Harrison College

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Harrison College Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

    Pros

    Values are great, great people.

    Cons

    Tough hours, but need to reflect hours for students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harrison College

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great working atmosphere

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

    Appear to have an excellent culture

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away from Harrison College

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    STUDENT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time

    Pros

    Instructors are outgoing and friendly while you attending and it is an accredited school. Tuition for fulltime student is $4800 a quarter. Ivy Tech is in the ballpark of $360.00 per class!

    Cons

    Tuition is WAY TOO high compared to other colleges. And, these credits DO NOT transfer to other schools. Overall, it is not worth it. Go to IVY Tech. It is affordable and the education means more on paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place, now just average, difficult industry

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Instructor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The organization has a great vision and mission. The people that work there are smart and have heart. Try to provide for work-life balance, depends on your role & supervisor.

    Cons

    The industry, since 2009, has gotten particularly difficult and the whole sector is handling it in very different ways, Harrison is still trying to figure it out. Compensation is moderate. Work-life balance is less and less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the weeds and lead. Make a future for the organization, don't just talk about it. Don't be afraid of asking the tough questions, getting to the heart of a matter, and even looking in the mirror. Don't just be a talking head.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad and getting worse

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    Former Employee - Campus President in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Campus President in Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working there is that they always make payroll. The pay is not much, but at least you get a small check every 2 weeks or so.

    Cons

    The worst thing about working there is that it is SO depressing. The upper management lives high on the hog and makes the actual workers worry about getting fired each day. Meanwhile this college is up to its neck in worthless administrators who talk about the vision and ideals of the place without ever actually talking to a student or faculty member.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is time to sell the college to a company that will trim the fat and operate the college efficiently. The emphasis should be on education and not creating layers of management that are a drain on the college's very shaky resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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