Dorsey Schools

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Dorsey Schools Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
9 Reviews
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    Good place to work. Admissions Rep.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter

    I worked at Dorsey Schools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers, the students, decent pay - meets industry standard, fair management, lots of room to advance if you want a career in Education. Was nice having the higher-ups stop into campus and talk with everyone. Had great meetings every 6 weeks with food, fun, and awards to really get you pumped up. Everyone really cares about the students' success.

    Cons

    VERY numbers driven -understandable since it's a for-profit business, but can get a little frustrating when you're down on leads and lacking a decent student pool to select from. Burnout can happen quickly. Training could improve a little- didn't learn important info until on the job and making mistakes. Benefits could be better (Blue Cross is very expensive, Total Healthcare is affordable but lacking a decent network of doctors). Everything is scripted and you must be careful in how you answer questions that are not apart of the script- could cost you your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is very fair, please continue. My ADOA was one of the best managers I've ever had, more ppl like her around the different campuses could go a long way! Compliance literature would be nice for the reps to keep around and refer to in case questions or situations come up that are not apart of the script.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If they like you, you make it far!

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Madison Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Madison Heights, MI

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Seeing students you enroll graduate & find confidence in themselves!

    Cons

    *Lack of ongoing training. If you've never been in the field before, you have to hope they place you at a campus where you can learn the game from those who have been in the field.

    * Company based on how much they like you but, will tell you its about hard work. Very small so office politics can win in corporate. Also, everyone has more than one job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your training programs & also the type of career programs at all the campus locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    It pays the bills, that's about all.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty
    Current Employee - Faculty

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My co-workers are awesome, dedicated and hard working.

    Cons

    The company only cares about making money, they don't care about the quality of students they churn out. Upper management could care less about the vast majority of the employees, they only care about their favorites. We've gone through so many great teachers at my campus, no support from management with difficult students and no real training they just throw you in an overcrowded classroom with no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are so many great employees that really care, executives need to respect and value the great staff. Need to support your employees and stop ruling with fear and intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    DSBT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosmetology Instructor  in  Taylor, MI
    Current Employee - Cosmetology Instructor in Taylor, MI

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very empathetic and flexible to its students

    Cons

    Biased, favortism, too empathetic in certain situations, not very industry forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Helping students succeed. Watching the students walk across the stage on graduation day is a wonderful feeling.

    Cons

    Excessively high turn over rates, management only cares about numbers. Students will be enrolled that shouldn't be. Dorsey will take their money and leave them with nothing to show for it. Working here will leave you feeling ethically drained. You are expected to turn a blind eye.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Review of Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Career Services Coordinator  in  Roseville, MI
    Current Employee - Career Services Coordinator in Roseville, MI

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family orientated enviornment and great opportunitiy to be creative

    Cons

    low pay and smaller company so not much upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dorsey Schools

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dorsey Schools

    Pros

    Prior to takeover of a New York corporation, Dorsey Schools was a fair place to work. The owner was hands on in working with employees and seeing the big picture.

    Cons

    Schools purchased by a large New York Corporation. Since that time, the schools became "numbers" oriented as opposed to "student" oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what Dorsey was built on - changing STUDENTS lives, one student at a time!

  9.  

    A learning experience and stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools

    Pros

    Exposure is probaly the most thing

    Cons

    No hierarchy for promotions, no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I rather not

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Dorsey is for a beginner

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

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools

    Pros

    Good training
    Goals are not impossible

    Cons

    benefits are really sub par

    Approves of CEO

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