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"sad to see things go horrifically in the wrong direction"

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Current Employee - Academic Department Director
Current Employee - Academic Department Director
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Very few these days. It's sad to see how benefits are slowly stripped from faculty.

Cons

Poor benefits, little investment on development and training, facilities poorly maintained, no internal communication, antiquated technology and systems

Advice to Management

take care of your people

Other Employee Reviews for The Art Institutes

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awful. Avoid like the plague. Beware!!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great (other than management)
    Easy work

    Cons

    Lack of training, leadership, ethics
    High turnover (roughly 75%)
    Glorified telemarketing position
    Condescending management


  2. "At times a wonderful experience, but grossly underpaid faculty."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the students really wanted to be there, had dedication & enthusiasm for their field & the courses they took. Technology was cutting edge. Many well-known, successful artists & potential employers brought to campus for Master Classes and presentations for several of the degrees programs. Excellent building maintenance. Clean, fairly safe place to work. Support for students with personal problems. Policies for retention in place and being acted upon.

    Cons

    General Education courses were almost universally disrespected by other faculty & student body. Promises to students of entry-level job placement by 6 months post-graduation were immoral & illegal. Some chairs appropriately credentialed, some not at all. This is also true of faculty. Uneven professionalism among faculty, chairs, Deans, etc. Tuition varied for the same course dependent upon students' major - this was just wacky. Tuition too high for what is being "sold" - literally "sold" by Admissions. No policy of promotion that was consistent with standard academia. Is accredited to confer B.S. degrees, a fact students are rarely informed of, and that upper administration wishes to keep taboo from students' questions to faculty. When asked about it each quarter on graduation day I was told specifically by one chair to ignore the question or refer the student to the President of the institute. Much went downhill after being corporate being bought by Goldman Sachs.

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