The Art Institutes (HQ)

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The Art Institutes (HQ) Reviews in Dallas, TX

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Pros
  • Working with students who all have a similar and positive life goal (in 3 reviews)

  • Good benefits and compensation, the work is (mind-numbingly) easy (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.  

    Most days are very rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great school.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Negative gossip and talking behind people's backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional and treat your employees in a professional manner. Be proactive vs. reactive.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Below Average

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Instructor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Full Time Instructor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    good health benefits
    great students who arent highlighted or showcased

    Cons

    No planning for future work assignments
    Performance reviews always late (6 months or more)
    No advancement in current department/role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lack of sense of urgency
    late of accountability across the board from management to faculty
    lack of standards
    lack of communication
    lack of attention to detail

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like being bossed around by Admissions reps, work here!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, PTO, tuition, holidays, etc.

    Cons

    Management is completely incompetent. They are extremely petty, and depending on who you're under you will be treated like a child and nit picked on all day (even if you're smarter and brighter than your superior). Several (more than 3 in one dept) have quit on this reason alone. Oh yeah and HR works for the management so don't expect any help there...

    BEWARE, if you work in Admissions, be prepared to try to reach unreachable goals. The school is having trouble making their class start goals, so when there's trouble there, employees suffer. Admissions reps walk around like they own the place when they are REPLACED every year. That position is a revolving door. New faces all the time and no one knows how to do their job. Training? LOL

    Financial aid is horrid. There is no proper procedure. The financial aid officer calls the students as if they're the student's admissions rep. If you work in financial aid you WILL be doing admissionsy type work (without the pay or better increases), and you WILL be calling and hounding students to complete their paperwork (more than their Admissions rep will). You will also be seeing students who have little to no paperwork and putting together financial aid plans. Team work? Forget about it. Everyone is in it for themselves. Don't let someone take a long break or lunch...you'll be seeing students BACK TO BACK. Managers have NO (and I'm not exaggerating) competence.

    The goal is to get students in the door NO MATTER WHAT. The president claims that they do what is in the best interest of the student, but they don't. Getting someone in debt for $30k+ for them to only drop out because they weren't a fit or academically up to par is in the best interest of the student? Okay. Prepare to question your ethics and morals. It's a numbers game bottom line.

    And job security? There is definitely NONE for admissions, and they make cuts at random due to organization restructuring. So if they're doing bad, expect some cuts, and it could be you!

    If you work here, try going into administration. Not admissions or financial aid. Good luck and God bless! I would never go back...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SENIOR management & HR need to hire competent managers. Not idiots with no education.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Pay is not worth the stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    Great benefits, liked most of my coworkers, School itself is awesome. Faculty and educational offerings are amazing. Everyone other than Admissions department is happy to be there. I love the idea of this job - but absolutely hated it by the time i left.

    Cons

    Pay and hours were not at all what I was told when I was hired. They seriously over-promised on advancement opportunities and raises. Unrealistic sales goals. Lots of catty women in the department. Incompetent management. Double standards. People who the directors liked got preferential treatment, and if they didn't like you they made your life hell. Poor use of time. Meetings about meetings about meetings, and then several emails from different people about the content of the meetings. Micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to give respect to your employees to earn their respect. Hire and/or promote people with ACTUAL management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Where Only a Few Hav and Opportunity to Succeed and More than likely Not Ethically!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    great pay
    great vacation/benefits
    could call in to take days off if they were available
    tuition reimbursment
    working with students to make their dreams come true in regards to education

    Cons

    compensation plan
    turnover out of control
    favortism
    complaints went in one ear and out the other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs more of a corporate culture in which employees can be proud of their work and def needs to change the compensation plan the only way one can consistantly make plan is if they are cheating or lying to do so

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Politics as usual

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ)

    Pros

    The teachers and classes are wonderful!

    Cons

    Senior management talks to the staff like they are toddlers. Its disgusting. "Sales meetings" are a joke. If you don't look trendy, don't expect to last long. They single out those who "don't fit the mold" and look for ways to get rid of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the morale is in the dumps because of the people running the show.

    Doesn't Recommend

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