Vista College

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Vista College Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    As far as predatory career colleges go, this one is really cares about their students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX

    I worked at Vista College full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company excels at taking care of their students and keeping them in school. The HVAC department including the program director is outstanding, as are the Medical Billing & Coding instructors.

    Cons

    Long hours; Abrupt changes in company policy to meet accreditation compliance without adequate guidance from corporate; Lack of communication between departments; Backstabbing; Inefficient and incompetent campus director. Condescending and patronizing attitude of some staff towards students. High staff turnover rate. The campus is relatively new and is undergoing growing pains.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Company review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Career Service in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Career Service in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Vista College

    Pros

    Salary can be good, mine was, get hired in at the most they will give you, raises will be small.

    Cons

    Very top heavy corp. no life balance, stress in career service, poor teacher quality, bad working hours, very few top talent employee, lots of turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Nice People, Below-Average Corporate Structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I worked at Vista College as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Vista College are very nice. The classroom atmosphere is relaxed and flexible.

    Cons

    The corporate structure leaves something to be desired. There's a lack of communication on multiple levels. Instructor compensation is mid-to-below average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    They want to be a top 10 employer...yet they don't treat people with any respect.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vista College full-time

    Pros

    None....unless you like no support from the corporate office.

    Cons

    No support from corporate. Employees are expendable at any cost. Make current employees cover other employee's jobs when on leave, quit or fired without hiring temps or providing another body to cover the work. Act like they treat you with respect...then disrespect you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET A CLUE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    I had a wonderful experience at Vista College.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collector in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Collector in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best Manager I ever had!

    Cons

    Getting people to pay their money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Unethical business practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vista College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are an individual that has no commitment to integrity and ethics this is the company to work for.

    Cons

    The company promotes a culture of unethical behavior. Taking advantage of students and their financial aid. They have no interest in education. All they care about are the numbers and getting students enrolled to have access to federal financial aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    One big roller coaster ride.

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

    I have been working at Vista College

    Pros

    Friendly students, faculty, and staff.

    Cons

    Strict about over-time. This is the first company I have worked for where it is bad to show up early and leave late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be kind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Very high turnover in employee, including Instructors, and in students.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor

    I worked at Vista College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Vista is if you really enjoy helping students to learn and improve their chances for successful careers.

    Cons

    Creativity is stifled, turnover is high, moral is always bad because everyone is just waiting for the axe to fall and for their termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your good employees, stop all the stifling rules that do nothing but hurt moral (such as no coffee in classrooms, switching classes on intructors without notice on the first day of class, allowing new students or ones with bad attitudes to rate experienced instructors after only 2 days of class after switching the instructor's class on the morning of the first class day, then ignoring years of good instructor reviews in favor of this one obviously wrong review.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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