Corinthian Colleges

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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 171 reviews

37% Approve of the CEO

Corinthian Colleges Chairman and CEO Jack D. Massimino

Jack D. Massimino

(95 ratings)

30% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    CCi lives up to its reputation as one of Orange County's "best places to work"

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    Pros-You get to work with great people that are truly passionate about their work
    -Management is very supportive of career growth & development
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons-CCi is in a heavily-regulated environment that does NOT have the best reputation in the market (for-profit education).
    -Salary ranges are average to low-average. Though they are for-profit, it is still education.
    -Recent layoffs have caused morale to drop.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    current employee

    Student Finance Planner (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    Prosfriendly staff from top to bottom

    Conserratic management, pay and vacation juggled whimsically

    Advice to Senior Managementget a plan

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not really concerned about employees or students, just MONEY.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPays well for most positions.

    ConsPoor management, little to no mentoring of employees, lack of consistency on policies and practice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Couldn't care less

    Admissions Advisor (Current Employee) Roseville, CA

    ProsStaff and Instructors really care about the success of the students. Fostering student success is a priority. Benefits are ok...

    ConsUpper management burning out good people. Poor planning in adapting to future growth programs. Corp central management doesn't work need to empower each campus to adapt to their community and become a part of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue and respect your people. Happy employees will lead to more $$$ in the end

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great mission and focus on students.

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsBelieves in what they do.

    ConsLots of regulatory and legislative hurdles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professionally rewarding and flexible.

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsThe organization has a clear mission on how to help their students, the leadership is very knowledgeable and they have clear understanding of the industry and employees to get them to meet the organization's goals.

    ConsThe market is decreasing and the opportunities for career growth are decreasing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to create clearer paths for career advancement for excellent potential employees. Also need to move to international markets of emerging nations not only US and Canada.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience with Corinthian Colleges was fulfilling because of the opportunity of growing within the company

    Student Accounts Representative (Former Employee) Dearborn, MI

    ProsThough benefits are based with California, they are great, working your way up in the company through hard work and great work performance is quick.

    ConsWorking long hours can be an issue at times, overtime is given without overtime hour rates, which is decided through corporate, your job is closely monitored if you are not meeting the qualifications of the company policies, depending on the department you are working in, you take an assessment each quarter and your raise is determined by that a long with your supervisors review. At times, training is on the go, there's not always enough time to train separately and training is mainly through conference calls or computer (which is not good for hands on learners). One position can be overwhelming if there is no help especially if a department is on a hiring freeze.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be open to hearing what can improve your team or what your team feel is negative with the company. Most of the time people felt they were not being taken seriously when there were complaints. Stay positive and encourage team. Positive feedback is always a plus, please do not discuss just negative feedback. Team members would like to know what you appreciate compared to what complaints you may have with one's work ethics. Be a follower if you expect your team to follow. Do not show favoritism. Communication is key!

     

    it has awesome pay,they treat there employee's very well. Plus they like to hired within.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat salary, good pay, always promoting within. Always have a chance too succeed, management always want too see you do better which is really good!

    ConsThe phone database needs to be updated! A lot of the time your calling the same students more than once and that makes them lose leads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing! Helping people! :-)

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    Once was a great company, now demoralizing and unappreciated

    Administration (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat health benefits and decent pay. Blessed to work with people that truly care about the students and go out of their way to assist them in any way they can. Example, if co workers know of a student that is hungry, we give them our food and try to find resources to assist them.

    ConsCorrupt corporate management, there is no work life balance what so ever, and no pay raises in 3 years. Corporate laying off people by the masses yet every year they have a big party called Parthenon that costs millions of dollars while they are destroying peoples lives by their callus disregard for the worker bees at the campus level. Unethical and uncaring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the walk and talk the talk. Retain your valued employees and open your eyes to the destruction you cause when you lay off key people at the campuses. Spend 1 week doing someone else's job at a campus to understand the impact you have on people's lives when you lay them off. Think about the worker bees who are now doing 4-5 people's jobs and see how horribly they are treated. Come and see the reality of the situation you caused and how it affects our students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Treat employees like partners and they act like partners." CEO, Pitney Bowes. The culture at CCi is just the reverse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCCi offers great Benefit Package.

    ConsDisrespectful environment : Employees have no voice : Very aggressive and unattainable goals : No life and work balance (On an average, I worked 65 hrs. a week and 12 consecutive days of work every month) : Employees are forced to work on Holidays : The Executive team is ruthless : Double standards : Focus is on #s, #s, and #s : Very pushy with students : Lack of professionalism for most part : List is too long to continue.....

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. You don't make the company grow, your employees do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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