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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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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. "Ai"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Stood strong and committed to its students throughout its transition.

    Cons

    Significant changes to staff, faculty and administration.


  2. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great energy, my Senior Director is AMAZING, I love my job. Coming up on year 6.

    Cons

    Hours aren't awful, but there are some Saturdays and late nights (if 8pm is late to you)

    Advice to Management

    Transparency

  3. "You work with people that really care But have a lot on their plate ."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    On the local level you can make a difference in students and parents lives

    Cons

    There are limited resources to aid you in this endeavor

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be student focused but remind yourselves that the business comes 2nd and the students come 1st.


  4. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    The school is very well designed, very neat and organized. Everyone there was very energetic and passionate about what they do. The faculty and staff really care about their students.

    Cons

    The curriculum has to follow certain guidelines and there were a lot of meetings (well the time to attend the meetings are actually paid by the school).


  5. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is the affordability of the benefits they offer. It can be a very stressful environment.

    Cons

    The management company does not have the students best interest at heart. It is all about the quantity of students enrolled, not the quality of education they recieve.


  6. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    opportunity to work with students first hand

    Cons

    disconnect between upper management, directors and staff


  7. "ADA"

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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

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    no room for growth, sales job

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "derelict"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is adequate
    curriculum is good with few exceptions

    Cons

    upper management is derelict in their duties as a representive for instructors. communications between management and facility concerning student reports is non-existent. management does not keep promises or stand up for instructors.

    Advice to Management

    communicate in a timely fashion. let instructor know when students have issues. don't trust that the instructor know everything


  9. "Academic Program Directore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Great company opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs and unfriendly management


  10. "Creative Eniornment"

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    Current Employee - Student Affairs Professional in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs Professional in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Students
    The Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement Program
    The Creative Environment

    Cons

    There are no real opportunities for growth if you are at a smaller campus
    Much of the systems and processes for carrying out specific jobs are not standard across the board so you may have to create those systems (that can actually be a Pro however the pay doesn't necessarily reward you for creating systems etc).

    Advice to Management

    Continually learn and beef up your skill set so that those who work for you can continue to respect and learn from you


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