Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Corinthian Colleges Chairman and CEO Jack D. Massimino
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Pros
  • pay and benefits were acceptable (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits with moderate pay rate in comparison to the for profit education industry (in 12 reviews)

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

  • Upper management forces the employees to lie to potential students in order to hit their enrollment quota (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Director of Education

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Education in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Education in Alhambra, CA

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I got to help people accomplish their goals and make their dreams a reality.

    Cons

    Too far from home
    Long days because of commute


  2. Regional Director of Admissions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The managment and salary was excellent

    Cons

    I believe that even though all appeared well on the surface. Facts were not presented accurately from Upper Management.


  3. Education

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people

    Cons

    no raises for several years


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  5. Corinthian Colleges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cared about their employees and students. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Leadership not great about anticipating and proactively handling challenges. Kept some people on way too long that were clearly not in the right role.


  6. Sr financial analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The People and my office

    Cons

    The customers and the product.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing left to say


  7. Student Services Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day was different as you never knew what to expect. Nice mix of students with various life experience and backgrounds. Job was very enjoyable trying to assist students be successful.

    Cons

    Management had good intentions but the school cared not about what was in the best interest of the students. Being profitable came first, a quality education second. Next to no one in management had an educational background but made decisions that impacted students educationally.

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at the schooling experience through your eyes as a self motivated learner as students entering a vocational school are not that type of student/learner. It takes time to adequately digest, comprehend and put into practice the skills/knowledge being taught.


  8. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lutz, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lutz, FL

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

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

    Pros

    If you worked at the corporate or regional level, it was a good place to work.

    Cons

    Working at a campus is a messy environment. Too many people working there who aren't qualified.

    Advice to Management

    It"s too late.


  9. Instructor

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

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

    Pros

    Before Company was bought by Corinthian Colleges, students were professional and goal oriented

    Cons

    Did not consider the aptitude of students before placing them in classes and as a result, many students were not equipped to handle career school.

    Advice to Management

    Don't throw out good faculty because of bad students.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Awful...and now out of business

    Former Employee - Regional Director of Student Finance in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Student Finance in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were some very nice people

    Cons

    No vision, no creativity, no integrity.

    Advice to Management

    They all need to get new jobs.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great people but poor executive leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The talent at Corinthian was extensive in regards to the front-line employees

    Cons

    Executive leadership and senior leadership were all interconnected making decisions to save themselves rather than the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself and think about your employees



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