TCS Education Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  1. Pretty Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TCS Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional development trainings and a overall great working environment. Company events.

    Cons

    Horrible "lower level" management. Heavy work load. Limited room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you praise your team for a job well done. I'd also recommend not being extremely arrogant or too type A.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Basically University of Phoenix But Can't Manage Their Money.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TCS Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Non management staff actually cares about making the student experience better -Coworkers are pretty cool/nice people

    Cons

    Way too many list. -Very poor pay unless you are upper management -Heavy workload w/o recognition -No prospects of promotions -Constant "restructuring" due to poorly managed finances -Zero direction or communication from upper management but blame is squarely put on employees for failures -Most of the good reviews are put up by their social media strategist -These are just from the staff side, there are so many more issues if you are faculty or student


  3. Helpful (1)

    TCS should return to its roots

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TCS Education full-time

    Pros

    Great employees Great benefits: insurance, PTO, 403B bonus, bonuses, although these have diminished over the past couple of years Location of home office and affiliate colleges Strong programs at some affiliate college

    Cons

    Hide behind "non-profit" when $$ is the main driver Funded by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology leaving a heavy burden on 1 affiliate 3 of 5 colleges provide mediocre programs Senior level managers do not value their human capital

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your current employees as assets because the morale is at the lowest point since the creation of the system.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Don't bother

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TCS Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location. Free gym membership

    Cons

    There are more cons than pros with TCSES. The high work load combined with unrealistic expectations, poor management, high turn over, and low pay... this place is not worth it. In several departments the option of moving up doesn't exist, or has been taken away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. The social hours are fun, but are no longer enough to keep the moral up. Please do more!


  6. Helpful (8)

    Tenuous Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Occasional Social Hours. Fun Holiday Party.

    Cons

    Organization changes and grows too quickly for its own good. Repeated restructuring. General Instability. Unsustainable model and growth. No management training or leadership development for middle managers although it is desperately needed. Way too much is expected of middle managers/directors and they cannot devote enough time to their teams or to important projects. People are spread too thin. Heavy workload and high expectations with decreasing benefits. Promotions are often promised but never delivered. Limited growth opportunities. Annual review process is a sham. Very little accountability for incompetence. Upper level management is virtually invisible and rarely present. Communication about organizational developments is limited.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Very fast-paced; great coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TCS Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great collegial environment with lots of support and opportunties for growth.

    Cons

    Continuous change and adaptation to new projects and organizations.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Great Location horrible lower level management

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    Current Employee - Admission in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admission in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TCS Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, low stress, decent pay and plenty company incentives

    Cons

    High turnover and terrible lower level management

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified supervisors


  9. Good atmosphere, relaxed environment

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    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TCS Education part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, friendly coworkers. Relaxed atmosphere yet a lot of work gets done.

    Cons

    There are periods of fast paced, heavy workloads and periods of slow, very light workloads, pace can be difficult to adjust to. Although I expect this is similar to other companies in the same field.


  10. Lot Desired from Senior Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TCS Education full-time

    Pros

    Good culture. and work environment work life balance okay

    Cons

    lacks leadership and clarity Compensation package need to be improved Train the trainers

    Advice to Management

    Get good at ONE thing SOMEthing Improve sales team effort


  11. good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)

    Pros

    good enviornment & place to grow your career

    Cons

    low salary, fast life & steady growth

    Advice to Management

    none



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