Pros: good quality curriculum, realistic labs for pharmacy, dental & medical programs, great passionate instructorsalways had supplies/equipment needed to teach, higher then average pay, master instructor bonus
Cons: split shift in order to be full time & get benefits, horrible doe & director (at that time), slightly deceiving admissions tactics, tuition way too high for students, not paid to build daily lesson plans for 2 diff classes daily, no "substitute teacher" set up if an emergency arises
Loved the experience of being a healthcare instructor, but they had some serious issues with the DOE & administration at the time. Hopefully that part has been resolved.
They paid well, especially when getting so much overtime, but it was literally eating up my entire life. We had to work split shifts...7:30 am-2:00 pm...and then come back at 5:00 pm – more... and leave around 11:30-12:00am. And somewhere in between we had to create daily detailed lesson plans, for 2 different classes each day, which had to be submitted at the 7:30 meeting, which had to be done on our own time.
I really enjoyed passing on my experience & knowledge to help young adults begin a new career in the healthcare field. All the instructors were great & very passionate about their jobs as well, which the students feed off of. Their curriculum was very thorough & laid out well for all of the different programs they offered. So the students were getting a quality learning experience with awesome hands on experience (they were AWESOME at providing whatever was necessary to give the students a realistic learning environment in labs-no matter how much it cost). They didn't question your order requests & were good at providing whatever tools were needed. But in turn...the students were paying outrageous tuitions & recruited without always being told the full story or admissions were being slightly deceitful just to gain students. Not very ethical if you ask me...
They offered "bonus" quarterly if you did continuing education on adult learning to become different levels of "Master Instructors", which was nice, but not much room for true "advancement".
I think ATI is probably a better place to work now because there's new supervisors/DOE's, because that was the biggest complaint from staff and students. – less