Education Corporation of America
2.2 of 5 12 reviews
www.ecacolleges.com Birmingham, AL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 13, 2014

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Tom Moore

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13% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    ECA is a great place to work!!!!!

    Recruiter (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsReally care about their employees, work/life balance is highly promoted

    ConsReally do not have an cons at this time.

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    HR nightmare

    Line Cook (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsThe only good thing about the company was being full time and not worrying about hours being cut to the bone.

    ConsFavoritism, double standards, management does nothing about complaints but acts like they will handle it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and react appropriately to formal complaints.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Look elsewhere if you can

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit is a paycheck but not much else

    Consmost everything else, from hours to moral environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees and students like they are people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not waste your time!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice coworkers, but that's about it. Company spends a lot of money on nice office equipment, supplies like pens and highlighters...

    ConsHorrible management who lies to your face about everything. Highly unethical treatment of employees. Wasteful spending. Unrealistic expectations. Huge turnover all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to your employees and students. Treat them well.

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    No work/life balance!

    Program Director (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsGreat opportunity to manage people

    ConsExpect you to work 12-14 hours most days

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet realistic expectations that are mathematically attainable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a job. But so is being a rest stop bathroom attendant.

    ConsCompany cares only about its bottom line even if it at the expense of students. Corners are cut all over the place and management only cares about themselves. Leaders are arrogant and not genuine in the least bit. Management is also under qualified and over paid. Just like the students they enroll, it seems like all you need to work for them is a pulse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope you all can sleep at night knowing that you are the most de-motivational people to work for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly Structured

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe CEO appears to be a straightforward person. He runs the organization like a publicly traded company with quarterly town halls. And holds teleconferences when major changes occur to ease employees' minds. He also really seems to care about the classroom experience for students.

    ConsThe corporate office frequently makes decsions without considering the impact at the campus level and then expect the campuses to outperform without the necessary resources to be successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk questions of other people besides those immediately under you. It's a bad time for career education in general. We will all undertand when changes need to occur. Just give us time to properly implement it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outlook: Not good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPaid holidays. Paid vacations. Nice buildings. Lots of parking.

    ConsHigh turnover
    Low employee morale. WE ARE UNHAPPY. Yes, many of us are looking elsewhere.
    No opportunities for growth
    "Restructuring" meant firing good employees in order to save money. Remaining employees are now spread very thin.
    Unprofessional atmosphere. Management is "holier than thou"
    Underpaid compared to similar positions at competing schools(businesses)
    Unreasonable expectations by management
    No merit pay increases
    No performance bonuses
    General attitude around the company is negative
    Insurance costs were drastically increased and benefits were decreased
    No real perks like other large companies in the area
    Salaries are not competitive with other companies either.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dissatisfied

    Student Finance Specialist (Current Employee)
    Hoover, AL

    ProsYou get to wear jeans on Friday.

    ConsYou have to work weekends, holidays, late night, benefits are bad, salary sucks, and copy does not care about employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Executive team! Regulatory environment insights concern.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsExcellent executive team, especially at CEO level.

    ConsCurrent regulatory environment impacting the higher education environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganization has added unnecessary layers of management. Would strongly suggest flattening the organizational chart.

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