The Art Institutes (HQ)
2.5 of 5 83 reviews
www.aii.edu Pittsburgh, PA 150 to 499 Employees

The Art Institutes (HQ) Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
The Art Institutes (HQ) – “AI - Santa Monica”

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2.5 83 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

The Art Institutes (HQ) President George Sebolt

George Sebolt

(7 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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
  • "Managers/senior management do/does not know how to lead"
    in 5 reviews
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Good experience, but tiring

Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
North Hollywood, CA

I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time for less than a year

Pros-the people you work with are fun
-you feel like you're really making a difference and helping people
-it's fun to get involved with the school/campus

Cons-working saturdays
-very micromanaged
-hard to get time off

Advice to Senior Managementmake it more fun for the Admissions department!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time

ProsI can't really find any pros for this role.

ConsToo many to list. You do nothing but call students who aren't really interested in education.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop acting like you aren't selling an education.

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Best Vocational College for an Admissions Professional

Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)

I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time for more than a year

ProsVery professional work environment and beautiful campuses.

ConsLots of time spent on students enrolling and then matriculation.

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Lost so many brain cells working there

Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)

I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time for more than a year

ProsEasy work environment. I was able to play on the internet daily and enjoyed most of the people I worked with.

ConsA revolving door because of turnover. The senior manager was like a character from Mean Girls that would hold frequent meetings in her office to criticize the team as a whole for not meeting goals. Everyone I worked with but 2 people were using the schools computers to apply for outside jobs because it was miserable.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork with employees to see what's really happening outside of your office doors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My first REAL career experience, and I have learned a lot.

Associate Registrar (Current Employee)
Dulles, VA

I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorking with students who all have a similar and positive life goal.

ConsNot much movement and growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing, but hard work!

High School Representative (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ) as an intern for less than a year

ProsCan be easy, fun enviorment, alot of talking with people, phone calls and emailing. Little management.

ConsAll about the numbers. You are a sales person and a number figure.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, they were awsome.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away!

Senior Director of Admissions (Former Employee)

I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time

ProsGreat pay, okay benefits, and relocation package

ConsMicro-management, lack of work life balance, lack of communication from executives, and poor management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Art Institutes (HQ) part-time

ProsClass one night a week
Math course is self paced and already planned out online.

ConsCulture is some what lacking.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't go to this school

Faculty (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at The Art Institutes (HQ) full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStill a few good teachers.

ConsMost seasoned teachers have been replaced by low adjunct beginners. They are only interested in numbers of students and how much money they can make. This was a great school that was built from the Burnley School of Art but over the years has become a part of a mega company focused on the bottom line. Location is also very congested, parking is expensive and don't even ask what your degree will cost you.

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace yourself with someone who cares.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Example of a Large Nationwide Multi-Campus For Profit College Looks Like

Instructor (Current Employee)
Lenexa, KS

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

ProsWork with a staff that is second to none. Great group of people who make working for a faceless corporate entity a pleasurable experience. Couldn't ask to work with a group of stronger, more talented, more dedicated individuals.

ConsWorking for a faceless corporate entity. There is not a lot of direct intervention from corporate but when there is, it is usually deployed as a surprise, without any consultation or input from local campuses and in a manner which shuts down any discussion of other options.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake better care of your employees. Let your actions speak louder than your corporate-speak.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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