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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated July 23, 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. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility / Friendly Environment

    Cons

    Base Salary / Limited hours with class


  2. "Good Company and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Free tuition, worked with a large staff

    Cons

    tough to make sales goals

  3. "A Short Title"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching students to cook is very fulfilling. Good pay. Great bosses.

    Cons

    Unavailability of full time work. Benefits could be better.


  4. "Instructor"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    The faculty and students were outstanding

    Cons

    Working with administration could be a challenge, as they are based in Pittsburgh


  5. "Retail Key Holder"

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

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

    Pros

    Great staff on a campus level, decent pay/benefits, fantastic working with the students while building lasting relationships, networking with extremely creative, intelligent, and talented artists that work at AI as well as networking with businesses and people around the city with the consistent events (fashion show, graduations, etc.)

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to previous managers, EXTREMELY difficult situations that can arise, no training, no warnings, corporate is childish and difficult to work for. If you don't have troughs filled with patience, the job isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Very interested to see what AI will become if/when it sells to the new company. EDMC is a pit. Certain "higher-ups" should probably not be in the positions they are in, and the top of the top absolutely does not care about students, faculty, or their campuses. Take a hard look at what you present to people. Mark McEachen is probably one of the rudest and disconnected CEO's I've ever worked for - I knew immediately that he didn't care about the actual education of the thousands of students that go through the schools, it's all just profit to him which is why I wasn't surprised when they started the process of selling.


  6. "Great easy part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Front Office Manager (Receptionist) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Front Office Manager (Receptionist) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked as the evening front office manager on a part-time basis and found it to be a great way to make some money while finishing up school. I was really only there to answer the phones and keep an eye on the front door, so there was a lot of downtime to be had and not much oversight which I found to be a good thing. I heard some buzz about thing being more difficult 'upstairs' but I was content to hang out in the lobby directing calls and walk-ins.

    Cons

    Working for a For-Profit institution didn't feel too great, but the job itself was pretty solid.


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to attend school free of charge.

    Cons

    Having to work on weekends.

  8. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Works around schedule, able to work on personal work in down time

    Cons

    Far drive since other school closed.
    Can get hectic at times.

    Advice to Management

    $312 for two weeks of work is definitely not enough to pay rent.


  9. "No growth or opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is comparable to other institutions

    Cons

    No job security, revolving door


  10. "Great transitional opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Education Assistance
    Co-workers
    Team Environment
    Open to listening to employees

    Cons

    Limited upward growth
    Ambiguous Future
    Lack follow through on employee suggestions
    Stagnant
    More affordable options for out state students


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