Faculty (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 4, 2015
AI was a great place to work if you have a sound set of personal ethics and could stick to them. Management is more interested in student retention ($$$$$$) than student success. the culture both in and out of the classroom is much different than traditional academia for this reason.
given that i was laid off during the major downsizing of 2012, i would not go back. i was simultaneously told i was one of the best and highest performers, and that that didn't matter because others had been in their rolls longer and got to keep the jobs in which they were underperforming.
I was employed by The Art Institute through work study. The job was fine, I enjoyed it but the school does not care one bit for the staff or students. The one in Minnesota shut down a few months after I left, serves them right! They gouged my fasfa and loans for their own benefits! Stay FAR away from this school and do NOT mix it up with the Institute of Art, most people do. The Institute of Art is amazing, the Arts Institute scares students into going to their schools.
Assistant Director of Admissions (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 5, 2018
Not too much to say, but just know, you can do an amazing job at your position, but the company is going through a lot of changes and you can lose your job at any moment. The school is good for the students, but the organization isn't like it used to be. The Art Institutes is trying to build its brand back up, i.e. why they changed to a nonprofit venue (The Dream Center). But with change, there is no guarantee for your job or your advancement. Now is not the best time to join the organization if you're looking for a job for the long-run. Good luck though!
Flexible hours (9-6; 10-7; or 11-8); Great programs; Great students
Great place to work if you aren't looking for advancement
Confidential (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – July 11, 2018
Met some great people. Upper management was so unorganized and the company was always under constant threat of campus closures and RIF's. No room for advancement and not very diverse in terms of promotions to management level positions.
Great people, excellent pto plans, decent benefits
No room for advancement, numerous layoffs and lack of diversity in management departments
STUDENT WORKER (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 10, 2018
My supervisor was not only understanding but very communicative. She would be very clear in the instructions and day to day goals for work. When it was slow she allowed us to work on homework and side projects and work with our schedule.
High School Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 12, 2018
Managers who never spend any appreciable time learning or understanding my job, yet declare that they do know and understand it, and make (bad) decisions affecting my job without consulting me. The idea of consulting me -someone who they are 'superior' to, is anathema.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – May 26, 2018
Changes from for profit to non profit have made for some instability in terms of jobs. Overall a great place to work and to go to school. Time will tell if there will be stability after it was acquired by a nonprofit.
VP Registrar Operations and Policy (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 2, 2018
This is an organization that cares for their students and works hard to make the necessary adjustments to the challenges in today' proprietary education market. Superb people work for this organization, they have always had a reputation for hiring the best in the market at all levels.
promotion opportunities are few. Leadership development is lacking.