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Fortis College Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
33 Reviews

2.7
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    A shame. Education affiliates is a group if investor's that couldn't care less about the student's or employees.

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    Current Employee - Allied Health Instructor
    Current Employee - Allied Health Instructor

    Pros

    The instructor's really want student's to succeed, and the professions/program's that are offered are legitimate and needed in our communities.

    Cons

    They lie to get people to enroll and even worse to those who are not capable of succeeding, through no fault of there own are enrolled. They don't realize until it is too late and they owe all that money. Unless they just don't come to school they can't fail. The grading scale was changed to make it almost impossible to fail. These people are taking care of our families when we go to the Dr. (Scary)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pressuring admissions Rep's to lie to enroll people or lose their jobs. Have a REAL entrance exam, so people are not set up to fail. Keep full time instructors that know what they're doing and care instead of all the part time people who don't have a clue, or credentials. Give student's what they pay for, which will keep patient's (all if us) safe, in our communities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Program Director  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Program Director in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Love helping others with a career

    Cons

    getting laid-off felt other smaller programs could have gotten cut

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Study

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good way to make some extra money while attending school there. Flexible

    Cons

    20 hr weekly limit on Work Study positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a career job

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    Current Employee - Associate Admissions Representative  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Associate Admissions Representative in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Able to help prospective students enroll and complete different programs

    Cons

    No chance for advancement, no real training, bad management. Management does not care for the welfare of students in most departments. Culture of school is based off of mess and drama everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work environment, hard working students.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Palm Beach, FL

    Pros

    The students are there for a purpose - to learn a trade. As an instructor, I was given the opportunity to teach the course the way I wanted.

    Cons

    Course was a bit compressed. Salary not great.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great, rewarding company!

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    Extremely friendly and helpful staff and upper management. New management has set stricter rules for students making it a much safer and easier environment to teach at. I have had many opportunities for advancement in only a year.

    Cons

    The programs used to be very poorly run but now that new management has taken over, things are turning around. Pay is not as high as other comparable schools in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Very disappointing and deceptive

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Scranton, PA

    Pros

    The class sizes are small and provide for the possibility for a lot of direct interaction with the instructor

    Cons

    Instructors only care about their paycheck and not the students, even though there is no food or lodging provided you are charged for room and board, items in the booklist are paid for but not provided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the staff the actually cared and provided what is paid for and listen to the needs of the staff and students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Speaking out both sides of their mouths

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Had fun with students- It was great changing people's lives and watching them graduate and get great jobs.

    Cons

    From an admissions representative perspective, don't act like the industry is not numbers driven. It is - and people get fired if they don't hit numbers. Just because you tell people that we are now customer service reps but don't address how to hit the numbers and then act like you were never about numbers is ludacris. Don't hire a campus director that looks and smells like a used car salesman to come in to make it better that hates the admissions reps and then wonder why the Nashville campus has the lowest population it has ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being hypocritical. Techncal college is a great place for training students- BUT- you are for profit.
    You have to have a certain number of students to make money - and that money is used to fill investors pockets- not to make the schools better or get better equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    In Dire Need of a Turnaround

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay,faculty and staff that care about students, flexible hours, local management easy to work with

    Cons

    No match for 401k, freeze on raises, full-time staff/ faculty cut back to part-time, layoffs and cut backs for past couple of years due to low enrollments, low morale because of constant worry over being laid off or those that are left being forced to take on too heavy of a workload to be able to service the students the way they would like to,very reactive versus proactive- corporate slow to adapt needed changes, sad to watch a school once bustling with employees and students now cut down to bare bones due to poor corporate decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot keep doing things the same way they have been done in the past in face of fierce competition, need to try new marketing and admissions techniques and allow local management to make decisions based on their market. Cutting faculty/ staff to bare bones means less customer service/ student services and unsatisfied students which leads to students dropping and spreading the negative word to their friends/ family and over the internet which leads to less enrollments and more layoffs/budget cuts. New ideas/ corporate management need to be introduced to stop the cycle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Varied, okay to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    mostly regular hours, okay pay, decent benefits. employees and students alike were decent to get along with for the most part

    Cons

    Students can be a bit not like regular college students. no student housing like many ask about. buildings were old and equipment out of date

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let corporate know if you improve the little things, potential students take notice and more would enroll and stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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