Everest College Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
151 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits, steady schedule coworkers are wonderful (in 10 reviews)

  • Helping people make a difference in their personal life with career training (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • uncertainty of job security and lack of communication between departments (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not support the teachers (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Teaching interest? Do not consider if you prefer teaching over badgering students by all methods of communication.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I have been working at Everest College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can tell and low pay.

    Cons

    Evaluated primarily on student contact. Little to no opportunity to pass your subject knowledge along to needy students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off big time in the contact requirements. The student population is adults so let them be adults!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    students are NOT the main priority

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    Former Employee - Dental Assisting Instructor
    Former Employee - Dental Assisting Instructor

    I worked at Everest College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being there for the students is what got mend nothing was ever done withru the day. They were the only reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    No pay increases. Middle management is controlling. Upper management does not support the teachers. Numbers and $ is the most important part of the schooling. Students complained and NOTHING was ever done to curtail abuse to students by instructors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of VERBALLY ABUSIVE program chairs. Your "Hot-Line" is a huge joke and the stuit.dents know

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It is a doggone shame.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL

    I worked at Everest College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping studens change their lives.

    Cons

    Dealing with cronyism and inept management that had no education background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not car sales or retail sales it is education. Once you realize that, thats when integrity shines through. Well it is too late now since the school will be non existent in about 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Probably worst place to work in 2014

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Everest College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ..... There aren't very many pros to this job. The only one that I can think of is that you will have some pretty interesting ways to overcome objections on the phone, and you will have experience working with individuals 1 on 1.

    Cons

    Everything that you could possibly think of that you would not want in a career. No opportunities for growth and advancement. No Pay raise, no consistent schedule, unqualified directors, a business who strive on dishonesty and terrible integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a heart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not what I thought!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everest College

    Pros

    You get to help identify a career path for someone that may be confused, lost or scared.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance, way too stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees that work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awful, and nothing but lies told to employees and students from higher ups!

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Washington, DC

    I worked at Everest College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, made great life long friends! Commute was ok. Office location.

    Cons

    Hours worked! No flexibility with schedule, set days with late nights till 8PM, and system used to clock in and out was slowwwww!
    Working soooo many weekends out of the month! No higher ups volunteering to work for staff, on a weekend needed off. Pretty much forced to do whatever they asked and no questions asked environment. A TON of dishonesty from directors and up, secrets and things not told to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat and trust your people! There was so much good talent working in my location as well as others, and we weren't treated like human beings, but made to work like each student was indeed a number!! All they cared about was numbers, conversion rates and percentages, and giving staff a hard time for any and every personal life concern!! Not treated as people with real feelings and hardships.
    My advice to them, if they get the opportunity to run any business again after the current state of the company which seems to be bankruptcy, do things differently, and perhaps this could be avoided!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Everest College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They sure paid well...but they sure screwed it up didn't they?

    Cons

    Shady people running a shady business. Essentially anything and everything that is wrong with for-profit education was shoehorned into this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck looking for new gigs...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    This place is whack! Take the job only if you're desperate.

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    Former Employee - Account Representative
    Former Employee - Account Representative

    I worked at Everest College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Experience gained to take on other roles such as outside sales, staffing and recruiting, and territory management.
    - If you can do this job you can do anything.

    Cons

    - Micro-management and a totalitarian style of management.
    - Unrealistic expectations and goals
    - The training was rushed. I had to cram in tons of information in my first two weeks.
    - Over enrollment of students and no pre-requisites.
    - Graduates are often unprepared for the workforce. They often graduate with limited basic skills. Employers know this. You have to sweet talk employers into accepting your grads and students. This will affect ability to place them into jobs, and will affect your numbers.
    - Unorganized campus. It's a crazy work environment with constant changes in everything including staffing.
    -This is a business first, and a school second.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The whole system needs a lot of improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I get anxiety just thinking about this job!

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    Former Employee - High School Admissions Representative in Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - High School Admissions Representative in Earth City, MO

    I worked at Everest College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent and I made life long friendships. My supervisor was awesome, but even he was forced to make phone calls when the enrollments weren't coming in fast enough! He eventually was fired because of this.

    Cons

    Begging people who call in to come in for an appointment to see the school. If they ever show up you better do what ever you can to enroll them because to let someone leave without an enrollment is frowned upon in the worst way. You have to convince people to sign up for programs that are too expensive to begin with. The will have to get student loans and 80% of them will not find a job at graduation. This is a con and I morally could not do it any longer. YOu have to make 100 phone calls or more per day even calling people who never intended to enroll in college. We got there number because they were looking for jobs and signed up to an employment site, so they thought. I hate this job, it's demeaning and unethical plus a big waste of brain space! DO NOT WORK FOR A PROPRIETARY SCHOOL YOU WILL REGRET IT. It's more call center than education consulting or whatever they dress it up as these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is just as worried as the staff about losing their jobs if enrollments aren't coming in. This is a stressful career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not impressed at all

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I worked at Everest College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I honestly can not think of a pro for any of the time I spent teaching for this university.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the university and it's management, some students are admitted and pushed into classes without the necessary skills needed to succeed. The adjunct instructor role for this university is more of a remedial teacher and babysitter. The adjunct is required to send weekly emails to individuals if they are not passing the course or call them to follow up. I spent more time listening to excuses for late work and babysitting than I did teaching at this university than I do at others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your instructors do not feel as if they have your support and backing in their decisions. As a result, you could be losing quality instructors. Hold your students more accountable for their success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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