Career Education Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work hours offered a good work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, good management style overall (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot going on within company that upper management will not let "The Little People" know about (in 8 reviews)

  • Business Model can be hard to swallow: the bad press to for profit schools comes from the fact that they are marketed towards lower income families (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Career Education

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good upward mobility within this organization.

    Cons

    The hours are really not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better system


  2. i woud describe it as great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Buford, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Buford, OH

    I have been working at Career Education

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It has a family type environment and gives opportunity for growth. my goal is to explore growth with this company.

    Cons

    The cons is that the growth potential is out of town and I do not wait to relocate at this time.


  3. I am an admissions advisor responsible for changing the lives of potential college students.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, the works is not hard. The outcome is rewarding.

    Cons

    The schedules are terrible. Sometimes management is too stringent with policies. It is an open enrollment environment so everyone is eligible for attendance.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the work/life balance.


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  5. Good Company, bad times for proprietary ed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, excellent life/work balance, wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Economy and how it is posing challenges to this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people that work on the campuses.


  6. Smart, talented people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Career Education

    Pros

    Talent is tremendous and experienced

    Cons

    Burbs location only - perfect for people who live in burbs.


  7. A very Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, great benefits, good starting pay

    Cons

    Training was a little disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Training was poor and needed to be updated


  8. New hire

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ethical, morally sound clear training . They falue there employees

    Cons

    I have yet to see cons

    Advice to Management

    Great communication


  9. Very professional.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great potential for advancement. Tuition reimbursement. Base plus bonuses. You get to take a part in changing lives.

    Cons

    None while I was there. The admissions site was closed permanently last March due to a bad previous years losses.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership at the top sets the pace. Pick it up.


  10. Great experience, team building managers are very helpful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Loan Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Student Loan Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, you can advance in career, or change position within company

    Cons

    Salary freeze, other than that everything is ok

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of support and training, good pay and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Very strict about numbers and working on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep on eeping on.



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