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UTI Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
80 Reviews
3.1
80 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company provides a good work-life balance and leaders are encouraged to empower employees (in 4 reviews)

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

    Just OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UTI full-time

    Pros

    Great to help the students

    Cons

    They need need better upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Culture Shock

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UTI full-time

    Pros

    Staff was kind and down to earth

    Cons

    lack of consistent leadership and maturity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative

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

    Pros

    Cares about it's employees. Invests in the campus.

    Cons

    lead flow could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at UTI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Motorcycle Mechanics Institute was a good place to work, that don't have an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, unlike its parent company UTI. People at MMI are treated well and promotions ate based on merit and hard work. Keep up the good work MMI.

    Cons

    Owned by Universal Technical Institute, a totally different mentality, that promoted yes people. The view of MMI is that MMI is unimportant. Many famous people got their education at MMI including a UTI campus president at the Arizona campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MMI leadership buy the majority of shares back from Universal Technical Institute, you've been carrying UTI for too long! Disassociate yourselves from a negative image and company! MMI is profitable and always has been.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay is highly competetive, probably well above private rates. Really had a great time from 2000 until 2007 when things went really bad really quick

    Cons

    Keep the students there as long as possible to make as much as possible by adding extra courses. Graduate pay rates way lower than projections
    Less than 5% of grads stay in industry, many never get paid work in chosen field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Playing favorites is never good long term.
    Corrupt and dishonest middle management, make sure students can't fail by giving answers day before quizzes. Cheating should not be encouraged or rewarded

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Company and Friendly Culture...Limited Career Growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - N/A in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    UTI is a friendly place to work. The company provides a good work-life balance and leaders are encouraged to empower employees. The mission of the company is to help change the lives of students who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to get this type of education. You can go to work each day and feel like you are making a difference. If you value working on teams and collaborating with others, it's a great place to be.

    Cons

    Like the job you are in because it's highly unlikely you will go anywhere else. There is little potential for growth. It's a "great place to work"....for a while...until you realize that you aren't going anywhere. Within a year or two, you will outgrown the job and realize there is no innovation at this company. Employees do not trust management, and some of the senior execs are not role models for the company. A lot of emphasis placed on getting students to school but no accountability to the sales team. A RIF will come along because this group isn't doing their jobs...talented people are cut to save sales reps and non-performing VPs,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your senior leaders are modeling the true norms of the culture; support high performers; stop making excuses for under performing campus and field admissions; find some innovation when it comes to dealing with industry customers;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working in admissions is very tough

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UTI

    Pros

    Great people, mostly everyone believes in what they do there. Instructors are devoted to the students. Some really make a difference in people's lives. I worked in the Chicagoland campus and people there are fantastic. Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Admissions goals are unreal, only a few very aggressive sales reps are able to meet the goals of how many students they are supposed to enroll, however retention suffers then. I had a crappy experience at the end, because I was going to transition into another role, but then the management changed their mind, but it was too late. I had transferred all my work and my leads to someone else and had to start from scratch. couldnt meet goals for 2 months and was laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your admissions team structure and goals. It really should be about recruiting the right students, not just filling the seats.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UTI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are hard working and dedicated to the students. Team environment. Friendly place to work. Coworkers help make new employees feel comfortable from the start.

    Cons

    Need better health care benefits. Deductibles are too high for majority of the employees to afford. Losing good workers because of this reason. Corporate needs to listen to campus employee suggestions. They tend to change procedures w/o knowing if it would work at campus level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for more of the health care deductible before losing more great employees. Many staff are considering leaving or have left for better benefits. This can be avoided.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice People, Low Potential for Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people who I worked with at UTI were great, caring individuals. Good qualified instructors.

    Cons

    There was no opportunity for growth in the department. New opportunities were available if you were looking to move laterally with no responsibility or pay increase. The school also seemed like a bit of a factory line. It was more about hitting numbers than helping students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your Directors out of all day meetings and have them exposed to what is really going on in the schools.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant at beginning, downhill since then

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Got along well with my team.

    I believe Senior Management has good intentions to make the place a good place to work following the company culture, but may not be executed by middle management.

    Cons

    Company does not learn from mistakes, as in not knowing when to hire and when not too. Causes staffing issues and then leads to a RIF.

    Favoritism is a major part of career advancement for middle management. Not many opportunities to move up within the department/company.

    Benefits are horrible. Not competitive at all.

    Work/life balance does not exist.

    Reckless spending (Going out to lunch on the company too often, many other ways to waste money). Needs auditing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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