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Updated February 19, 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. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    great instructors and great education

    Cons

    Need tougher educators with higher quality standards


  2. "Admissions Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced at times. Decent training program. Great opportunity to enhance general communication skills.

    Cons

    Numbers matter WAY too much.


  3. "So manypossibilities"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fully equipped to train young, professional creatives. Great student/instructor availability. Heart for the students and design.

    Cons

    Sometimes more concerned about signing students up and having numbers, than ensuring students live up to responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    The productivity and proof of the institution's worth is in the quality and preparedness of the students it graduates.


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  5. "Great employees, Great Work enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment, team work, industry programs

    Cons

    overcrowded at times, cost of food


  6. "staff"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

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

    Pros

    commission, benefits, hours, breaks, class

    Cons

    long hours, pay, team effort, parking


  7. "I love it."

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    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom and not a lot of hours on campus. Friendly academic staff.

    Cons

    Ever changing and uncertain future. Pay is lower than university.


  8. "Fun Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Student Art Foundation Tutor in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Student Art Foundation Tutor in San Bernardino, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work with other hard working tutors.

    Cons

    Office hours were very limited.


  9. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits; Great Boss; Good degree program for those willing and able to do the work. Good teachers for students. Great location.

    Cons

    Hard to place some students in programs due to meeting high enrollment goals after being tenured. Aggressive recruitment. Heavy telemarketing

    Advice to Management

    Focus on students more.


  10. "Residence Life Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Organization Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Organization Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Housing is provided, flexibility in schedule hours

    Cons

    Provided housing is in areas with crime

    Advice to Management

    When you come to work with a positive attitude, so do your employees


  11. "Great community. Incompetent executives."

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    Current Employee - Campus Leader
    Current Employee - Campus Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus community of faculty, staff and students. The best teaching and learning environment in terms of cooperation, collaboration and commitment to achievement. Past graduates are now colleagues. Small campus size means close connections and great communication on campus.This would be the best possible institution of higher education to send your children to EXCEPT (see cons):

    Cons

    Miserably incompetent executives in Pittsburgh have placed weak, boot-licking sycophantic Presidents in place to read their scripts. Executive management is caustic, arrogant, patronizing and completely disrespectful to campus staff and faculty, and to teaching and learning. They are disconnected, disengaged and largely clueless. Pittsburgh execs ("CS") are like a cancer, killing the system slowing and painfully. Because of the absolutely astonishing mismanagement of the organization by Pittsburgh I could never recommend the Art Institutes as a credible educational institution to send your children to. Really is a shame that those idiots are allowed to diminish all they touch.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You are useless. The only legacy possible for you is failure. Quit. Let better people save the organization from you. There are hundreds of highly talented, passionate people in the organization who have now fallen silent because of your unrelenting incompetence, rude discourtesy and disrespect. You have managed to quiet the best and brightest, leaving you, the hapless dullards of education management. You should be ashamed of yourselves. But I doubt you are capable of such self-awareness.



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