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The Art Institutes CEO George Sebolt
George Sebolt
186 Ratings
Pros
  • "The campus has great people to work with(in 46 reviews)

  • "One good aspect is helping students getting through to graduation(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Full Time Instructor/Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Positive thinking Teachers always willing to share their knowledge

    Cons

    Teachers were not respected for their real worth to the College in the earlier days of operation!

    Advice to Management

    Your Teachers/Instructors are your Backbone Strength of your organization

  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Theresa Heights, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good and very comfortable to work

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say or nothing negative

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "School"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

      Pros

      Excellent students and co-workers at this location

      Cons

      Unfortunately closed permanently in Dec. 2018

    • Helpful (2)

      "It could have been different"

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      Former Employee - Admissions in Seattle, WA
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great people to work with that really care about the students.

      Cons

      Upper management steered the ship into an iceberg

    • "Great management team"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Miami, FL
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good management team, they care about employees.

      Cons

      Are going thru many changes

      Advice to Management

      Keep encouraging employees

    • "Salary"

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      Current Employee - Business Professor 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at The Art Institutes part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay, very good in major pay

      Cons

      Never full time work, they turn you around

    • "Love the school, hate the business model"

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      Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I met some amazingly talented students and Co-workers.

      Cons

      The management style was negative reinforcement, or as I called it, brow beating. They lead with intimidation and it made for a horrible work environment .

      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees with respect and inspire them. The results would be so much better

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      "Stay honest"

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      Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Generally a good rapport among the employees and even your direct chair. Benefits were decent. Salaries can be decent for full-time but they are capped so work may pile on but your salary does not. The teachers that work there really care, well most, about teaching their industry properly.

      Cons

      Since they are now requiring a Masters for teachers, beware the some may not have the industry experience that one without a masters will have and is FAR more valuable than one who just graduated with a BA/BS and then got Masters and straight to teaching or barely worked. A fashion major in the past did not require a Masters as you went t o work and there were only 1-2 programs in the country. PT pay is not worth it...

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      Advice to Management

      Yes it is a business, but there should be a time frame ouldn't a quality student for students to make it through. If they fail a class m ore than once, perhaps they don't really belong there. Wouldn't a quality student bring you more revenue since they would stay? Also,pay your instructors. They are a wealth of knowledge and don't just look for the degree as you are doing a disservice to your client, the students.

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      "Unstable environment"

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      Former Employee - Senior Assistant Director of Admissions in San Bernardino, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Autonomy, Engaging, Pays well relative to other school once you are a few years in. Other compensation benefits are lacking.

      Cons

      Business plan put the organization in an unstable situation.

      Advice to Management

      Do what's right for the student.

    • "Great place to work overall"

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      Former Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Arlington, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Student oriented institution with focus on ensuring student meet educational and career goals

      Cons

      Salaries could improve to retain employees

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