ECPI University Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
67 Reviews
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67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great dedication to helping students gain real skills that will get them real jobs (in 5 reviews)

  • Opportunities for work life balance, experienced industry leadership, faculty and staff who genuinely care for the students and their colleagues (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • faculty) have to punch a time clock, and it is closely monitored 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.  

    ECPI University is a GREAT place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time

    Pros

    If you enjoy a challenging environment that is fast paced, technology based and requires both independent and team work ability, you will LOVE this place! ECPI University is truly ALL about the students. I can see a career here for sure!

    Cons

    Pace can be overwhelming at times. Sheer volume of work is more than a typical work place, but the rewards and satisfaction of a job well done are also greater than a typical work place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Student: Web Developer  in  Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Student: Web Developer in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at ECPI University for more than a year

    Pros

    Relevant. Real. Great atmosphere. Customer focused.

    Cons

    Flexible schedules. Fast paced. Keep students motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  3.  

    A great choice for entering the academic arena

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Newport News, VA

    I have been working at ECPI University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Encouraging staff to deliver what the students need. Heavy reliance on Adjunct Faculty.

    Cons

    Tools are not the best. Lack of innovation in computer information systems curriculum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good career stop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at ECPI University

    Pros

    This institution has more integrity than many in the for-profit sector. There is opportunity for advancement and service. I was always paid fairly. Student welfare is prioritized. The institution contributes to its communities. Colleagues tend to be hard-working and dedicated to helping students. I made many life-long friends there.

    Cons

    Exempt salaried workers (including Ph.D. faculty) have to punch a time clock, and it is closely monitored by upper management. Health benefits are not good at all. The faculty non-compete clause is brutal - an adjunct's day job may violate it! The contract contains an arbitration clause. Work hours are not for the squeamish (may be required to teach until 10:30 on Monday night and be back in the classroom at 7:45 Tuesday morning.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the punch clock for exempt salaried employees. It's degrading and is killing morale twice a day for each employee. They are not union blue-collar workers who get OT based on their clock time. They will work longer for you if they know you trust them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My advice would be to stick to a community college.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECPI University

    Pros

    It is faster than most schools, the instructors are fantastic.

    Cons

    They are going to E-books.

  7.  

    The laboratory pace was inadequate for a chemistry teaching lab.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Manassas, VA

    I worked at ECPI University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Position provided regular hours with plenty of interaction with the students. Most of the students were motivate to learn chemistry and realized chemistry would be useful for nurses.

    Cons

    The 5-week accelerated course in chemistry did not provide adequate time for the students to learn college chemistry. A variety of topics were covered at a superficial level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chemistry lab did not Bunsen burners, and fume hoods to deal with noxious chemicals. Supplies and chemical storeroom was inadequate. Ordered supplies did not arrive in a timely matter. Many useful laboratory experiments could not be conducted because of the inadequacies.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative Institution of Higher Education with student-focused faculty and supportive staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at ECPI University

    Pros

    Opportunities for work life balance, experienced industry leadership, faculty and staff who genuinely care for the students and their colleagues.

    Cons

    It is difficult to stay on top of today’s technology with advancements being made every day. It is more of an industry challenge that every institution most likely works to deliver on. It shows that ECPI works to make sure students receive current course content for in-demand degrees such as Tech/Health Sciences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Refreshing educational setting, welcoming staff, solid & flexible curriculum

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Instructor in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at ECPI University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, students are incredible, fellow faculty are very supportive, even outside of my department. The pre-set class structure with regular breaks is great.

    Cons

    Unclear about opportunities for advancement. Unrealistic 'no drinks/food' rule during class, even though many struggle with low blood sugar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ten minute breaks are unrealistic. Please consider adding one longer break in the middle of the class day. My students loose focus/extend their own breaks anyway especially to eat dinner at night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ECPI/MCI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ECPI University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced. Material is easy to teach students. Overall, nice place to work.

    Cons

    Too little time to really teach the material to students. The mods are 5 weeks long and often are too packed with assignments which overwhelms the students. Hours are great, but Instructors are encouraged to make sure over 90% pass regardless of student effort/ ability. Instructors are also held accountable for attendance of students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reviews for the faculty should be mostly based on on how good the instructor is at conveying the material. Student attendance should not be a factor in performance reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible place to work!

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros to list here.

    Cons

    low pay, mean owner, scam of a school. You will feel guilty enrolling people into this school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shut down the company. This is not a legit school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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