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"OK place for teaching part-time"

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Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX
Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Houston, TX
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Negative Outlook

I have been working at The Art Institutes as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I enjoy quite a bit of freedom as to how I teach and grade. Students are motivated but often under prepared. Facilities are new and colleagues are friendly. School goes by quarter system so I get to refine the syllabus every 12 weeks. There is free parking and can contribute to 401K.

Cons

Like any adjunct teaching, there is not enough money if you rely only on this income. They can cut class any time. There is no office for instructors, just cubicles, which most part-time instructors don't even bother to visit. It's quite hard to feel like you are part of the team when you just go and teach your classes and leave.

Other Employee Reviews for The Art Institutes

  1. "working in a library as a student assistant is great!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Librarian in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Friendly staff
    - All the food areas are nearby
    - you get student discount on their store
    - you have all the best sources in school
    - work both PC and Macs
    - you can bring your own laptop

    Cons

    - start on minimum wage but you'll get a raise in a year
    - not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was a live chat for students who needed help for assistance, other than calling from a phone, like a tech support or something.


  2. "Ummm if you like sales"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment in terms of the team you are around. Good pay, but benefits are terrible. You can learn a lot about customer service and grow really thick skin.

    Cons

    The hours are not good at all. A lot of cold calling. Bad morals and ethics. It feels like a telemarketing job at times. If you do not mind persuading kids and adults into a "water-downed" degree you will do fine.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hanging people's job over their head every review. Micromanaging is not effective. The product is not that great so it's really hard to sell. For-profit education is not the route for most people and the goals that are given are unrealistic. Also, everyone cannot be a drone and behave like management wants. People have morals, values, and ethics they want to follow.

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