Bryan University

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Bryan University Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    It doesn't get any better than this

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bryan University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This place does it right. Management truly cares about it's employees, and the focus is truly student centric, not driven by traditional sales tactics.

    Cons

    A 401k would be nice, yes, but it's not a deal breaker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to give. Recent changes to management have brought in the best of the best. You don't just listen to employees, you actually hear us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hired to do enrollment for start up new AZ site

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    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Bryan University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office and location and good coffee. Nice people.

    Cons

    Was hired to enroll for online in a "different way" with high trust relationships. Within 6 months they abandoned their plan and went to the same old way of doing online education by focusing only on putting students in class regardless of retention rate. They did not have their IT up to speed and the classroom experience was miserable for students. Constant friction with financial aid side which never seemed to understand the needs of the satellite office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your systems and save the mission statements. Under promise and over deliver.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A place where people believe in you

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bryan University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Over the past 5 years Bryan University has grown and expanded giving opportunities to employees that work hard and give back. It is not about working 50+ hours, but the quality of your work. Bryan University is like any company and looks for employees that are team oriented and willing to go the extra mile of students. They empower you to do the right thing for students.

    Cons

    They do not offer a 401k. It would be nice to have cheaper benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep empowering your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beyond Disappointed, there should be a minus star

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Bryan University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing, I cannot come up with anything good to say.

    Cons

    In 2011, when I started teaching at Bryan University the Health Information Management program was in candidacy to get CAHIIM accreditation. That never happened. It is now 2014, the school is still not accreditated. Students who graduated in 2012 with the hope of writing the RHIT exam will be left out in the cold. Poor management is the reason the school did not go forward and become accredited. There were three of good qualified AHIMA credentialed teachers on staff, more than cabaple of participating in the accreditation process who would have brought the school through accreditation. Instead the school left the accreditation in the hands of individuals who did nothing and they got nothing and the got rid of the AHIMA credentialed teachers. What does this say for company values?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become CAHIIM accreditate and pay off the student loans for the students who aged out of the opportunity to take the RHIT exam.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disenfranchised and Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Bryan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission statement as an ideal to aim towards. Good specialized programs with career focus.

    Cons

    The entire culture and climate is dictated by the immediate Manager who is given complete discretion and latitude to manage as they see fit. No true checks and balances are in place to ensure management is fair, ethical and congruent with the mission and vision of the school. Upper management at the top is either neglectful of the mistreatment of staff or ignorant and aloof of its own business practices.

    Heavy turnover with upper Management in Admissions. Usually a sign that the company either doesn't know exactly what they want or how to go about accomplishing their overall objective.

    Inconsistent direction. In admissions, they expect consistent results, yet the processes and direction are very inconsistent and changes with each manager running the department like their own business whether it resonates with the company's true character or not.

    Hopes of advancement are a lure in attempts to increase production and create departmental retention. Talk of growth and advancement are just that. Within almost 4 years of employment, 2 Reps out of 18 were promoted early on to management positions, there haven't been any since. It's a 'dead end' for growth within the company regardless of your effort and production.

    At first impressions, Bryan University has the appearance of having a different focus and unique perspective almost setting itself apart from all the other for-profit schools, but time will tell a different story. The school's focus on hitting the "sales goal", whether for profit or reinvestment in the company is all the same.

    My experience has been that Bryan University has a particular arrogance, neglect and a self-serving management at the top that seems to care about one thing, its image. Being a private, family owned and operated school you would expect more genuine warmth, better communication, more advancement opportunities for top performers and better treatment for those that share the vision and mindset of Bryan, especially when they put in an honest effort to help grow the company and build its reputation for the better. Not so!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a competent, ethical and honest Manager that TRULY exemplifies the mission statement within the work family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Inexperienced Management Across the Board

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Bryan University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, family friendly.

    Cons

    Grossly inexperienced senior and mid-level management. This shows consistently in decision making. No consistency in decisions, mission in paper only. Revolves around admissions, nothing more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone who actually knows how to do this. Stop hiring friends/family or giving away jobs to people who are grossly unqualified. Get rid of the baggage, not sure how you expect change when you refuse to change leadership. Gets old seeing no growth opportunities unless you are close to the family or continue to fail at the position they already have, makes no sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great Company Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bryan University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance and schedule is amazing
    Company supplements snacks and gourmet coffee for free

    Cons

    The company does not offer 401k benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    401k benefits would make a huge difference

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unqualified managers

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Bryan University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Bryan University is privately owned by a man who is passionate about education. He keeps student fees remarkably low ($24,500 for a 2-year program). The president and chief academic officer is a fine educator and the same can be said for the dean in Los Angeles. The problem came when most of the instructors were shifted to reporting to management in Tempe, AZ. The owner is a good hearted person who promoted an individual who was not qualified to run rough shot and micro manage the entire staff.

    Cons

    Pay is below the standard and work hours were long. It was impossible to change text books and the classes were only 5-weeks long. Instructors were seasoned professionals and knew what changes were needed for best student outcomes. We were ignored in favor of what brought in the best money. I had hopes this school would be different from other career schools, it was not in my opinion. I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    By and large your students are poor and when they leave school they will be poor with debt. According to Bryan's own figures only 53% get jobs. By the way are you counting the students with jobs at the Dollar store? When you look at your nice fat pay check and sink your teeth into that thick steak remember the backs you earned it off. The other 47% may be living in their cars and not eating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Fantastic Group of Visionaries

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior IT Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Bryan University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pushing the boundaries of traditional education. Willing to include the latest technologies into teaching and classroom environments

    Cons

    Smaller school, not as renown as University of Phoenix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The IT department works harder than anyone for less recognition. They could use more support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teaching experience was great.

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    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Bryan University

    Pros

    Flexible, online technology of distance e-learning is top of the line.

    Cons

    Upper Management made a bad decision to move the online operations to Tempe, Az. A lot of good teachers lost jobs when they did not want to relocate. Upper Management did not communicate important issues to faculty. Upper Management micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve faculty in major decisions. Listen to the suggestions of your faculty and read your students' surveys. Be loyal to your instructors.

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