The Art Institutes (HQ)

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Deception

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Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Jacksonville, FL

Pros

Benefit plans, Tuition Voucher, Pay, PTO

Cons

Disloyal leadership, fearful atmosphere, deceit, favoritism, apathetic leadership, backstabbing atmosphere, no performance feedback or reviews for new employees, negative feedback, zero training, bullying management, will fire anyone without performing an investigation or ever giving warnings, lawsuits throughout the company constantly, Allows some to break policies and fires others; can't find the consistency

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think over extreme decisions and actually discuss with others to get more than one point of view. Relying on the same employee to make decisions is not effective. Personal agendas over rule logic when only one person calls the shots; credibility and reputation are put at risk daily by indifferent supervisors. Listen to your staffs ideas, if they are passionate enough to share ideas, don't discount immediately. Hire more qualified managers to run important departments. Promoting from within isn't always the answer. Especially when the promotion doesn't change the location or position.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for, doesn't value employees or students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - High School Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - High School Representative in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The concept of the schools were good back in the day before they were purchased by Goldman and sacs. Now they are running after quantity not quality it's very sad indeed and it's ruining lives. The instructors for the most part care a great deal for their students futures.

    Cons

    Constantly making promises they don't intend to keep. Taking away all hopes of moving up in the company. They want high turn over because it's cheap and easy to find new employees even if they have no experience whatsoever.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The ship is sinking at all The Art Institutes!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Career Services Advisor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Career Services Advisor in Portland, OR

    Pros

    The students who are there trying and trusting they can obtain an education there. Some of the faculty.

    Cons

    Telemarketing is the main activity for advisors, not building personal relationships within the industry because all the focus is on HOW MANY phone calls are made per day. There are mandatory quotas, and it has become busy work that prevents advisors from doing their work and bring their professionalism to students and the industry. The career services staffs everywhere have been reduced to so few advisors per school that students are not provided anything close to the kind of career assistance they've been promised when they enrolled, and students are paying a very high cost of education there. One of the selling points of attending the Art Institutes was that in the past, before all the ruthless employee cuts were made, students were provided with specialized advisors who knew their industries, and who networked in real ways, in person and at industry events, as well as phone and email, to build a base of employers who hired the students. Now phones in advisors offices are bugged to make sure the advisor is making the mandatory number of calls per day, as if they're selling magazines. It's become a horrible depressing place to work, and most of the good people in career services have left even if they weren't downsized out. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current policies are idiotic and profit is the driving motive for all decisions. The morale is horrible, and the company has totally changed from the days when it was a great place to both work, and for students to pursue their dream. Management should be ashamed of the destruction they have wrought throughout the entire system. Probably are positioning the company to sell, it is widely believed. It's a sinking ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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