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American Intercontinental University Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "I met a lot of great people at AIU, and still have many friends from AIU, some are my coworkers at Integrated Healthcare" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Good pay for the work required" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance, environment extremely boring, there’s no office fun" (in 8 reviews)

  • "High turnover, no time to train new employees" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "College Work Study Student"

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    Former Employee - Trainer in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Trainer in Dunwoody, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the job and working with other students

    Cons

    Could not work over 20hr a week

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "unethical"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great training, Team events many contests. Used a dial service to make your 100 calls a day whch helped get those completed.

    Cons

    Morally against the way to enroll people who would never complete this online program.

  3. "STAY AWAY FROM AIU"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are overtime opportunities almost every week.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Stay away!


  4. "Too much pressure for it to be worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, tuition reimbursement plans, 401K, competitive wages

    Cons

    Unstable work environment, high pressure sales, little flexibility with time off

    Advice to Management

    Get to know what your people are doing before you change processes or structure.


  5. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Intercontinental University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, desk job

    Cons

    focus on numbers can be very stressful


  6. "For profit “School” that takes advantage of people - employees and prospective students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty much nothing to say here

    Cons

    They want you to hard sale people into signing up for a degree.

    You stick to a script the entire time while talking to a script and if the student gets off the script then you’re told by management to get them back on the script.

    They track EVERY SINGLE MINUTE of your day - literally how long your bathroom break is.

    They say that there isn’t metrics and payouts (because that would be illegal) for enrolling students but there really is.


  7. "Work Study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    It is far from home

  8. "Good pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Intercontinental University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership is disconnected from staff

    Advice to Management

    Recognize efforts


  9. "senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Intercontinental University full-time

    Pros

    management, co workers, and PTO

    Cons

    job security, advancement, no raises


  10. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    The salary can be above market avg however money is not everything when you are sick each morning.

    Cons

    Leadership is old and set in their ways. It really stagnates the growth and innovation of the company. AIU leadership is the good old boys club and they are intimidated by new talent. The executive leadership team is comprised of white people only. If you interview ask specifically about the turn over rate and the composition of the leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new president who is actually relatable to people. The current president John is a dictator who rules by fear, trust employees, and become transparent. Integrity and trust matter! The university focus is solely on admissions vs. retention.