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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

Pros

There are some great people here

Cons

Absolutely no consistency coming from management. As a matter of fact, we get almost no communication from management at all. Managers are allowed to create their own little fiefdoms and bully their staff, cronyism is rampant, departments don't communicate well, most people are afraid of their boss, just to name a few. Don't bother reporting problems to HR - they are useless.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you care about what your employees think - and judging by this forum, it's not much - you need to get your collective heads out of the sand and hire some creative people. Happy employees are your greatest asset and it doesn't take much to make that happen - you just have to start with respect and go from there.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Corinthian Colleges

  1.  

    Employee Satisfaction Depends on Who's the Head of Your Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    Pros

    My immediate Director to whom I reported was great: intelligent, amenable, listens, makes you feel valued, and goes the extra mile to make sure you're happy with the job.

    Decent work/life balance. You go to work, do your 8 hours, and go home...for what it's worth.

    Promotional opportunities are there albeit they may take some time to shape and present themselves.

    Pretty good pay.

    Friendly atmosphere.

    There are some really good, thoughtful people in both the highest echelons and in the rank-and-file. Potential to move throughout the company and into different departments.

    There's a nice employee lounge room.

    Cons

    This company is large - too large. Transitions, layoffs, and restructuring are constantly occurring. Departments are being redefined, moved, integrated, shuffled, etc. Interdepartmental communication is atrocious. The technology employed is less than sophisticated. The tech department is virtually nonexistent and not at anyone's disposal unless you're part of executive management.

    It really depends on which VP, AVP, etc. is in charge of your department. Some are old-school who haven't kept up with the times while others have vision and are progressive. Just hope you don't get the former.

    The building interior is ugly and drab. Parking is just an awful experience.

    Management seems to be either unaware or apathetic towards inequities in the workplace among employees. Confusion regarding pay, lunch hours, work hours, responsibilities, working from home, etc. are not standardized throughout the organization and lead to employee strife.

    This company is a slow-moving Goliath that expanded too quickly.

    The value of some of the education provided to the students is dubious. We constantly have pep rallies to ingrain into the employees' minds that we are the greatest company in the world; however, things like a criminal justice program costing $60K can't possibly be justified, and I found it hard, at times, to be proud of working for this company.

    Lacks any brand recognition; this does not really help your resume, and you will constantly be asked: who/what is Corinthian Colleges? Unless, of course, you plan on staying in the for-profit, proprietary, postsecondary education industry, but I'd advise against this.

    Poor stock purchase/profit sharing plan. Benefits are decent but not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain talent, you have to embrace new ideas and heed Bob Dylan's advice in that the times are a changing. Running a department or a company like it was run 15 years ago is not going to cut it. Those who lack vision for the 21st century probably shouldn't be promoted to such prominent/powerful positions. The company's stock price reflects the myopic, stale management styles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Make sure you know what you're getting into

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Great co-workers, okay bennies, rewarding to see success stories

    Cons

    Struggling company, lack of organization, poor communicaiton on campus level and campus - regional- head quarters, I personally disagreed with the ethics and directions of the company, Leadership isn't always picked based on their ability to perform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate- Provide better training on campus levels- Speak up for your campus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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