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Updated April 25, 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. "Film tutor for Sacramento campus, the experience was awesome, but the frequency of tutees was very low."

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    Former Employee - Student Tutor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Student Tutor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly management and the job itself was enjoyable.
    The pay itself was cool ($20/session).
    The environment made my job easy (easy access to computers and quiet areas).

    Cons

    I was paid per tutoring session, which was very infrequent.
    Advertising of the tutoring program was up to each individual tutor but I didn't have much time to do that as I was a student there as well.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a requirement for beginning students to meet with a tutor and for teachers to have a tutor in their class at least twice a month.


  2. "Getting worse"

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    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees that support each other

    Cons

    Most of the good benefits were cut and all decisions are based on crazy work expectations with low pay and no support.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Upside with new ownership-non profit model"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow and change lives within organization especially if willing to relocate. Robust training for Admissions/FA team. Very rewarding to see the transformation in students lives and to support them to graduate.

    Cons

    Due to new leadership and lawsuits, heavy bureaucracy exists without clear goals or strategy to support students/staff. 401k ceased in 2013.

    Advice to Management

    Before making drastic operational decisions, think about how that will impact staff/students short and long term. Consult with top leaders to arrive at collaborative solutions.


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  5. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst/Technical Recruiter in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst/Technical Recruiter in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome atmosphere

    Cons

    Didn't sit well with my family as I was commuting long distances.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  6. "High School Rep"

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    Former Employee - High School Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - High School Representative in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Give employees autonomy and are great with maintaining open lines of communication. Flexible schedule and at-home office enables optimal production for high school rep team members

    Cons

    Lacked team bonding and meet ups or even holiday parties to create more comradery among team members.

    Advice to Management

    See con....create events/environment that enable relationship-building with other team members and departments.


  7. "administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    nice people, good salaries, decent time off

    Cons

    students treated poorly, all about corporate money

    Advice to Management

    treat students better


  8. "Senior Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The students is what keeps me here.

    Cons

    Too many changes over the years and management can be much more transparent.


  9. "Great place to teach"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work side-by-side with leading Professionals in the area too help educate students in their field.

    Cons

    Standards for admissions are a little low. Corporate big brother is always looking.


  10. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and great environment.

    Cons

    Long days and a lot of travel.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Students not being prepared for work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Young people eager to learn

    Cons

    No cohesiveness in curriculum. Lacking in current industry standards. Dated techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Gregg Crowe will not see that campus to a place of successful learning and preparing youth for their industry. He will placate and deny truths to keep them as sheep wgilet the cooperate entity wastes the students financial aid. Trapping them in debts they'll never be prepared to repay.


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