Everest College Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits, steady schedule coworkers are wonderful (in 10 reviews)

  • It's nice working with current and potential students and trying to help them improve their lives (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • uncertainty of job security and lack of communication between departments (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not support the teachers (in 6 reviews)

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  1. A roller coaster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative

    I have been working at Everest College

    Pros

    You are helping students get a career in the field they desire.
    You feel like you are making a difference in the students' lives.

    Cons

    There are not many growth opportunities and the pay hasn't increased in over 2 years, plus no commissions or incentives.
    Just got bought by Zenith Education Group (a non-profit) so may start to turn things around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive reinforcement works better than negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Unprofessional & not honest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative

    I worked at Everest College full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation was okay. Average for an admissions job. Benefits include vacation, sick time, health insurance (medical, vision, dental).

    Cons

    Because this school is a "for-profit college" you cannot make commission. This is not a typical Monday through Friday. There are some required Saturdays. It is not a 9-5. Some nights you will work until 8pm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with the students coming into sign up for school. This is a medical career training program college. If someone is looking to get a degree, this is not the school for them. If they are looking to work in business, this is not the school for them. Admission reps should be telling the potential students this up front.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Not open to changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Admissions in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Everest College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to and encouraged to move up. I was promoted three times in a year and a half. The pay is competitive and there are good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management not open to suggestions, moral is very low, it is hard to feel good about what you do on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to listening to the people on the front lines. We do know what its like and we hear from our customers/students on a daily basis. We are not expecting all suggestions to be implemented but it is nice to have a voice and know it is being heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. it's in excellent place to work

    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

    I have been working at Everest College

    Pros

    the pay and the staff

    Cons

    schedules change not enough encouragement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more incentives to employees

  6. So much turnover and lack of leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Externship Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Externship Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Everest College

    Pros

    Helping students find work, working with a few great people

    Cons

    Office culture, compensation, lack of recognition, lack of support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise compensation and recognize your employees for their hard work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. instructor

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    Former Employee - Instructor in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Instructor in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    Working help students helping them achieve their career goals.

    Cons

    So much micro managing. Supervisors constantly ride the hard working instructors. No prep time to enter grades, mentoring students after classes, no overtime . We were ALL working off the clock. No pay raises for 2 years. Supervisors received their money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So much stress. Please stand behind your instructors and no micro managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Changes coming-not sure they will be good but can only go up from here

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at Everest College (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping underserved population get an education.

    Cons

    Almost everything is numbers driven. Cannot educate students approprately when you always have to worry about attrition numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on teaching and not just numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Not a happy place

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Everest College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Different schedules. Starbucks Coffee. Other than that, not much

    Cons

    Phone calls monitored. Favoritism. not much development from management and above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Students NOT First, or even second or third, or ....

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    Current Employee - Faculty
    Current Employee - Faculty

    I have been working at Everest College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Almost all my coworkers at this campus are wonderful, caring people. There are exceptions, of course... The tuition reimbursement program was pretty good, but it has been suspended until the company figures out who is going to purchase them. Benefits are decent but co-pays have increased every year for the last three years.

    Cons

    I was promised training when I was hired, as was every other instructor, but there is none. Almost every teacher at this campus is working a split shift or has reduced hours. Management has high turnover rate from the campus president down to managers. My direct supervisor is a micro-manager who uses threats as a prime motivating tool.

    One of the school motto's is "students first.' The truth is, it is shareholders first, faculty last, and students a few notches above faculty. Students are enrolled who are not capable of completing the programs; some cannot read, many cannot do basic math, many can't write, but many of them are pushed through to graduate anyway.

    Teachers are expected to do more than real time allows, then they want you to do more. There is no prep time....ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide real training/professional development. Realize that a four hours is four hours and once you fill it you cannot magically make that time into more time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Unjust

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Director in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Director in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Everest College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, career advancement, training, salary and vacation

    Cons

    Communication from management, work/life balance, lies, outdated, sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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