Corinthian Colleges

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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
194 Reviews
2.5
194 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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  1.  

    good

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

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

    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
  2.  

    Great boss and great team in my department

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

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  3.  

    It was great making 100 outbound calls per day to students.

    Former Employee - Student Loan Specialist  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Student Loan Specialist in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This job is working in customer service within a call center environment.

    Cons

    Trying to get hold of students.

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  5.  

    A learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Career Services  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Director of Career Services in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    The compay culture was strong and our mission was clear. Working with students daily and helping them grow professionally and personally is very rewarding.

    Cons

    The For-Profit education sector is under extreme political pressure and often portrayed unfairly in the press. As a result, enrollment has been down significantly and with that positions are eliminated. Overall, very unstable and zero room for advancemet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Quality People, Highly misunderstood

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    Former Employee - Academic Dean  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Making a huge positive difference in most student's lives, solid training

    Cons

    Challenging students, sector is despised by traditional colleges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sadly, too late now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Micromanagement at its core!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thornton, CO

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time for 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
  8.  

    Bad times at CCI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great hours, holidays and PTO.

    Cons

    Over the top stressful with the current situation of being sold, really wish someone had been paying attention to avoid this mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more credit to your employees and what they can contribute, listen to us once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    failing company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay and benefits were acceptable.

    Cons

    The company is going out of business. CCI has made an agreement with US Dept of Ed to close some schools and attempt to sell the remaining schools. The outlook is bleak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Corruption

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    High salaries
    Decent benefits
    Nice working conditions and some very talented people to work with
    Some people actually cared about the students and tried to do the right thing

    Cons

    Corrupt executives too busy raking in the federal student loan money to care.
    No stability or job security...constant fear of being layed off
    Hateful Executive Admins that think they run the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a good lawyer because the Federal Government is going to take you down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Once Promising, Now Barely Functioning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry pay rate more than similar companies in the area

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth promised, but never manifested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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