Everest College

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Everest College Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
140 Reviews

2.4
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Review Highlights

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)

  • Unrealistic expectations and goals (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

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

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative
    Former Employee - Account Representative

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Not impressed at all

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Treatment of Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, average healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Little to no training for department directors, but high expectations for perfect work. Low pay, no raises or bonuses. The for-profit parent company is under scrutiny by the federal government for poor treatment of students and will throw any employee under the bus in an attempt to make themselves look better. Long hours expected each week, 60 - 80 is normal without a thank you or any other type of recognition. Casual Fridays are gone, as are the seasonal picnics and holiday party. Basically, all work and expectations of constant sacrifice "for the good of the students."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Take care of your people and your people will take care of the job they have been hired to do."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Everest college

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A couple positive staff members. Great benefits. Not too much positive if you dont socialize with the right staff members most are rude.

    Cons

    Too much parties not enough teaching. All about money. Not into students. Instead of throwing away sensitive documents into shred bins its thrown into recycle and garbage cans with students names address ssn# phone #'s ect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You in management need to get of your high hoarse. And the lack of communication needs plenty of work.

  9.  

    They were not people friendly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL

    Pros

    Great Benefit, that all.

    Cons

    They lied to the student how they got them in there. Higher up management was not friendly to student, Nerve call back to the student when they had question. Did not have there book to start the new class.. The management did not know how to run classes. The hours was long, short on teacher. They just put any body in the classes to teach. It was a backstabbing and you did not know if you were go to have a job. It was liking walk on egg shell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to employee. Not talk about other people to other employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Renton, WA

    Pros

    Good experience dealing with a variety of people.

    Cons

    Where to start? Management is lost. Executives in to score money. Students are trapped in programs they may not be ready for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the greed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Couldn't wait to leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

    Pros

    You will find the occasional student who may really succeed and benefit from Everest and it's unique perspective. Benefits are okay.

    Cons

    I actually felt guilty about some of the work I did here. As an Admissions Representative, it is all about the final sale (the enrollment and attrition rates). You don't seem to serve the actual needs of the student - rather you really need to enroll them in order to meet your numbers required by management. It felt slightly unethical at times. Pressure from management contributed to this ideology and culture as well. Would not recommend to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that Everest is a for-profit institution, but it's still important to keep the student at the forefront.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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