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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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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. "Full Time Instructor/Teacher"

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

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 5 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. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    rewarding work with student
    great location

    Cons

    corporate structure and decision making from outside minds negatively impacts company

  3. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, creative energy, fun managers, and rewarding work

    Cons

    Numbers oriented and cold calling - felt often like a call center

    Advice to Management

    Lay off the intensity toward sales


  4. "Instructor"

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

    Pros

    Faculty and director cared for quality of education
    Great team work

    Cons

    DCEH is actively destroying the schools


  5. "faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    schedule flexibility; freedom and support in the classroom

    Cons

    401K match taken away; rollercoaster environment

    Advice to Management

    create stronger, positive work culture within departments and the school as a whole; bump up focus on end-product (great graduates)


  6. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Teams have potential to be in sync at the campus level, depending on campus leadership

    Cons

    bureaucracy was a challenge. Communication from top down was not well done.

    Advice to Management

    Move on from the "we used to do it this way". The good ol' days are gone. Think and act in modern times of how higher education fits into the current industry.


  7. "Sad to leave"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    diverse
    small school
    great facilities
    great bosses

    Cons

    overworked
    hours unpredictable
    weekend hours
    numbers driven
    small size

  8. "Career advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    fun urban environment, strong teamwork

    Cons

    corporate pressure on outcomes with a lack of flexibility on individual student issues (or lack of student/graduate accountability) made it difficult to meet outcome goals


  9. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    it pays well to work here

    Cons

    the leads are old and alot of micro managemnet


  10. "Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, decent pay, decent facility

    Cons

    No training or workshop budget.


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