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Betrayed by a company I served with dedication

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Former Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Hoffman Estates, IL
Former Employee - Instructional Designer in Hoffman Estates, IL

I worked at Career Education

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 ManagementAdvice

Promote and recognize employees whose work performances are outstanding.

Recommends
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    You can do better than this company.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director of Admissions  in  Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Admissions in Saint Peters, MO

    I worked at Career Education

    Pros

    Career Education is good to work for because if you can last there for a year, you realize that you can work anywhere and put up with anything. When you get your next job, it is going to seem like a piece of cake. Once you are disrespected and truely don't feel cared about, it is going to be a pleasant suprise when you find a company that does treat you well. It makes you appreciate good managers even more. You do feel like you are helping some students but others you feel like you are talking them into something that is not right for them.

    Cons

    There are many reasons not to work at Career Education Corp. Broken promisesare one reason. Everyone there is expendable and they let you know that whenever they can is another. They really make you feel like you should be so lucky as to work for a place like this, when in reality they treat you like dirt and if you have any kind of a home life you won't be working there long because you need to be stressed out any minute you are awake, otherwise you are not trying hard enough. You are basically a telemarketer who does an occasional sales meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are people not just what is keeping you from getting fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    CEC NEEDS TO CLEAN HOUSE AND START OVER

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    Former Employee - Senior Instructor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Instructor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Career Education

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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