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Mistreats teachers

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Former Employee - Instructor  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Instructor in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

I worked at Summit Learning Centres

Pros

Working hours are good; students can be nice

Cons

I think this company goes by "Summit College" now. New name, same BS from what I hear. A prospective employee need only look at the turnover rate to realize something is wrong here. Qualified teachers do yourselves a favour and look for employment elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Humble yourselves. Your employees are CONSTANTLY complaining about you both.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I hope other companies don't treat their employees this way...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Learning Centres

    Pros

    The only good thing about working at Summit would be the students. Some of them actually wanted to be there and you knew that you were helping them succeed.

    Cons

    1. Poorly managed and no support from Central Office
    2. You never feel like you or your work is valued by management. They take advantage of the fact you are a qualified teacher and there is a lack of work for teachers.
    3. Extremely high work load (ratios are said to be at 4:1 but it was more like 10 students to 1 teacher and all students were working on different college or academic programs and all needed different lectures, instruction, material marked, and daily/monthly reports).
    4. Raises are non existent, even if you change roles or more work is placed on you. Your pay is low to start with but they make it seem like you will increase your salary as you go along.
    5. The bonus program "incentive" they offer is a joke as no one ever gets the bonus
    6. The computers are over 10 years old and some material is outdated and often there is not enough books for all students to use at one time.
    7. There is a very high turnover rate with some teachers walking out and mailing their keys to head office so they won't have to deal with them anymore.
    Overall, I was very excited when I first took on this job as they made it sound like the best place to work and a very close community. Management seems to only be in the educational business to make money rather than focusing on making their employees feel valued in the work they do and focusing on providing a real education to the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new management who actually know what they are doing and know how to treat people before you go under.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Summit Learning Centres

    Pros

    Summit Learning is an innovative company that respects the abilities of it's employees. The company policy of Kaizen (continuous improvement) is implemented and taken seriously at all times. Employees are encouraged to come forward with ways of making their campus, teaching, career more effective and efficient.

    Praise is offered to anyone who goes above and beyond. Upper management works tirelessly to ensure that all campuses have everything that they need.

    Bonus structure is a great addition to salaries, employees that work hard and show positive results in enrollment are compensated well.

    Ability to go to work everyday and know that you are making a difference is worth more than money can buy.

    Cons

    Currently focused on restructuring programs and course offerings which leads to a lot of communication from management. However management is always available to answer questions or concerns

    Recommends
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