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The Art Institutes Reviews

Updated May 22, 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. "Academic Affairs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best boss I ever had

    Cons

    Academic Affairs is great to work in, not sure about other departments

    Advice to Management

    Cross train and keep your people happy


  2. "Purchasing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome and it is a great work environment.

    Cons

    The company has been changing for about six years now. It is hard to say how the company is actually doing.


  3. "FA Officer- Good People not such a great company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was amazing, hard workers and just good people who I built lasting relationships with. The healthcare and vision benefits were also pretty decent.

    Cons

    A lot of continuous cutbacks for years. Removed the option for any overtime while increasing workloads due to hiring freezes and changes in management. Overall I believe the company is in a lot of trouble and there is not longevity.

    Advice to Management

    Management sees the ship is going down which is why there has been so much turn over in management. I would say work as hard as your employees do and learn to appreciate them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Get in then quickly get out"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great titles. Very competitive pay.

    Cons

    Training was inadequate. They focused on making sure that you were "in compliance" versus making sure you really understood the features, benefits, and accompanying data of the campus. Extremely metric based. Values enrollment numbers over student success. Never had realistic enrollment and registration goals. Sinking company.


  6. "Working as an adjunct instrutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My immediate boss is amazing, otherwise I would have had to give fewer stars. My boss gets 5 stars!

    Cons

    Firing all of the full time employees and cutting hours.


  7. "The School is surprisingly still running..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Art Institutes part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were great and friendly.

    Cons

    Company is money hungry. They want many students, but no reasons why they should join the school


  8. "Love my local coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at The Art Institutes full-time

    Pros

    great people in the Nashville office

    Cons

    lack of communication & lack of resources,


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  11. "salary"

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

    Pros

    Heavy Turnover, lack of information

    Cons

    Great Faculty, hard working students

    Advice to Management

    Better Pay,More information, less fear based management style


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