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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Adjunct faculty"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Met some great people. The pay was decent. Great if you are looking for part time work with hours that change every quarter.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. No chance of full time employment. Too many admissions personnel not doing what needs to be done correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Just as their should be an admissions test for the students there should be a test for admissions personnel


  4. "Adjunct Instructor"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Paid well, nice coworkers, good work environment

    Cons

    Do not value their employees, used to have great benefits and perks, which have all disappeared.


  5. "Admissions"

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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

    Good programs and dedicated teachers.

    Cons

    There is a lack of organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.


  6. "AI Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    The Art Institute has a great staff.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in my position.


  7. "Excellent place for Arts Education"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hourly rate for adjunct is $49
    Good Tools and software
    Great faculty

    Cons

    Four hour classes are great for travel to and from campus, but less than ideal for many subjects. Two meetings of two hours during the week might be more effective.

  8. "Financial Aid Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great people and the students are amazing. The job can be rewarding!

    Cons

    For profit schools care about money instead of their employees and students. Everyday you are on edge not knowing if you will get the pink slip due to their financial woes.


  9. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Art Institutes part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and department directors try very hard to look out for their faculty.

    Cons

    Unreliable scheduling from quarter to quarter
    Poor pay
    No benefits
    Full-time to part-time faculty ratio is awful

    Advice to Management

    Put students first - not the bottom line! Hire more full-time faculty !!!


  10. "Student Worker"

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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

    Flexibility / Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Base Salary / Limited hours with class


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