Career Education
2.6 of 5 157 reviews
www.careered.com Schaumburg, IL 5000+ Employees

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In this economy, it's a foot in the door. Don't overstay your welcome though...

Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

Pros- Young workforce, good work relationships. Makes the monotonous work seem bearable.
- Working for a Fortune 500 Company looks good on resume
- Extensive training and skills will prepare you for other Administrative positions.
- Good place to start with no college degree.

Cons- Stressful!! You need to hit the ground running right out of training to be successful here.
- Corporate is constantly changing the way things are done, no sense of solidarity between schools/departments
- Federal Regulations are targeting for-profit institutions HARD. 23 school closures and 900 layoffs in the last 6mo with more to come. Today they pushed back annual raises and put a big "?" on them. We might not even get one this year. This is for ALL of CEC.
- Not compensated well for the work we do, stress of the job, working weekends, long hours.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work if you're in the right department.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

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


    Pros: Great co-workers, competitive salaries, great work/life balance. Overall, I really enjoy being part of the Career… Cons: Negative reputation. Aside from the reputation, it's a difficult place to work if you… Advice to Senior Management: Continue to invest in your employees and focus on students instead of profits. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good Company, bad times for proprietary ed

    Instructor (Current Employee)
    Skokie, IL

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


    Pros: Good benefits, excellent life/work balance, wonderful coworkers. Cons: Economy and how it is posing challenges to this industry. Advice to Senior Management: Listen to people that work on the campuses. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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