Tulsa Welding School

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Tulsa Welding School Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
9 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Tulsa Welding School full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with and you are left alone to do your job. If you can show a reasonable need for training they will provide it.

    Cons

    Excessive work load due to lack of personnel. They did have students that worked part time to help the regulars but they have let them all go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This job should have some room for advancement and more employees to help with the usual work load allowing for others with specific tasks to perform them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very stressful, always looking over shoulder, never knowing if you will have a job or not, do not even consider

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulsa Welding School

    Pros

    The students were eager to learn and the instructors were fantastic the welding profession is exciting and the instructors promoted this.

    Cons

    The work environment is tense, an employee never knows if they are saying the right thing. Offering advice or criticism to fellow workers or management is a sure way to get fired. The school does not meet all ACCSC standards, but that does not matter to upper management. Unfortunately, the students pick up on the tense conditions. They never know if a person they are being mentored or consulting with will be there the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at the corporate level needs to be honest with the employees. Firing a person after giving a great review does not give confidence to the remainder of the staff. Telling employees one week they are the best team ever and then terminating key positions the following week, leads to employees to do the basics and keep all issues to them selves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Interesting work, too bad not given more time to make a difference

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tulsa Welding School

    Pros

    People at campus very nice.

    Cons

    Not enough time provided to implement change. Senior management "respected", not trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spying on people not the best way to make leaders feel comfortable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Don't waste your time with this company

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    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Tulsa Welding School full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping students makes job rewarding. Good pay

    Cons

    Benefits, office co-workers are rude & cut throat, go through admissions reps fast, work long hours. Have to work weekends, also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your workers and not just about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    If you take the job, keep your resume updated!

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    Current Employee - Admissions in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Admissions in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Tulsa Welding School full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, its the only thing that has kept me here. Helping change students life forever is a great feeling.
    TWS IS the best welding school is the best school because of its amazing instructors and admissions staff, everyone goes above and beyond for its students

    Cons

    One word, management! They ruin everything, even if you make your budget you still get chewed out cause you did not do better. It's a buddy system there, you are either on the outside or inside. If your on the outside your screwed, so my advice would be if your not friends with a member of management there DO NOT DO IT!! Management makes such a great school a very uncomfortable work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. The school is much better off without you! You have a great team and a great staff but constantly screw it up just by being completely incompetent morons.
    Learn your admissions reps territories. Goals are just numbers pulled out of the sky, there is no thought put into them at all. Management never even leaves Tulsa to come ride or coach reps. To be so experienced in the industry why don't you get off your butt and train somebody? Your training is a few weeks riding with another rep, a pat on the butt and a go get em. Support and stand behind your reps, or you will never keep them!
    Also, most schools pay much more than TWS. Your mileage compensation is an industry joke!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Simply Awful @ TWS Jacksonville!! (Admissions)

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Tulsa Welding School full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting salary, at least 80% of the staff won't make you want to kill yourself....the other 20% will.

    Cons

    Very disorganized company, they hire and fire like breathing air. Training is a joke, zero job security, management speaks down to employees, and you will be expected to dedicate your life to being there 6 days a week, sometimes for 12+ hour days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself or re-sell company to competent individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tulsa Welding School full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people, really care about the students. Will go out of their way to help students with their issues

    Cons

    Really fast paced so no time to really rest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the changes you are making. Tulsa is much better than it as a few years ago. Keep getting rid of people who only want a paycheck and do not want to help students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    TWS Jacksonville

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Tulsa Welding School full-time

    Pros

    No real responseability or accountability for certain departments. On the job training for instructors, learn to weld while teaching others and get over-paid for it!

    Cons

    Joking aside if you are not part of the instructional staff then TWS is less of a career and more of a stop between jobs. The company was bought out by it current owners almost 3 years ago and it has been on a steady quality down-slide ever since. The school has long since departed from it's high standards and ethics to make our students the best welders they can be, and has ushered an era of crooked business tactics to get as many students in the door, prepared or not, for maximum profit.. It's no longer "For Welders by Welders" it's now ripping of your son or daughter for our owners gain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our management only pays attention to criticism between departments, never about ways to actually fix their failing company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    It's not just a job it's an adventure

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    Current Employee - Welding Instructor in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Welding Instructor in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Tulsa Welding School

    Pros

    I have been able to maintain 40+ hours a week at a relative good pay rate while other welders have been looking for work. The physical work environment is good compared to other jobs in the welding field.

    Cons

    The school is expanding so fast management can't keep up. People are getting promoted into positions they do not have the ability to do in a competent manner .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the good ole boy system of promotion, hire and promote on merit instead of length of service. Take a good look at the emerging need of the welding industry instead of looking in the past for things to teach the welders of the future.

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