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Updated September 25, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "The company has been good for me ..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people there who care about the students and have a strong work ethic (though this isn't the case for everyone). I was fortunate to have some really good managers over the years who supported me and were open to me taking my career in the direction I wanted. There is a lot of promotion from within, even across teams, and a lot of people who have worked there for a long time.

    Cons

    It's a challenging industry that gets a lot of negative press, and it is highly regulated.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. Create a true culture and model it for employees.


  2. "online subject matter expert adjunct"

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    Former Employee - SME in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - SME in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible and purely remote job

    Cons

    no clarity about future assignments

  3. Helpful (2)

    "You and the students are just a number."

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

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

    Pros

    The Money. I made 71k last year. I was there 12 years and had a very successful track record. When the going is good it's an OK place to work however the moment your numbers slip you will see how quickly management turns on you.

    Cons

    After 12 years I had a few bad months of enrolling students and they fired me. You're just a number. Due to my success in prior years, my salary was high and I couldn't move to different departments so I was stuck. Leadership changes constantly as does the vision. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. I don't even tell anyone I have a degree from this school.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees a priority, not a number. Turnover is out of control. Most directors are just babysitters that don't invest in their employees and would rather pay someone less to do the save job than rather than have a quality tenured employee. When you think of Wolf of Wall Street, funk of Career Education Corporation. I would have rather invested 12 years in a company that valued their Employees.


  4. "Student Account Representative"

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    Former Employee - Student Account Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Student Account Representative in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Co-workers, Management, and Location

    Cons

    I just couldn't do collections anymore. That was the main reason I left.


  5. "Great if you are ok not advancing your career"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Processing in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Processing in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to have a flexible schedule, pay (if you have been here for a long time), a lot of friendships made with fellow employees, can be a fun atmosphere at times

    Cons

    Cap out at 4 weeks vacation time after 10 yrs, not given much sick time, lower mgmt does not have to follow same rules as employees (I.e. Attendance policies), lower mgmt "comfortable" in their positions, limited, no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Lower mgmt needs ongoing manager training, also need to be reevaluated the same as employees are & to see how efficient they really are in their position (and if they should still be in that position)


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money and had opportunities.

    Cons

    Questionable management, there was a lot of uncertainty


  7. "Improving"

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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

    Leadership, benefits, casual work environment

    Cons

    Industry reputation , going through downsizing

  8. "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.


  9. "Avoid if Possible"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor

    I have been working at Career Education (More than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of young people work here, mostly b/c the older ones have all been fired. But easy to make friends right out of college.

    Cons

    Extremely Stressful, bad hours, turn over is insane they are constantly firing people, do not recommend working here


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good benefits

    Cons

    Salary increase and career advancement is slow


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