Westwood College

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Experience Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Westwood College full-time

    Pros

    There aren't any to give.

    Cons

    Low level students, they learned to manipulate management by threatening to leave if you don't do what they want. They also rule teachers through fear of feedback to keep jobs, this is what matters to the Dean and Program Chairs.

    The Campus President compared the programs to selling cars. The employees are deceptive and back stabbers. The program chair smile in my face while looking for my replacement.

    I worked crazy hours like 8:00 am to 10:30 pm. They were angry when I wanted to discuss this issue.

    Overall quality is subpar. Tired of calling students who refused to show up for class. They are allowed an unusual amount of days out of class. All of them come from backgrounds with great social and emotional problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in karma.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood College

    Pros

    Some of the students are amazing and it's rewarding helping them grow.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Faculty is treated like second class. It's all about the money, not people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're only as good as your instructors. Try harder to keep the good ones.

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    Management doesn't care about employees

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Instructor in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, working with students.

    Cons

    Really don't want people to stay a long time, Took away long term benefits. Student numbers is all they care about. not the quality of the students, Admissions people lie about wages and jobs. No raises for last 4 years. Money from one program goes to other programs not back into one that's making it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better benefits, Better wages Listen to people when they try to tell them about problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Promising Company

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work helping students get into school. The company has a great missions statement and upper management seems to truly do their research about each individual market to help teams succeed. The work culture is for the most part is fast-paced and competitive. Very good new hire training program. Great compensation plan offered in the Admissions department, paid time off, and benefits. They don't hide that admissions is a sales position. Standards are given and explained, each individual is responsible for hitting their budgets.

    Cons

    Very budget driven and making your numbers can be stressful. They don't match or contribute to 401K, and no tuition assistance unless you go to Westwood College Online.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FWS in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - FWS in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work around.

    Cons

    Limited hours. Limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked hard established myself as core subject matter expert and in the end it was a fulfilling teaching experience.

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    Current Employee - Full-Time Instructor in Calumet City, IL
    Current Employee - Full-Time Instructor in Calumet City, IL

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with the students and helping them overcome their difficulties. This is the real perk to the job.

    Cons

    Even though my track record was perfect and never called off in 8 years they let me go because they couldn't offer me 3 classes.

    Complete hands off administration.

    Disrespectful and aggressive financial aid staff interrupting class to intercept students to fill out financial aide forms, etc.

    Cost of school is astronomical. 80k for a bachelor's degree. Many students never see that salary upon graduation and default on their loans.

    No vacation, No matching 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enter the classrooms and greet the students and faculty that teach the courses that pay your salaries.

    Firing seasoned faculty kills the culture of the school. Find some alternatives.

    Do a better job at educating students. The student's do not get what they pay for. 95% are on financial aide and do not understand what they are doing to their financial future by going to this school.

    Do better than placing students at Kinko's upon graduation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    For-profit college internal struggle; Fantastic co-workers

    Former Employee - Instructor in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Westwood College part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were professional, courteous, kind. Hiring manager was laid back, easy to talk to. Not intimidating at all. Willing to work with my schedule to determine teaching schedule. Were open to me incorporating fresh ideas to the shared syllabus. Free parking at building for instructors.

    Cons

    Training session was tiresome, but expected. It's hard to teach young people knowing that they are going into tremendous amounts of debt just to get a diploma from an unaccredited university. (Hiring managers typically only accept accredited colleges and universities when reviewing applicants.) Seeing the recruitment process first hand was sobering. Talk about a moral/ethical dilemma. I had to leave.

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    Revolving door

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Instructor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Westwood College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Good peers
    Some really great students

    Cons

    Revolving door for management and peers, no continuity, management out-of-touch with classroom realities, no loyalty to staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The students come for the teachers and staff. Value them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I loved teaching the students

    Current Employee - Instructor in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Westwood College part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teaching the students was the best part. The reward of teaching the students helped make this a nice place to work.

    Cons

    The red tape of the administration. The college was more concerned about administrative issues and complying with corporate requirements than teaching the students.

  11.  

    Fun place to have spent my time!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Finance in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Student Finance in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Westwood College full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I built amazing relationships with staff.
    Had great hours and a flexible schedule.
    Was able to build on my skills by working with talented groups of people.

    Cons

    Income limitations.
    No 401K Matching.
    Benefits were only ok.

    Approves of CEO

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