Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Corinthian Colleges is a very fast pace environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Corinthian Colleges, Inc

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Research company before applying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. company needs a new career department

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Alsip, IL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Alsip, IL

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges

    Pros

    company has good pay and benefits

    Cons

    company has poor management and upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company needs better training programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. My First "Corporate" experience.

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Summary

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good while it lasted...

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. A once-decent company slowly marred by a bad business model.

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    Former Employee - Senior Registrar in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Registrar in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    When the right people were in place, it ran steadily well. Most of the people working there were there because they genuinely wanted to help students.

    Cons

    Realizing that charging so much for a degree really isn't necessary, and having to deal with all the bad press and negative publicity surrounding the complaints. The right people were never in place long enough to help make a real difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If nothing seems to be going right or getting better, maybe it's time to start cleaning house from the top down, instead of vice-versa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    A Rollercoaster

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    Current Employee - Admissions Manager
    Current Employee - Admissions Manager

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

    Pros

    Lots of ability to grow and advance as long as you are willing to put in the work. Offer comprehensive health benefits and lots of other benefit options. Dedication to integrity and excellence from the CEO's to the campus employees. The ability to help a person change their lives through the gift of education is the reason I have stayed with them for so long. Campus level management is fun, creative, adept, hardworking, and still believes in our mission statement.

    Cons

    I veha watched this company decline over the last 5 years; used to be employee focused and truly care about their people while always doing the right thing by the student. Since the financial crisis and economic decline they have stripped my employees of their morale, decreased contributions to their benefits and 401k, downsized numerous times, stopped communicating with the people at the campuses and then get angry at management for not hitting budgets. We are in the process of being bought out which would be the best thing for the people at this point. There is no faith in the CEO and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lost your way and are now desperately trying to line your pockets with money as you scramble to sell the schools. At some point profit became more important than the student's lives that we help change by giving them access to an education that can allow this demographic to positively impact the lives of their families and communities. When you lost that, you lost your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Hit and Miss

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Commendable effort at training on a corporate level. Nice salaries

    Cons

    Favoritism seems to run rampant, but there are checks and balances to avoid this (when these work). A lot of wasted time in meetings that end up yielding nothing for the time spent. A lot of idealism that needs (fiscal) grounding. A lack of cohesiveness and uniformity in a crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fiscal responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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