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American Intercontinental University Chicago Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment, the leadership, pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • I met a lot of great people at AIU, and still have many friends from AIU, some are my coworkers at Integrated Healthcare (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover, changing metrics to make it harder to pass score cards monthly (in 13 reviews)

  • Not much room for growth along with work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "admissions advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice co-workers. very diverse. sometimes they give employees things like free popcorn or tickets to the zoo

    Cons

    long commute. high turn over. only concerned about sales and the prospective students

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people more. do not only give bonuses to director of admissions. director of admissions are not the ones on the phones all day speaking to people and getting them to enroll in the school.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "National Admissions Advisor"

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    Former Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck.
    Met nice people.
    You will learn to multitask!

    Cons

    No control over student's decision to attend, but held accountable for not achieving goals.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reduce stress over hitting metrics. I was surprised to work there for 2 years, because it was a revolving door with high turnover when I got there. Although it isn't as bad now, worrying about number all day, every day is exhausting.

  3. "It pays the bills, and benefits."

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It pays the bills, benefits are good. Most buildings are in good locations. You get some holidays off and offered overtime to work the holidays

    Cons

    NO RAISES, you can't grow in the company. High turnover, no time to train new employees. Your tossed into the job and expected to learn as you go. Your expected to take on more work with the same pay you started with and a much bigger workload.

    Advice to Management

    Better training, and as a incentive to take on double work should be more pay.


  4. "Doable!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome and student engagement is fullfeeling.

    Cons

    Management is not sound. There are to many chefs in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employee that are loyal and hard working.


  5. "????"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor/Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor/Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the people are nice to work with. You get benefits.

    Cons

    Little job security. Raised are non-existent. It takes a long time to be eligible for advancements. When you are ready, there is not a lot of options nor financially rewarding positions. You are expected to produce, produce, produce for little money. You are daily monitored, listened too, offered "suggested corrections" ...it is never enough.

    Advice to Management

    Stop advancing individuals by the color of their skin. There is NO question who are favorites...This is a company wide fact & noted by those of the wrong color.


  6. "Admissions Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and wonderful coworkers. More casual environment.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to improve numbers regardless of your care for students and ability to do job.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "TRUST ME! You don't want to work here!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time

    Pros

    Like a typical bait and switch act, individuals you have an interest in helping others will quickly realize the switch that the caliber of degrees and their cost will likely harm prospective students more than help them.

    Cons

    One of the most heinous and nasty accounts of multiple blantant Human Resources violations that prove why those "these days no body would ever do that" HR videos and training are still needed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a good attorney.

  8. "Student advising"

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    Former Employee - Student Services Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Student Services Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping students that want to be helped.

    Cons

    Management all over the place they have favorites. Management does not stick with anything long enough when making changes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Intercontinental University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime but that's it.

    Cons

    Everything else and I mean that, this is definitely just a job to make some bread and dip

    Advice to Management

    Care about your workers and ppl wouldn't be in and out every month.


  10. "senior student services advisor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Student Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Student Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay and can be rewarding to see students grow. You also get to build relationships with your coworkers that will last a life time. I enjoyed it for the most part.

    Cons

    management does not listen to you
    hours are so so
    hard to get them to work with you when you have personal issues that you need to deal with

    Advice to Management

    please listen to employees.


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