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Helpful (2)

Decent (or above) salary, great co-workers, current problems and layoffs in process

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Aid Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
Current Employee - Senior Financial Aid Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Love my co-workers! Great work-life balance and focus. Good salary, especially for young adults first entering workforce; which is extremely common. Upper management make selves open and available to all and are. Yearly employee surveys, with followup of results, action plans, goals, and progress. Continual focus to attempt to increase employee morale and recognition. Structured monthly one-to-one employee-manager meetings and manager involvement of "next step" for advancement.

Cons

Recent schools closing announcements (23), 900 laid off and hundreds more imminent. Too many management, leaders, and layers (directors upon directors). Advancements not always given to most qualified; many 'chosen' ones climb the ladder extremely quickly. Disconnect among departments, especially between campuses and corporate. Regulatory and policies not always consistent with what is actually done.

Advice to Management

You say you care about students and employees, talk integrity and excellence, but in reality, it's only talk. Senior management say to come to them; they listen and say will do something about, but never do. You have many quality systems and departments in place, but lack accountability and ensurance of the completion. Metrics in place to emphasize productivity, but these systems cause quality of work to be compromised.

Other Employee Reviews for Career Education

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, that's it

    Cons

    Cutthroat enrvironment, more sexual harassment than you can imagine

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be managers before attempting it


  2. Helpful (1)

    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 (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 Management

    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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