The Art Institute of Austin

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Seemed like a great job in the beginning...

Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee) Austin, TX

ProsGood title, decent pay for this industry. Speaking to creative individuals, and generally being a part of a close knit college environment.

ConsBecause of EDMC's constant financial decline over the last couple years, they have restructured and cut many positions, perks, bonuses, that once made this place a fun/yet challenging work environment. With upper management unable to show the growth that Corporate needs to see (due to more regulations/scrutiny on for-profit schools, an uncertain economy, and high tuition costs) they have placed blame on every possible admission position at the school level starting with the ADA's on up to the Senior Director (most of which have quit or been fired). If your quota is not met quarterly they deem it an incompetency of the individual, and put your employment on the line. No job security.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow your employees that you are working for them and not against them. Micromanaging will never produce the numbers you want (as it has shown for the last year+) If you talk about a team effort, then make distribution of possible leads and students evenly across the board. Don't play favorites, because as crafty as you think you are about, it...Your employees know who you favor, and office moral and numbers suffer because of it. Treat your employees like the competent, hardworking people they are, and you will win their respect and they will perform.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Art Institute of Austin is interested in numbers and mediocrity.

    Adjunct Faculty (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at The Art Institute of Austin


    Pros: * Plenty of opportunities to build up your teaching portfolio and get lots of classes on… Cons: * The executive committee (including the revolving door of "presidents" who often don't even have masters degrees) * A general sense that the students are much… Advice to Senior Management: Don't take my word for it, ask the students and other faculty. There is a general lack of pride in this place because senior management… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at The Art Institute of Austin


    Pros: * Aesthetically appealing environment of student, community, and faculty work. * Great food in dining lab/restaurant open to public… Cons: * It is all about selling and enrolling students into the next start date (every five weeks). * The focus is not really on student's success,… Advice to Senior Management: *Focus on quality and not quantity. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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