Corinthian Colleges

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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
217 Reviews
2.5
217 Reviews
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Corinthian Colleges Chairman and CEO Jack D. Massimino
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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.  

    Interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    To collect a pay check

    Cons

    getting a pay decent check

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick leaders who know what they are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Get out while you can

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges

    Pros

    Paid time off, medical, dental, eye, life insurances and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    SCAM Alert

    • 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
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  5.  

    senior management is super below par

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    Former Employee - Senior Tech Support in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Tech Support in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the good thing about the place was the coworkers that's it.

    Cons

    senior management obsessed with greed, more than willing to throw worker under the bus for a quick profit. a business model that reflects nothing about education and all about bottom line. when I worked there in 2011 it was a good company had the potential to be great, and I am a big believer in education. but management would take any suggestion aimed at improving things for students and ridicule it and take any idea to make more money at any ethical cost and run with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A mediocre company with great, dedicated staff at the campus level that were doomed due to a flawed business model.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN

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

    Pros

    wonderful and dedicated staff that had a genuine interest in their student's success. Good education for the level at which they were pursuing. Offered help to individuals that wouldn't make it in the traditional post-secondary education realm.

    Cons

    Company pursued antiquated fear tactics from a regional level that trickled on down to the local leadership. Micromanagement was the norm. Deliberately targeted a challenging demographic with little to no interpersonal skills which, one places, reflected badly on the school (hard to take the ghetto out of some people). Since the students largely came from troubled backgrounds, paying back their loans wasn't a high priority and so CCI had a high default rate, which resulted in negative attention from the Federal Gov't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Corruption Finally Got Up With Them

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Director in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Director in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Great salary and pretty decent benefits were offered when I worked there. In fact, most employees were paid above average salaries for what they were doing.

    Cons

    The Executives are dishonest and lied and cheated the students, the employees, and the Department of Education. They drove the company into the ground and cost thousands of employee's their jobs and left students with a worthless education. My 3 years there involved watching numerous layoffs and school closings while the CEO and his pals took huge bonuses from revenue generated from student loans. Bottom line: Stay away from this company at all cost.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    was good

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time

    Pros

    working with the students and adapting to their learning skills. Seeing the students grow.

    Cons

    management was impossible to work with. standards always changing. students were seeming told things that were not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your staff, rather that coming down on your staff in front of students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Only as a last resort

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    Former Employee - Student Support Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Student Support Specialist in Denver, CO

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pays slightly more than similar positions in other call centers.

    Cons

    The company is a scam, and you are forced to sell that scam to people no matter the cost.

    I worked in one of their call centers as a Student Support Specialist. Basically, it was my job to take leads and develop that person's interest enough for me to transfer them to an admissions representative.

    These leads are barely a degree above cold. The vast majority of the people you are calling (1-2 times an hour, every hour from 7 AM to 8 PM everyday including weekends) were simply unfortunate enough to not uncheck a small box while filling out a job application. The targets are broke, unemployed and uneducated...a fair amount have barely even earned their GEDs. Don't matter how much they object, you will be docked unless you effectively overcome their objections until you get the transfer.

    THEY WILL PROMISE YOU CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE INTERVIEW, THEY ARE LYING.

    I took the job thinking of it as an entry level position even though I was over-qualified. I then spent the next year being one of the 'best' agents on my team and taking on new tasks and responsibilities only to see nearly every 'higher' position that was open go to an outside hire. During my year plus at the company, out of the 50+ 'next level' positions that were filled only 3 where granted to call center agents.

    DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB UNLESS YOU ARE DESPERATE...AND START LOOKING FOR A BETTER JOB THE DAY YOU START.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises to develop your agents and actually offer advancement to them first instead of hiring from outside.

    Realize the reason the company is going bankrupt is because of the drive to enroll students no matter how unqualified nor capable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Bensalem, PA

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

    Pros

    The people were great... Students ok..

    Cons

    Targeted low income student .. The Vp's and the regional director of finance was horrible .. Just looking for bigger bonuses.. Horrible campus president at Bensalem ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the employees that work at the campus.. We are the ones doing the work and not sitting at corporate getting big bonuses ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Micromanagement at its core!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some really great co-workers.

    Cons

    The communication is horrible from one site to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and stop with the top down management style. The people that work here have brains too and are competent to make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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