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UTI Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
UTI – Scottsdale – “Universal Technical Institute Corporate…”

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2.9 67 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

UTI CEO Kimberly J. McWaters

Kimberly J. McWaters

(38 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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    good employees - lousy management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Exton, PA

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementthey know it all & won't listen anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Glad to be out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCulture 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Money first students last

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay was very good insurance was o.k.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Technical Support Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat office Location. Campuses are nice and clean.

    ConsRooms 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 Senior ManagementSomeone should take a closer look into what going on behind the scenes in IT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Farfromgood

    N/A (Former Employee) Corpus Christi, TX

    ProsLarge global network of owned offices

    ConsPoor management extremely fast to blame, extremely slow to aid

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work?

    Administration (Current Employee)

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementHome office should be more aware of who and how leaders are running their campuses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's all about the Money!

    Admissions Representative (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

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

    ConsNothing 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 Senior ManagementGet 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Somewhere, a village is missing its idiot

    Workshop Facilitator (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementActually 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run, don't walk. Stepford Alert.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLooks 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Information Technology (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsStill 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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementFind 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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