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Career College of Northern Nevada Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Fun Family Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - President in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The relationships built with customers and co-workers is the best part of the job. Helping solve prob elms in the community with direct feedback from employers who hire our graduates. And last, but certainly not least, the "Bell Ringers".

    Cons

    Split shifts that some of the faculty have to endure.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time roaming the halls to get to know the employees and students.


  2. "Great place if you're in the right department - beware of nepotism"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admission Counselor in Sparks, NV
    Former Employee - Admission Counselor in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, co workers are usually there with the motive to help the students, admissions is by far the best run and most rewarded of all departments .

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism is worrisome and random firing makes everyone wonder "who's next?" And they have let go of some really amazing people. Pay is low to average.

    Advice to Management

    Only hire and expand if you can commit to sustainability, too much going back and for the hiring and firing is unsettling.

  3. "Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent, good time off and Holidays. Good fellow employees! Loved the students!

    Cons

    Terrible management. People really not capable of being in the position they are in. The owner, the Dean of Students.

    Advice to Management

    Dump the Dean!


  4. "Instructors are considered the low man on the totem pole."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Instructor in Sparks, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seeing students succeed is the only saving grace of this company. The four day work week helps. The work is easy if you have no desire for professional growth or challenges.

    Cons

    Instructors spend far too much time with administrative and disciplinary tasks. Isn't that what the administration is for? Seems like they share the same root word.
    Condescending and passive-aggressive emails about trivial things like coffee makers and copiers almost daily.
    Pay and benefits aren't competitive for those possessing an undergraduate degree with substantial experience.
    Sharing a 4 foot, half-cubicle with other people while people with ridiculous, made-up titles have entire offices.
    You lose a day of pay if there's a snow day, yet no compensation or means of "calling it even" when you work more than 40 hours a week.
    Can only take vacation on 5 non-consecutive designated weeks per year.
    I operate at about 10% of my capacity because hard work does not pay off.
    Too many more to list without depressing myself.

    Advice to Management

    This review is long-winded because I believe in the company's mission. If you're wondering why enrollment continues to drop, consider the idea the adage, "You get what you pay for." Happy instructors are better instructors; you can expect more if you pay more -- fewer instructors, but of better quality would save you money! Raise the bar for new candidates; there is talent to be had in the area if you're willing to compensate appropriately. Consider other benefits that attract a talented workforce: decent benefits, break room, flex time, wellness, team activities. You offer none of these things.


  5. "Great Family to work for!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent staff, owners are honest and good people to work for.

    Cons

    Not a part time position.


  6. "Decent place to work, depending on environment"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Instructor in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are fairly flexible and the work is fairly easy. It's also fulfilling if teaching is your thing.

    Cons

    Environment is fairly political. Curriculum is canned and there's not much room for creative curriculum design. You can get shafted pretty badly on scheduling sometimes. Pay is mediocre at best. Turnover is insane, and it can be somewhat stressful. Not much room for career growth, besides going into administration.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better. At least in the specialized programs, most of the instructors can do better in field. There's not really a compelling reason to stay unless you really enjoy teaching.


  7. "Going Strong"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone that works here is very dedicated to helping the students get the most of the education provided. I don't think you would find a single employee not motivated to helping the students.

    Cons

    All of the negative publicity surrounding the industry can taxing. Not really something that can be controlled by CCNN.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create stronger unity among the employees and departments.

  8. "Good place to work while in school and looking for a career in my field."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Career College of Northern Nevada part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, that works around interviews.
    Fantastic environment. The coworkers really make it great.

    Cons

    Wish they would include some benefits for part-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give, at the very least, medical benefits to part-time employees.


  9. "An overall warm and welcoming place for students AND employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are some of the nicest and most helpful people I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
    The level of team work and interdepartmental communication is on a whole other level I've never experienced before.
    There's a fluid transition between departments that's so seamless there isn't room left for confusion.
    Which benefits the employees work performance as well as the students first time experience and following experiences.

    Cons

    Little to no space in the break room fridge for your lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I have no advice to give that's negative or positive. I haven't seen or experienced anything that I'd like to change. For the first time I love my workplace, coworkers and JOB.


  10. "24 years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - President in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career College of Northern Nevada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I mostly feel like it's a family here. I work with people I enjoy being around. Running into our graduates in their new professions is a real motivation when I am out in our community. Working with employers to make the curriculum fit their needs.

    Cons

    Seeing a student fail hurts. They have real lives that can drag them down sometimes and we have to remember that. I have to say though that I have seen almost every employee here at some point in their tenure do everything within their power to help a student who needed it. Wow...I just made the con a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your doors open at all times. Sometimes those employee below you are afraid that the guy at the top is unapproachable. Make it easy for them to get their ideas heard. Make it easy for customers to provide feedback. If you can't handle the brutality of their feedback you won't be able to help them or the students who come after them.

    Stay connected to the employers in the fields we train for as well as fields we may train for in the future. It's hard work...we get it. Tell the owners how they can help you succeed.


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