Dorsey Schools
2.5 of 5 8 reviews
www.dorsey.edu 150 to 499 Employees

Dorsey Schools Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014

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Patricia Fischer

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work. Admissions Rep.

    Admissions Recruiter (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-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.

    ConsVERY 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 Senior ManagementSenior 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cosmetology Instructor (Current Employee)
    Taylor, MI

    ProsVery empathetic and flexible to its students

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

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

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    It pays the bills, that's about all.

    Faculty (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

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

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    Horrible place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsExcessively 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.

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

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    Career Services Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Roseville, MI

    ProsFamily orientated enviornment and great opportunitiy to be creative

    Conslow pay and smaller company so not much upward mobility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPrior 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what Dorsey was built on - changing STUDENTS lives, one student at a time!

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    A learning experience and stepping stone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExposure is probaly the most thing

    ConsNo hierarchy for promotions, no growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementI rather not

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dorsey is for a beginner

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood training
    Goals are not impossible

    Consbenefits are really sub par

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