Ashworth College

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Ashworth College Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Starter job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Main office was located in good area.

    Cons

    Salaries do not grow much, always felt could get more for what the job entailed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ashworth College

    Pros

    It's a job that's the only pro I can think of.

    Cons

    Poor management style within the entire company. You have to lie to the students for management not to threaten your employment. Short breaks, micromanaged, revolving door. Management have favoritism and if you are not in the click, you will be harassed daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some leaders in the company to manage

  3.  

    No room for growth, no reward for hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since so much is missing in terms of quality of product and service, anyone with half a brain can fall in and do remarkable work. Upper management is actually very good, but unfortunately this does not translate to middle and lower management being effective.

    Cons

    Some employees are ineffective or outright incompetent at their jobs, but are apparently still in their position because of office politics. There is no reward for hard work, other than keeping your job. There is nowhere else to go in the company. Promotions are very rare and always based on office politics. Being the leading low cost provider of online education means very low pay, poor products (some books and curricula are 10+ years old), a focus on quantity over quality, and a high employee turnover rate. There is virtually no budget allotted to improve the products or increase employee compensation. There are no incentives to improve operations. No raises in salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ways of asking employees what they really think anonymously, without fear of reprisal. You will likely find there are many issues that have long existed that will not go away easily, but they must if any real growth is to take place. Most employees will say nothing, though, because they fear they will lose their job, or be passed over when the rare promotion opportunity arises. Consider paying more for a better employee. Be more selective in hiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It is a good school to work for

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Ashworth College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small and intimate. I got a chance to wear a lot of hats in IT working as a systems administrator.

    Cons

    Small and money can be tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Current Management is really good and have turned the company around from red to black. Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    This is a company committed to turning around years of less-than-optimal practices, spending, and decisions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Ashworth College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ashworth's management is open to new ideas and trusting of workers to get the job done without micro-managing. The company encourages employee development and learning.

    Cons

    Defined/written business processes are only now being seen as important. Off-the-cuff requests are still being wrung out of the business which can cause delay on primary projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seems to be making the right decisions. Keep up the momentum. Look after employee job satisfaction. Thanks for the free coffee.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Good place for some good experience, lacking in benefits and communication.

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Ashworth College

    Pros

    Good place to learn a whole lot real quick. The hours are long, but you immediately are making a difference.

    Cons

    The pay is a little low, long hours, benefits are at best mediocre. Communication is BAD and there is little time to get anything set up before it's time to shove it out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, take time to communicate with employees about what/why/how things are gonna get done and offer to take input.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    miserable

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    Current Employee - Admission Advisor in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Admission Advisor in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Ashworth College

    Pros

    its a job in a bad economy

    Cons

    they change the commission structure every 4 months to keep employees from making money, they give you two 10 minute breaks to use the restroom or handle any emergencies that may come up during the day, if your mother dies in a car accident and you come in late, they tell you that you will loose your commission check if your late again, they force you to read a script that is absolutely horrible when it comes to selling, ect...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense and realize that everyone in the company could be top sellers if you funneled the best calls to everyone. put your people first and the profits will come.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not very satisfied

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    Former Employee - Admissions Specialist
    Former Employee - Admissions Specialist

    I worked at Ashworth College

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancing your education through various career diplomas and college degrees.

    Cons

    Very cut-throat when it comes to sales. Must meet certain requirements to really "stay in the game."
    Not much time off for breaks. They are scheduled so that every four hours of working, Admissions Specialists only get 10 minutes of break time, which many employees do not fully take, as they must clock in and out, which management is very strict about.

    All employees only get 30 minutes for lunch, and exactly up to 30 minutes only. Once again, if you are late clocking in from lunch by even a second, this is deemed unacceptable.

    Actually clocking in and out precisely, or risk being written up, which may lead to disciplinary reviews. If you are late clocking in and out of lunch for even a second, this is deemed unacceptable at Ashworth College. The job really entails mainly sales, as you will be making calls to nearly everyone imaginable, and will have to try to get as many enrollments as you can.

    More stressful job and workplace than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so strict on clocking in and out, as you should realize that we are actually people, and that life events happen.

    Give your employees longer break times. Those 10 minute breaks every four hours are certainly not enough. Also, 30 minutes each day for lunch is not enough time for people to wind down and try to relax and gather their minds along with eating food without rushing it.

    Should not only focus on making money, but on really taking care of your employees. They are a huge part of Ashworth College's income base, so take very good care of them, instead of treating employees as numbers to get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend

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