Corinthian Colleges

www.cci.edu

Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
219 Reviews
2.5
219 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Corinthian Colleges Chairman and CEO Jack D. Massimino
Jack D. Massimino
126 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Corruption

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    Once Promising, Now Barely Functioning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Nice people on a sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Trying to get hold of students.

  8.  

    A learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Quality People, Highly misunderstood

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (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
  10.  

    Bad times at CCI

    • 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (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

Corinthian Colleges Photos

Work at Corinthian Colleges? Share Your Experiences

Corinthian Colleges

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.