CSI (Computer Systems Institute) Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great Company with Innovative ideas!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have worked with CSI for nearly a year and love that we are not stuck in red tape nor a corporate stranglehold. Nice to be with a growing organization in a time like this.

    Cons

    Nothing at this time really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting the people with bright ideas about our future be heard. You do a great job of it!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed my time.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at CSI for about a year in the admissions department in Gurnee. The campus is exceptional - from the Campus President all the way down to the front desk secretary. Everybody that works here is a bunch of fun to work with. When I first started there was a lot of corporate influence on the campus - and as the year went on they seemed to be less and less present. It was nice being in an individualized culture where transparency was displayed when possible. My job was fairly engaging - and I enjoyed having my own office. My boss was extremely understanding and fair when it came to time off. Aaron in Admissions was an excellent teacher and was a wonderful senior advisor. Mike - the director of admissions is as passionate as they come - he kept work fun and exciting. Megan - the campus president. - Megan is inspiring. I hope our paths cross in the future.

    Cons

    I am leaving for health reasons and to pursue other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    It is 2015 - campus support needs to increase.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A good reason to work abroad

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Instructor in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Students are usually nice and bring many different perspectives to the classes. The (few) full-time instructors often do a lot to help PT people navigate the systems. Once you understand the expected structure, teaching the classes is pretty easy.

    Cons

    Lots of useless paperwork. Pay is pretty pathetic and doesn't encourage quality instructors to stick around. Like all ESL schools of this type, students are only there for visa status and care very little about learning anything.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying for quality instead of treating teachers like disposable widgets.


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  5. Records

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Helping students with there needs

    Cons

    Management and pay are not the best


  6. Helpful (2)

    Sociopaths abound here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the students are mostly nice people

    Cons

    management is exploitative and miserable

    Advice to Management

    get some help


  7. Helpful (3)

    Management Destroys the Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Loved working working with the students -Loved coming up with creative labs and prep classes -Loved teaching multiple certifications to keep things fresh

    Cons

    -Management doesn't value their employees -Pays teachers the same regardless of background or experience.Example other instructors who teach 1/3 of the classes that I was teaching were making the same amount of money -If you are one of the better instructors your role changes to sell the program to potential students and help with Marketing although you get paid nothing to do it -Also I was only instructor helping students to build resumes and create Linkedin accounts as career services is a joke -Test administrator will actually try to get students not to test and will break any confidence that a student has to pass an exam and is considered a better judge on who is ready to sit even more then the instructor. -Had to go and beg President for additional vouchers for the students so they leave with certification happened almost weekly and became a part of my job -Held for all the blame in my department even though I wasn't the program manager, because I was posting amazing numbers -Ready to work split shifts 5 hours in the AM and then 5 hours in the PM.

    Advice to Management

    -Value your employee and recognize who your valuable employees are so that you can keep them -Care about the students who pay 15k to take classes that they could find cheaper -Stop blaming admissions for the problems in the company its not their fault -Find a real marketing person or the school wont be there in a year -Dont hold meetings with employees about how far in debt the company is -Kill the stupid in service days that are only punishment or at least that's how it feels -HR person is completely unapproachable stay as far away from this guy as possible -Don't conserve paper you are a school and it is embarrassing for instructors to have to say we don't have any paper to our students who already pay to much to be there -Tech support is not good so your better off going to IT instructors

    CSI (Computer Systems Institute) Response

    Jul 31, 2015 – Director of Marketing

    We are saddened to see that your experience with CSI has been anything short of exceptional. Our goal as an institution is to constantly provide the best service all around. In regards to instructor ... More


  8. Admissions

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in a team and helping others

    Cons

    it has it high and low peaks- not steady activity


  9. adjunct instructor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct ESL Instructor * Present in Sharon, MA
    Current Employee - Adjunct ESL Instructor * Present in Sharon, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a very pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was higher.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people. Everyone was dedicated. Most have been teaching for a while or teaching abroad so were educated on process I guess

    Cons

    Little unorganized. I wasn't always entirely sure What my job was going to be or if my students would show up. Support system said it was there but didn't really feel like it

    Advice to Management

    Open up more opportunities for full-time. I think this would allow teachers to work for you. definitely work on organization


  11. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Helping underprivileged and misinformed students.

    Cons

    No organization, unreasonable work schedules, poor management, high turnover.



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