The Art Institute of Seattle

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Working for a large Art School

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at The Art Institute of Seattle full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Many of the students are motivated, but many are not

Cons

The school became more about the paperwork than the people work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the people working for you; it is not all about money.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Work with amazing people but expect horrible decisions made by the corporate

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great passionate students with dreams. You'll help them get through school and it's a rewarding feeling when you see them graduate and get their dream job.

    Cons

    You get to work with amazing staff and faculty. The people are great, it's just that corporate tend to make horrible decisions. Like downsizing 20-30 people across nation, and with that extra money, they remodeled the institutes a month later. Or they lay off people who's worked there for over 20 years for no reason- or important people like loan coordinators and people who contact students when their loans are due were laid off so a lot of students were defaulting in their loans. I heard that there were some bullying and harassment going on behind the admissions door- but I never knew what was going on. I guess they're very sales driven and it's cut throat if you don't recruit enough students.

    My job was fine. Just the situation around me was tense. There's always war going between Financial aid and Admissions but I guess there will always be conflict between departments wherever you go. Not much room for growth. There's hardly any advancement.

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    Didn't really had any issues with anyone- just heard some stuff about Admissions managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Marketer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at The Art Institute of Seattle part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Great Team
    2. Flexibility
    3. Learn about different departments and enjoy student work
    4. Helping students

    Cons

    Not much to say here, I really enjoyed my time here and would recommend it to anybody who is looking for entry level positions and want to work for corporations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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