New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
118 Reviews
2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, fun place to work (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to hone training skills (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover of non-management staff (sales and instruction) (in 4 reviews)

  • Also, their is no support for the sales team because everything is no segregated and separated to corporate (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun fast and ever changing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cary, NC

    I have been working at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

    Pros

    Great and fulfilling industry to work in. Helping people fulfill their goals as well as businesses achieving their goals. Good compensation for this type of industry being a small business.

    Cons

    Management can be insensitive and sledgehammer type motivation, need to understand that people are their business and asset and take care of them as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek first to understand then seek to be understood. Decisions frequently made on emotion vs fact. The overall vision of the organization is sound though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work with all sized businesses, in all industries

    Cons

    Need to get outside in front of our customers more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up with sales contests, team buildings. It goes a long way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sales - Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

    Pros

    Great learning experience for a first sales job. Very solid sales model/cycle. Good opportunity to utilize inside and outside sales techniques.

    Cons

    Pressure to force sales and pretty minimal salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move away from consistently putting reps on the chopping block. Not a positive or productive tactic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Unimpressed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Instructor in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Instructor in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

    Pros

    Being able to Work from home

    Cons

    Significantly underpaid for both the job done and the certifications held, unrealistic hours, travel is poorly executed. Sales people will sell a class they have no material for and expect an instructor to travel on site, create a curriculum, and come up with materials working 20 hour days in an unfamiliar environment. Only excuse offered for not increasing salary, "we weren't profitable." Sounds like leadership needs to be fired if they can't be profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people. Pay exceptional people. Stop using the crap educational material that does not teach students the correct information about certifications.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Account executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

    Pros

    Pros would be the money you make here. I wish I could say the sales contest but they stopped that...

    Cons

    Poor management, no company morale. Lofty sales goals. More worried about sales than servicing the accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the weekly sales meeting be a beat down every time. It really is disheartening and creates a stressful work environment. Be the champion behind your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Heavy outbound calls

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Orlando, FL

    I worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good base salary and benefits

    Cons

    very hard to achieve sales goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Former Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    This is a Micro Management type of culture, and the salaries are mediocre.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales job here = suicide position

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    Former Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH

    I worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

    Pros

    None. Zero, Zilch, Nada, Nothing!

    Cons

    Few if any new reps. who get hired survive. It's like a 99% turn-over rate.

    Pay is lousy

    When you train, you hear from the other reps who have been there a long time how no new hires make it.

    Imagine you just start a new job and you hear that.

    There was a function and I was sitting at a table and this was shortly after I got hired and I heard a rep who had been there a long time who said the following: she does not bother to be friendly to any of the new sales reps because she knows they won't be around long.

    All of the older reps are working accounts that were set up a long time ago but the new reps have to get new accounts and it's nearly impossible given the horrendous prospecting lists that are given.

    They have you calling funeral parlors, pizza parlors to sell IT training? Does that make any sense? NO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer something to the new reps to help them get new business besides just a phone and a desk. You have to have some type of better marketing plan.

    You are just using these people and know most of them can't succeed not due to their skills but due to your lack of support and having a marketing plan that works.

    Shame on you management for using people this way and not doing right by them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only work for them while looking for a better opportunity

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with (except management), the instructors were first class.

    Cons

    The AE's who have been with the company for 1 year plus had all the good
    accounts. New salespeople got what was left. Very high turnover in sales
    department, saw people come and go every other week. They keep the
    pressure on you. If you are an instructor you might have better luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more fair for the newer AE's coming into the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible management. Employees can come and go as they please. Work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    No good benefits, rarely any promotions, minimal vacation days, zero sick days per year..this is the north - people get sick and its freezing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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