Corinthian Colleges

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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
212 Reviews
2.4
212 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits while they last (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work like balance, good benefits, enjoyed learning and personal growth (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Sacrificing a bit on work-life balance may be needed to achieve personal growth (in 9 reviews)

  • All upper management staff hire friends and colleagues to work for the company (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Summary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Good people, Good people, Good people, Good people,

    Cons

    Bad environment, Bad environment, Bad environment, Bad environment, Bad environment,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great working environment with Student success as number one goal.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training and ensuring employees skills are up to date

    Cons

    Increase communication to employees so they can understand the company's direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees about companies future directions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good while it lasted...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/home balance, decent benefits and wonderful co-workers. I actually enjoyed working for my bosses and for the company overall, which is why I stayed so long.

    Cons

    Favoritism rampant, no salary increases, skeleton crew. Company is trying to sell its business units with no luck. Company greed killed the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent

    Cons

    They trick innocent victims into shelling out LOTS of money for a lousy (fake almost) education where they have a VERY low chance of acquiring a career. Sell them the American Dream that they have no chance of obtaining. Use government funded loans to fill the rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't want advice. They are laughing their way to the bank.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A once-decent company slowly marred by a bad business model.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Registrar in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Registrar in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When the right people were in place, it ran steadily well. Most of the people working there were there because they genuinely wanted to help students.

    Cons

    Realizing that charging so much for a degree really isn't necessary, and having to deal with all the bad press and negative publicity surrounding the complaints. The right people were never in place long enough to help make a real difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If nothing seems to be going right or getting better, maybe it's time to start cleaning house from the top down, instead of vice-versa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Changing Times

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

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with at this location. Everyone here is hoping that new ownership will "change some things".

    Cons

    Silly paperwork, questionable management ethics with a proprietary school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the long term, go for quality over quantity and have some admissions standards rather than running admissions like a used car sales lot. Hopefully the new ownership will clean house in upper management and get in leadership that cares about the quality of the brand. Speaking of that, the brand name definitely needs to be changed, this one is pretty damaged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Rollercoaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Manager
    Current Employee - Admissions Manager

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of ability to grow and advance as long as you are willing to put in the work. Offer comprehensive health benefits and lots of other benefit options. Dedication to integrity and excellence from the CEO's to the campus employees. The ability to help a person change their lives through the gift of education is the reason I have stayed with them for so long. Campus level management is fun, creative, adept, hardworking, and still believes in our mission statement.

    Cons

    I veha watched this company decline over the last 5 years; used to be employee focused and truly care about their people while always doing the right thing by the student. Since the financial crisis and economic decline they have stripped my employees of their morale, decreased contributions to their benefits and 401k, downsized numerous times, stopped communicating with the people at the campuses and then get angry at management for not hitting budgets. We are in the process of being bought out which would be the best thing for the people at this point. There is no faith in the CEO and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lost your way and are now desperately trying to line your pockets with money as you scramble to sell the schools. At some point profit became more important than the student's lives that we help change by giving them access to an education that can allow this demographic to positively impact the lives of their families and communities. When you lost that, you lost your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hit and Miss

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

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Commendable effort at training on a corporate level. Nice salaries

    Cons

    Favoritism seems to run rampant, but there are checks and balances to avoid this (when these work). A lot of wasted time in meetings that end up yielding nothing for the time spent. A lot of idealism that needs (fiscal) grounding. A lack of cohesiveness and uniformity in a crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fiscal responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have learned a lot, been rewarded for my hard work and believe in what the company stands for

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

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Making a positive difference in someone's life, company rewards hard work, quality training provided

    Cons

    High regulated industry, expectations of senior management are high, demands are high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down a bit, ask your employees for ideas and really listen, care about employees as much as you do students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Regional Director of Admissions, High School Marketing

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

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Despite all the negative press, I loved my job. I felt that I was treated well and that my supervisors wanted the best things for our students.

    Cons

    Honestly, government regulations and unfair press.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more humble with the Federal and State governments.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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