ECPI University Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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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 University!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast-Paced Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

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

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

    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.


  3. Very welcoming

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    High Turnover/Low Morale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Faculty in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Faculty in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at ECPI University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Admissions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Charleston, SC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Tech focus is beneficial to students

    Cons

    Unethical environment. Leadership was toxic and embraced favoritism. Creativity is not embraced or encouraged. Communication is suitable in a monarchy system. If you're not a King, you are a lowly serf.

    Advice to Management

    No advice will help a culture unwilling to change.


  7. Excellent Place to Work for a time.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  8. Admissions Support Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    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.


  10. Worst experience I could imagine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. PN Educator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.



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