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"A decent employer on-campus that offers a nice supplement to income"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
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I worked at The Art Institutes part-time (More than a year)

Pros

- on-campus
- flexible schedule
- great staff

The supply store at the Art Institute of Seattle (where I was employed) was a great job, and definitely a nice change of pace from just going to school and going home to work on homework every day.

Cons

- Not many hours
- No benefits

Sadly, we were only ever given around 10 hours a week. Nowhere NEAR enough to live off of, and no real benefits to speak of.

Other Employee Reviews for The Art Institutes

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do It"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    An opportunity to see all sides of the admissions and enrollment process, working in higher education, fun co-workers

    Cons

    Micro-management, terrible hours, almost impossible to take PTO, being talked down to by people who don't even have a degree, salary freezes, made-up "events" every weekend, inflexible schedules, calling upwards of 100 people per day off calling lists, convincing people they need to apply, even when they aren't good candidates, lack of motivation from management, incompetent management, no additional compensation for meeting sales quotas, constant threats of lay-offs, changing policies on a whim, putting $ before students' best interests

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with some dignity instead of like sweat-shop factory workers.


  2. "This place is a black hole"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It "looks" good on a resume?

    Cons

    -unethical practices (it used to be worse, but luckily the government has highly regulated for-profit schools)

    -turnover is so high that no one will get to know you until about 6-8 months in, thus making it an uncomfortable environment. There's about 5 people out of 32 who have been there more than 3 years.

    -worst micro-management anyone will ever experience

    -you are cold calling people people who didn't really request information about the school AND who have already said they're not interested 10+ times.

    -manager's aren't very intelligent or good at managing.

    -other departments don't like working with admissions 9due to high turnover and improperly trained new people) and make it very aware

    the list is endless, really.

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