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OK place for teaching part-time

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX
Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook

I have been working at The Art Institutes as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I enjoy quite a bit of freedom as to how I teach and grade. Students are motivated but often under prepared. Facilities are new and colleagues are friendly. School goes by quarter system so I get to refine the syllabus every 12 weeks. There is free parking and can contribute to 401K.

Cons

Like any adjunct teaching, there is not enough money if you rely only on this income. They can cut class any time. There is no office for instructors, just cubicles, which most part-time instructors don't even bother to visit. It's quite hard to feel like you are part of the team when you just go and teach your classes and leave.

Other Employee Reviews for The Art Institutes

  1. working in a library as a student assistant is great!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Friendly staff - All the food areas are nearby - you get student discount on their store - you have all the best sources in school - work both PC and Macs - you can bring your own laptop

    Cons

    - start on minimum wage but you'll get a raise in a year - not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was a live chat for students who needed help for assistance, other than calling from a phone, like a tech support or something.


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    Don't Do It

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    An opportunity to see all sides of the admissions and enrollment process, working in higher education, fun co-workers

    Cons

    Micro-management, terrible hours, almost impossible to take PTO, being talked down to by people who don't even have a degree, salary freezes, made-up "events" every weekend, inflexible schedules, calling upwards of 100 people per day off calling lists, convincing people they need to apply, even when they aren't good candidates, lack of motivation from management, incompetent management, no additional compensation for meeting sales quotas, constant threats of lay-offs, changing policies on a whim, putting $ before students' best interests

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with some dignity instead of like sweat-shop factory workers.


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