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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

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

Pros

Great co-workers, competitive salaries, great work/life balance. Overall, I really enjoy being part of the Career Education team. Every company has it's drawbacks, but I think this one has less than most.

Cons

Negative reputation. Aside from the reputation, it's a difficult place to work if you don't handle change well. Things change almost daily and it's not good for the complacent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to invest in your employees and focus on students instead of profits. You're headed in the right direction, but you still have a ways to go.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    military admissions adviser position = high pressure telemarketing sales

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    Current Employee - Military Admissions Adviser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Military Admissions Adviser in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    pay is decent, a new employee can make as much as $40k a year with full benefits. Even if you're terrible at your job you can easily slip through the cracks and go unnoticed long enough to find a better job

    Cons

    You are not an "admissions adviser", you are sales person. Your role is to enroll every person they transfer to you no matter what kind of education they are looking for. You're "trained" to talk veterans into blindly signing over their education benefits for a degree that is pretty much useless.

    Micromanagement CONSTANTLY.

     Multiple supervisors to answer to

    The company is falling apart under mismanagement. They are constantly changing everything. In the last year I've had over a half dozen supervisors. The company is constantly under the scrutiny of the department of education for it's policies and mismanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut your losses and pull out of the education business. You have no idea what you are doing and are harming far too many people in the process

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Aid Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Aid Advisor in Hoffman Estates, IL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO
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