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Baker College Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, 100% employer contributed retirement plan and heath insurance coverage (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits for full time employees are great (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for the amount of work you were doing, management can be very hard to work for (in 12 reviews)

  • treats you like a full time employee but without the pay and benefits (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disability Services Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Disability Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Disability Services Coordinator

    I have been working at Baker College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free health insurance and pension

    Cons

    Lack of insight into what campuses need, lack of respect, uneven workload distribution


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Office Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    The pros are not what they were so right now I have no pros

    Cons

    The company is going down as we speak

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Are you really BakerProud? I am BakerEmbarrassed!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Clinton Township, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Clinton Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The college still has a handful of "good" employees left that really do care about the students and about doing a good job.

    Cons

    Wow! Where to start! This company is really doing some awful things right now to people who have served the company for years! Let's have a pizza party and hand out new swag and show the new logo and videos (and then let's lay off people right after the party --what?!?!) AND, they are doing some awful things to students by canceling programs and then switching course offerings from evening to day, etc. without any warning. Will probably be an online college only within two years. Advice to potential new students -- look elsewhere!

    Advice to Management

    It is unbelievable how little regard the new CEO and CIO have for people. If you are a YES person, then you are fine. This college is struggling big time, and top system administration won't even talk to people doing the jobs each day to find out what can be done to solve the problems. It's like they are invisible, and they absolutely do not care about the people doing the jobs at all! CEO produced a video for employees that said the college no longer needs as many adult students (because the ones coming in aren't the type of student we want to represent the college anyway), and he says that the college should compete with other four-year institutions to attract top high school students. Really? What does Baker actually have to attract a top high school student? You have cut literally everything that used to differentiate us from the competition! Some of the processes put in place from the top down are literally paralyzing certain departments. EVERYTHING takes longer in Jenzabar--literally everything, yet we are expected to compete with the competition. It is just crazy! You have driven away some of the best talented employees, and it is absolutely amazing to watch each of these employees getting scooped up by the competition. Good luck Baker! I don't think the new logo and the new BakerProud shirts will hide the fact that the college is like a sinking ship right now. You can say you are BakerProud, but I am BakerEmbarrassed by your actions. So very sad!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Dark Days are Coming"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits package
    401 K Program
    Free Undergraduate Tuition

    Cons

    Massive, Massive Layoffs in 2016-2017 due to a decade of mismanagement


  5. "Admissions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly and outgoing. Relaxed and laid back atmosphere to be in.

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Benefits for full time employees are great.

    Cons

    Leadership does not care about the employees or students. Bottom line $$$ is all the top level executives care about.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not the employer it used to be!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some programs have excellent pass rates and employment outcomes such as dental hygiene, nursing, vet tech, etc. Very good program directors who seem to really care about students.

    Cons

    Poor graduation rate. New CEO and COO show way less care for employees vs old leadership team. Their only focus is to cut their way to profitability. Everyone carries a dollar sign on their forehead! Many layoffs with downsizing. Absolutely zero communication during confusing times. Poor employee morale caused by disregard for people's lives.

    Advice to Management

    New CEO and COO need to show much greater concern for loyal employees! The negative impact of how you treat people far outweighs the money you save when you cut jobs. Talk to your people! Care about them! They are your lifeline! Spending millions on a new logo and ad campaign when hundreds of layoffs are coming says it all! Very sad!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Clinical Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Coordinator of Surgical Tech and Sterile Processing
    Current Employee - Clinical Coordinator of Surgical Tech and Sterile Processing

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

    Pros

    instructing and engaging with students, working in the lab, and traveling to hospital sites

    Cons

    employees can be gossipy and difficult to work with.


  9. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Have many options for career choices

    Cons

    Drive. some programs have hard time finding the right suite of professor.


  10. "Former Admissions Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker College full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefit Package and Great Working atmosphere

    Cons

    Little Room for Growth at the college


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