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ITT Technical Institute Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
508 Reviews
2.2
508 Reviews
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ITT Technical Institute Chairman & CEO Kevin M. Modany
Kevin M. Modany
267 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay was decent for no experience and no degree (in 13 reviews)

  • The reward of helping students achieve their goals is priceless (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance - required to work 6-7 days per week and on vacation or sick leave (in 16 reviews)

  • upper management has unrealistic expectations, does not care about employees or students (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork, focus on school and students

    Cons

    Micro-manages and no support from the beginning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Until They Get New Management, Don't Bother

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a great manager, loved my job, and was given ample freedom to grow and create better training and opportunitites for students within my position.

    Cons

    Corporate Management are nothing but money-grabbing, morally bankrupt thugs that don't give one iota about providing students with the eduction worth the exhorbitant price tag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave and have yourselves replaced with sales professionals who are also seasoned educators. Stop cutting vital services to students in lieu of bigger management paychecks. Suggest that Kevin Modany take half od his nine million a year paycheck and acyually put it back into the school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    was good in the beginning...

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping people improve their lives by getting a degree and increasing job opportunities and income potential.

    Cons

    What have you done for me lately? You will be kicked to the curb if you don't meet your goals which have become very hard to reach lately . Your goals will go up year after year even though the industry is in a downward spiral and enrollments are down year after year. Eventually you will not be able to maintain your goals and they will terminate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to treat your loyal and productive employees good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really Sad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None, this was a really bad experience.

    Cons

    All this company cares about is getting bodies in the door to collect title IV funds. They prey on low-income individuals and veterans. They push their Financial Aid Admins to reach "packaging goals" and recruitment pushes the FA's to "seal the deal" with students who are concerned about cost. It sickens me to have ever been part of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a moral compass quick!

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

    Adjunct faculty concerns, and educational outcome of students, seem to be of little importance to corporation.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some students are motivated to learn. Some faculty are caring and want to genuinely help improve lives of students.

    Cons

    Students do not have advisers to help them make decisions about their education or help them with life issues. It is hard to enjoy teaching when you know that many of your students should be reconsidering their decision to get degree at ITT-Tech. This school is not the best fit for most students. But full time company employees are sales people, and only path students are encouraged to follow is more and more classes at ITT-Tech. Classes are $2000 per quarter, yet curriculum that instructors are pressured to follow is poorly written. Students in advanced classes typically have not mastered material in prerequisite classes, so they struggle to comprehend new material. Almost any criteria you can think of for good adjunct faculty job is not met here; cons are too many to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put priority on education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    ITT Tech not too great

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member in Albany, NY

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Convenient from the northway, basically.

    Cons

    Terrible business model, terrible management. For-profit education is a bad education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The student's education should be paramount to your profits.

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

    Disappointing work experience.

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    Current Employee - Representative
    Current Employee - Representative

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Starting pay is OK. Liked many of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. The school has changed drastically over the last five years for the worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Default Mill. Degree Mill. People Mill.

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    Former Employee - Educational Representative
    Former Employee - Educational Representative

    I worked at ITT Technical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is salaried with benefits, 401k option, etc., tempting for an entry-level sales job. On the sales end, some of the employees are really nice people, that make the job bearable. Seem to do a lot to help military veterans who have related training. Plenty of structure. Great feeling of inspiring people that may have given up on themselves. Strong training program.

    Cons

    Benefits are no frills. Corporate micro-manages everything. Secretly audits employees. Loans are deliberately given to people not very likely to graduate (no support system, additional financial support for day-to-day stuff). Recruiters are regularly pressured (with termination or write-ups) to meet standards that legally cannot be called quotas. The classes and facilities aren't all that nice for the cost of tuition to be so high (compared to a state or other private colleges), so selling it to someone who doesn't know the difference is the real swindle here. People come and go. Good people aren't promoted within. Office culture varies from location to location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in facilities and create readiness workshops for students because unhappy students are serving as a poor reflection on the organization. Inspire your sales force and foster team bonding. Build strategic partnerships with local schools and invest in the local communities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Richardson campus: not good experience

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    Current Employee - Recruiter/Admissions Representative  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter/Admissions Representative in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Met with prospective students, diverse.

    Cons

    based on numbers and the amount of students that actually sit in class. Numbers driven, for profit college. Sales driven. Inquiries are based on leads from people job searching. Top leads are designated to top three based on metrics and people actually go through financial aid process (points), people that are actually applying. Culture is everyone for themselves even management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually perform as a team and for the students. Takes about a year to learn position. no good benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dysfunctional Leadership is causing the ship to lean

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at ITT Technical Institute as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people working at their jobs, great instructors.

    Cons

    Adjuncts can only teach three classes a quarter. The reason is to keep from having to pay benefits to existing teachers. This means hiring adjuncts who are less qualified to fill the greater number of adjunct positions. Top management is only concerned about following their processes and policies so they can drive the stock price and are not concerned about how to give good customer service (i.e. help the students succeed after receiving their education)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop your tuition. This will allow more students to attend. Focus on giving good customer service, Help the students succeed. Allow those professors who love to teach to teach instead of making decisions based on maximizing profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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