Bisk Education

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Bisk Education Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
49 Reviews

2.9
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  1.  

    Decent entry level job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Free education in return for time there

    Cons

    Poor Pay along with little opportunity to make more money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GFY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    New work experience that is very satisfying by helping others peoples life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education Specialist  in  Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Brandon, FL

    Pros

    Bisk like to promote their employees among them.

    Cons

    The daily evaluation is unfair. Only they concentrate in concierge cases or the ones were the student is ready to enroll in the university. The submission of zinch category are not too well accepted. Just because this pays less money to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To calculate ALL together ... ALL submissions/referrals to colleges and universities THAT REPRESENT THE EMPLOYEES DAILY WORK.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Could be a lot better but...

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

    Pros

    If you are just starting out in your career, it could be a good place to work and get experience. They are open to making changes to improve the business inside and out.

    Cons

    The company needs to focus on strategy on how to get new initiatives completed sooner than later. The way it's going, that change is not around the corner. Consider asking the employees company-wide if they would like to be part of the initiatives instead of assigning people. Than have some new people lead it instead of the expected people. Have them be solely dedicated to making changes happen. There is inter-departmental competition instead of working together for the greater good. People work in silos. Different departments have different perks which should be made company-wide (i.e. work from home, flexible schedules, etc.). Raises are stingy. Deserving employees get overlooked for promotions. Some employees get channeled into only doing a particular task versus letting them grow and handle more responsibilities. It seems that everything needs to be approved by the CMO which in turns stalls or negates new initiatives. News flash... no one EVER challenges the CMO, that's why things haven't changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your CMO is in the way of making changes happen. Consider having someone with a "fresh" outlook lead that department. Coming from the past is not what the company needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    I work freelance as a remote content/SEO writer. That's a pro.

    Cons

    I could use more work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send more projects my way. I am flexible and I provide top quality writing well within project time frames.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Missed potential

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

    Pros

    There are Great people who work here. The company has a great history and offers a good service.

    Cons

    it turns out to be harder than you would expect to get your best work done. Politics seems too big of an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your own areas

  7.  

    Enrollment Advisor-New England College

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enrollment Adviser-New England College  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Enrollment Adviser-New England College in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    The company has tuition assistance for colleges and universities they partner with and the atmosphere wasn't horrible as call centers go. You make outbound dials all day hoping to catch prospective students. Not a hard job to do and executive management appears to be passionate about the company.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are out of step with other companies. Five days of paid time off your first year and no paid holidays and benefits your first 90 days. No 401k until six months in. I was questioned regarding my engagement and whether or not this was the job for me. I only stayed with the company 2 and a half weeks as an opportunity for greater pay and mobility presented itself, but the management style at Bisk certainly didn't persuade me to stay. There appears to be little mobility and this is just a phone job, which was fine, provided the pay was much better. People appear to stay with this company because they are afraid to leave, don't know any better, or are trying to get a free degree and will leave once they are past the tuition assistance payback period. Bisk Education is not a career, but a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starting pay and benefits are atrocious. Out of a training class of four, only one person remains. Low pay and poor management are a huge impediment to buying into the passion that executive management has for the company. Offer opportunities for growth beyond outbound dialing all day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    The employees are professional and extremely competent, and the management has cultivated a collaborative atmosphere. The leadership style is empowering, with each instructional designer encouraged to determine their own processes that fit their style. Deadlines are expected to be met, but no one micromanages you. You're treated like a professional adult and given opportunities to be creative and excel in your area of expertise. It's just a very pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    Very limited vacation time. We receive 5 days of CPP (compensation protection plan) each year -- to use for sick days, extra vacation, etc., but one case of the flu can take the time away in a week. There are very few holidays off -- It's a long time between Christmas and Memorial Day!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. The laid-back style and willingness to adopt ideas suggested by others is a huge plus. Thanks for listening to us, making us feel like valued members of the team, and treating us fairly. I appreciate the fact that you understand each of us and bring out the best in us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Adviser
    Current Employee - Enrollment Adviser

    Pros

    Wish there was something great to say about this place.

    Cons

    Management cares only about themselves. This company is based of favortism its the only way to get decent raises and move up in the company. They have a no cell policy. You cant even have it on your desk. Managers are horrible never around when you need them. There is only one manager that helps and he is a newest one. Super nice guy. This company likes cheap labor. Average raises over a year time frame 500 dollars for the year. Horrible this place is a scam.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wretched Oppressive Atmosphere.

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

    Pros

    Some of my co-workers were very talented.

    Cons

    Senior management operated the creative team like they worked at a call center. Managers/co-workers had no problem throwing anyone under the bus. Not supportive, no growth, back stabbing and petty. Not enough parking for the staff. Employees aren't empowered to make decisions which results in apathy. Senior Marketing VP is out of touch and non-inspiring. Low pay to top it off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, noble goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Media Specialist  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Media Specialist in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    The new president is bringing a positive vibe to the corporate culture.

    Cons

    Executive turnover causes makes life difficult for veteran workers who have contributed. New bridges have to be re-formed way too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flex time or telecommuting should be available for better work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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