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Easy to start, but becomes a morally depressing environment.

Former Employee - Admissions Representativte  in  Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Admissions Representativte in Sacramento, CA

I worked at Career Education full-time for less than a year

Pros

Interview procecc went so smooth, was guided right through it. Makes one almost think of quantity over quality hmm???

Cons

Pay is low considering that it essentially is a sales job w/out commission (educational institutes apparently can't pay commissions/bonuses) so typically a higher salary applies. The work environment is extremely depressing w/managers coming down on the reps so hard that the employees tend to lose their confidence and decline in their enrollment numbers. Were there a morale boost and ongoing training efforts employees would do significantly better and there wouldn't be such a high employee turnover rate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more money in keeping up the teams morale boost + providing ongoing training & happiness at the work envirnment; And I guarantee you that student enrollment will go up as the employee turnover rate goes down.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremly high turnover - An Education Company focused on Sales not Students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Career Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice working environment with a brand new state of the art home office building. Overall nice friendly co-workers to work around. Decent benefits and compensation in comparison to the industry.

    Cons

    High turnover of academic advisors who are the "sales" force. New federal regulations prohibit sales quotas for the industry however the company has found a loophole and continues to set sales quotas disguised as performance ratings.If an advisor fails to meet their quota they are "fired". 300%+ turnover annually. Upward mobility based more on who likes who and not who is more capable. Numerous instances of the more qualified and talented being passed over for promotion so that much less capable coworkers can be advanced. This contributes to the high turnover in the professional ranks. Company seems to not be able to make up it's mind what direction it wants to go. Constant changes every week to work processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to retain employees and don't just throw them away when they don't meet a quota. You are disrupting too many peoples lives when you do this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most Disorganized contract pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Career Education as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly people
    wide variety of employees

    Cons

    they seem to have issues paying contract employees on time
    attempting to be innovative with out researching
    extremer quiet work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research other education game companies before starting projects...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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