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Ashworth College Reviews

Updated November 7, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collegial, casual atmosphere (okay, yeah, it IS a college, after all!); opportunity to make a big difference in students' lives of all ages and economic strata because it is more than just a career training school, but students can earn a degree on 100% online for no more than $5k or $6k total; very nice and approachable CEO; some departments let you work from home if you need to occasionally.

    Cons

    Somewhat siloed. It would have been nice to be able to participate in different departmental areas to more fully appreciate how the school operates, how faculty interacts with students; and who runs each department so you know who to go to get the information you need to more effectively do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive with pricing for students; don't be afraid to be bold in how you frame the school to prospective students: Students today are much more respectful of online schools that are cool than students of yesteryear, so take chances with differentiating the brand and competitive positioning. And of course, be honest and up-front: If college credits won't transfer in or out because of lack of regional accreditation, tell prospective students.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Admissions Specialist/Sales in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Admissions Specialist/Sales in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can take online courses for free after 90 days.

    Cons

    Commission isn't paid on each individual enrollment; you have to have 14 enrollments and they will always try to find a reason for you not to be paid for those enrollments even though you got them.


  3. "Family Oriented"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ashworth College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly, full benefits mgt down to earth & very easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Low salary, push sales WAY too much!!


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  5. "No opportunity for growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ashworth College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    3 weeks of paid vacation, but only if you are in a managerial position.

    Cons

    no training
    no opportunity for career growth
    no opportunity for promotion, and additional income
    Some employees have been employed for over 10 years, and never saw an increase in salary

    Advice to Management

    senior management seems to be relying on middle management to accomplish certain things, however, middle management is where communication with employees gets cut off. In over a year, I have never received any info about my job. I was repeatedly being told - 'this is all individual work!' (even-though we are supposed to be working toward the same goal), and told to get back to my cubicle. I have never worked in a more dysfunctional environment.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Enrollment Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time

    Pros

    it's a job where you get to help people further the education

    Cons

    the management playing favoritism , they have the ability to send selective calls to who they want to ,,there is fraternization in enrollment department, The manger in the enrollment department is rude, I could go on and on, never get a job there

    Advice to Management

    stop playing games


  7. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Ashworth College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive staff to work with

    Cons

    None really at all, good place

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Don't waste your time here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admission in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Admission in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits after 3 months are decent

    Cons

    Micromanaged, sales driven, management unfair, and not enough money

    Advice to Management

    Get new management


  9. "Good Starter job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Main office was located in good area.

    Cons

    Salaries do not grow much, always felt could get more for what the job entailed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No room for growth, no reward for hard work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ashworth College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since so much is missing in terms of quality of product and service, anyone with half a brain can fall in and do remarkable work. Upper management is actually very good, but unfortunately this does not translate to middle and lower management being effective.

    Cons

    Some employees are ineffective or outright incompetent at their jobs, but are apparently still in their position because of office politics. There is no reward for hard work, other than keeping your job. There is nowhere else to go in the company. Promotions are very rare and always based on office politics. Being the leading low cost provider of online education means very low pay, poor products (some books and curricula are 10+ years old), a focus on quantity over quality, and a high employee turnover rate. There is virtually no budget allotted to improve the products or increase employee compensation. There are no incentives to improve operations. No raises in salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Consider ways of asking employees what they really think anonymously, without fear of reprisal. You will likely find there are many issues that have long existed that will not go away easily, but they must if any real growth is to take place. Most employees will say nothing, though, because they fear they will lose their job, or be passed over when the rare promotion opportunity arises. Consider paying more for a better employee. Be more selective in hiring.


  11. "It is a good school to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrative in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ashworth College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small and intimate. I got a chance to wear a lot of hats in IT working as a systems administrator.

    Cons

    Small and money can be tight.

    Advice to Management

    The Current Management is really good and have turned the company around from red to black. Keep up the good work.


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