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Career Education is in desperate need of a top to bottom overhaul.

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Former Employee - Outreach Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Outreach Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Career Education

Pros

The compensation & benefits may be slightly better than other companies. Someone with little experience, a lot of ambition, and thick skin could do very well at Career Education (CEC)

Cons

There is consistently high turnover. New managers were not given an opportunity to see their ideas and projects through before being shown the door. Therefore as new senior managers were hired, everyone had to endure the same mistakes over and over again. Employee morale was extremely low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Executive turnover has to be reduced significantly. CEC could do wonders with employee morale by increasing communication across divisions.

Doesn't Recommend
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    In a help of financial trouble

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Career Education full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big company, owns school in culinary, art and design, online colleges, healthcare and int'l.

    Cons

    They lost over 10 mil this year, over 900 layoffs in Dec 2012 and over 1000 a year or two ago. They've downsized to the point that I can't see how many roles left could be cut and still operate. They just closed 23 campuses nationally and I'm pretty sure will see that many more close in the next 24 months or so. I think they will start to shift to mostly online schools and let leases expires at on ground schools and do teach outs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supporting an industry like culinary when the placement rates are so low and their expected income is the same as someone getting the job with no college degree/cert isn't the right thing to do. Dollars need to be allocated to those schools that can provide the degrees that will get the grads jobs and careers. Emphasis has been on listening to the campuses this last year but I never saw anyone listening.. Major decisions made all the time without even a campus President's buy in. Programs being changed when no one agreed, programs being pushed that no one wanted to enroll for, and competing schools both owned by CEC and near each other offering the same programs cannibalizing the business.. So many felt lucky to be let go and so many more actually hoping their campuses will close. Those people used to be major believers in the brand and what they do, CEC is to blame for that shift, not gainfull employment or Obama, but the decisions they've made and the aftermath therein.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CEC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Career Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for a big company. Good working conditions

    Cons

    Uneasiness of economy. Nowhere to move up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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