Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Corinthian Colleges Chairman and CEO Jack D. Massimino
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Pros
  • pay and benefits were acceptable (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits with moderate pay rate in comparison to the for profit education industry (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Sacrificing a bit on work-life balance may be needed to achieve personal growth (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management forces the employees to lie to potential students in order to hit their enrollment quota (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Regional Director of Admissions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The managment and salary was excellent

    Cons

    I believe that even though all appeared well on the surface. Facts were not presented accurately from Upper Management.


  2. Education

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people

    Cons

    no raises for several years


  3. Student Services Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day was different as you never knew what to expect. Nice mix of students with various life experience and backgrounds. Job was very enjoyable trying to assist students be successful.

    Cons

    Management had good intentions but the school cared not about what was in the best interest of the students. Being profitable came first, a quality education second. Next to no one in management had an educational background but made decisions that impacted students educationally.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at the schooling experience through your eyes as a self motivated learner as students entering a vocational school are not that type of student/learner. It takes time to adequately digest, comprehend and put into practice the skills/knowledge being taught.


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  5. Corinthian Colleges is a very fast pace environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corinthian Colleges employees truly care about the student and the community they serve.

    Cons

    Corinthian Colleges never slowed down after new implementations enough to gage if they were effective.


  6. Corinthian Colleges, Inc

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and friendly work environment

    Cons

    For Profit college under extreme scrutiny by the Department of Education, with allegations of misstated graduation rates and high drop out rates, as is true with many other for profit colleges, as well.

    Advice to Management

    They have taken the appropriate actions in putting the Company up for sale in the marketplace and have secured buyers for the various locations, most of which will soon be operating as non-profit post secondary schools. It should be a positive action for students, employees and the industry!


  7. Research company before applying

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company allows for quick promotions and opportunities. The people are great to work with and high paced environment help make the day go faster

    Cons

    Company doesn't stand behind their employees. At the frontline you feel like you are doing the right thing, but there are concerns about compliance and ethics higher up. Under investigation from department of education and all the company is concerned with is bottom dollar, not employee or customer outcomes


  8. company needs a new career department

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Alsip, IL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Alsip, IL

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company has good pay and benefits

    Cons

    company has poor management and upper management

    Advice to Management

    company needs better training programs


  9. My First "Corporate" experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Information Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Student Information Specialist in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training was thorough. They put a lot of time into making sure you understand company protocol. There was a lot of opportunity to advance within the company.

    Cons

    The company seemed to have a bad reputation, as one of the biggest for-profit organizations. At the time, a lot of things were changing around, and we had to tighten up protocol, so there was a lot of pressure on employees to adapt quickly.


  10. Summary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, Good people, Good people, Good people, Good people,

    Cons

    Bad environment, Bad environment, Bad environment, Bad environment, Bad environment,

    Advice to Management

    More communication


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good while it lasted...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/home balance, decent benefits and wonderful co-workers. I actually enjoyed working for my bosses and for the company overall, which is why I stayed so long.

    Cons

    Favoritism rampant, no salary increases, skeleton crew. Company is trying to sell its business units with no luck. Company greed killed the business.



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