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Helpful (4)

CEC needs improvement

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  • Career Opportunities
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Former Employee - Director of Radiology in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Director of Radiology in Pittsburgh, PA

I worked at Career Education

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Seemed to be trying to do better

Cons

:Low funding for program needs, no consistency of leadership, current equipment that is shared by programs inaccessible, current soft goods runout (paper, etc.), lack of parking, outdated equipment, lower wages than other companies investigated, building was not heated properly: had to wear a coat all day, lack of planning for department goals, lack of knowledge by upper management regarding accreditation rules and regulations, lack of listening regarding rules and regulations resulted in loss of accreditaion for program, night hours mandatory with no public transportation cou;ed with lack of parking made those hours nearly impossible. low staff to student ratio, low staff to exteniship sites made visitng them as needed impossible.

Advice to Management

Support the programs to make them competitive (equipment needs) , get some heat in the building, stop changing leadership, investigate laws and rules of accrediting bodies before implementing changes that need to be changed almost daily.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Betrayed by a company I served with dedication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I worked at Career Education

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Career Education are to make a difference in the life of this country's youth by providing a quality education that leads to better job opportunities. The other reason is to bring change in our education system by assisting for-profit educational institutions to lead the fight at Washington, DC.

    Cons

    They are a lot of office politics. People are promoted not because of how well they perform but who they know. The senior management team serves themselves with huge stock options and salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and recognize employees whose work performances are outstanding.


  2. Helpful (6)

    CEC NEEDS TO CLEAN HOUSE AND START OVER

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Instructor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Instructor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Career Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There aren't many, the benefits were better than average, the tuition plan was ok but very late in happening. It became obvious that management was the problem and that the company could not survive it's own dysfunction. As a result, there's lots of turnover of managment and at all levels frankly, which dooms a company to repeat the same mistakes over and over. People were promoted based on a good old boys system and not based on qualifications, past results, or credentials. In fact lots of managers have no credentials that relate to their position. There was a lot of lip service to ethics, and principals but in practice blatent disregard for what would be best for the company and their customers.

    Cons

    People were treated with such disrespect, no regard for private/family life, no communication, management very incompetent and never listened to employees even when they got very good and genuine feedback. After working here you'll appreciate working at a real company. Very fast growth put unqualified people in positions of authority who didn't hold their charges accountable for their performance.

    Advice to Management

    You can't, they won't listen, they think they know it all, when in fact they don't know jack about anything. All the management staff I met had never really run a college or worked in legimate education before, and had not actually been successful at managing a for-profit company either. Many had a military career, which is NOT a qualification to run a company or a college. And when you treat your employees like military personnel and expect them to jump when you bark orders... that just does not fly in business today.


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