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CSI (Computer Systems Institute) Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "helping students achieve their goals" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Truly value a nontraditional education experience for international students and those fresh new solutions" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The classes themselves are 4 hours at a time" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Also, the school is facing accreditation issues" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Student Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, great opportunities for projects and career growth, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    So minor, not worth mentioning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Team, Student body, and experience

    Cons

    N/A - I dont have any cons to add.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible School"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Elgin, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly none that I can think of except the students.

    Cons

    Worthless leads, horrible management. Constant lies to staff and students with threats of termination if we didnt go along with it. Probably why they lost their creditation and their Elgin campus closed with no notice I might add after they told us all was well. Like I said constant lies.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I won't waste my time since you won't listen.


  4. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Very interesting international students

    Cons

    Difficult to work weekends and evenings

    Advice to Management

    Create more flexible hours


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company with no Future Vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -If you have never had professional experience before, this company has plenty of entry level opportunities for you to hone some skill to put on your resume. But please leave as soon as possible.

    Cons

    -Compensation does not amount to other schools with same position.
    -HR does not care for you and do their job properly.
    -Communication from Illinois Management to MA staff is practically zero percent.

    Advice to Management

    I'm literally writing this review in hopes that Management can actually listen to me and my fellow staff members instead of using evidence to continuously punish us, even though we all slave away to every student's needs with no appreciation.


  6. "Administration Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people who worked there

    Cons

    Enroll student who were academically ready for programs. Managment just cared about making money. Not about education.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization To Wotk For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Team -Administratine in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Department Team -Administratine in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We think it is a great culture ,really like the new employee recognition program “Star Applause-Give A WOW”. We enjoy being part of a team that is collaborative and transparent . Really has a family feel .

    Cons

    Can’t think of any !

    Advice to Management

    Keep your responsive and innovative personality, you mak a difference in your staff and student’s lives!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family owned and caring people in all roles

    Cons

    A few bad decisions hurt the organization’s ability to grow


  9. "Great while it lasted"

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

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time

    Pros

    Great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Wasn't honest with accreditation to students.


  10. "Get Experience and Get Out"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My colleagues are great and the benefits are good. I have at least 10 days of paid vacation (with unused days rolled over), 12.5 to 17 paid personal/sick days, reasonably priced insurance which includes dental, and a friendly work environment. The students usually have a great energy to be around.

    Cons

    There is not much upward mobility within the company. Corporate usually does not listen to the people who are front-facing and working with students on a daily basis when it concerns changes to policy and procedures. There is a lot of pretense on calls because the decision has already been made, but we are all on a call to make it seem like they cared about our input.

    Advice to Management

    Start seriously listening to the people who work with the students day-to-day, and have a better understanding of what is happening "on the ground."


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