Harrison College Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Wonderful and fun work family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the best place I have worked since I was 16. Every single person is friendly and cares for each other.

    Cons

    there are no cons, that is my opinion

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Worklife

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Instructor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Poor communication from management to Mid-Level Management


  3. Helpful (1)

    Financial Aid Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere
    Family oriented company
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    For profit schools only care about volume
    Frequent layoffs and uncertainty in a federally regulated industry
    Sometimes you feel that you are not helping the students rather putting them in debt

    Advice to Management

    reform your business model


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    Honest Review

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

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Coworkers are great
    - Good benefits
    - Fairly flexible work environment (ie, summer hours)
    - Rewarding when you see students succeed

    Recommendation to anyone considering employment here: Educate yourself about for-profit colleges, there is a lot of scrutiny around the industry (some true, some not), but you should definitely be informed before you decide to accept a position at Harrison.

    Cons

    - Lots of changes that impact people's employment (multiple reductions in force in the last few years).
    - President/CEO is not very visible. I work in the same office as him and when a significant amount of employees were let go in our office, he didn't even address it, yet he'll call an all company meeting for new sales campaigns.
    - Upward mobility is almost impossible in some departments (but not all).
    - Management training is not provided to employees. In our department, the manager is horrible, but most likely due to being promoted out of need, not performance and lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed of growth strategy for the organization. When I started we were pursuing Bachelor's & Master's degree programs and now the company is moving toward continuing education and certificates, those are drastic changes in a few years and employees deserve an explanation.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Decent proprietary school that has management who seems to focus on contradictory statements about values

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Vacation and Sick days, good paid holidays. Some campuses have better work environments than others. When actually applied, core principal of "Faith, Family, Job" is great.

    Cons

    Very limited possibility for upward mobility, seemingly "rightsizing" every 6 months, Company leadership seems focused on retention, yet enrolls students who will clearly not be successful in their programs. Admissions is sales number driven, yet the core of the company is very student driven which leads to a lot of contradictory issues that seem to drive everything to a halt.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on whether or not to keep leadership personal that push for customers who won't stay or educating students.


  7. This is a great place to work. I love it and would not work any where else. It is a very supportive environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pros include: Flexibility, supportive community, professional development, social gatherings, wonderful work conditions, team building, family atmosphere, diverse community, great benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Harrison. The pay could be higher but that is something that most people
    feel when they work for a company. There is no downside to working here. I am very fortunate to have gotten a job here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (3)

    Constantly Changing

    Current Employee - Financial Aid Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay. Students are great

    Cons

    Policies word change on a whim and were not always in the best interest of the students.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good School

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional Development; Caring Instructional Coaches

    Cons

    You don't get to design your own course. Instructional designers create the course which leads to frustration on instructors' behalf. Instructors cannot be creative in the classroom to learning outcomes are met. Instructors must call absent students on a regular basis which is borderline harassment. Quarterly calls are boring and annoying. We use WebEx but still have to phone in and listen to the call. Background noises (trains, dog's barking, etc) interfere with the quality of the phone conference.

    Advice to Management

    Give instructors permission to modify course content. Hire instructional designers who have a teaching background.


  10. Great culture!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Values are great, great people.

    Cons

    Tough hours, but need to reflect hours for students.


  11. Helpful (4)

    STUDENT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Instructors are outgoing and friendly while you attending and it is an accredited school. Tuition for fulltime student is $4800 a quarter. Ivy Tech is in the ballpark of $360.00 per class!

    Cons

    Tuition is WAY TOO high compared to other colleges. And, these credits DO NOT transfer to other schools. Overall, it is not worth it. Go to IVY Tech. It is affordable and the education means more on paper.

    Advice to Management

    No comment



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