Corinthian Colleges

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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 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.  

    In a state of Chaos

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company is in turmoil as it reinvents itself, switching to a service provider.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved Working Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work like balance, good benefits, enjoyed learning and personal growth

    Cons

    Regulatory issues, can't control what happens in the field after training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Was good, now bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, decent pay, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Executive Leadership Team ran a billion dollar company into the ground

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight on the executive committee, introduce new blood into leadership, and employees the flexibility to implement new programs and ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a solid company before the fall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus President in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Campus President in Denver, CO

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

    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.  

    good

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

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    Only as a last resort

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Micromanagement at its core!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    failing company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corinthian Colleges full-time (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

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