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Bootleg College

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Current Employee - Admissions Associate  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Admissions Associate in New York, NY

Pros

Work only 35/week for salaried employees. 12 days PTO- 4 carryover each year, desk job and college fairs, meet a lot of HS students. Dept buys lunch at least twice a month. Front office will favor seasoned employees to interview more qualified students,
Ability to have a "Wing It" attitude, make up deadline to support urgency to apply for college. Offer Financial Aid Support and ideas, Qualify students for scholarships. 2-3 yearly get together- awesome food. Direct students to various majors. Excellent telemarketing opportunity. Work from home/ remote ability. Promotion is based on net numbers. Highly sales oriented. Most HS students are naive

Cons

For Profit Organization. Advised to take work home, No team work or team building. Admissions Directors will ask you to misrepresent information. NO CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Huge gap/miscommunication between Financial Aid and Admissions dept New students are re-directed to majors they are not interested, cause BC offers it. Apprx 40% freshman leave after 6-9 months. Apprx 36% graduation rate. Students complain about classes being cancelled because of low enrollment rate. Not all campus offers all majors. 85% students accepted that apply- Highly expensive for low standard education. Not competitive. Policies are changing every month

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In business for 80+ years but still lacks every component to be an industry leader. Have 2-3 locations instead for 8, Under promise and over deliver and not the opposite.

Doesn't Recommend

Other reviews for Berkeley College

  1.  

    If your in sales stay away from the woodland park location but overall not a bad place to outside of admissions.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Associate  in  West Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Admissions Associate in West Paterson, NJ

    Pros

    Good career development from within organization, tuition perks and respectable reputation when compared to other products and services of private colleges.

    Cons

    High turnover in sales departments, due to unrealistic sales goals in admissions, expensive full family health benefiits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vice presidents need to provide better support for campus directors and develop better training.

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    Problems with Leadership and Management styles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Paterson, NJ

    Pros

    Professors and along with individuals in various departments are highly knowledgeable, professional to work and overall culture is family oriented.

    Cons

    School is managed by the owners (Family business) and they finalize all decisions of the school in all aspects; Turnover rate is high in Financial Aid, Admissions and other operations department. Salaries for enrollment services staff, Admissions and other operational staff department individuals is low in comparison to other proprietary colleges. Upper Management has been very slow with making strategic decisions to improve programs (activities for students on campuses with residence, implementing programs to increase morale for the school and retain students and manage campuses operations along with student affairs. Enrollment has plummeted on some campuses due to the management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management will benefit by considering constructive feedback from faculty and staff by implementing the feed back. This will increase business, decrease the staff turnover rate, retain students enrolled in the school on some campuses and improve activities for a student which leads to a reduction in students leaving the college.

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