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"Run for the door"

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Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
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I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (More than a year)

Pros

really awesome co-workers

The pay is good

Cons

Proprietary education = corporation masked as a school. It's all about numbers at the end of the day. They always say it's about the student it never is.

Stocks went from $23 to $3 - it's a sinking ship - the company is on the defense as a result.

Very high turnover- usually every 6 months or less

metrics based on how many applications you receive / how many students you can start- most students can't afford the tuition/ are not prepared for college. Managers only care about numbers at the end of the day. They will do whatever it takes to meet their quarterly goals

extreme micromanagement- constantly being observed by managers- it's not uncommon to see employees being called into the managers office and come out crying

they use the same psychological tricks on their employees that they train their 30 Asst. Director of Admissions to use on the students- managers are brainwashed by corporate- EDMC

Advice to Management

you hire great people and take absolute advantage of them - and for what? so much good talent leaves and you wonder why. Stop micromanaging to extreme levels and trust your people.

Actually tell your prospective employees that it's a cut throat sales position.

make it actually about the student

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