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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated June 14, 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. "The Art Instititute a good Company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Senior Management forward thinking and pro-active rather than re-active to change. Management provided the tools necessary to succeed. Employees treated to respect and professionalism and employees knew what was expected to perform their job and excel.

    Cons

    Professional growth limited and primarily afforded to Admissions team members and sometimes Senior Management forget that market conditions really affect the affordability of the school.

    Advice to Management

    Though there are great opportunities for some of the students who graduate from the Art Institutes it would benefit them to look at the average ROI for the students investment for his/her education.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Student Employment Advisor in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Student Employment Advisor in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, knowledgeable faculty and enthusiastic students. A great working environment that provides top notch training with state of the art equipment.

    Working in Career Services in particular, these are a great bunch of people.

    Cons

    Some entrenched do-nothings and lay abouts exist in this organization. It can be difficult working with the parent company, EDMC, who holds the purse strings. There is a disconnect between the corporate side of things in Pittsburgh and the scholastic local college culture.

    Over zealous admissions expectations can sometimes lead the school in to trouble; budgetary wise and with regards to student entrance standards.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your admission standards and lower your enrollment numbers. Concentrate on making the programs you have better before trying to extend yourself in to other fields and markets.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Faculty in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    freedom to create curriculum, positive work environment, great facilities, international student body, creative education atmosphere

    Cons

    salaries mid range, limited education opportunities outside of credentialing. expensive tuition. privately held institution

    Advice to Management

    good management


  4. "I miss it"

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    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good environment, gives you time to work on homework as well.

    Cons

    You might rarely have students need your help in your area of expertise, and once they finally do need your help and make an appointment, you're a little rusty.

    Advice to Management

    I loved my manager, and thought she did an awesome job.


  5. "Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    AI is a good place to work. Competent and professional management, great support, up-to-date equipment and facilities. Management is very supportive of the faculty and staff.

    Cons

    The problem common to all proprietary education - the admission of some under-qualified students who simply shouldn't be in college.

    Advice to Management

    I believe you're doing a pretty good job. The faculty is competent and engaged, the administration seems to have a better-than-average concern for student progress. I'm glad I work here.


  6. "I provide an exceptional learning environment for prospective designers."

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours. Excellent pay. Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Adjunct Faculty are limited to three courses per semester.

    Advice to Management

    The Art Institute does everything correctly, from marketing to instructor hires. The only area that might be explored is allowing Adjunct Faculty to teach in more than one department.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good job in a fun atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Management understands my job inside and out. Great benefits. An interesting and creative place to work.

    Cons

    High pressure to perform with people competing against each other, but overall normal for this type of job.

    Advice to Management

    When I was there my boss was excellent.

  8. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very supportive environment, room to grow, and very pro-student.

    Cons

    Lots of cubicles and phone time.


  9. "Excellent benefits and close co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great if you have a family. The President of the college cares and truely has an open door policy. He and the school care about our success and want to help us get there. They assist rather than demand.

    Cons

    Pay is only ok. (40s) to start and I'm hearing there were no raises last year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your admissions staff. We need the love!


  10. "Affordable Training in Graphic Design, Audio and Video Technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Faculty, very experienced and they communicate well with students

    Cons

    Some worries over positions sustainabilty

    Advice to Management

    More concentration on physical needs of faculty (equipment, etc)


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