ECPI University Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus
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Pros
  • The work itself was plentiful, fast paced and challenging (in 5 reviews)

  • Colleagues tend to be hard-working and dedicated to helping students (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Everywhere else I shined and felt appreciated by upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • It is easier for a student to meet with the Campus President than it is for an instructor to do so (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, you get to help potential students get into school and change their lives!

    Cons

    Some days can be pretty repetitive being on the phone all day. No commission available.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. Management was great.


  2. Review

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    Former Employee - Director in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ECPI University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great collaboration from the academics department

    Cons

    poor communication with leadership at campus level


  3. Admissions Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ECPI University full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay. Good work environment. Good work/life balance. Decent benefits. Paid overtime. Overall a good place to work and no real complaints about the company.

    Cons

    Hours can be strange but no excessive extra time. The work can become repetitive. Because they are a for-profit institution they feel the need to try to stay open for business despite inclement weather. The biggest drawback is the industry itself. Some organizations in the for-profit education industry are under a lot of scrutiny for using shady tactics to recruit new students. ECPI doesnt fall in this category but by default they get grouped in with the rest.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great University!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Locations - like Virginia Beach are terrific! Forward thinking, progressive, lots of technology

    Cons

    There are no cons at ECPI University.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Don't think about - take the other offer

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ECPI University full-time

    Pros

    Helping the students who is determined to succeed no matter what or students that have no other choice - students that have tried everything else - no where else to go

    Cons

    No room to grow - made to work off the clock - make to work on holidays without holiday pay - reminded that being sued is part of doing business - upper management believes "more for us" and "less for you"

    Advice to Management

    Clean house - like yesterday.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ECPI University full-time

    Pros

    No Pros about this company other than speaking to kids

    Cons

    Everything company does not follow Laws and standards in regards to Higher ED Requiremnets

    Advice to Management

    New Management Needed


  8. Helpful (2)

    Fast-Paced Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ECPI University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ECPI has great educational benefits. They will pay up to 80% for courses taken within the university and 40% for courses from an different university if they relate to your job. Fosters a very friendly, family-like atmosphere. Software for faculty and staff.

    Cons

    The hours can be long or crazy, especially for faculty. The 5-week terms are exhausting because the turnaround is so short. Expect to have collateral duties on top of regular job. Very hard to get paid overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more people in some departments who are operating with a skeletal crew. Allow overtime during busy terms.


  9. Wonderful place to work...if you can't get hired somewhere else

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    Former Employee - Campus Director of IT Services in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Campus Director of IT Services in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Your co-workers are really nice and welcoming...mostly because they share the pain and humiliation the owners cause. You will be rewarded for you hard work with a weak paycheck twice a month.

    Cons

    The annual review process is a joke when the highest you can get is meets expectations. That's the directive the CEO gives the Campus Presidents.

    Advice to Management

    I would reevaluate the reason why the business exists and get back to your fathers roots. He was not greedy and hateful.


  10. Very welcoming

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at ECPI University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great and the environment was nice and relaxed but very professional. Very flexable with life events. Management was very caring and understanding.

    Cons

    Some of the staff were very stuck up and judgemental. Alot of talking behind your back. Sometimes you would have to walk on eggshells just to get through the day. This is the biggest reason I left.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't forget that the students are number one. Some staff could be replaced.


  11. Helpful (1)

    High Turnover/Low Morale

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your job would likely be easy.

    Cons

    They are fairly disorganized, and they don't seem to care about the students. I was under paid for the profession, and never received promised pay increases. They do not project their business out far enough in advance to give employees adequate notice of impending layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know what your hiring managers are promising employees.



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