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Great place to work.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at The Art Institutes

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Very supportive environment, room to grow, and very pro-student.

Cons

Lots of cubicles and phone time.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place to work-they treat their people badly

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    working with fun and artistic students

    Cons

    The job requirements for meeting admissions goals was unrealistically high and the management was rude and unprofessional. The salary for this role is very low as it is basically a sales job without the sales pay and commissions.

    My manager treated her team horribly and was very unprofessional. All she cared about was hitting her numbers at all costs and that came back at her team with a vengence.

    I would not recommend working at the Art Institute of Portland. Other cities may be fine, but the Portland office was a nightmare to work at.

  2. Helpful (1)

    If you like being bossed around by Admissions reps, work here!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, PTO, tuition, holidays, etc.

    Cons

    Management is completely incompetent. They are extremely petty, and depending on who you're under you will be treated like a child and nit picked on all day (even if you're smarter and brighter than your superior). Several (more than 3 in one dept) have quit on this reason alone. Oh yeah and HR works for the management so don't expect any help there...

    BEWARE, if you work in Admissions, be prepared to try to reach unreachable goals. The school is having trouble making their class start goals, so when there's trouble there, employees suffer. Admissions reps walk around like they own the place when they are REPLACED every year. That position is a revolving door. New faces all the time and no one knows how to do their job. Training? LOL

    Financial aid is horrid. There is no proper procedure. The financial aid officer calls the students as if they're the student's admissions rep. If you work in financial aid you WILL be doing admissionsy type work (without the pay or better increases), and you WILL be calling and hounding students to complete their paperwork (more than their Admissions rep will). You will also be seeing students who have little to no paperwork and putting together financial aid plans. Team work? Forget about it. Everyone is in it for themselves. Don't let someone take a long break or lunch...you'll be seeing students BACK TO BACK. Managers have NO (and I'm not exaggerating) competence.

    The goal is to get students in the door NO MATTER WHAT. The president claims that they do what is in the best interest of the student, but they don't. Getting someone in debt for $30k+ for them to only drop out because they weren't a fit or academically up to par is in the best interest of the student? Okay. Prepare to question your ethics and morals. It's a numbers game bottom line.

    And job security? There is definitely NONE for admissions, and they make cuts at random due to organization restructuring. So if they're doing bad, expect some cuts, and it could be you!

    If you work here, try going into administration. Not admissions or financial aid. Good luck and God bless! I would never go back...

    Advice to Management

    SENIOR management & HR need to hire competent managers. Not idiots with no education.

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