Carrington College Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Take it or leave it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrington College (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Above average pay
    - Dedicated management

    Cons

    - It's for profit education. It's not for everyone.
    - A change in leadership has hurt morale.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Dean of academic affairs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Carrington College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working with the students and the campus employees.

    Cons

    Management at home office not


  3. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Administrator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Carrington College full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone believes the sun will come out tomorrow. (Or at least we try to tell ourselves that we believe this.)

    Cons

    It never does. (It is not only another promise made to us, but ten more that we have to make to the field.) Right now, it keeps my kids in braces.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Not only is the field confused, those that are making the biggest decisions are unsure of the strategy du jour.


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  5. Carrington College

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at Carrington College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great culture, career opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Long hours, turnover ebbs and flows


  6. Department Director

    Former Employee - Department Director in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Department Director in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Carrington College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Carrington College California are that you get an opportunity to help students get an education.

    Cons

    Some of the worst reasons to work at Carrington College California are that you are concerned about student opportunities when they graduate.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to always keep lines of communication open to students, faculty, and department directors at all times.


  7. The Sacramento Campus makes us feel special

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ananomous in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Ananomous in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Carrington College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    caring
    recognition
    chance for advancemenet
    they want us to always improve

    Cons

    Not much
    They are all about continous improvement

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Great campus staff, poor leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrington College full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with, campus locations do their best to support students. Great parent company to have for benefits (DeVry)

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Still holds onto the leadership that drove it down to begin with. Those legacy leaders are poisonous, not very good at leading into the future. Lots of talk, little actual ability to execute effectively. Silos, no consistency, iffy on the trust as well.

    Advice to Management

    Change it. Would only consider working again under new top management.


  9. Chaotic and Corporate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrington College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many terrific people work on the campuses

    Cons

    Under-resourced in many departments and budgets
    Politics
    Revolving door management


  10. Working for Carrington has been an okay experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Representative
    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Representative

    I have been working at Carrington College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees
    Vacation buy up option
    Minimal turnover

    Cons

    No advancement opportunity
    Low compensation based on industry averages
    Pay increases are the bare minimum
    Benefits are very expensive
    Long, late work hours
    Working Saturdays
    No Overtime option

    Advice to Management

    Assess and promote employees based on skill and ability, not because you're friends with them.


  11. Great for students; not so good for employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Librarian in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Librarian in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Carrington College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great option for working students to increase education toward specific jobs. many programs and personal help.

    Cons

    Corporate makes decisions about all the campuses with asking input from the departments on the campuses. These decisions are detrimental to the efficient functioning of the different departments. The new decisions create added work that is unnescessary and are all for the sake of saving a dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Consult campus departments about decisions before you lay down the law or eliminate positions.



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