ITT Technical Institute Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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ITT Technical Institute Chairman & CEO Kevin M. Modany
Kevin M. Modany
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Pros
  • Pay was decent for no experience and no degree (in 14 reviews)

  • Helping students is very satisfying to me (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • HQ and poor management ruin work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Tales from students about financial aid acquired through the company sounds shady at best (in 23 reviews)

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  1. ITT Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technical programs relative to employment

    Cons

    Bad hours, under staffed, unrealistic expectations


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not all bad, not all good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet and assist so many people from various walks of life. It is truly a privilege to be able to assist so many people.

    Cons

    Medical benefits are terrible and the company does not share the cost burden proportionately. Each year they get worse. And if you did not have benefits through the company the previous year, you can only take the high deductible plan w/a $25K deductible.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Modany, he has ruined our reputation and the company. Time for a new regime.


  3. Functional Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute full-time

    Pros

    I love working with the students. Great opportunities to help others improve their lives.

    Cons

    Pay raise policy - even with a promotion you are only eligible for an increase in February

    Advice to Management

    Restructure your pay policy to keep top talent


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  5. Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Educational Recruiter in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Educational Recruiter in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I appreciated the organization, structure, and weekly meetings with our team as well as 1:1s

    Cons

    There is a high turn over rate as corporate tends to cut jobs every quarter and change tiering system.

    Advice to Management

    The price you are charging for an "education" is astronomical. If you are charging this - back up your "product" with high quality materials, educators, and support your students.


  6. Customer Solutions Associate

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with where I work from.

    Cons

    Employees are not shown enough appreciation for their hard work. Only those at headquarters or management are acknowledged.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employees to grow and advance in the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Dean

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cannot think of any, considering the many better alternatives.

    Cons

    Dreadful working environment. Dishonest to students about quality of programs (ranging from merely adequate to outdated, irrelevant or dreadful) , no loyalty extended to staff. Cost of education is unconscionably high for limited value received. For all their purported attention to "values" and meaningless slogans, management's sole interest in generating revenue -- convincing those not bright enough to make effective choices that they should become hugely indebted to secure a mostly worthless credential.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost your way. At one time, ITT offered useful programs and opportunities for students as well as a positive working environment. This is now largely not the case. There are good reasons the corporation is under investigation by Government agencies and should be closed down. CEO is a bean-counter, not an educator. Most of management are good salesman who should be pitching low-value products on late-nigh cable TV -- oh, forgot. That's exactly what they do.


  8. False Promises to Students

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The main benefit of working as an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Technical Institute is the direct impact teachers can have on young people eager to improve their skills for the workforce.

    Cons

    The biggest con (with both meanings) is that ITT Technical Institute is a for-profit institution which cares more about collecting Federal Student Aid than in ensuring that its students get an education. Although students come to ITT Technical Institute to learn, and Adjunct Instructors sign up to teach, ITT Tech Headquarters creates course content (syllabi) expecting students to learn unrealistic amounts of material in unrealistically short periods of time, especially given the weak prior preparation of the students and also that the only entrance requirements for students are a high school diploma (which may not be worth the paper it is printed on) and the money to pay the tuition. The end result is one of two things. Either instructors grade their students honestly and most students flunk their courses because of a failure to keep pace, or, more often, instructors hand out A's to students merely for "turning in" work that is somewhat related to what is being taught. Students who pass prerequisites to advance to later courses do so without having fully grasped the material, and they continue to fall further and further behind, until when they graduate and their Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree is merely a piece of paper with few real job prospects to back it up.

    Advice to Management

    The Adjunct Faculty who join ITT Tech truly care about the students and want to teach. The students who pay tens of thousands of dollars in tuition definitely want to learn to improve their skills for the workforce. If only ITT Technical Headquarters in Indiana created syllabi that were more realistic, given the educational background of ITT Tech students, the students would be better served, as opposed to assuming that these students are capable of earning an Associate's Degree in 2 years or a Bachelor's Degree in 4.


  9. ITT Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gaining lots of experience in financial aid, building relationship & report with the students. It is very rewarding seeing the students graduate and knowing you played a role in their success.

    Cons

    Late hours...sometimes until nine pm and every other Saturday is required. Not much room for advancement. No bonuses and the only raise that are received are 1% per year unless you elect to move up the career ladder based on your performance review.


  10. Worst place I've ever worked

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked most of the co workers

    Cons

    I don't know where they find the directors, but they really scrape the bottom of the barrel to produce them!

    Advice to Management

    Don't go there!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Recruiter / Admissions

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Higher pay than other for-profits in the area.

    Cons

    Micro-managed. Unrealistic goals. Glorified phone solicitor to people, 99% of whom did not actually request information from the company. Third-party leads bought to get around "Do Not Call" laws in place.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason the company is under investigation by feds - shady practices from bean-counters such as Kevin Modany, among others. Dump the little guy and re-invent yourselves before it's too late - if it isn't already.



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