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Colorado Technical University Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    My boss was rarely around.

    Cons

    I left and shouldnt have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not too bad...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    If high pace environment isnt for you.... stay away

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

    I worked at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    decent pay alot of overtime available

    Cons

    you will have to adhere to a ton of stupid performance matrices, performance under check 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being a pain in the back..... if someone doesnt want to go back to school they dont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worth it!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    Employees. Pay. Benefits. Hours. Culture. Product.

    Cons

    End of the month. Backstabbing. Favorites. Deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great entry level opportunityh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Technical University

    Pros

    Decent starting wage. Excellent training program.

    Cons

    High pressure, Sales oriented in an industry not allowing sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't provide sales pressure without sales compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Deceptive and deceiving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Colorado Technical University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    For people who are just starting out and want to work in an environment that is going to show them how ruthless a boss can be, this is good experience. If you are a good salesperson, this is a good job. Benefits and pay are good, but the amount of stress makes the pay look like minimum wages.

    Cons

    The Directors are huge gossips, there is no confidentiality. They tell you that it's not sales and in training they are very deceptive and try to lead you away from believing it is a sales job. Once you make your first enrollment they placate you and make you believe that this job is full of promise as long as you stick to the script and seduce potential students that this is what they need to do. The school is for profit, so every enrollment is $$$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The directors need to have worked as advisors before becoming a director. Those with no experience of how an advisor work is living in a fog and don't have a clue as to how demanding they are or how difficult the job is. The place is run like a cattle drive. The turnover is high because they take warm bodies as they come. No experience needed but if you have sales experience or call center experience and enjoy it you will fit right in. Management needs to learn to be less demanding, threatening and abusive to their employees and also be more confidential in how they handle things and Human Resources need to be more engaging also.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A once good college going sour

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A professional school with good people, CTU has a reputation of being a quality private college.

    Cons

    CTU has lost much of what made it unique. It used to be the place where solid engineering students could be trained. However, Career Education Corporation has sucked the life out of it and turned it into a diploma mill. Adjuncts that have long histories of teaching there are suddenly no longer fit because the accreditation now requires terminal degrees. Real world professionals are replaced by professional students who have degrees and no experience. The overtly deceive by saying they want to open more classes on ground, yet are pushing online through Chicago. They manage by policy and are not interested in really making students who are trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make real efforts to institute hands on training. Stop admitting anything with a pulse that comes in the door. Stop thinking that students really give a care about elitist accreditation that don't translate into job skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  8.  

    Great school to attend but not work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Colorado Technical University full-time (more than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    For-Profit, Not Necessarily For-Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Take responsibility for your own education

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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