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Updated July 15, 2017
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Todd Nelson
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  • Roll-out of changes by upper management can be overwhelming (in 14 reviews)

  • Very little room for advancement, those that move up are "Management Favorites/Buddies" (in 7 reviews)

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  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. "Defunct if they're still around"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Great education benefits for employees

    Cons

    Poor top level management ran the company to the ground

  3. "Great people, great pay"

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    Former Employee - Training Solutions Designer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Training Solutions Designer in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed coming to work, fun projects, great team players, wide variety of projects, 401k match, low cost medical benefits, HSA medical plan option, yoga classes for a fee. Great location, ample parking. Very nice building.

    Cons

    No regular work from home options, projects started then cancelled after much work was put in, no raises for non exempt employees at least during my time there. Parking garage has seen better days.


  4. "Aggravating"

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    Former Employee - Student Finance Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Student Finance Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and they will work on a schedule with you. Their training is really good. The only people that have the right positions in this company.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. The leadership really needs work. They have the wrong people in the wrong positions. When you create a new team please make sure that it is structured and not change it several times before you give up on the idea. Also if you do give up on your team concept, you might want to tell your staff.

    Advice to Management

    You need all new upper management and lower management. The team leads that you hired, most of them should not be in that position. First level management needs to be stronger. Their just puppets.


  5. "Careful"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Career Education part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small, tight knit teams of talented professors and administrators make for a nice atmosphere among colleagues, and students. The facilities and labs are generally nice as well.

    Cons

    A for-profit education corporation frequently puts money ahead of everything. Hours are limited to prevent you from being able to receive full-time benefits. Open enrollment means that students range from being very talented to functionally illiterate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to treat technical education and artwork as if it were a certification course or a cram school. More time needs to be given to each student on individual assignments. Consider switching back to 10-week terms, instead of five.


  6. "Document coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Documentation Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Documentation Coordinator in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team and benefits. Can be a fun environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons for this department.

    Advice to Management

    Great Mgmt. Keep it up and keep learning.


  7. "Purchasing"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees and team environment. Great Benefits

    Cons

    Company is closing numerous campuses, severance package lacks for long term employees not in management position

    Advice to Management

    Treat and Pay employees better

  8. "Not an analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Processor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Processor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are generally nice. The work gets done quick and rest of the day is pretty loose.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Low retention. Could use a lot for in the way of team building.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Scam artists!!!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Cool co workers and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Your job not to advise but only to enroll. Nothing but a sales job. Company only cares about getting enrollments so they can make money off the student's financial aid approval. The intellectual compatibility of the people we tried to enroll had nothing to do with it.

    Advice to Management

    Get real!!. All you guys care about is financial aid money. I hope fasfa shut all you for-profit schools down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a fairly good experience."

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    Former Employee - Culinary Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Culinary Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very team oriented. Very professional and willing to help each other out with what ever was needed.We all looked out for each other and had each others backs.

    Cons

    CEC needed to more organized and in touch with what was going on. I was a chef/culinary instructor at Le Cordon Bleu. I think they were more interested in the money they could make than Doing the right things for their employees and their students.

    Advice to Management

    CEC needs to take an honest look at problems rather than playing the blame game. I also think they could all benefit from a course in ethics.


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