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  • Terrible Management and no work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • No room for growth, constant downsizing (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Administration needs to go"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Film in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Digital Film in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students want to learn and need good instructors, shorter classes would be helpful to assist with the learning process.

    Cons

    The administration is more interested in making money than assuring the students have what they need to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your instructors, spread out courses between more faculty instead of one or two with 6 and the others with 1


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Pastry and Baking Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Pastry and Baking Instructor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Pastry and Baking Instructor in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborating with other instructors
    Teaching new cooks.
    Pay was good but they will try to find ways to not pay you for certain hours.

    Cons

    Everything about the corporate parent company.
    Shady recruitment procedures.
    After teaching my first semester of classes and planned on teaching the next semester I was informed two weeks before my class was scheduled to begin that they had canceled my class and I would not have a class. Poor planning and projection.
    The branch is not surprisingly slated to close when the current students have finished.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being greedy. Only accept applicants who meet certain requirements. Dont take advantage of the ones you are supposed to be teaching.


  3. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Pay was above average and I enjoyed working with the creative students and staff. The technology and curriculum were amazing for the students. Great paid time off package for quality of life.

    Cons

    Corporate has a cookie cutter approach that does not get adjusted at the local campus level. I was told that the quantity of calls over quality was their expectation. I had 3 Directors in less than 2 years. The schedule was changed all the time in admissions. From my perspective, the right and left hand do not know what the other is doing, hence the announcement of a gradual campus shut down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting or changing regional leadership every 3-5 months. Listen to what the local management has to say and implement some of it. Stop recruiting the biggest high schools with the poorest socio-economic student bodies. Have the reps. focus on the schools with the strongest art and cooking programs. Make all campuses have portfolio requirements to get the most talented students out there.


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  5. "change gonna come one day"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Janitoral in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Janitoral in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employment=$$$ that's the only pro

    Cons

    Ignorant nasty students and teachers, I clean after both and both are equally nasty

    Advice to Management

    Nope


  6. "Adjunct Art Professor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being surrounded by young eagar minds ready to dig as deep as possible into everything art is a huge Pro in my opinion.

    Cons

    You're required to serve mandatory office hours for each class you instruct, but they don't pay you for it.

    Advice to Management

    Your system is becoming more and more fubar.
    Stop ignoring faculty's requests and do the right thing for a change.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Teachers…curriculum and requirements need to be revised"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good, quality faculty members, and almost ALL are concerned with educating the students. Quite a bit of latitude in exactly what you teach in class. Good feedback system from students you teach. Pay is good.

    Cons

    Some class curricula needs to be revised quite a bit…it's out of date. ALso, classes are assigned to students out of order sometimes, putting more advanced students in classes with beginners.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some industry professionals, and update and revise curriculum.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pass on ANY ADA position and value yourself!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting and talking with prospective students

    Cons

    Know that you're "selling" students an education that is too expensive and not necessarily accredited. It's a FOR-PROFIT "college" meaning that it's the admissions office job to recruit and keep up with numbers instead of really helping the students and their families throughout the admissions process. Expect to spend all day on the phone chasing down 'leads' (calling a list of potential students who showed interest either by just clicking a site or calling a 'warm call' line).

    Advice to Management

    Please show more interest in your employees work quality instead of gossiping about other employees. It show favoritism and sets a terrible tone for the type of work environment you are encouraging.
    The training process was more of a 'figure it out' game instead of in depth training.
    Also, in order for employees to pass certain required tests, it's not acceptable to have them ask for for other employee's to take the test for them while you turn a blind eye and close your office door.
    Be mindful of compliance issue.


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