Art Institute of Houston

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Art Institute of Houston Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
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    Art Institute of Houston

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Art Institute of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment most students within the program are very interested.

    Cons

    Overall position of the main company. Some faculty not pulling their weight.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good but not good.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX

    I worked at Art Institute of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to meet families and students, and you get to help them through their admissions process.
    Co-workers are awesome people and fun to work with.
    Pay is great.
    Benefits are really good, medical, dental and vision, and life insurance.

    Cons

    Micromanagament especially if you dont make your application goals.
    Hours are bad for people that have families.
    Needed to work some saturdays each month.
    Sales job in the end, can be frustrating when you cannot get the customers you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe less micromanaging would help employers work more on their own and feel more confident in doing their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, but horrible job design for admissions.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX

    I worked at Art Institute of Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and free food whenever breakfast/lunch was catered.

    Cons

    Job design. They say it is not a "sales" job, but you are required to start a certain number of students per quarter, regardless if they were a good fit for the school or not. The last year I was there, they said they couldn't give any raises for the following year due to financial cuts, etc. Low employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    "Butts in seats"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Art Institute of Houston

    Pros

    Liked my boss and most of my colleagues. Compensation was good. The first few years of my employment were wonderful; I was proud to work there. Things were downhill after that.

    Cons

    EDMC, the Art Institutes' parent company, is owned in part by Goldman-Sachs. The school pressures students to apply and admits anyone with a pulse, making kids believe that their degree will provide them with everything they need to land the job of their dreams. This is especially true for the culinary students, who are led to believe that they're going to be successful chefs, when most of them will end up either as line cooks or doing something completely unrelated to their degree, making minimum wage and $90K in debt!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to care about the students and employees; there's no loyalty there. Provide faculty and staff with the supplies they need to do their job. At one point, the only supplies that could be ordered were paper and ink. Faculty had to resort to bringing their own staplers, paper clips, and any other supplies that didn't fall into the paper and ink categories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Director of Admissions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Art Institute of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with fellow staff.

    Cons

    The management doesn't know their left from their right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    This is a great place to work. They treat their staff and faculty well and their students even better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Art Institute of Houston full-time

    Pros

    The working environment was positive and uplifting. Free covered parking and other employee perks.

    Cons

    There really wasn't any cons about work at The Art Institute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX

    I worked at Art Institute of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Besides a decent salary, there are no pros.

    Cons

    You are only as good as your last week of production. Management creates a facade that they care about you in the beginning, but that's just to get you to work harder. You will be fired in a heartbeat if you are not producing every single week. The schedule is not good if you have a family and only got worse over the year I worked there, as the number of saturdays we were required to work each month increased. You are pressured to enroll students in to programs they clearly cannot afford, with an unclear return on their investment. I was a very good Assistant Director of Admissions that was consistently ranked in the top 10, but it is not worth it. The job is a dead end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I gave advice it would be disregarded by management, so why give it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Recent Graduate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Art Institute of Houston

    Pros

    The instructors I had were VERY informative and knowledgeable! the courses where designed for the student to set their own pace and if they chose to excel or not!

    Cons

    The lose of the liquor license I think had a real impact on the future students that are to attend. It's like they almost cut off our nose to spit our face!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the students no matter how small or large the grievance.

  10.  

    Beware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Art Institute of Houston full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Staff and faculty are some of the smartest people anywhere

    Cons

    Management cannot be trusted and neither can HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Putting kids in debt for 100k

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    Current Employee - ADA in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - ADA in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Art Institute of Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    laid back atsmosphere. Pay is pretty good. Get paid holidays and sixteendays of personal time which is good. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Pressured into starting students that aren't good canadites. Endless cylce of putting more kids into debt. Finaancial Aid only covers the tip of the iceburg if they can even qualify for grants. Then have to make payments to the shcool plus student loans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower the price of Admissions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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