American Career Institute

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  1.  

    At American Career Institute I learned the importance of teamwork.

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    Former Employee - Registrar  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Registrar in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at American Career Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As an American Career Institute employee you will be stretch and pushed out of your comfort zone. You're bandwidth will be expanded and you will learn way more than you planned. Major Benefit!!

    Cons

    The workload can become overwhelming if you aren't mindful of what is on your plate. Urgent assignments can come from any direction and any moments. Thats not always fun!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers, do not be afraid to get your hands dirty, especially if the task is urgent! The goal is to get it done, not just to pass on down your "subordinates"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Closed with no notice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Career Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with and the students. I felt like I was really helping them achieve something in life.

    Cons

    Found out that owners were doing things that were unethical and potential illegal. Closed with out any notice

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    This company definitely gave me more knowledge that I did not have before in the past life.

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Tutor  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Tutor in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at American Career Institute part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly and the place had comfortable approach for anyone who came. I did not have any major problems with this company and the resources were helpful online.

    Cons

    Some people were not being serious as they should have been and Finance needed help.
    They stopped have information technology classes in the day and making it part time only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company would have stayed open if there was better structure and reliability with trust.

    Recommends
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    Overall Poor Experience

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Braintree, MA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Braintree, MA

    I have been working at American Career Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Clean Building
    Great Director
    Local
    The good students made it worth it

    Cons

    Employee Moral very low
    Incapable Managers
    Drama among employees
    Unrealistic Expectations
    Poor Student Quality
    They expect you to work long hours for no extra recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a feeling this company was going under from the first week of work there. Poor management, especially the quality of managers in place. CEO was a nightmare of a woman and had no respect for her empoyees, along with no social skills. Not surprised they went bankrupt.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    I have a wonderful time teaching students at ACI.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I worked at American Career Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a good experience with the teachers in my department. I felt they were all strong teachers, and cared for their students. I was encouraged by them and look forward to seeing them soon.

    Cons

    I feel as though the administrators could have done more to keep us informed of the financial difficulties the company was under. Towards the end, we really were left high and dry, with very little information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope for the best for everyone who was involved in ACI. It was a good place to work and I am truly sorry to not have the opportunity to teach the students I have grown close to.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    Company is out of business

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Springfield, MA

    I worked at American Career Institute part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Satisfying work, dedicated support staff

    Cons

    Pay is medium/low, resources very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    good thing they closed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Career Institute

    Pros

    dedicated staff who cared about their students

    Cons

    upper management provided no support for which the dedicated staff could perform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its a moot point now

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    Fighting a losing battle in the war on ignorance.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at American Career Institute part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic Education department and supportive local team. Provides specialized career training to student body with no other access- Helps people make positive change in their lives.

    Cons

    Poor structure and internal communication. Core values and business model at odds with one another. Certain majors are underdeveloped and do not provide necessary preparation for entry level positions in respective fields.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge working at American Career Institute

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Director  in  Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Director in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at American Career Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The financial aid department is the most buttoned up part of this company, we are on top of all rules and regulations as well as compliance.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking between the departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before rolling out changes in programs or procedures, get an idea of the impact it will have on other departments. Also, give a little notice instead of deciding on something and making it effective immediately.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Teacher's Assistant stripped of her duties

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wheaton, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wheaton, MD

    I have been working at American Career Institute

    Pros

    At least I use my medical assisting skills, teach what I can and interact with others on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Teacher's Assistant stripped of her duties. it is not an environment for personal growth as of yet. i am stuck between a rock and a hard place!

    Doesn't Recommend

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