Harrison College Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Wonderful and fun work family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the best place I have worked since I was 16. Every single person is friendly and cares for each other.

    Cons

    there are no cons, that is my opinion

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. This is a great place to work. I love it and would not work any where else. It is a very supportive environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pros include: Flexibility, supportive community, professional development, social gatherings, wonderful work conditions, team building, family atmosphere, diverse community, great benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Harrison. The pay could be higher but that is something that most people
    feel when they work for a company. There is no downside to working here. I am very fortunate to have gotten a job here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Helpful (2)

    Constantly Changing

    Current Employee - Financial Aid Analyst in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Analyst in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay. Students are great

    Cons

    Policies word change on a whim and were not always in the best interest of the students.

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  5. Good School

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional Development; Caring Instructional Coaches

    Cons

    You don't get to design your own course. Instructional designers create the course which leads to frustration on instructors' behalf. Instructors cannot be creative in the classroom to learning outcomes are met. Instructors must call absent students on a regular basis which is borderline harassment. Quarterly calls are boring and annoying. We use WebEx but still have to phone in and listen to the call. Background noises (trains, dog's barking, etc) interfere with the quality of the phone conference.

    Advice to Management

    Give instructors permission to modify course content. Hire instructional designers who have a teaching background.

  6. Great culture!

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Values are great, great people.

    Cons

    Tough hours, but need to reflect hours for students.

  7. Excellent Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harrison College

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great working atmosphere

  8. Helpful (4)

    Inconsistent Values

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Appear to have an excellent culture

    Cons

    Inability of leadership to adapt or understand its employees; revenue ahead of everything else

  9. Helpful (2)

    If you like sales, you'll do fine.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harrison College

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers for the most part.
    My supervisor was absolutely amazing.
    No Friday classes, so you get off earlier.

    Cons

    The actual job. The school is so focused on numbers that I don't feel they really do what's best for the students. The word "babysit" was thrown around a lot when I was there because that's pretty much what you do - constantly calling students when they're not in class and reminding them they have to go to get enrolled, calling students to see how things are going if they're grades are bad, etc. They don't really train you well you're first week to get comfortable actually doing the job, and they expect you to jump right in as soon as possible.

  10. Helpful (3)

    For-profit colleges are floundering - this is one example.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated teachers, decent compensation. The campus culture is usually pretty good - people working on the campus and interacting with students do genuinely care about their well-being and academic success.

    Cons

    It is incredibly frustrating to deal with the disconnect between campus needs and corporate decisions.

    There are basically no standards for admission. There's a test that students have to take, but it's multiple choice and you can pass by randomly guessing. Many students admitted are operating way below college or even high school standards of academics, which is a challenge for the teachers. Admission goals are set high and management is awful (the head of admissions screams and calls employees names) so reps are between a rock and a hard place.

    They have been pursuing regional accreditation for years. It hasn't happened yet and I'd be incredibly surprised if it ever does.

    Advice to Management

    Get more in touch with campus culture and the realities of the educational challenges that the teachers and campus staff deal with on a day to day basis.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Stay Away from Harrison College

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Loved working one on one with students as they pursued their education

    Cons

    Management will throw you under the bus without warning. Students are dollar signs for company, and no value placed in them as students.

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