Concorde Career Colleges

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Concorde Career Colleges Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
24 Reviews
2.7
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Challenging regulatory environment while the company continues to modernize

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is mission based with a strong set of values that are well understood at the senior management and middle management level.

    Cons

    The proprietary education industry is highly regulated with more regulation likely to be developed by congress for the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand product offering and locations for scale purposes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Short lived, career school industry in tx is not stable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    helping people further their eduacation. Also, working with others outside of admissions.

    Cons

    horrible hr, no room to grow, monitored (constantly-recorded), with everything you do!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees respect. FMLA, short term disability, respect they have a family....

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

    sense of security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there are a lot of rules to follow but you will know if you are about to get fired. there is a lot of protocol . good place to work

    Cons

    its a bit disorganized at times and a lot of mis-comunication. no opportunity for a raise, hope you come in high cause you wont make much more any time soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    You don't get what you pay for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Little supervision, autonomy, I honestly don't think I have many positive words for my experience with this company.

    Cons

    Zero training for employees, feel guilty that students pay high dollars for entry level jobs, the caliber of the people who work here is questionable at best, very shady practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    It has been nice working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    all the my coworker are nice

    Cons

    sometime there's guest that's very annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the benefits and salary is good

  7.  

    Good luck in Admissions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Full benefits package; you get your own office that has a door (but that's pointless because they want you to keep it open practically all the time); you get a one-hour lunch, I think that's the standard. Sometimes they also provided lunch.

    Cons

    Basically no training; expect to be micromanaged; forget about loyalty; they don't practice what they preach; administration/management is horrible and unfair; expect daggers thrown at your back and don't expect them to have a spine.

    What I didn't like was they heavy advertisement of clinical programs that are only offered 1-2 times a year with super-limited seats, yet they wanted us to enroll monthly 'cores' - Medical Asst., Medical Administration, and Dental Assistant. The problem came in that 99% of leads want clinical and we have to switch them to core program...they called it 'correlation' and doing 'what's best for the student'.
         Ex: a person comes in and wants Dental Hygiene...it's offered 1x/yr with 24 spots...convince them to enroll in 8 month Dental Assisting, but they don't want that. The company doesn't train you at all on how to get a logical-thinking adult to change their mind from something his/her heart is set on (ie being an RN or an LVN or a Dental Hygienist) to something they really don't want (ie Medical Assistant or Dental Hygienist) and spending $16k-$20k to do so.

    Oh yeah, it doesn't matter if you stay past your time shift to help a student (which you'll have to do), because the next day they expect you to be there at your normal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually exhibit and display company values through YOUR actions with employees and treat everyone fairly (not have favorites)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    A college who is only concerned about one outcome the bottom line.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Concorde Career Colleges

    Pros

    Seeing students achieve career goals.

    Cons

    Corporate Management team has been promoted to levels of
    inefficiency. It is very difficult to take orders form a team that has no idea how to do their job never mind yours.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    concorde

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    help people better their lives through education

    Cons

    bad hours, negative atmosphere, no teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    control your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    For Profit Schools have their pros and cons

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

    I have been working at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a passion for helping students succeed and achieve their career goal. Small classes with good equipment so students can have hands on learning.

    Cons

    Its a for profit institution. Bottom line is mgmt is all about meeting the numbers which means convincing students to sign up immediately even though they say they are looking at multiple schools. Staff and Mgmt love to point fingers if a student decides not to start or withdraw. Even if the student voiced their concerns in the beginning, they still push to enroll them aggressively. There are no adequate training manuals. Mgmt thinks that random emails is sufficient for training with very little resources to use with the various scenarios because all students are not in the same position. They also have the staff go so far above and beyond, that students become lazy because they expect us to do everything for them without them being held accountable to hand in forms, complete online applications etc. Administration spends far too much time chasing students down and then they wonder why they complain. At some point when the administration/staff does not have the ability to hold students accountable, students take advantage and the finger pointing begins even though the staff member made several attempts to get the task accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt needs to show a united front and stop throwing their employees under the bus to cover their own butts. Even if the counselor or staff member made a mistake, it shouldn't be stated in the manner that puts a staff member down. Students are not dumb. They often times have an established relationship with their counselors and know how hard they work for them. Mgmt also needs to provide positive feedback. They are so quick point out something small but rarely hand out kudos. A simple good job goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    The most stressful job I have ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Nursing  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Nursing in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Concorde Career Colleges full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and other benefits were overall a nice plan.

    Cons

    Too much focused on making money for the company and not enough time recruiting the right students for a career in Health Care. Not all but many of the students were not prepared academically to work in this field, poor reading and writing skills.
    The environment was a very hostile place to work, with a lot of dealings done behind the employees back. If upper management didn't like you, you were on the target list to be terminated, so everything done was scrutinized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Directors do their job and upper management " Mind your own business". Abide by the policies of the company and State Boards of Nursing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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