The Art Institute of Seattle

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A decent employer on-campus that offers a nice supplement to income

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

- on-campus
- flexible schedule
- great staff

The supply store at the Art Institute of Seattle (where I was employed) was a great job, and definitely a nice change of pace from just going to school and going home to work on homework every day.

Cons

- Not many hours
- No benefits

Sadly, we were only ever given around 10 hours a week. Nowhere NEAR enough to live off of, and no real benefits to speak of.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    This place is a black hole

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    It "looks" good on a resume?

    Cons

    -unethical practices (it used to be worse, but luckily the government has highly regulated for-profit schools)

    -turnover is so high that no one will get to know you until about 6-8 months in, thus making it an uncomfortable environment. There's about 5 people out of 32 who have been there more than 3 years.

    -worst micro-management anyone will ever experience

    -you are cold calling people people who didn't really request information about the school AND who have already said they're not interested 10+ times.

    -manager's aren't very intelligent or good at managing.

    -other departments don't like working with admissions 9due to high turnover and improperly trained new people) and make it very aware

    the list is endless, really.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    RUN! Don't do it!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Art Institute of Seattle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people can be friendly. They're intelligent, and many have great senses of humor. All of the Assistant Directors of Admissions that I worked with did seem to genuinely care about the kids.

    Cons

    The management is AWFUL. I have never worked in such a cancerous environment. They use emotional and psychological tactics, such as telling employees that other employees are badmouthing them on the floor (which normally isn't true, but it's so devastating that it reaches a reaction of vulnerability that they want). They belittle their employees, publicly announcing numbers (PS- aren't we supposed to be about education here?) in front of all other employees at large meetings in order to push them into action. Recently they held a meeting and encouraged everyone to go ahead and quit if they weren't serious. The management is completely brainwashed, and absolutely do not have any stock in the employees. The employees are sat down in meetings and told to basically perform, or they're gone. This is a hardcore sales position, and all of the sales is masked in "doing what's best for the student.. isn't education great." Well, it IS great. But not for that price tag, and, in the sake of the employees, not at the sacrifice of their santiy, and complete belittlement. PLEASE be careful!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would just say to be careful. You have treated many employees really, really poorly, and word does travel very quickly. Please be honest when you interview applicants not only about the job, but about the working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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