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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
180 Reviews

2.5
180 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 6 reviews)

  • Hardworking, dedicated employees, good benefits (but with high employee contribution) (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Sacrificing a bit on work-life balance may be needed to achieve personal growth (in 6 reviews)

  • All upper management staff hire friends and colleagues to work for the company (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    CCi used to be a pleasant place to work, which is no longer the case.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. You can telecommute. The company used to offer competitive salaries and great benefits.

    Cons

    Management is not organized. Too much politics. Too many managers while there are only few "working bees". No clear process to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire less managers and pay more to working bees.

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

    Working for CCi has been a very rewarding experience. I have learned a great deal, worked with many wonderful people.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    Pros

    CCi is a very professional company. One that focuses on their customer and their employees. They always do the right thing for both. It provides many opportunities to its employees; training, promotions and benefits. There are over 15,000 employees but the way they treat you, you wouldn't know it.

    Cons

    The only personal challenge I have experienced is traffic driving into work everyday. That isn't something that the company caused; I made the choice to commute every day. It was well worth it. I love my job, who I work for and with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to keep on doing what you're doing for as long as you can. You are providing a tremendous education to students and a future they may not have been able to experience. Don't allow the regulators to make you look bad. You make professional, ethical decisions regarding students, employees and the future of the company every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good training, lots of interaction with leaders

    Cons

    Heavily regulated with federa, state and accredidation agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay people focused

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Was a solid company before the fall

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    Former Employee - Campus President  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Campus President in Denver, CO

    Pros

    good pay, tuition reimbursement, developed training program for leaders. Never a boring day. Always a litI worked with highly dedicated people and found the Campus Support Center team to always be dedicated and hard-working. Though the student population we work with had numerous challenges, it was highly rewarding to watch them graduate and find employment in their field.

    Cons

    high pressure, long hours, little flexibility. It is a very difficult student population to work with. Many have never been successful anywhere else before. The negative publicity surrounding the company is unbelievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great boss and great team in my department

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and wonderful people

    Cons

    The company is being forced to close and will shut their doors by December

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people on a sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Ana, CA

    Pros

    The people are nice. Many of them really believe in the company and want to help people better their lives through education.

    Cons

    The departments can be competitive and catty with each other to the point of seeming like siblings fighting for a parent's attention. There are far too many meetings; it's hard to get work done when you're going to a meeting or 2 a day. Controversial company in a controversial segment of a major industry = lots of reactive and preventive work. Also lots of layoffs in the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up the ghost; stop fighting the government, admit that some of your practices aren't on the up and up or in the genuine interest of your students, and find a business model that is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Totally disappointed by corporate management

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    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Kalamazoo, MI

    Pros

    At campus level a great place to work. Our campus operated as a team to ensure the best quality school experience for our students. Hi energy fun place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from corporate. organization chart was flatten so no room for growth. company going under. The USDOE forced the closing of 12 campuses and the selling of the remaining 85.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pat yourself o the back for creating and environment where nobody believes what you say anymore. Be for asking employee to take a 5 day furlong you might have consider handing over your six figure salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    So much wasted potential

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    There are some really great people at the company who sincerely want to help students with their educational goals.
    Tuition reimbursement is huge.
    Lots of activities and events planned for employees.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management failing to change with the times and really embrace their presence as an online entity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction, make solid plans to achieve your goals and then follow through. Constantly changing course does a huge disservice to your employees who genuinely are trying their best to achieve all the ever changing goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Seemed Like a Great Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    Pros

    The pay and benefits. I met some great colleagues while working remotely for this organization.

    Cons

    I thought I would be teaching as an instructor and that went out the window really fast. You do not teach, but press students to stay in the class when they have no intention to from the beginning. You spend days on end "outreaching" via email and phone to these students versus really being involved in the learning process of those that are involved. The cold calls and chasing students to remain in the courses is not the job on an instructor, but the admissions office and/or academic advisor.

    The job feels very robotic and you are to follow a script, week to week. The courses last 12 weeks and this is too long for the population they recruit. Courses should be no longer than 8 weeks as an effort to retain the type of students they recruit. You are told to be active every other day, but depending on your program lead, you must be in there close to every day. There is no work/life balance. I am always shocked at those that have been working with this company for 3, 5, and 8+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to be sold. It's news the company lasted this long under the type of management that has had. A new buyer can be helpful as long as they do not repeat the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Company is very disorganized.

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

    Pros

    Nice pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Management has no ethics ... Company closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little to say. They are closing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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