The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated July 6, 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. Advisor -The Art Institutes

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Advisor in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate students, good colleagues, engaged faculty

    Cons

    Business model is focused only on the bottom line. Setting company up to fail its students, employees and constituents. Outlook not good.


  2. Student Worker Review.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

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

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

    Pros

    Great administrative experience, awesome people, and worked around my school schedule. Got to make relationships, and it allowed me to hone customer service skills while working towards my degree.

    Cons

    Down time at some points, and during some of the busier events I had to do tasks that a student worker shouldn't have been doing, ADA's job, etc that I wasn't being paid to do.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the work a bit more, and let the people who are supposed to do a job - do their job, not dump it on student workers in the risk of creating errors.


  3. 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.


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  5. Buyer beware

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at The Art Institutes

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

    Pros

    Good money, goofy coworkers, fun working downtown, art people are super cool

    Cons

    Management blatantly lies, the quality of education is deteriorating rapidly, no respect and compensation to faculty, poor capital decisions

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Think. Don't just say what your boss says


  6. 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.


  7. Polished Turd

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits. Visually a nice setting.

    Cons

    The Company is ran horribly. Its a sinking ship.


  8. Rock Bottom

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at The Art Institutes

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

    Pros

    Working with creative students
    Work-life balance
    Pay wasn't bad

    Cons

    Little control over course material
    Being forced to teach horrible online classes (that you have no control over)
    Continually fearing being laid off
    Management

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on students and education and less on trying to make a profit.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. 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.



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