ECPI University Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus
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. Very welcoming

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glen Allen, VA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


  2. Excellent Place to Work for a time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at ECPI University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible schedule. Students are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Communication is a nightmare. Advancement opportunities are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Promote Internally


  3. Admissions Support Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Support Representative in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Admissions Support Representative in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at ECPI University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers work together as a team

    Cons

    Your Days off vary each week you do not have a steady work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Management should give employees weekends off


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    An ethical company, with old-school management practices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ECPI University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company culture is student-centered; people do believe in delivering quality education and the company invests more revenue in student resources than competitors.
    Decent transparency and relatively low bureaucracy: getting a hold of people who are relatively high-up to answer questions or communicate is easy. Upper management is hard-working and competent.

    Cons

    Internal Culture for Recruiting department is stagnant. Worth ethic is good (a positive thing!), but there is little room for intellectual curiosity or development. It is a hamster wheel, without any perks, stimulating training, or other modern corporate practices to break up the monotony or stimulate people to greatness.
    Very little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between a motivated, hard-working professional and a workaholic. Try to create a culture that recruits and maintains the first type, and you will find a better motivated and innovative workforce.


  6. Worst experience I could imagine

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at ECPI University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay above grade for area

    Cons

    No professional development, complete lack of ethics or oversight from above. Harassment with no help.
    I can honestly say this job was nothing short of traumatizing.

    Advice to Management

    Leave. The model will not continue to work and your hurting people.


  7. PN Educator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PN Nurse Educator in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - PN Nurse Educator in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at ECPI University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teaching student nurses who want to learn and are enthusiastic.
    Can utilized own method of teaching to help students learn
    Colleagues are helpful and understanding.

    Cons

    Sometimes becomes chaotic in class scheduling due to shortage of instructors.
    Students can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff members more.


  8. happy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Richmond, VA

    I worked at ECPI University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seeing smiling faces every day

    Cons

    Need to hire more of their students

    Advice to Management

    Hire more of your students


  9. Whatever you do, find something else.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Manassas, VA

    I worked at ECPI University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't really say much since even pros are temporary and fake.

    Cons

    A system of slavery, dishonesty and low integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Have respect, be honest, don't sell grade, don't give fake diplomas, don't send kids out with more student loan than they can pay off, and don't rip off the military by the useless diploma's you hand out to their veterans.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Professor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    GREAT students!
    Competitive salary! Enjoyable atmosphere!

    Cons

    Working hours..are in-consistent.
    Day and Night schedules!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Theory X management in a Theory Y field.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor IT
    Current Employee - Instructor IT

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. Required to teach two classes per 5 week term. Day classes are M/W and T/Th 8am - 1pm and Nights are 6 - 10:30pm, so you will teach about 18-20 hours on the podium. Technology is decent for what I have seen at various schools.
    Instructors are issued an iPad that they keep while employed to help administer class and keep up to date with new mobile apps.
    Most class templates are pre-established within moodle, but they are flexible enough that you can modify them to suit your tastes.
    Have an iPad purchase program where you can buy an iPad for 24 payments of $25.

    Cons

    Management treats you as if you are constantly trying to "Rip them off". They don't trust you are working when not under the managerial eye. Even though you teach only 18-20 hours per week as a Salaried Full Time instructor you still punch a clock, and you are required to spend 40 hours on campus, even though the LMS (Moodle) permits you to do most of your class prep and grading from home. Even though there are no classes on Friday, you are required to be present for 4 hours minimum. Furthermore, you may get two day classes per week, or one day one night, or two night classes and you often don't find out until 4-7 days in advance.
    Raises have nothing to do with the ratings of your performance. Raises are a joke and are often only implemented 6 months after they are due. You have to initiate your own review process...if you forget, so will they. (I know Public School teachers are playing the violin for me here, but this is a Private Sector for profit ventrue where we only get 1-3 weeks of vacation a year and no summers off.
    No time off to plan, you are teaching 51 out of 52 weeks with the week between Christmas and New Year as the only week without students, but in order to get it off, you have to claim vacation days.
    The maximum vacation is 3 weeks per year...you never get to any more.
    Constantly increasing demands on your time like learning new technologies and developing new course curriculum which used to be paid, but are now expected for free.
    You get 6 days off per year as holidays, but you have to come in on 4 Saturdays for open houses.
    No entry training.
    Benefits are terrible and 401k contribution is discretionary, not fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees and reward them commensurately. Instead of innocuous verbal group praise, actually thank us with raises that keep up with the rate of inflation. Verbal praise rings hollow when you don't thank us when it comes to raises. Tie raises to performance. I know it's hard for you to believe, but money motivates people.



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