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Helpful (2)

Seemed like a great job in the beginning...

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Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Austin, TX

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

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

Pros

Good title, decent pay for this industry. Speaking to creative individuals, and generally being a part of a close knit college environment.

Cons

Because of EDMC's constant financial decline over the last couple years, they have restructured and cut many positions, perks, bonuses, that once made this place a fun/yet challenging work environment. With upper management unable to show the growth that Corporate needs to see (due to more regulations/scrutiny on for-profit schools, an uncertain economy, and high tuition costs) they have placed blame on every possible admission position at the school level starting with the ADA's on up to the Senior Director (most of which have quit or been fired). If your quota is not met quarterly they deem it an incompetency of the individual, and put your employment on the line. No job security.

Advice to Management

Show your employees that you are working for them and not against them. Micromanaging will never produce the numbers you want (as it has shown for the last year+) If you talk about a team effort, then make distribution of possible leads and students evenly across the board. Don't play favorites, because as crafty as you think you are about, it...Your employees know who you favor, and office moral and numbers suffer because of it. Treat your employees like the competent, hardworking people they are, and you will win their respect and they will perform.

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    Think again, unless you're a sales career driven individual!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Houston, TX

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, a good starting pay

    Cons

    I had no idea that this was a sales position; had I known, I would have never applied or taken the position. The work/life balance is awful, it's very difficult to manage your personal life when you're always at work. You will work late (6pm - 8pm) and Saturdays (6 days a week). High stress and redundant work, as the work is simple but your work days consist of calling people who are or were once upon a time interested in the school. You will have to meet enrollment goals. High micro-management! Our team meets at least once a week for a one on one meeting with a manger and two regular meets to see where our sales goals are. The company is on a budget, there is no room for promotion or salary increases, fyi. No overtime. High turnover. You'll work holidays and it's very hard to use the nice amount of PTO given to you by the company because of the blackout dates. If you enjoy sales, you may like it. If not, run!!!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the nature of this position. My entire training group had no idea that this was a sales job. Work on allowing your employees to have time away from the job. Working six days a week is not okay, It's extremely tiring.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work is very rewarding. Giving these students the education to persue their dreams is very fulfilling.

    Cons

    EDMC is the parent company.

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