The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated May 25, 2015
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The Art Institutes President George Sebolt
George Sebolt
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Pros
  • Working with students who all have a similar and positive life goal (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexibility, decent pay, fun job, great people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Micro-management, lack of work life balance, lack of communication from executives, and poor management (in 5 reviews)

  • High targets & high turnover, change in management style, no job security (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Recruitment and sales in for-profit higher education

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to make a positive impact on the lives of young people going from high school to college, as well as non-traditional students returning to college, who want to pursue a creative career in commercial arts.

    Cons

    The financial stability of the organization had negative impacts on the students and the faculty/staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please migrate from an outdated sales cycle to a more appropriate and realistic approach to providing education to individuals


  2. Ehh

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

    I have been working at The Art Institutes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, fun peple and other things

    Cons

    hours and also the schedule


  3. 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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  5. Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at The Art Institutes

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    AI is a good place to work. Competent and professional management, great support, up-to-date equipment and facilities. Management is very supportive of the faculty and staff.

    Cons

    The problem common to all proprietary education - the admission of some under-qualified students who simply shouldn't be in college.

    Advice to Management

    I believe you're doing a pretty good job. The faculty is competent and engaged, the administration seems to have a better-than-average concern for student progress. I'm glad I work here.



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