The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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The Art Institutes President 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. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes

    Pros

    Benefits include health, dental and vision. You also have the option to buy Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability and additional life insurance.

    Cons

    There isn't a 401K match which makes it hard to save for retirement. Your own money has to be enough to grow. Fidelity is the manager of the 401K plan.


  2. High School Representative

    Former Employee - High School Representative in Ashland, OH
    Former Employee - High School Representative in Ashland, OH

    I worked at The Art Institutes (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Marketing materials would usually come late from when we needed them.


  3. Assistant Director of Admissions

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, flexibility of work schedule, able to "run your own business"

    Cons

    Pressure to get students to apply when knowing it was not the right start date or program for students

    Advice to Management

    Take pressure off ADA's for applications, as we care for our students and know what is best for them


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  5. Ideal Adjunct situation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    better than average pay and healthcare available for part time

    Cons

    corporate politics can be overwhelming


  6. Great students and faculty, challenging corporate environment

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    Former Employee - Academics in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Academics in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Art Institutes (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Some really great people teach and work here. While it has fluctuated over the years most if the time there are some very talented students which makes the work very exciting.

    Cons

    The corporate environment takes most of the decision making opportunities away from the people working at the college and therefore one is often in a position of supporting a policy that seems out of step with student need.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on student need and supporting faculty.


  7. Ambivalent

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    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty
    Former Employee - Full Time Faculty

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Organized, Strong Faculty Support, Great Location, Cool Students

    Cons

    Corporate. Admissions could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    The students and faculty are most important.


  8. Registrar Assistant

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    Former Employee - Dean Assistant/Registrar Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Dean Assistant/Registrar Assistant in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at The Art Institutes (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, helpful supervisor, and a very friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Less hours with a minimum wage. There was no chance for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    need to be a little more organized.


  9. Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Opportunity to help students in a relaxed atmosphere. Other faculty members were awesome.

    Cons

    Boring at times when students didn't ask questions. Sometimes frustrating working with Pearson software.


  10. ADA No Way

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some great people at Ai Dallas. Some days were fun.

    Cons

    There was a 2 year expiration on most ADA jobs and the turnover was high. There used to be 40+ ADAs but now times have changed with new regulations on the proprietary education industry.

    Advice to Management

    Set your employees up for success not failure.


  11. Tutor

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    Former Employee - Student Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Tutor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They trust you to do your job and to fallow the rules. Low supervision. Makes you stand on your own two feet and offer to help others.

    Cons

    Kronos (the time sheet) really sucks



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