The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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2.7
21%
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9%
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The Art Institutes President  George Sebolt
George Sebolt
204 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - that was why I stayed so long and for the students(in 49 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Too much work; no work-life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • "Under EDMC Career Services never had actual internship opportunities for career studies available(in 26 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Tutor"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. "Not great"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is rewarding to help young people find a job

    Cons

    The pressure to put students in any related position is great

  3. "Great company with great benefits until it was bought out by the dream center"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were good. HR was top of the line and faculty were really good for the most part.

    Cons

    Negative employees that never knew how good they had it and lack of campus president made it hard to achieve success.

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  4. "Sales job"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Strategic Account Management in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Loved working with the students

    Cons

    It wss 100% sales and goals were everything

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  5. "Could be better"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Instructor 

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Good vibes in the community.

    Cons

    Too much work; no work-life balance

  6. "Worst teaching experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Houston, TX

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours (besides your scheduled classes) allow for a second job, most other instructors also have second jobs so there are networking opportunities between employees.

    Cons

    Poor leadership organization made worse by outdated technology, operations processes and adjunct instructor pay.

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  7. "Closed down"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Arts Program Director in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This was a wonderful place to work for 6 years before the buy out from the Dream Center Education Holdings. Nothing but great memories until the doors closed in December of 2018.

    Cons

    The Dream Center management was the worst thing that happened to the Art Institutes.

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  8. "Not great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Career Advisor 

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Great people - that was why I stayed so long and for the students.

    Cons

    Location closed down unfortunately - lots of lay offs.

  9. "Challenging, but can be rewarding"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great staff at Campus level. Helping creative individuals with a formal education towards a professional career in a field that they can be passionate about.

    Cons

    Disconnect between system wide management and campus level at times. Enrollment targets often do not align with LY results and current trends. School systems currently in the process of reinventing image resulting in frequent changes in processes. High turnover.

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  10. "good and bad"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great boss/people to work with, laid back environment,

    Cons

    treated students poorly ; very unorganized

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