pay commission?   Answer Question
  • Out of 25 ADA's how high on the list do you think you can be after 6 months?   Answer Question

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Digital Photography Interview

Digital Photography
Tampa, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in January 2011.

Interview Details – I paid my own way to fly to Tampa, and stay in a hotel, and rent a car. No offer was made to reimburse me.
The interviewers were extremely uninterested in my interview, and it lasted about all of 10 minutes.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Receptionist Interview

Receptionist
San Antonio, TX

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in November 2009.

Interview Details – Received an email requesting interview set up. Went in for oneon one interview. Was later asked for second interview and to fill out paperwork for background check.

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Was not able to negotiate.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions
Santa Monica, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in March 2012.

Interview Details – I was referred by a recruiter. First, had a group info session where they discussed what the position would entail. It was a very thorough presentation and quite comprehensive. There were six candidates in the room and it seemed crucial to ask questions and to stand out. Following, there was a one on one interview that lasted approximately five minutes. Received a call back a day later. Went back to be interviewed by the two directors and the executive director. I received news the same day by the recruiter that they wanted to make an offer. Less than a week later, HR contacted me with the salary offer and was informs there would be a background check.

Interview Question – How do you deal with rejection?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offers a higher salary than the initial base that was mentioned and quite higher than my past salary so there seemed no need to negotiate.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Director of Human Resources Interview

Director of Human Resources
Charleston, SC

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in September 2010.

Interview Details – This was an interview for an internal position. I interviewed with an area VP, then another, then a third. Next I interviewed with a company VP. These were phone interviews. Next I had a phone interview with the executive team for the location. I requested an onsite interview.

Interview Question – Why do you want to move?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They were surprized I negotiated. I would have taken the original figure offered but they came back closer to what I requested/wanted.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response

1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions Interview

Assistant Director of Admissions
Draper, UT

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Art Institutes (HQ) in March 2010.

Interview Details – They start by inviting a large group of people to come to the campus and learn more about the position. It's a great forum to ask questions and potentially sticking out. From there they invite you to meet one on one if you're still interested. After the one on one interview they will call you back to set up another round of one on one's. I interviewed with the Senior Director of Admissions and HR Rep as well as the campus President and CFO. All were very professional and well spoken... the CFO had no clue what he was doing and really didn't know much about my position, but other than that, it's important to impress everyone. In my opinion the trait they're looking for is that you are comfortable talking with people and are able to gather information from the conversation. Being able to ask open ended questions is a great strategy. I recommended a friend and told him to mention "open ended questions" in his interview and he got the job.

Interview Question – (in regards to potential student) How would you get someone to talk to you if they were very shy?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Pay is based on experience and education level. Beyond that, there is not a lot of negotiation. It's pretty cut and dry. I was able to convince them to count several years "selling" unrealted products to bump up my experience level.

Was this interview helpful?  
Yes | No
Flag Interview  |  Add Employer Response
RSS Feed Embed
Interviews for Top Jobs at The Art Institutes (HQ)

See What The Art Institutes (HQ) Employees Are Saying

 Former Faculty in Seattle, WA

Pros: “Still a few good teachers.” Full Review


Worked for The Art Institutes (HQ)? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at The Art Institutes (HQ) interview questions and advice. All 41 interview reviews posted anonymously by The Art Institutes (HQ) employees and interview candidates.