The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Not Bad!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    The interview process was fast and I got the offer fast as well. The salary is well enough to start off.

    Cons

    Too many documentation, paperwork, and training before the starting date. Some of the things they can make simpler but they are still using old process.

    Advice to Management

    Try to move to new process, new software. For example: they are still using the 2006 version of outlook.


  2. Great people; questionable longevity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

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

    Pros

    The people genuinely care about students and their success--in contrast to popular beliefs about for-profits.

    Cons

    The economic climate isn't favorable for the company to operate long term.


  3. Assistant Director of Admissions

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Working with creative people is truly an amazing and inspiring experience, especially when you find a diamond in the rough.

    Cons

    Horrible hours, lots of weekends, and you are only as good as what you did your last start. very little appreciation is given for skill sets outside dialing, applications, and starting students.


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  5. Registrar Assistant

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    Former Employee - Dean Assistant/Registrar Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Dean Assistant/Registrar Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Organized, creating file, helping people

    Cons

    Low Payment, Only 20 hours offer, No overtime


  6. Not what it used to be...but still good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    It's a really cool environment to work in.

    Cons

    It's more of a business than a school or institution.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Student Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    -Great opportunity for a student to make some money while going to school full time.

    Cons

    -I went through 4 bosses in the 5 months I worked in the Learning Lab on campus.
    -Time sheet system was always down and only worked on limited computers


  8. some good some bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    AI students are the best. So creative and inspiring. The company hires incredible faculty with real world experience and connections. There is a lot of room for advancement if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Some campus Presidents have too much freedom to do things their own way and that doesn't translate to the best for the student. Upper level managers never ask campus level people what is really needed or missing and they are missing a big opportunity to really know the campus struggles.

    Advice to Management

    Visit the campuses and speak to people beyond the president to see what is really happening.


  9. Assistant Director of Admissions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Pros

    Good Pay. Not many perks to this job.

    Cons

    Would not recommend this job. College only cares about numbers and not students (true to admissions, can't say for academics). Making lots of phone calls everyday trying to get students in. Most of "leads" are people looking for jobs and they hang up on you. Really no room for advancement. Was disappointed in role. Would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    It is not about numbers, it is about the students.


  10. Great Pay and People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work from Home and great communication with staff

    Cons

    Worked more than an average of 45 hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. Helpful (1)

    It's a very contradictory workplace.

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Tutor in Portland, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Being in control of your own schedule is great and helping other students is really satisfying.

    Cons

    Limit on 20 hours per week, on campus only makes it really hard to help everyone.

    Advice to Management

    If student success is so important, cutting hours for tutoring centers is a really bad way to ensure that.



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