Art Institute of Atlanta

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Art Institute of Atlanta Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Need more funding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Art Institute of Atlanta part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, good kids, eager to learn

    Cons

    Allocate some money for the department. The more that gets taken away, the more kids suffer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's sometimes very difficult for students to paint the big picture and sometimes all the students need are a good push and a strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Staff member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, but expensive health benefits, goof program for students

    Cons

    Very expensive education. Corporation does not care about people - only money, only numbers. Overwork management and staff at the schools, create absurd policies, unreachable goals, constant fight for survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention to good employees, you lost many of them, try to keep at least some. Romance your employees. if you invest in people who work for you you will be able to get better results. Concentrate on services you provide instead of numbers. Think about your reputation...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Former Adjunct Professor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Art Institute of Atlanta for more than a year

    Pros

    Faculty were very interested in helping the students.
    Offerings were specific to the needs of the students.

    Cons

    Programs are expensive.
    Opportunities to continue teaching were restrictive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speaking to individuals before making decisions by policy discounts the qualities the individual instructors bring to bear.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It's all about the getting student money

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    Former Employee - Professor  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Professor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There not much good about working anymore

    Cons

    They do not care about there employes are student it's all about the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's too bad the Art Institute of Atlanta use to be a great college and a great place to work. Now no one cares. it's to bad the Art Institute of Atlanta use to be a great college and a great play to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Most fun I've ever had

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Art Institute of Atlanta part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people that share your interests. great management who puts their employees first, great customers polite and all ways cheerful, delighted to come.

    Cons

    heavy lifting, constant change in hours for people with two jobs, rare occasions of rude customers.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Helpful Insight

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company provides great health care benefits.

    Cons

    The environment is very fast pace and employee must learn how to perform many different jobs to achieve the mission of the college. Being an excellent multi-tasker is the key to ones success at the college.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    May the odds be every in your favor....

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, awesome coworkers.

    Cons

    HIGH PRESSURE / MICROMANAGE / LOW MORALE / HIGH TURNOVER / AWFUL HOURS / ETC. ETC.

    I can't speak for other departments, but Admissions is pretty bad and very comparable to the movie Hunger Games. On top of being handed unattainable goals that seem to continuously increase, you also have management constantly reminding you of how you're not doing enough--no positive feedback or recognition. They also micromanage to an unbearable point, send threatening emails, make you fear you could lose your job, constantly changing forms or procedures, etc. Then they try to blame the negativity and low morale on the employees instead of looking at themselves or finding a way to correct it. Also, they speak very demeaning to employees and practically treat us like children at times. They truly do not listen to employees concerns or suggestions. They use aggressive bullying tactics to try to get certain people to quit or eventually fire them and it works. I've seen roughly 30+ people leave or get fired in the year so there's the high turnover. Also, they have changed the scheduling around so that is NOT condusive to family life. They try to pretend all these changes are "company wide" yet we're the only campus doing them in comparison to nearby AIs.

    I know other campuses aren't this bad, so it's not necessarily the job itself. You are on the phone a lot daily recruiting students then interviewing and enrolling them. If the goals weren't so high, it'd be pretty easy and enjoyable. I truly like working with students and helping them, but the environment in admissions has made me feel beat down on a daily/weekly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know for-profit schools are under a lot of pressure right now and going through changes, but there's got to be a way to manage that and still have a better work environment that isn't comparable to Hunger Games!

    Stop focusing so much on the numbers, listen to employees, show appreciation, cut out some of the negativity and bullying, treat us like adults, show respect, and stop the micromanaging! Be LEADERS. You are losing good employees and people because of this--it has to stop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Not the job I thought going in... Targets students who cannot afford school.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love love love most of my co workers.... There are some great people here... but most of them have gotten let go.

    Cons

    The management isn't concerned with employee moral or retention. I came in about 7 months ago and since then over ten people have left or been let go. It's sales, but we target lower income students here who are very often unable to stay in school due to financial issues. The retention rate is terrible and it is not a good work place. Also they micromanage like no other!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retention and moral. Of employees and students alike. If you don't treat the people who work for you with respect how can you expect them to respect you?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Low Morale, Unsupportive Managers

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Officer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Medical Benefits, Flexible Hours.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Micro Management. The company overworks the hardworking/good workers and reward the poor performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micro management is not necessary and support your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Affordable Training in Graphic Design, Audio and Video Technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Art Institute of Atlanta full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Faculty, very experienced and they communicate well with students

    Cons

    Some worries over positions sustainabilty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More concentration on physical needs of faculty (equipment, etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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