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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated May 27, 2018
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  • Terrible Management and no work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • No room for growth, constant downsizing (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "High School Rep"

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    Former Employee - High School Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - High School Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Give employees autonomy and are great with maintaining open lines of communication. Flexible schedule and at-home office enables optimal production for high school rep team members

    Cons

    Lacked team bonding and meet ups or even holiday parties to create more comradery among team members.

    Advice to Management

    See con....create events/environment that enable relationship-building with other team members and departments.


  2. "Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with fun coworkers and students. PTO is good and this is a good place to grow.

    Cons

    Pay and hours leave much to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff on ways to improve

  3. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with prospective students. Changing lives. Dynamic work environment.

    Cons

    Odd work hours (nights required). Too many Saturday work requirements. Benefits are horrible. No pay raises or incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexibility in schedules. Allow employee incentives for meeting goals. Bring back fun events for employees.


  4. "Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities to service students

    Cons

    The chaos that prevents one from serving without dealing with leadership with no vision or integrity


  5. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    The most rewarding job and place to work.

    Cons

    You can only work as a tutor while a student.


  6. "Numbers and Shady-ness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    PTO, friendly co-workers, 3:30 Friday with 30 min lunches all week.

    Cons

    They are newly owned by a different company and they are having struggles with the accreditation.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire employees that the company cannot afford.


  7. "Admissions"

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

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

    Pros

    Great boss. The students are awesome.

    Cons

    No job security. Declining enrollment. The company does not value hardwork.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off people from the corporate level. Let their managers make the decision.

  8. "Love my team"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people the instructors, staff and students
    The benefits
    Management seems to be understanding with personal situations

    Cons

    The schedule in admissions is not family friendly but may work depending on the person

    Advice to Management

    Manager training is needed- they are not on the same page


  9. "Good people, great place"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with good teacher-student ratio

    Cons

    local campus is small, students could use more space


  10. "Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    Great boss to work for, flexible schedule, great opportunity to gain experience for the culinary industry.

    Cons

    Working at school on the weekends...


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