Bisk Education

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Bisk Education Reviews in Tampa, FL

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Decent entry level job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bisk Education full-time for less than a year

    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.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bisk Education as a contractor for less than a year

    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
  3.  

    Hell on Earth!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Representative  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Generation Representative in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bisk Education part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    NONE!!!What a joke!! This company lures you in under the belief that the position of Lead Generation Rep is a nice sit down office job where you will be interacting with potential students and assisting them with information as to which college they will attend. It's all a lie!! Most of the customers you'll be making calls to aren't even interested and have already told Bisk numerous times to remove them from the dialer!! My first week I had people using explicit language and threatening me, I had one woman scream so loud that I had to take off my headset. Management won't do a single thing to help you and actually expects you to create leads from the irate calls. The last straw for me was being told by my boss that I would have to stay on the line, and listen to an irate call until THEY hung up!!! I walked out the same day, its not worth the crummy $10/hr they pay you. Its barely above being a telemarketer, RUN FOR THE HILLS!!

    Cons

    Little support from management
    Low compensation
    Rude customers
    No customer interaction guidelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees
    Set some guidelines for customer interaction

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

    Enrollment Advisor-New England College

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

    I worked at Bisk Education full-time for less than a year

    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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Bisk Education full-time for less than a year

    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
  7.  

    Good people, noble goals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Media Specialist  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Media Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bisk Education full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  8.  

    Enrollment Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Adviser  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Enrollment Adviser in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Bisk Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty decent pay. People are very nice.

    Cons

    Always hiring. Always changing policies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Don't walk, run away!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bisk Education full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My paychecks never bean late.

    Cons

    I have never seen a company so hard-pressed to find and keep talented employees. Management places little-to-no value on employees. Deception and dishonesty is the norm. There has not been enough parking at the one building for the past 3-4 years. They made me ride a little bus to an over-flow lot like I was mentally challenged in grade school.

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

    Online Education- Easy job... Lots of Pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Education Specialist  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bisk Education part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    compensation, hours, managements was good, training was easy, rewards for meeting monthly goals, reconigtion, team environment
    Made around $10 an hour. Decent pay for those right out of high school or those in college just wanting a part time job

    Cons

    High expectations, call center environment, MUST MEET MONTHLY GOALS.
    This position is not for those seeking a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the pressure off employees. Make it easier to move around in the company, and supply more parking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Just an average company with lower than average salaries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bisk Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They reimburse your education- But you have to use their company schools and you have to stay a certain amount of time after the degree is complete.
    Laid-back managers- everyone works very slow

    Cons

    cubicles, professional dress code mon-thurs, low low salaries, no one seems to really enjoy working here. I heard several employees talk about leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have training programs for new employees, increase salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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