Westwood College

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Westwood College Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
117 Reviews
2.7
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great co-workers who seem to believe in what they are doing (in 4 reviews)

  • Also, the assistant deans who manage the instructors are great people (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Many students never see that salary upon graduation and default on their loans (in 7 reviews)

  • School has a bad reputation and just tries to shove it under the rug (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to be

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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 Westwood College full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to be, love the people

    Cons

    not a con, but very metric driven

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The entire experience was very rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Westwood College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The staff actually cares about each student and staff member as an individual and it feels more like a family than a work environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This is not a kiddy college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Westwood has been a great place to apply my prior experience in teaching nontraditional students. I feel like the students that attend here really want to improve their lives and that the faculty is here to help make that happen. The training and community at Westwood is terrific.

    Cons

    I don't see a clear path for advancement with in the organization. There is no internal posting system for openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to WORK

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

    I have been working at Westwood College

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, Everyone is always nice, Great Boss

    Cons

    NO cons on my end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very rewarding the experience was great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westwood College

    Pros

    Felt supported, materials were always available and current, there was a good feeling among faculty members, and expectations from staff were always explained thoroughly. Never felt uncomfortable when I was uncertain, there was always resourceful guidance available from fellow faculty and administrators.

    Cons

    Job was only part time, many students had unrealistic entitlement issues, no benefits, and a few classes had a few too many students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job, when staff feels supported and resources for teaching are current and available teachers will produce a better product and students benefit. Good job Westwood!!!

  7.  

    My experience at Westwood College has been rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Westwood College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Westwood College is the fact you interact with a diverse and intelligent student body and the environment/atmosphere is inviting.

    Cons

    Some of the reasons for not working at Westwood College includes their marginal salaries and advancement may not come as quickly as one may desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When vacant positions need to be filled, look more to your adjunct faculty staff to fill those positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Work Study in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Work Study in Upland, CA

    I worked at Westwood College part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good hours for the stuidents
    the supervisors are great people

    Cons

    their where very little hours
    their where no real benifits for the work studies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you hit your metrics you will do great!

    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Office environment with the ability to leave your office if need be, friendly staff members, Majority of employees are always looking out for the students and their best interests which provides success for the student and the school

    Cons

    Some members of management are two-faced and manipulative making it hard to withstand for a long time, Metrics are high even during a drought of a mindset that education is worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to change with the times and the mindsets of the demographic. Cannot continue using methods from 10 years ago because education was viewed differently then.

  10.  

    Westwood College Employment Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Westwood College as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You're allowed to teach from the syllabus and incorporate your own life skills with your lesson plans.

    Cons

    I don't like the adjunct teacher rules of only work 27 hrs a week. That's means it's no room to make money substituting other classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight for contact pay increases. Instructors do a lot of work for the amount of part per contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The experience has been refreshing and rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Westwood College part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Helping others and the overall quality of people.

    Cons

    There are not enough hours and pay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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