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Career Education Reviews

Updated April 15, 2018
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Tough Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and staff (front line staff and front line management).

    Cons

    Senior Management is not connected with front line. Does not handle things like a normal company would and tends to do the opposite of what you'd expect. Company comes first, employees are secondary and replaceable. Extremely sales oriented and numbers driven.

  3. "Admissions Advisor"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meet great people. Helps pay for education. Great experience. Good pay. Tons of overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Stressful. Micro managed not only from your supervisor but also from others listening in on your calls with prospective students.


  4. "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    We had a great team bond.

    Cons

    It was very negative job.


  5. "High Turnover Sales Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Overtime pay is sometimes available, can work a flexible schedule if you like working later hours

    Cons

    Many metrics to meet each month: talk time, application volume, financial aid, new starts, etc. Expected to convert low quality prospects into students. Leads come from job application sites or other companies that sell leads. Most people don't have an interest in going to school or the skills to be successful in a college. They are just trying to get their financial aid money.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on marketing and get some quality leads. Focus on student retention rather than getting new students through the door. Provide your employees with the tools to be successful and require your managers to spend time on coaching and development.


  6. "Good people, bad company"

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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

    If you have good coworkers that is a plus and they have flexible schedules

    Cons

    No yearly raises, changes how they do things every year. Not a secure job.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees raises that cover inflation every year.


  7. "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Committed to the success of students

    Cons

    Care more about short term results than long term culture

  8. "Great People to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Career Education has great people to work with.

    Cons

    The For-Profit Education industry is in a downward trend.


  9. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always busy, good hours, good benefits. PTO right away. The managers are helpful but under a lot of pressure so they put it on the sales floor.

    Cons

    Leads were awful. This company shouldn’t purchase leads that have no desire for this. It’s not always the easiest to get someone to see that a 50k investment in themselves is good.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation and more clarity


  10. "Good"

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

    I have been working at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, good people, and a friendly environment

    Cons

    No raises in many years


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