Remington College Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Campus President and amazing students (in 3 reviews)

  • Great starting salary and great benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management seems to turn a blind eye to really innapropriate behavior that goes on on campus (in 6 reviews)

  • High turnover rate makes it hard to retain quality people (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Admissions Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Remington College

    Pros

    Met great people there at my first job.

    Cons

    They seemed to not care about the students.


  2. Glass Ceiling Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Remington College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Time off in between split shifts to take care of personal chores

    Cons

    -Once you agree on a salary, that is what it will be until you leave.
    -Any promotion is based only on individual specifically groomed for the job
    -Remington college switches between Exempt and Non-Exempt based on the hours you worked that week
    -Supervision has no concern about students learning. The only concern is making sure students make their payments.
    -Job placement statistics are based on loop holes in the accountability system
    -No bonuses for recruiters therefore there is a lack of concern once students sign up for classess
    -Almost all the instructors know more than the department chair making it rough to show any kind of intellect without some sort of prideful repercussion
    -Job turnover is extreme

    Advice to Management

    -You need to spend money to make money
    -If you base your decisions on quantity, the quality will decrease along with revenue. If you base your decisions on quality, your quantity will increase along with your revenue.
    -Hire individuals who at least a little understanding of the programs they run. At least 40% of my classes received their books in the middle of the class, or didnt receive them at all. Or is this no concern for management at all?


  3. Helpful (1)

    Career Services

    Former Employee - Job Development Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Job Development Specialist in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Remington College full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I loved the look on the students face when we were able to help them with employment. My career services director was awesome.

    Cons

    It became a competition between inside and outside career services personnel, that was a detriment to helping the students.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the students as people and not just assets. Campus directors need to be more involved with reps.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not worth it--the job was toxic

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Remington College full-time

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

    Pros

    The main pro was that I had a full time job. The benefits were okay, but I have seen better.

    Cons

    Schedule: It was expected to be available to teach from 9-2 and 530-1030 Mon-Thu and then work from 2-5. The pay is extremely SUB PAR, to the tune of 2/3 of what the rate should be. Instructors are reasonably compensated for the minimum education required. They ask for input but then don't take it. Corporate micromanages everything and makes it nearly impossible for the campuses to make improvements. PTO is 2 weeks per year...total. That includes vacation and sick pay. Use it or lose it. They will not allow you to work from home. For a salaried position, you still have to take PTO if you leave 2 hours early...rather than allowing you to make the time up (as most salaried employees work more than 40 hours/week). You were made to feel like you could never be out of work without a problem. All of the coursework and textbooks are online. This could be great except tests/quizzes/assignments did not necessarily pertain to the actual job. Most of the senior management had titles that did not match experience or qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay to industry norms.
    Allow a more flexible working environment.
    Increase PTO to vacation time and sick time, not a combination of the two.
    Have content experts actually create the content for the program.
    Reorganize all programs so they are pertinent for the career field.


  6. Job Development Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Remington College full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Helping Graduates find viable employment.

    Cons

    Lack of on going communication between departments.


  7. Call Center

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Remington College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Good life and work balance. Treats employees right.

    Cons

    There are no cons for the moment. Other than for management to hire more staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more


  8. Financial Aid

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Finance Associate in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Student Finance Associate in Heathrow, FL

    I have been working at Remington College part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    SOME people are awesome to work with and are almost like family. Manager does all she can to accommodate busy schedules and understands that sometimes life gets in the way.

    Cons

    Very little room to move up in the company. Admissions reps are rude and don't care that you're being honest with the student. All anyone cares about is getting the student enrolled so they can get their money. Student's are rude, too. Mostly they don't even want to go to school and they're miserable during meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Give SFS the outside desks back, the seating situation is terrible.


  9. It was a challenging recruiting experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at Remington College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good entry level pay, good benefits,

    Cons

    Expectations for recruiting goals are unreasonable


  10. Helpful (2)

    True Life: I worked in Career Services

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    Former Employee - Career Services Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Career Services Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Remington College full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Pay wasn't bad but it truly was not enough to cover the time, extreme stress, and belittling
    -Most of your co-workers feel slighted and angry too, so you are in good company because at least everyone else feels the way you do

    Cons

    -As the majority of other reviews have stated, Remington is many things but fair, moral, and honest are NOT any of those things. They are a diploma mill.
    -Campuses are beginning to close because their ways are catching up with them and they can't enroll enough students anymore. In a few years they won't exist anymore.
    -Career Services is a very dishonest piece of this company, though all departments are dishonest. Once students graduate, they are shuffled into career services so that you can look for a job for them. You have to move fast. They want students to get jobs as soon as possible. Once they get a job it counts toward (VERY unrealistic) numbers that career services needs to reach as part of the accreditation requirements for the school as a whole. It all sounds helpful and nice but here is the truth: they only need to hold the job for two days for it to count for Remington's numbers. If they worked there for two days and then got fired but come back to you for help looking for a job they get put on the back burner because they already got you your credit. You don't have to help them again. So, Career Services gets them into some job somewhere that is somewhat relevant to their training (I was literally told to: "find something that kind of works, we can make the job description sound like it matches their major later" ) and then hopes they make it two days (which might not happen once the people who hired them see that they were hardly trained at Remington) and then you cut them loose.
    -Remington enrolls anyone who walks through the door. Literally...anyone. Then, if they can't get decent enough grades, teachers are told to flub them so that they can pass. Teachers are also told to keep students happy no matter what they want because "happy students stay enrolled."
    -They bug all phones, they send in company hired "spies" to ask you weird questions and make sure you are saying everything the right way because they have to cover their lies up so fiercely and if you slip up and mention any of their dishonest practices, you're fired real quick.
    Seriously, stay away from this place. You won't last long because they hire and fire fast.

    Advice to Management

    The proof is in the pudding: if you are dishonest long enough, your business will falter. Now your campuses are closing their doors. There isn't any time left for "advice".


  11. Helpful (1)

    great employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor

    I worked at Remington College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    compensation great, environment, staff, opportunity great

    Cons

    There are no part time benefits



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