Education Affiliates

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Education Affiliates Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fulfilling way to share your skills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Affiliates

    Pros

    Create your own teaching style

    Cons

    One bad student canumber sometimes spoil a class

  2.  

    Abandoned office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Affiliates

    Pros

    Time off is decent , since they give you 17 days Paid leave days to start. Friday afternoons in the summer are "early" Fridays where you can leave at 3 pm.

    Cons

    Absolutely no opportunity for advancement. This is mainly because you are operating on a skeleton crew. The corporate office is quite big, but 85% of the cubicles are empty and/or abandoned....this creates an eerie, super quiet space that seems wasteful. Especially wasteful since the constant layoffs could probably be avoided. Why pay for all that office space, when one is using it? NO pay raises in over 4 years! Everyone is stuck with stagnant wages across the board. Uncomfortable temperatures all year long...either freezing in the winter, or ice. box cold in the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Downsize your office space, instead of laying employees off. Your best talent will walk out the doors ( to other companies including competitors) if you don't offer pay raises or incentives. Stop selling the dream of school loans as as a form of income(ie. fed loan stipend/refund checks)....very misleading to students who may not have any financial training. Focus more on educating the students on the obligations of student loans, regardless if they finish the programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company who hires people in bad faith, and is constantly on wage freezes. RUN!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Education Affiliates

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere. Assisting students can be very rewarding. Benefits are pretty good, with the exception of PTO.

    Cons

    Most managers tend to be extremely unprofessional, rolling their eyes at students and verbally insulting other employees. Vacation time must be accrued before it can be used. Employees are asked to work off the clock for no pay to avoid overtime during crucial times such as student graduation. Many more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not allow campuses to hire employees, only to lay them one to three months later. Fire instructors who cannot spell or speak correctly, and poor managers who drive away the student population. Allow your campuses to be great instead of sucking away all their resources to save a penny.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Inadequate senior management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Education Affiliates

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good location, reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    Senior Executives tend to isolate themselves from staff; there was clearly a time when the company was profitable despite decisions that were made, but given the scrutiny of regulators on for-profit education, it is only a matter of time before this company closes its doors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Financial Aid in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Financial Aid in Landover, MD

    I worked at Education Affiliates full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, people, atmosphere, job security

    Cons

    I didn't really have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    working hard providing a special service to young adults

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Education Affiliates full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong social value. Provides specialized training and or education for individuals who just don't fit in public education.
    some of their schools deal with the most high risk students,and have a great success in helping them improve their
    lives.

    Cons

    Government has over reached their regulation and are trying to close this education sector.Although some schools needed stronger regulation many are open to the most high risk students public education doesn't help.
    Public schools could not meet the same requirements as private for profit schools do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, push to have public schools meet same requirements as you.
    Be a insulation between government and your people. Make it pleasant to work in this field. When you put the threats and pressure on your staff you will lose some very good caring people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people and decent place to work..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative

    I worked at Education Affiliates full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, relaxed dress code, help a lot of different people, different challenges everyday

    Cons

    micromanaged, "corporate" acts like Big Brother. Company isn't doing so well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy until you can't anymore..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Education Affiliates part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours are very flexible only Monday through Thursday and half days on Fridays.

    Cons

    Rules change within in the campus on a weekly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a concrete basis and follow through equally with eveyone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Education Affiliates full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to give students hope and direction was awesome. Teaching thru real life experiences kept students engaged in the curriculum.

    Cons

    They hire people who lack experience and professionalism. The managers are poorly trained and provide false documentation of prior experience and education. People work 40 hours with no health benefits as instructors and directors. The students are lied to during enrollment. Lawsuits are numerous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tis school needs to be shutdown or get real employees and management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Admissions
    Former Employee - Admissions

    I worked at Education Affiliates

    Pros

    The students who are determined to succeed. Helping people go to school who otherwise would not have a chance. The starting pay for admissions staff.

    Cons

    Being lied to about accreditation, funding, success rates of students. Upper level managers allowed to harass employees and students. Its a numbers game. It doesn't matter what the student issues are, all they want is the application fee. If a student can't pay, upper management makes you feel like you didn't do your job right. Getting paid to lie to hardworking people looking for a chance at a better life. Career services for students is a joke. When you are hired sign your name in blood cause its blood money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper level managers, regionals, national's,VP, CEO, Presidents get off your butts and walk each school. Get to know the students you are taking money from to go on vacation. Stop sitting in your offices, in "meetings"do work. Show your appreciation for all your employees. If you get a student or employee complaint take it seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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