Career Education
2.7 of 5 146 reviews
www.careered.com Schaumburg, IL 5000+ Employees

Career Education Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2014
Career Education – Schaumburg – “The CEC HQ”

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2.7 146 reviews

                             

21% Approve of the CEO

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Scott W. Steffey

(19 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very friendly environment for those not working in admissions

Finance Intern (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Career Education as an intern for less than a year

ProsCasual Fridays
Young workforce
Great Leadership Team

ConsFor full-time employees:
*Could do a better job in 401k matching
*Could be more generous with vacation days for new employees

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue improving the brands. Reward talented admissions employees to help with employee retention rates. Continue working driving an ethical culture. Things will continue to improve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked there

Manager, Internal Audit (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Career Education full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work environment
Good leadership
Challenge=no boredom

ConsChanging policies but that is due to government enforcing new rules on private and posy secondary education

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Overall a good place to work

Admissions Advisor (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I worked at Career Education

ProsExcellent benefits
Decent pay
Opportunity for advancement

ConsLittle advance notice of changes and generally not informed of reason for changes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Culture is shifting and appears to be focused on improving employee engagement and compliance. New interim CEO

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Career Education

ProsNew leadership is strong; good pay and benefits and is focused on developing a real strategy. new CEO is providing strong leadership and decision making. Focused on students, compliance and employees.

ConsHigh turnover which is starting to get better. New compliance overhang which is being resolved with students in mind.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employees and reduce turnover; deveop and communicate and effective strategy and engage people on execution. Develop employees and they will stay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work

Senior Advisor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Career Education

Prosgreat training progam with lots of follow ups

Consalways changing the structure with little notice

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Company still meeting goals, paying bonus from 2010

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I have been working at Career Education

ProsFlexible work hours, good pay and benefits. Top level mgmt doing a good job. New office is top rate.
Company has no debt.

ConsOften hectic IT work pace, slightly short staffed (what company isn't today). Concerned company doesn't pay severence if they prefer to let somebody go (put them on probation = better leave on your own, dummy). Would like to see more US citizens working in the dept (may contractors from overseas, not good when we award IT degrees).

Advice to Senior ManagementBelieve CEO Gary and his group have really worked to 'cleanup' any unethical behavior concerning what's told to prospective students. Gary certainly was the right person to head up CEC.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rules and Regs

CPC Processor (Current Employee)
Hoffman Estates, IL

I have been working at Career Education

ProsThe current co-workers make it much more enojoyable to get through the work day. The pay is good for the current market. If you choose the PPO the benifits are fabulous.

ConsVery tedious job. There are a lot of rules and regulations that need to be met by the department of education. We now have a system in place to meet those rules and regs it worked very well at first but now it seems to be biting us in the rear right now. If we make a small mistake (that is not a fedral issue) we get a finding. Now every single minute of your work day is making sure that you do not get a finding. It has taken the fun out of the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has greatly improved. There is still some issues with what the schools want and what we need to have, but I don't think that we will ever see eye to ey

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to begin career

Career Services Representative (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Career Education

ProsTraining; Human resources; Incentives; Benefits; and Location.

ConsLong Hours; in-compatible supervisors; and quotas

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat staff and customers (aka students) with respect

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Great Place to Work

Advisor (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Career Education

ProsGreat people, good experience, and nice first job to have straight from college. Glad that I had the chance to.

ConsEmployees are micro managed, promotions are not always fair, the trainers change their methods once every two weeks. Needs improvement and consistency.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake some time to develop an effective strategy and stick to it. Also be confident with the process, there are way to many do's and don'ts.

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CEC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Career Education full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWorking for a big company. Good working conditions

ConsUneasiness of economy. Nowhere to move up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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