Corinthian Colleges

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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
195 Reviews
2.5
195 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.  

    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
  2.  

    It's Over

    • Work/Life Balance
    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 5 years

    Pros

    Some great people who worked here. Good location.

    Cons

    No work/life balance at all. 50-60 hour weeks were the norm with no comp time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is closing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice people on a sinking ship

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    Company is very disorganized.

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

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

    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
  6.  

    They are in Rough Shape!

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

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

    Pros

    The had such amazing growth in the beginning and there are some amazing people that work there.

    Cons

    Senior management is a mess and the company is under major scrutiny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more strategic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awful

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent that's it.

    Cons

    Management treats employees very poor and unfair and cannot lead a team effectively. Lying to student about big opportunities when they are gonna end up in debt with no job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to respect your employees instead of talking down on them and learn some management skills and you will get better results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a solid company.

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We changed students lives for the better and that was rewarding.

    Cons

    Obama's politics destroyed the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to change without being forced.

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

    Decent Job, Shady Company, Great Co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - High School Coordinator  in  South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - High School Coordinator in South Florida, FL

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Helped some people who needed the help.

    Cons

    Degree prices were expensive for some of the students. Business practices may have been questionable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Proactive, Goal Oriented Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership ... Excellent room for growth ... Tons of opportunities to contribute and provide recommendations to improve business processes ...

    Cons

    Sacrificing a bit on work-life balance may be needed to achieve personal growth ...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A roller Coaster Ride!

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, Good Benefits, and Job Satisfaction.

    Cons

    Management creates undue stress due to poor management styles, We are always worrying if we are going to have a job, or even a pay-check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at your management and start leading instead of dictating and playing favorites!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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