The Art Institute of Seattle
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www.artinstitutes.edu Pittsburgh, PA

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A Living Nightmare

Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsGreat views and neighborhood
Some of the faculty really seem to care about the welfare of the students
My co-workers...we were all in this together like captives on a slave ship

ConsUnrealistic metrics
Excessively high turnover
A negative attitude hangs over the work environment like a fog on Elliott Bay
Managers play favorites and make no bones about it
The "leads" are old lists of people who at one time or another made an inquiry. They can be 10 days or 10 years old. You will continue to call the same people and infuriate them.
Most of the managers do not have a clue. They do not work well with others and are only there to berate people and micromanage them.
There is no work/life balance. It is all about work.
At least two nights each week you are required to work until 8pm
Very few weekends off. There are always Open Houses and other such events to sucker prospects and their families into coming to the campus
Micromanaging 24/7
Wins are not celebrated but those who are failing are called out in front of everyone
Lack of motivation is directly attributable to how people are treated here

Advice to Senior ManagementDo 360 degree reviews and actually take stock in the feedback that you receive
Develop an actual training program for new hires
Take care of your people...they are your greatest resource and your turnover is higher than most fast food restaurants
Tell Goldman Sachs to back off and stop treating this place like a corporate farm

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

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Downsized

Faculty (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

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


Pros: none sorry I can't think of anything other then my… Cons: Expensive to park on the waterfront. No support to faculty from leadership, students pay way to much for to little in return. Degrees… Advice to Senior Management: Downsize yourself out of management. You are paid to much… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Art Institute of Seattle full-time


Pros: managers are great as people but not as managers Cons: phone calls, hudles, meetings, numbers driven... Advice to Senior Management: stop doing the exact same thing, while expecting different results No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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