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"Unethical work environment"

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Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
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I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great co-workers that worked hard!

Cons

Set unrealistic sales goals, management will pressure you into enrolling students and question every thing you do to save students to attending the school. Micromanages you and has black out dates to optimize on enrolling as many students as possible.

Advice to Management

Trust your employees, please stop harassing certain individuals. Practice what you preach.

Other Employee Reviews for The Art Institutes

  1. "Faculty are not held in respect"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Conventional online teaching position, using eCollege and with about 20 students per class, daily discussions and some grading to be done. Flexible hours, work at home.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional. I was routinely offered classes to teach on 36 hours notice (often a new class I had never taught before and did not have the materials for). After I turned down such a teaching offer, I was asked by my faculty manager to formally resign as I did not have the right "attitude".

    Advice to Management

    To remember that faculty are the front line with students.


  2. "Constant threats"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Brookline, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helped some students change their life through education.

    Cons

    Management constantly threatened to fire us if we didn't make our goals- 50 calls a day (this has doubled since I left), 12 appointment sets a week, 8 interviews a week, 4 applications taken each week, and two personally developed referrals a week. With the economy being so tough and the cost of the for profit school so high ($120K+ for a Bachelor of Science), these numbers are extremely tough... Especially with the sheer number of colleges in Boston. Management also creates conflict through the cutthroat competition amongst reps.

    Advice to Management

    The turnover rate should be a clue that unhappy employees aren't going to stay and make numbers for you and job threats are counterproductive.

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