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Career Education Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Reception Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Reception Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Reception Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reception Coordinators meet and greet all guests fafe to face and on the phone. Some of them are big names in the Culinary world and that was exciting.

    Cons

    As with most corporate employers who sell stock, the investors are heeded more than the people on the ground in the stores or in this case schools. Poor judgement and decisions lead to unemployment for several thousands.


  2. "Call Center Manager"

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

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, encouraging managers.

    Cons

    Call centers 24 hours a day 7 days a week

  3. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Location, vacation time, benefits

    Cons

    Biggest con is PAY!!!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Easy enough job if you ignore your morals"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Career Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Easy work
    -Paid one month training
    -The people are super nice. Management is super nice, the trainers are incredibly nice
    -Casual dress
    -Decent pay and some ability to move up

    Cons

    -No flexibility in work schedule
    -Not very many places to work your way towards
    -The main con for me and the reason I left. This is an evil corporation. Like really, really bad. You're working for a for-profit online college -- most of the people you have to keep in your books are people who are incredibly impoverished. By selling them the fake dream of a great education, you're putting them into 70k worth of debt. Some of the people I was on the phone with were homeless, they had no money, no assets, no family, nothing. Admissions (which I wasnt a part of, I was financial) would hear these problems and lie to them about what could happen if they get this education. Then they'd have a degree to get out of homelessness, etc. Most of these people just weren't fit for college, and they were destined to fail at an online setting where there's little to hold you accountable. Most don't even make it to the next year, giving them 30k of debt on top of the nothing that they already had. I've heard people say that they can't go to school anymore because they are just physically unable to because of their financial situation, etc. You tell admissions that they need to take them off the books and they'll say "nah, I got a plan to save them. I need to keep my numbers up this month"

    In a very metrics based system (every day a chart goes out showing how many employees did what in terms of talk time, etc.), it's easy to forget you're dealing with human people. You're doing an extremely dirty job. Like I said, if you want to completely abandon your morals and lie to poor people, getting them further into debt and ruining the rest of their lives, then work here.


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    "Admissions B"

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

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    The pay was nice.

    Cons

    Change is good, but the company changes too frequently. Upper leadership changes too often and it makes it seems that there's no job stability within the company. The company also seemed to promote friends and from outside of the company too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  6. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and mangers are very helpful.

    Cons

    no cons, just the pay can be better and less change

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and try to limit changes


  7. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy to move to different teams and move to other lateral positions

    Cons

    Management did not communicate with employees and no forward growth.

  8. "Financial Advisor"

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Management is not on the phones so they are not 100% realistic with their goals


  9. "Senior Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Schaumburg, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and time off over time.

    Cons

    Pressure to produce numbers for enrollments

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "admission advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    They allow plenty of overtime, free college degrees

    Cons

    poor prospective leads, no raises, rare opportunity for promotions