ICT (Interactive College of Technology)

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ICT (Interactive College of Technology) Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    School was cool but working there sucks...

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Chamblee, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Chamblee, GA

    I worked at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had a few people that wasn't snakes...

    Cons

    Racism,prejudice,no raise,favoritism no activities for students and they all about money ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the school to someone who can do something positive with it and quit being racist...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great to learn your basic skills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) full-time

    Pros

    Helping others, management experience, refining skills.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Polices's and ethics not followed. Not supported with direct manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Career Growth and culture

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    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - ESL Instructor in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ideal place to reach out to those young adult in search of a better career and knowledge in a for profit college environment.

    Cons

    Management leadership short sighted and negative culture for employees' growth and satisfaction.
    Poor management of students SSN and private information.
    Questionable student loan practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having open discussion with employees about compensation, training and open to receive constructive criticism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chamblee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chamblee, GA

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, excellent management.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy to get approval for certain things. Budgets were always tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with people to figure out what they need to get the job done more and try to provide it in quicker time-frame if possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't work at ICT if you value education

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The students are wonderful, many immigrants working two jobs to support a family, and come to ICT to learn English or get training for a better job. Tuition is relatively low, and the school works to get students into jobs.

    Cons

    The school values recruiting students over everything else, doesn't pay teachers well, and pressures teachers to retain students instead of teaching them anything. Despite its name, the technology is often outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't respect or value teaching in anything you do, and trophies don't substitute for tangible rewards. Why spend a lot for a PR campaign claiming individual attention for students when you refuse to pay the teachers for their time giving students that attention?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The company does not value their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology)

    Pros

    Comparing to other ESL schools in the area there is quite a stable enrollment and there is curriculum developed

    Cons

    Teachers are turned into salesmen who are responsible for students continuing their education. Their job depends on numbers of students staying and passing from level to level. As a consequence, most teachers make up grades to keep their jobs. You are forced to act unethically and pretend you are doing it for the benefit of the student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage teachers just to show how great of a job you do. Respect their exprertise because many of you have no idea about teaching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for but not to retire at.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) full-time

    Pros

    Good, productive employees are treated very well and have ample opportunity for growth in the company. This isn't a place where you can just lay low once you are hired and always collect a paycheck. If you demonstrate good work, you will be rewarded, otherwise you will be pushed out the door.

    The transparency in overall company performance is also very refreshing. They do not hide from letting all employees know how the numbers are and if they think this is good or bad based on projections.

    While a few aspects seem a little shady, they realize that the success of the college is tied to the success of their students and I think that overall, they have the best interests of the students at heart.

    Cons

    The sales aspects (getting and retaining students) are very cut throat.The company is very bottom line oriented and constantly harps on working as hard as you can. This can get discouraging when you are already exhausted from giving everything you have.

    Also, pay here is low across the board. That doesn't mean it isn't fair but this isn't a place that is going to be able to compensate as well as the bigger players in your related field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does well in focusing on providing for the individual students but sometimes their frugality causes the infrastructure that supports the students in less direct ways to suffer. Some of this has changed for the better and I hope this continues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Management is only interested in dollars

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology) part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse student body, and industry recognized certifications. Low cost.

    Cons

    Management does not value education, listen to employees and treats teachers like dirt. They misrepresent themselves publicly, go back on their promises to employees and treat students like dirt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A school should value teachers, not continue to figure out ways to rip them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Felt good about helping others but.

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology)

    Pros

    I helped people to better themselves

    Cons

    There was no balance between work and life/time to sleep

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    I am looking for another job

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    Current Employee - Business Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ICT (Interactive College of Technology)

    Pros

    If there is nothing else. It is a college and as such you can meet new people and the satisfaction of helping others is the best thing that you will get. One can get that at any other college or education center but this, along with some of the other instructors is the only thing that is really worth it.

    Cons

    Broken work hours, job performance is appreciated only by words, not by salary. Work day is split in two by a huge break which makes the to-work - from-work time about 12 hours. Management will often say how much they appreciate your performance, but your salary will stay behind all other comparable job positions from all other comparable colleges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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