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Allied Business Schools Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "Read the pros and cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Laguna Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Laguna Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Business Schools full-time

    Pros

    Ability to make decent income. Very good health benefits and 401k plan. LIvely, fast paced, funny atmosphere.

    Cons

    If you are a self starter and love forging your own path you will do well. If you expect management to assist in your efforts you will fail miserably.

    Advice to Management

    Help and train your lower achievers to grow. Or let them go. It's hard to watch people fail when they never had a chance.


  2. "waiting for collapse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Business Schools full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ? Work life balance I guess because it seems everyone acts like they're on break 6 hours a day. low expectations and an ability to do whatever you want with no recourse and limited productivity demands. When you get laid off at least you'll get a nominal severance.

    Cons

    nepotism. 'open door policy' that is just a convenient way to push liability and responsibility for issues onto the person expressing them. inconsistency, no recognition for hard work just a 'you mean you could've been doing more?' attitude. no job security but there's hardly anyone left to lay off now.

    Advice to Management

    There's no integrity. Give your employees a real raise. Your policies are bureaucratic. HR has an attitude. The passive aggressive responses to negative reviews say it all.
    I'd suggest giving people a heads up when you're going to fire them literally right after christmas but I guess I should consider myself thankful to receive the long awaited dutch tea cookies bonus, I really needed something for grandma's sewing supplies.

    Allied Business Schools Response

    Jun 16, 2017 – HR Director

    The company prides itself on having a pleasant and fair work environment. It's unfortunate this employee didn't even appreciate the cookie tradition (which accompanied a monetary gift) and rather... More

  3. "Great product"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Laguna Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Laguna Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Business Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reps are hard working and care for the clients. the Job is monday - Friday and you don't have to take it home with you.

    Cons

    not a clear direction from management

    Advice to Management

    Care for your reps

    Allied Business Schools Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – HR Director

    We are always looking for ways to improve the employee experience and take feedback into consideration when making any changes.


  4. "Horrible business ethics"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Business Schools full-time

    Pros

    Some of the peers are great because we can all bonded under horrible management.

    Cons

    Management is pretty bad. Most of the time they are absolutely clueless about whats going on. But company has a policy "if you know someone from the top management" you are set.

    Allied Business Schools Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – HR Director

    Allied prides itself on being a positive and fair company to all of its employees and had this individual allowed us to address their concerns during their employment, we are confident the situation... More


  5. "Good opportunities for a self driven individual who is willing to work hard and do more than required."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Laguna Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Laguna Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to make up to 45 an hour. Average among most 25 to 30. Good benefits and PTO. Great discounts for employees on training.

    Cons

    Contsant business changes that do not always make sense.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place.to work for professional people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff and management take great pains to include their front line customer service employees in all decisions and encourage an atmosphere of real professionalism. At the same time there is genuine camaraderie and friendship among team members

    Cons

    There are no genuine cons I can list. But this is not a place to work if you are lacking a professional demeanor.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible FOR PROFIT Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laguna Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Business Schools full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely Nothing. They preach about how they care about their students but in reality it's all about the money. Students are lied to and tricked into enrolling with them.

    Cons

    Horrible working environment. Clueless managers, absolutely no chance of promotions unless you have connections with the higher ups. Pay is at least 30% lower than industry average. Yearly raise is 1% if you get lucky. Upper managements treat you like you're in elementary school. They disrespect employees and monitor everything, including how many bath room breaks you take. This is a dead end job. You see people leaving left and right because anyone remotely good would jump at a different opportunity. Don't waste your time working at this company, you'll regret it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to at least treat employees like human beings.

    Allied Business Schools Response

    Feb 6, 2017 – HR Director

    Allied prides itself on being a positive and fair company to all of its employees and had this individual allowed us to address their concerns during their employment, we are confident the situation... More

  8. "Enrollment Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allied Business Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of leads, great training and good money

    Cons

    downsized the department, some favoritism


  9. "It's truly a great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Allied Business Schools full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CEO walks around and greets people in the mornings sometimes. He is very friendly and open. The people here are great to work with and very open to ideas.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything bad about working here. The people are nice, pay is good, convenient to highways and you are helping people better their lives.

    Advice to Management

    Just to keep doing what you are doing but try to focus more on updating things a little more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sell, sell, sell!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allied Business Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality courses, established company, decent benefits, overall good people

    Cons

    Low starting pay, no OT, chained to desk, tiered pay structure based on unrealistic numbers, some fools in management, instability all the way up to upper management - layoffs are common

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, show more concern for actual graduation rates than just pushing products, offer incentives for employees!


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