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They will throw you out with nothing

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Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD
Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Landover, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

I worked at 2U full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The best co-workers you will have a truly magical CEO, Chip is the best.

Cons

-Upper management has no idea what they are doing or how to do it and you will suffer as a subordinate because you will have no direction. - They have promoted people with no management experience and have created a strictly sales driven environment with out any training -Ask for a job description or else they can fire you for anything, dont make the same mistake I did and think that because its friendly you are safe. Know what is expected of you and get it in writing -You will be fired for no reason because the Admissions Counselor role is just pure sales now and not what it was before which was about helping students. Now its all about numbers. Upper management doesn't care about the employees anymore and they will fire you and give you no severance or recommendations. -Get reference letters while you are there or if anyone says you are doing well because one day you will show up and they will fire you with no warning because of your sales numbers and you cant get any references for all your hard work and all the students you helped.

Advice to Management

Treat people like human beings and let them go with notice or warning and offer a severance and a reference and dont be so cold and cut throat about numbers. People are more important in the long run. Make realistic goals for Admissions Counselors versus trying to create an unrealistic goal that lowers morale and makes people feel like factory workers. Make the Admissions role about helping students again and upholding university policies vs just recruiting anyone to meet numbers. This new cut throat approach of getting any and all students will lower university ranking and turn off university partners in the long run as well as employees who are dedicated.

Other Employee Reviews for 2U

  1. Great mission, great people, great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 2U full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First and foremost, the mission of 2U got me excited to go to work everyday. They are transforming higher education, and you know that your work truly matters in the lives of students. Chip and the managers do a great job at making you feel appreciated; especially by sharing updates on current students and programs, and then exciting news about upcoming partnerships. There was never a dull day during my tenure at 2U because everything moves very rapidly, but that is something that I loved about it. On top of that, the employees really embody the spirit of 2U, and make it lively and fun.

    Cons

    The pace. If you are someone who doesn't thrive in an environment that moves very, very quickly, then it may not be the best workplace for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue keeping the employees informed on the current partnerships and upcoming programs. I loved the fact that every level of employee, from intern to CEO, is afforded the same company wide transparency and respect.


  2. Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound Marketing Coordinator in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Inbound Marketing Coordinator in Landover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 2U full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual, creative and innovative work environment with a socially conscious leadership.

    Cons

    Start up with constant change


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