Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
184 Reviews

2.5
184 Reviews
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Corinthian Colleges Chairman and CEO Jack D. Massimino
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits while they last (in 6 reviews)

  • Hardworking, dedicated employees, good benefits (but with high employee contribution) (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Sacrificing a bit on work-life balance may be needed to achieve personal growth (in 6 reviews)

  • All upper management staff hire friends and colleagues to work for the company (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a solid company before the fall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus President  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Campus President in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    good pay, tuition reimbursement, developed training program for leaders. Never a boring day. Always a litI worked with highly dedicated people and found the Campus Support Center team to always be dedicated and hard-working. Though the student population we work with had numerous challenges, it was highly rewarding to watch them graduate and find employment in their field.

    Cons

    high pressure, long hours, little flexibility. It is a very difficult student population to work with. Many have never been successful anywhere else before. The negative publicity surrounding the company is unbelievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved Working Here

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

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

    Pros

    Great work like balance, good benefits, enjoyed learning and personal growth

    Cons

    Regulatory issues, can't control what happens in the field after training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great boss and great team in my department

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and wonderful people

    Cons

    The company is being forced to close and will shut their doors by December

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Quality People, Highly misunderstood

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Academic Dean  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Making a huge positive difference in most student's lives, solid training

    Cons

    Challenging students, sector is despised by traditional colleges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sadly, too late now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a solid company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We changed students lives for the better and that was rewarding.

    Cons

    Obama's politics destroyed the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to change without being forced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CCi truly cares for the success of its students and staff.

    Cons

    All for-profit colleges have tough regulations and sanctons imposed by the Department of Education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay transparent with staff. They will respect you more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Director

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

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

    Pros

    Student Centered, Fun work environment

    Cons

    Short Sales Cycle which creates extremely fast paced work environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely flexible - work from home options, casual dress every Friday, great team environment, VERY positive and supportive managers that truly care about their team

    Cons

    Unstable industry, lots of layoffs and lawsuits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Thanks for the work Corinthian Colleges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Communications in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great communication with team members.

    Cons

    I could always use more work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    CCi lives up to its reputation as one of Orange County's "best places to work"

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

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -You get to work with great people that are truly passionate about their work
    -Management is very supportive of career growth & development
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -CCi is in a heavily-regulated environment that does NOT have the best reputation in the market (for-profit education).
    -Salary ranges are average to low-average. Though they are for-profit, it is still education.
    -Recent layoffs have caused morale to drop.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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