Colorado Technical University

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Colorado Technical University Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
77 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Pay, Consistent Class Assignments (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, but you never know when it will be your last paycheck (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • High Turnover and Work schedule is all over the place (in 5 reviews)

  • Very soon they will no longer have associate degree programs and only bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great school to attend but not work.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Pay is great. Benefits are also good but you will need those when you need to take leaves due to the stress of the job.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Too many managers with lame titles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like leaders and get into the ditches with your crew instead of grueling and boring speeches of when they were on the phones. A lot has changed and that should be taken into consideration. The system needs to update.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Ctu

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, team mates, potential for opportunities.

    Cons

    Metrics are unrealistic sometimes, management isn't always have it together, no work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    For-Profit, Not Necessarily For-Student

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    Current Employee - College Advisor
    Current Employee - College Advisor

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to corporate culture - a decent first job for someone to test the corporate waters. You don't take your work home with you. If you have a strong ethical conscience, you can help a lot of people in need - as the school enrolls a lot of poor, homeless, disabled persons, as well as students in transition. The option to choose your own medical coverage. 401K. Co-workers are nice and helpful. Despite the for-profit madness, there are people on the front lines who actually do care about student growth - you just have to look for them.

    Cons

    If you have a strong ethical conscience, it will be tested often. As mentioned, the school unethically enrolls a lot of poor, homeless, and disabled individuals who are not prepared for a fast paced online college program. Even though there are a population of capable students, you will encounter many students who are without internet access and are encouraged to use WiFi at McDonalds or their local libraries for listening to online chats and for submitting assignments - many of these same students are unable to afford PCs. You will encounter many students who use their student loan allotments to pay rent and buy food for their families - many will admit homelessness - the college encourages students to make poor financial decision, as long as it means they remain enrolled. You will also encounter students with mental or other disabilities which do not allow them to complete online college courses successfully, leaving them with a hefty student loan debt. Encountering these very disturbing situations, you will have to make a decision - sometimes on a daily basis - to go against management's direction to enroll and retain people who will only be harmed financially and mentally, or you'll have to compromise your ethics by telling a homeless person without internet access that spending 1K on an online course will benefit him, knowing that the person will be dismissed for attendance related reasons or withdrawn due to academic progress, yet stuck with large tuition payments. If you decide to do the ethical thing, there is a very good chance you will not be promoted; simply because doing the right thing in this environment (for-profit) means putting a student's best interest over profit, which is not looked at as a good business decision.

    Just about everyone in management and upper level leadership makes decisions based on profit and protecting the for-profit model; rarely will you see an upper level leader admit fault, look out for a student's best interest, or be willing to change harmful admission and retention practices for the sake of doing the right thing.

    The CEO has put a long hold on merit based wage increases; yet he gave himself and staff a sizable raise. Corporate greed at it's best, at the cost of the nation's student debt crises and the lives of the poor, homeless, and disabled. The excuse you will hear for their unethical actions is "Everyone deserves an education. We allow anyone who desires an education to receive one. We make it affordable and available to everyone, without discrimination." All levels of leadership will say this over and over again, and will seemingly believe it; but they will not accept the reality that it is those who are prepared, capable, able to afford, willing, and ready to receive a college education who will benefit. If you work here, be prepared to see some horrific situations where unprepared and incapable people are robbed by false admission and retention practices. But as mentioned, you can do a great job by telling the truth and leading those same people away from the for-profit model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your staff, students, and more importantly...yourselves. Sacrificing the best interests of an unprepared or incapable student is not worth the profit gained from her student loan payments. Money is certainly not everything - you have to change the line of thinking - and think about rewarding those employees who speak up for the sake of doing the right thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Take responsibility for your own education

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    Current Employee - Student in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Student in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient, Provides great work life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Place to Start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work Study in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Work Study in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. They give you time to go to school. Working with Career Services helps with finding more jobs that are available.

    Cons

    They only give you time for school if it is through CTU. Pay is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Focus on selling not advising

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent. There is a great work environment. When the training are not redundant, they are very helpful sometimes.

    Cons

    Not really room for career growth. Very traditional with some methods. I have not met a manager who was open to new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked to see some senior management lead by example .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Adviser

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. i worked with wonderful people and built a great network.

    Cons

    Very much a call center environment with quotas to meet each month.they say our students aren't a number but they are. the schedules are ridiculous and no one gets a weekend off. people tend to disappear when quotas aren't met. revolving door of employees.some of the managers were not easy to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good pay but nothing else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    Salary only.. but still should be commissioned

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. . Unreachable goals. . You're selling cheaply education. .to people who can'taafford it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your people more. .then maybe your turn over rate won't be so high

  10.  

    Worked for Colorado Technical University for about 41/2 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Talented workforce, decent pay and time off.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no training, little room for advancement. Employees are left in the dark creating a culture of distrust and animosity. The organization is about shareholders not about quality programs and students. If you are an employee don't bother give notice, they let you go that day, regardless of your success with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders who have degrees.....do you not believe in the product you sell??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Easy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    Everything you did was from a script. You never had to guess what to say

    Cons

    The ever changing rules.

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