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Career Education Reviews

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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    ""All about the unrealistic numbers regarding enrollments/retention""

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Good benefits
    Nice colleagues
    Regular 40 hour workweek
    Overtime allowed

    Cons

    Very little value in the employee (high turnover in Admissions)
    Boring culture, very little motivation for employee outside of performing to keep our positions
    Poor training
    Unrealistic expectations (enrollment) when working with our particular student demographic
    Very little room for advancement, those that move up are "Management Favorites/Buddies"
    Inconsistent raises, very small percentage regarding raise
    A micromanagement-based culture

    Advice to Management

    It's all about being a great place to work, positively motivating your employees via perks/bonuses/raises, and a positive culture...all of which upper management doesn't promote

    In Admissions, look more into the "process" and challenge with how to attain enrollments, not just "numbers"...there is A HUGE disconnect with upper management and lower departments, such as Admissions


  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. "Dead end job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Health benefits, dental, vision, HSA, DCFSA, 4012k, 7days PTO, Sick-time, 10 days vacation and 8hrs personal days, one hour lunch.

    Cons

    High pace job. Terrible on boarding/orientation. No one to show you how to punch in or out, explain benefits, or policies. NO RAISES, and no promotions, it's a dead end job. Constant changing of process. The work load is not always fair, someone working double student load gets same pay as someone who has half the work.

    Advice to Management

    Better orientation, raises! Bring training back!!


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Contact Systems Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Contact Systems Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contact Systems Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good experience in how students are given internet and other commercial incentives to go to college on line. They are accreditated

    Cons

    Very expensive, the same or more than other colleges, especially city or state colleges. Be carefull, the credits may not be acceptable to all companies or corporations. Leadership is terrible. Too many changes in the process. From week to week you never know what they have added, deleted, or taylored differently. Many prospective students believe they are a scam. So it's all uphill to get them to stay on the phone.
    Constant equipment failures. Constant revolving door. You never know when you will be the next out the door. You work in fear that your next paycheck will be the one from unemployment.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how it looks when five or ten people are no longer on the floor. Even the ones with three to five years of service. It's an excercise in fear daily.


  10. "decent first job out of college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with.

    Cons

    Quality of programs was suspect at best.


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