Vista College Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. Good school to work for as long as corporate stays out of it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vista College part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay for the 5 week term. Local management is good to work with.

    Cons

    For profit education is not suited to meeting student needs, complying with federal, state, local, and accreditation requirements, and being able to make a profit.

    Advice to Management

    Education is not a commodity, students are not units, and degrees are not products. Hire more educators to help develop curricula and policies that work and can be enforced in a positive way.


  2. Productive Environment

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

    I worked at Vista College

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co-workers were supportive, and environment was very productive

    Cons

    Could benefit a lot more from training


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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.


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  5. Company review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Service in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Career Service in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Vista College

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

    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


  6. Nice People, Below-Average Corporate Structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Instructor

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

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

    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.


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

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

    I worked at Vista College full-time

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

    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 Management

    GET A CLUE!


  8. I had a wonderful experience at Vista College.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Best Manager I ever had!

    Cons

    Getting people to pay their money

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Unethical business practices

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

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

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Very high turnover in employee, including Instructors, and in students.

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.)


  11. One big roller coaster ride.

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

    I have been working at Vista College

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

    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 Management

    Be kind.



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