Porter & Chester Institute

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Porter & Chester Institute Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, but top heavy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Porter & Chester Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, immediate supervisor wanted me to succeed, lots to learn

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, training program is non-existent, only hiring that ever seems to be done is for Managers and Executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training the staff you have, make them feel that they are involved, rather than just drones who do the same thing day in and out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Employees are Important too

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Porter & Chester Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    Poor communication, they don't really care about employee satisfaction, horrible benefits and they haven't given raises in YEARS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps you will hold onto good employees if you show you care about them. No one cares about a once a year outing, try offering decent benefits and giving raises. You spend a lot of money on stupid things where you could do things to make working at PCI better, upgrading old computers, reviewing processes that are inefficient etc...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Completely unorganized in every way.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Management  in  Rocky Hill, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Management in Rocky Hill, CT

    I worked at Porter & Chester Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I honestly cannot say one positive word about working for this organization or even attending classes there. They are so disorganized and inconsistent with their practices that they should be monitored for fraud.

    Cons

    Worked for P&C on assignment at the headquarters in Rocky Hill, CT for about four months with an option to be hired, and it's the worse company you can work for. The physical location is so tight that you will find your office in a storage room. Since I worked there 4 people quit because of lack of organization. There is no consistency and you will find yourself feeling incompetent due to the ongoing changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your CFO.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours but well compensated, Is it worth it?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Career Program Specialist  in  Branford, CT
    Former Employee - Career Program Specialist in Branford, CT

    I worked at Porter & Chester Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at Porter & Chester Institute was very fulfilling on many levels. You got to help students find a potential career in a trade of their choice. Unlike a traditional education that takes 2-4 or more years to complete you can complete your education in as little as 9 months here. Great feeling to help students find their passions. Plenty of overtime available when needed to complete your sales goals and you are well compensated for your efforts.

    Cons

    Long work hours and an extremely unbalanced work/life schedule. Although the pay is great it does not make up for the fact that you have no life outside of work. The pressure put on you to complete your sales goals is no heavier than any other position but they want you to become a sheep and follow their way much more so than any other sales position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't force upon your sales team a method that works for some and not for others. Everyone has their own way of selling and reaching their goals and forcing them to do things your way and not giving them a chance to complete their goals the way they would like does not spell success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Financial Aid  in  Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Financial Aid in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Porter & Chester Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible and have a great goal set as well as job security

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of inner company promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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