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Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Graphic Designer/Marketing Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA

    I have been working at Premier Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, good work mates.

    Cons

    Sometimes work could get very stressful, turnover high in some departments

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (3)

    Campus President

    Former Employee - Campus Director
    Former Employee - Campus Director

    I worked at Premier Education full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The faculty and students were passionate and it was rewarding to help them achieve their goals. Gained experience in working in a toxic environment. .

    Cons

    The worst company I ever worked for; Extremely high turnover, revolving door. Minimal to zero training but you are expected to know the system and running all the reports; management uses intimidation tactics and loss of job threats to motivate. At premier, its not a matter of if, its a matter of when you will be thrown out/fired. I was forced to work with insubordinate and unethical reps because they were writing "bad" business; admission encouraged to enroll students at any cost, regardless of qualifications or if they can even afford the program. Then directors are responsible for collecting money from poor students causing students to feel they were being hounded. Company is not complaint to accreditation standards and requires long hours. Zero work life balance. No vacation, no raises. My staff had been there 5 years with a raise of even 25 cents. Cooperate office is rude; CEO acts like a mad scientist. In my 16 months I had 8 different regional VP's. Admissions reps are not given computers or encouraged to use modern technology, they are forced to make phone calls to same lead source. No creative advertising, P&L's were not produced; expenses were not paid in timely manner, venders were not paid and it caused facility to not receive text books, supplies etc. on time . Schools are run down and not updated, painted. Equipment is old. If I could give rating of zero I would. I could go on and on but don't want to waste anymore time on this company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the calendar, in is not 1976 anymore. Hopefully government shuts down this institution, places like this give proprietary school a bad name.


  3. An awful experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Premier Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    People were ice, all in the same lousy sinking boat.

    Cons

    Terrible, unqualified staff. Clueless on how to treat people and how to attract students. A puppy mill for worthless diplomas.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and leave. Thank you


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  5. wont be around

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, MA

    I worked at Premier Education (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    none, money making diploma mill scam.

    Cons

    everything from corporate culture to pay


  6. Helpful (2)

    Beware skip this company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus President in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Campus President in Tewksbury, MA

    I have been working at Premier Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nice people at the campus level dedicated to their students. That's it.

    Cons

    lies, deceit, only interested in the bottom line. This company does not care for their employees. You are only a number in their corporate game they will throw you away like trash when they are done with you! Stay clear don't work their!

    Advice to Management

    stop the lying and appreciate people that work hard for you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    All about quantity and retention, to the detriment of quality.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director
    Former Employee - Program Director

    I worked at Premier Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated, caring instructors.Satisfaction of helping student succeed.

    Cons

    No vacation for first year, stingy vacation plan after that. Most instructors are part time. Full timers are exempt from overtime, so are expected to work exhausting hours. No company match for 401K. No raises for years on end. Students are recruited regardless of readiness or ability to succeed in the classroom or in the field. Once in the classroom, instructors are held accountable, even if the student has no transportation, is functionally illiterate or can not speak/write English. Students who drop out are aggressively recruited back in, over and over again. Corporate makes decisions with no input from the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    The recession is over. Time to change the business model.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Extremely stressful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Career Services in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Career Services in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Premier Education (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The students---they spend a lot of time, effort and money for an education and they deserve the best support they can get once they've finished their programs. I am referencing Career Services.

    Cons

    Too much turnover in management and staff---worse than the fast food industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and support your staff. Train your people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Admissions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working with students was great!

    Cons

    Unethical, aggressive, shady, unorganized.....don't walk away....run away


  10. Salter School

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Premier Education

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful Colleagues overall happy work environment . Instructors have freedom to personalize their curriculum and classroom. Team work throughout the schools instructors.

    Cons

    Unstable management. Corporate run and financial gain is placed over student success. Students are allowed to re enter program that they failed over and over again.

    Advice to Management

    Consider not allowing the same students that repeatedly fail, back into the program. They are disruptive to the classroom. After failing a course two and three times it is time to take a look at another program.


  11. Director of Education at The Salter School

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Education in Malden, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Education in Malden, MA

    I worked at Premier Education full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The teachers are some of the hardest working people I have had the pleasure of working with. The are innovative and forward thinking and results oriented.

    Cons

    They have a very unstable management with unrealistic expectations of what is expected from their middle management personnel

    Advice to Management

    The company put out good propaganda about the services they provide, however, it is a for profit school and while the skills they teach are needed, the focus is on collecting money not on student performance. They will do unethical acts to keep students enrolled in order to collect their money. They sacrifice education for money.



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