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Lower level management means well, but the "C" level executives are a mess.

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Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Centennial, CO
Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Centennial, CO

I worked at Westwood College (more than an year)

Pros

The team managers (called Directors Of Admissions), were great and wanted to see everyone succeed. The leaders just above them were great as well.

Cons

The executive team for Alta really are the ones who are responsible for the negativity involved in the company. When pressed about why Westwood was being sued (in a meeting with about 2000 employees there), the COO said, and I quote "Above my pay grade". Have never actually heard a bunch of employees literally "boo" one of their bosses.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be straight forward and take responsibility.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    okay place if you can get over their unethical business practices

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Westwood College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great place to start in the field of instructional design or educational technology. Good practice.

    Cons

    One major con is that once you have Westwood on your CV, it is difficult to get a job anywhere else. People all around the area distrust Westwood because of their terrible ethical standards. Management is micromanaging and looks over your shoulder at everything you are doing. If you are in the bathroom "too long" you get suspicious looks from your manager. It is a culture of distrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need a CEO that espouses and encourages solid ethical standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Apply Only if Your Background is in Design and Business!!!

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Annandale, VA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Annandale, VA

    I have been working at Westwood College part-time

    Pros

    Pay is great
    Some faculty and staff are really helpful, caring and supportive
    Depending on your teaching area, you will always have courses to teach

    Cons

    High Turn-Over rate in all departments
    Depending on your teaching area, you may not have courses to teach
    Some department chairs do not work well with some instructors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is good and inevitable however staff and faculty that worked well and with others should remain in the college. Changes should also be communicated better than a one line announcement via email. There should be a balance between new and old faculty on how classes are assigned while not basing it all on who has been employed the longest considering they both do the same thing; teach courses!

    Recommends
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