Career Education
2.6 of 5 157 reviews
www.careered.com Schaumburg, IL 5000+ Employees

Career Education Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Career Education – Schaumburg – “The CEC HQ”

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2.6 157 reviews

                             

23% Approve of the CEO

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Scott W. Steffey

(22 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood systems and tools, good co-workers and great supervisor.

    ConsHighest level of leadership within the Corporation seemed out-of-touch with the reality of doing the job day-to-day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more in touch with lower levels of leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Director (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGreat opportunity to grow and advance.

    ConsIndustry heavily regulated, still challenges ahead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsEducation is highly promoted and it is a great place to gain additional management and leadership skill. In addition the employee health benefits program are great. You can make your own opportunity to grow.

    Cons401K program is marginal and the stock value is very poor. Leadership requires ongoing training but the training department was cut back completely.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Great Company

    Director of Career Services (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsManagers are able to effectively run their departments and implement their ideas within regulatory guidelines

    ConsLong Hours make it difficult to balance home and work. Sometimes the expectations are not realistic; however, there is back up to assist you in reaching the goals set.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome in as an undercover boss to see how great the people are you have working for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Company, gets bad name

    Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsA New Sense of Compliance

    ConsLong Hours, lack of opportunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Had an OK experience there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Technology
    Great Co-Workers
    Very Structured Environment
    Government Starting to Crack Down on For Profit Education

    ConsPoor Work-Life Balance
    Its Not What You Know, Its Who You Know.

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

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    Career in the Post Secondary Education Arena

    Compliance Director (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsStrong Mission that they live and breath
    Team environment within the schools
    Good career opportunities

    Consregulated to death by government

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure your leaders are leading their staff, not throwing them under the bus to avoid taking responsibility.

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

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    O F Data Specialist (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGreat people, friendly staff and managers.

    ConsLayoffs, downsizing, unsecure future. No plans for future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRightsize not Downsize.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting

    Audio Instructor (Former Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsGreat Program. Freedom to utilize your own teaching style.

    ConsCompany has been very unstable.

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

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    Great place to work if you're in the right department.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsGreat co-workers, competitive salaries, great work/life balance. Overall, I really enjoy being part of the Career Education team. Every company has it's drawbacks, but I think this one has less than most.

    ConsNegative reputation. Aside from the reputation, it's a difficult place to work if you don't handle change well. Things change almost daily and it's not good for the complacent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in your employees and focus on students instead of profits. You're headed in the right direction, but you still have a ways to go.

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

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