Minnesota School of Business

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Minnesota School of Business Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
31 Reviews
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    Exceptional campus employees; lack of strategic vision at a corporate level.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focus on student success; Great team environment; rewarding work; tuition benefits

    Cons

    Corporate level leadership; Compensation lower than competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. Think long term instead of short term only. Refocus on your mission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Company portrays they care about employees, it is all a farce.

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Administrator in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Administrator in Brooklyn Center, MN

    I worked at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful! Liked working with the students to make their educational dreams come true! Education benefit was excellent, free classes, just pay for books.

    Cons

    Upper level management was horrible, they were a bunch of wolves caring only about themselves. The upper level managers that did care were run out or laid off/fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance was ok for the most part. They did not have extra hours that were mandatory to work.

    Company values were a sketchy, it is a family owned/run company, and you can really tell by who is in the upper positions. It was a real compliment if you got hired and didn't know or were related to anyone in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Chaotic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Loyal employees that really care about the students.

    Cons

    Grew too fast - employees have no connection to corporate office and do not feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have to take things away from employees try giving something...anything back so they feel somewhat recognized and appreciated. Get out to your campuses and meet the people that are fulfilling the dreams of these students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    It was a wonderful working experience due to the students and other employees.

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    Former Employee - Program Chair in Lakeville, MN
    Former Employee - Program Chair in Lakeville, MN

    I worked at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a cheaper way to go to school.
    Love teaching and helping students grow.

    Cons

    There is too many loopholes and minor management that interfere with getting certain tasks done in a timely manner. Budget cuts are not handled well due to poor communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Opportunities for growth in a legitimately supportive environment.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Blaine, MN
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Blaine, MN

    I have been working at Minnesota School of Business as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere is friendly and supportive, enthusiasm regularly triumphs over pessimism, support for faculty that want to make a difference and conduct an academically rigorous classroom, transparency about policy and expectations, invaluable training and professional development resources.

    Cons

    Better pay for instructors would attract more skilled talent and retain the talent they already have, it seems for most this is a career-starter or stop along the way which is unfortunate for the campus and unfortunate for its students. Employees need to be better educated in order to show more sensitivity to diverse student needs; not making situations more difficult for students or peers with disabilities, and appropriately responding in delicate situations of race, class, gender, and sexuality. A very large amount of paperwork required for accreditation, which is not a surprise for a business college, but adds to the work load and stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining staff with sufficient pay and benefits so that their experience can benefit the students in the long run, consider gender/sexuality/ethnicity/ability leadership training on campus or employing a campus diversity professional as a resource for students and/or faculty who encounter issues in these areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Challenging, diverse population, culture differs by campus

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    Former Employee - Director of Career Services in Brooklyn Center, MN
    Former Employee - Director of Career Services in Brooklyn Center, MN

    I worked at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All in all, the employees were great to work with. Some campus facilities were far nicer than others, if possible work for a newer campus.

    Cons

    Time off was not great, long hours for some positions. Lack of support for teaching, students can be difficult to work with due to lack of education or training. Difficult for employers to want to hire students,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on talent development and appreciation of staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Management does not care about students

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can get a free Master's Degree, Pay is good. Most professors and staff really care about students

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Tuition is far higher than most 4 year Universities. It is a business and admissions counselors are instructed to admit any and all potential students who have $ or can secure a loan - most drop out later with tons of debt. Credits do not transfer to other schools.

  9.  

    Good Company that cares for their employees

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great tuition benefit, fair pay, nice co-workers. Most Instructors genuinely care about their students' success.

    Cons

    Lots of metrics, high turnover. They often take the words "For-Profit" way too literally. Students are more than walking financial aid dollars to boost your stock price. VERY expensive tuition!!!! Morale is often low as Reps are constantly pressured to enroll students. Every action is heavily monitored: phone calls, scheduled, conducted, applied, packaged, etc. It is VERY easy to get written up and terminated quickly. Not much in terms of job stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you have kids doesn't mean they're qualified to run a company. A "we-care" philosophy sounds great, but you often seem to only "care" about having multiple homes that are paid for by below-average students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Overall, I have had a pleasant and rewarding experience at MSB.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here include the co-workers. There are so many talented individuals employed at this company. It is a learning environment, where you can really grow as a person.

    Cons

    One con is that the pay scale seems lower than average. Pay raises are capped, and so earning an adequate amount more from year to year is not really an option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider examining pay as a way to retain highly skilled and knowledgable faculty and staff!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Average company to work for

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    Current Employee - Director At Metro Campus
    Current Employee - Director At Metro Campus

    I have been working at Minnesota School of Business full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great tuition benefit and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are some of the industry lowest, compared to other for profit colleges. It's very clear that if the select few upper and middle level management, you will advance. Some managers only have their position because corporate employees like them, and they are making 15K more than others in the same position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help grow your company with the people that work hard, not the most "popular" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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