The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice easy going environment

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    Current Employee - Professor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Professor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff, total freedom. OF course it depends who your department chair is

    Cons

    Well now we know its a goldman sachs operation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay of already firing people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Yes Man  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Yes Man in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Company Benefits, creative atmosphere,

    Cons

    Lack of ethics, no work life balance, no personal growth, RIFs every qtr. Bad name, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late, all that are still there run fast while you still have a name.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sad place because the owners are so Greedy

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There were and still are some dedicated instructors there.

    Cons

    Goldman Sachs came in about eight years ago and bleed this artistic company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell it to someone who cares about the students first and making money second

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Education-proprietary

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay, good staff / coworkers, professional atmosphere, good system and compensation

    Cons

    corporate structure - lots of layoffs, turnover - lack of retention since Goldman sachs --acquisition- some educational programs are far superior to others- expensive- no regional accreditation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it is never to late to grow up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people that love the work they do just lack the support to do it well.

    Cons

    low pay lack of support from corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you only add value when you improve the small things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The "new" Art Institutes are a mess

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    Former Employee - Faculty  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    School is located in beautiful part of the state.

    Cons

    Disrepectuful Administration. EDMC fired full time faculty and replaced with adjuncts. Over worked faculty and underpaied and not respected. AiFL is not an accredited college. The Lack of professionalism appalling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was a faculty member for over eight years.

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Initially, it was great to work with students who were passionate and excited over their futures. There is a lot of autonomy for instructors, decent pay.

    Cons

    The corporation that owns Ai has destroyed it. The students are rarely passionate, there is no morale on campus, and no emphasis on quality education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing can be done until someone else takes over the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great while each school was managed on it's own

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Schedule, Students, Teachers

    Cons

    Unorganized, Management, Reviews, Reimbursement, Tuition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent Layoffs have been out of control

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A subpar school with no interest in education

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    Former Employee - Student Tech  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Student Tech in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers and flexible hours

    Cons

    No real organization or leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overly Micromanaged!!!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

    Pros

    Good benefits, each admissions rep has their own office.

    Cons

    You are basically set up to fail from day 1. The lead distribution is unfair, giving favor to only a couple of senior people. You are recorded and micromanaged to the max...by every word...literally. They would take money and an application from any student , and if you could'nt close the student you would have long meetings going over what you said wrong and you need to call in management before the student leaves to help close the deal...remindes me of a car salesman. High pressure to the point ...if your not making your numbers no vacation...you have to be almost dead to ask for a day off. I don't think management has much experience in manageing. If I'm selling an $80,000 Bachelor Degree in Photography, Illustration, ect...it better be in the best interest of the student, and they don't see it like that. High turn over...they let go 12 people in the last couple of months and now are rehiring once again??? Not surprised. Go ahead, apply for the position and see the mess for your self at least you will get good benefits and help some students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and train the right people for the position, keep in mind what is best for the student and not Aifl's pocket, stop micromanaging and you will have success and longevity...back to basics. God is always in control....you are dealing with people's lives and life should not be about the bottom line,-money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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