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UTI Reviews

Updated June 27, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
70 Reviews

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UTI CEO Kimberly J. McWaters
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • People at MMI are treated well and promotions ate based on merit and hard work (in 5 reviews)

  • If you value working on teams and collaborating with others, it's a great place to be (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Management has no clue about the real world of dealing with 17 and 18 year old young men (in 3 reviews)

  • Work/life balance does not exist (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    good employees - lousy management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

    Pros

    Helping the good students to start a successful career, Some great people worked there, unfortunately very few of the good ones were in management

    Cons

    hypocritical leadership, all the way to the CEO, mediocre pay, company run on metrics - without taking any other factors into consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they know it all & won't listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Glad to be out

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High salary, nice location, company provides students a good education

    Cons

    Culture is most bizarre I've experienced; calling it dog-eat-dog is putting it nicely. Constant directive is do more with less. Morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Money first students last

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay was very good insurance was o.k.

    Cons

    High pressure sales environment where the needs of the students are often the last thing they think about. Students who have to pay an exorbitant amount for both tuition and housing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unreasonable expectations of sales force. to be sudccessful you must put work before family. Meetings on Sundays put Christians in a very hard position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can do better......... can't you?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst

    Pros

    Great office Location. Campuses are nice and clean.

    Cons

    Rooms are not sound proof at all.

    Unfair promotions. Seems people are either sleeping their way to the top or conning in-experienced managers into thinking they are worthy of a promotion.
    Lots of inappropriate behavior. Senior management is part of this problem.

    Certain people get away with the same mistakes over and over and no one does anything about it.

    I am giving career opportunities a low score because it depends on the network that person is in if you know what I mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone should take a closer look into what going on behind the scenes in IT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Farfromgood

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - N/A in Corpus Christi, TX

    Pros

    Large global network of owned offices

    Cons

    Poor management extremely fast to blame, extremely slow to aid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work?

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    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration

    Pros

    You learn how to survive in a very difficult Corporate Culture. The skills you learn during your experience at UTI will prepare you for anything.

    Cons

    Management never knows what is going on and tells the staff incorrect information so they are completing their work incorrectly then it shows up on your performance reviews. Cult-like environment and a total abuse of power by management. Home office has no idea what is going on in the campuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Home office should be more aware of who and how leaders are running their campuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's all about the Money!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Loved not having to go into an office everyday. Loved helping students make career choices.

    Cons

    Nothing you did was enough. Always wanting you to do more and more. Management has no clue about the real world of dealing with 17 and 18 year old young men. Unrealistic expectations when it came to recruitment goals. "GOOD OL BOY" network still going on. If you don't like how things are going, don't say anything or you'll be kicked to the curb. Too many upper management! It's a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out and grab a clue as to how teenage boys want to be reached. The cost of an education at UTI, between 30k and 40k is ridiculous in this day and age!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Somewhere, a village is missing its idiot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Workshop Facilitator
    Former Employee - Workshop Facilitator

    Pros

    Worked with existing friends, made some new ones. Great opportunity to work with the students and help them pursue a meaningful career and see success where they may not have.

    Cons

    Management was awful, just awful. Zero performance feedback throughout the year, and then continually ambushed come review time, with input from managers who literally never saw me do my job. One hostile employee (the other person on my team) routinely bullied myself and anyone else she could, and management refused to do anything about it. Very much an atmosphere where the suck-ups won, regardless of how qualified (or rather, obscenely under-qualified) they were. Layoffs were announced, but the CEO was still taking a mid-six figure salary plus stock options and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your employees and value what they do with your actions, not just your hollow words. Set up profit sharing for all full-time employees to encourage engagement with company goals. Build a culture of meritocracy, not on one where the sycophants get promoted and favored treatment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk. Stepford Alert.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume, I guess. You will learn what "Corporate Culture" means, that's for sure. If you want to work for a company where you can be yourself? You might want to look elsewhere.

    Cons

    Incompetence and favoritism amongst management. Low morale. Low integrity. Middle management tells the veeps exactly what they want to hear and they don't probe any deeper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue - there are folks who have next to no business in the positions they hold. You know who you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    UTI has lost the family feeling and great culture it once had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Still believes in changing the world, especially at the campus level
    Gives fair compensation and fair benefits (doesn't try to be the leader, but does attempt to be competitive)
    Allows for negotiation in salary/vacation
    Good people with lots of talent

    Cons

    Management does not have a firm grip on where the organization is going.
    Regulatory environment is drawing focus away from what is right for the student
    IT has not had strong/any management since I have been there making it difficult to know the right things to do. Limited strategy or understanding of what IT should accomplish.
    IT is simply in dissarray with many, many unhappy people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a strong technical (IT) senior leader with the backbone to do what is right for the organization. Allow that person to be the expert and listen to what they have to say.
    Stop splitting focus between so many different initiatives. Find the 1 or 2 things that will fix it and focus everything on those things.
    Be honest about who you are: Either get back to who say you are by putting Purpose and People before Profit OR be honest about being all about profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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