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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "The campus has great people to work with" (in 46 reviews)

  • "One good aspect is helping students getting through to graduation" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Terrible Management and no work/life balance" (in 30 reviews)

  • "No 401k match, no room for growth" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Superb place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company is an excellent place to work and the people on the team genuinely care for each other.

    Cons

    Limited resources...however, it is still an exceptional educational institution.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend to continue to develop professional development training to enhance the skills of your employees.


  2. "Nurturing experience."

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works with their staff to put their students first and maintain good customer service. Leaders looking to coach not put you down.

    Cons

    Struggling with transferring between different companies.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there

  3. "It’s a lot of work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, creative students

    Cons

    No breaks, a lot of hand holding


  4. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendliness, health benefits, hours, and flexibility

    Cons

    Managing bad news or unemployment news.

    Advice to Management

    For the students.


  5. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Great for graduates and great stepping stool towards career

    Cons

    They are dying oif. Go ahead and run

    Advice to Management

    Do better.


  6. "Wish they were not failing financially"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely love that they are helping kids go to school for the Arts! Having a Career Services department is a great idea to have for a school in theory.

    Cons

    Unfortuantley most of the kids were not invested in their own futures. They are coming out of school with $50,000-$120,000 in debt and don't even realize what they did to themselves. Working with these young adults was challenging because they didn't want to get jobs after graduating. They did just barely enough work to pass classes and didn't learn the skills for self-marketing in the real world.

    Advice to Management

    Change your whole process, because these kids don't realize they will never be able to find jobs to pay off all the debt they are in from school. It is not good for them or our society as a whole.


  7. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is reasonable and the job itself is great

    Cons

    Management is unreliable. My branch had 6 presidents inn5 years. It was a constant revolving door of bosses

  8. "Chef Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Chef Instructor in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Chef Instructor in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fair pay,. Retirement match used to be good (they don't do this anymore)

    Cons

    The campus where I work is closing at the end of this term.


  9. "Decent job, no growth opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Industry standard benefits. Ability to learn full sales cycle.

    Cons

    The institution has gone through many changes in the last few years. You will enjoy working in a group environment. However, there’s no true room for growth here.


  10. "Avoid if possible"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid on time and consistently

    Cons

    Designed to make things eas for the student till the end of the degree.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making a good school instead of a profit;le school and it will be profitable for everyone.