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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

I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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 Management

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.

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  1. mixed feelings

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the management is encouraging and do recognize good results and hard work. working with kids and having the feeling that you're helping them with their future is pretty fun and fulfilling. good benefits and working in a somewhat artistic setting.

    Cons

    scheduling can be inconvenient for a good work-life balance. required to work a later shift at least two times a week. required to work some saturdays and holidays. a lot of turnover as the department is quite large itself. there also seems to be a lot of competitive personalities, which is positive and negative.

    Advice to Management

    start realizing that there are some people who are not looking out for the best interest of the students and are just looking to meet "numbers."


  2. Incredibly high turnover, no integrity, very disorganized.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It is common knowledge in the admissions department that this is a "good easy job" to have while you're looking for another one since they pay $40K per yr plus benefits. They tend to hire outgoing employees which made it a fun place to work briefly, but within weeks we all became fed up with the lying in order to enroll students, not to mention micromanagement like none of us had ever seen.

    Cons

    Although the position title is Assistant Director of Admissions, this is not an admissions position or a leadership position in any way. It's a call center and there are about 25 "Assistant Directors." Cubicles, lists of phone numbers, endless metrics for how many phone calls/appointments you should have in a day/week/month. Even if you love sales, beware; employees with incredibly strong sales backgrounds were also disgusted with business practices. We witnessed consistent dishonesty and manipulation of low-income students. Management is out of touch, disrespectful, and doesn't care about the well-being of students.

    Advice to Management

    The entire system is broken, but the Cincinnati campus seems to be especially corrupt. When you have an admissions staff of about 25 "Assistant Directors" and over half of them leave in less than a year, that should be a wake up call.


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