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Brown Mackie College Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
99 Reviews
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Pros
  • This is among the highest paying for-profit colleges but it is one of the most demanding of the faculty and staff (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, fun environment, lots of locations (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Management above the department chair level typically have little to no formal education (in 3 reviews)

  • Admissions employees are treated like human slaves and are not encouraged to have work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its great to be able to make a difference in a students life and to contribute back to the community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Mackie College

    Pros

    THe best reasons are the faculty care about the students and its a blessing to contribute in a students life that makes a difference for their family.

    Cons

    THe administration does not stay as rock steady as it needs to be so its a hard learning curve for new Adjunct professors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay consistent in everything that you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Performance is not the same as results

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    Current Employee - Academic Dean in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Academic Dean in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Brown Mackie College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for the industry.

    Cons

    Success is measured in two ways, stay out of trouble and don't drop students. You can get away with anything so long as you're hitting company expectations. They pit departments against each other knowing full well of the conflict it creates. Also, there is significant indications that EDMC is going the way of Corinthian Colleges. It may collapse within a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support campuses and develop teams that have institutional knowledge. Set unified campus and program expectations instead of increasing admissions goals that only drive them to enroll less prepared students burdening the academic team that has already been reduced because of layoffs. At some point you must realize that if students, staff and faculty all have high turnover system wide, you have to put the blame somewhere other than your front lines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Ups and Downs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    PTO is acurate and fair, and getting paid every two weeks is helpful for budgeting purposes.

    Cons

    Consistently asked for feedback, but it never seems to be taken into conideration. Difficulty to move up, and the size is so small at the individual location that once a reputation is "tarnished" it's difficult to make positive changes. There is a constant demand for change, and therefore high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your staff - or don't ask for their input. Be consistent and share information with your team whenever possible. We would much rather hear bad news, then no news. At least allow us to be informed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Lacks leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Mackie College

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Leadership is often blind/def to issues. As the saying goes, "You cannot fix problems using the same methods that you used to create them."
    Overall, there seems to be a lack of teamwork, positive attitude toward the campus goal, and view toward accountability and personal ownership. This is partly enabled by lack of leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great career to start off with right after college!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Brown Mackie College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best thing about working here is the fact that you really do change lives. When you talk to these students and listen to their stories, its brings you to a stage of humbleness. Also the pay is pretty awesome too!

    Cons

    Making sure you hit your numbers! My background is in sales so I have that commission mindset when trying to hit goal, even though you can't get commission in higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership in Admissions..but the president can be a tad bit STUPID!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Assistant Director of Admissions

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    I cannot really submit any "pro's". There aren't really any to include. Terrible working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership on all levels. Teachers are not qualified, students come out with no or little knowledge and cannot find jobs. Their degree is literally useless. All the management cares about from the parent company (Education Management Corporation - EDMC) is enrollments and financial aid approvals. Bottom line, they don't care about the student, just the money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to shut the entire company down. It was an embarrassment to have worked there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Very disappointing. Thought I really would have the opportunity to help people through education.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in South Fort Mitchell, KY
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in South Fort Mitchell, KY

    I worked at Brown Mackie College

    Pros

    This school would allow anyone to enroll so long as they were willing to take out loans whether they had the ability to be a successful student or not.

    Cons

    Maintaining your integrity. This school if far more serious about the financial welfare of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on helping people more than bottom line profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Babies the Students

    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in North Canton, OH
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in North Canton, OH

    I worked at Brown Mackie College as a contractor

    Pros

    Some of the students were truly interested in learning and you could teach them. Most of the faculty truly cared about the students and wanted to help them.

    Cons

    The school leadership (at least at my branch) struggled to make intelligent decisions. They obviously cared more about money than helping because they would force admissions to bring people into the school who had no business being there, may not have really wanted to be there, and whose presence would be disruptive to the learning of the students who did want to be there. Because of these attitudes, management requires instructors to treat the college students like they are 2 and hold their hands just to get them to class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never Ending Changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Mackie College

    Pros

    Hours, Co workers EXCLUDING management

    Cons

    Too many to list
    Management
    Policies and procedures not in order
    Majority of student body only there for stipends
    For profit college so it's all about the money
    New president each year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent

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

    Adjunct professor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Mackie College

    Pros

    Various facilities and students rotating in that want to learn

    Cons

    Faculty support, assistant, communication,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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