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Career Education Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  1. "Careful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Former manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average benefits and salary. Nothing else positive to say

    Cons

    Terrible onboarding, no real formalized training... basically learn as you go & sink or swim. The company is horrible at communicating. The HR department is incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    The company treats its employees like dirt. They recently closed some of their operations & gave employees specific end dates- then changed them at the last minute, giving employees 2 weeks notice & ending them months earlier than thought.this company is completely financially mismanaged. Ridiculous salaries are paid to senior management making it impossible for the business units to support them. I would not recommend working here- it's a matter of time before the company is completely insolvent.

  3. "Great people, great pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Dead end job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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!!


  5. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and has good benefits.

    Cons

    Lacks career growth and salary increase is slow.


  6. "Document coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Not an analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Financial Aid Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment to work. Will be a great experience for someone that is just getting out of school.

    Cons

    Their leadership should be stronger.

    Advice to Management

    Your only as strong as your weakest teammate, If you plan on growing a new type of team, make sure that they are strong.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Scam artists!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Purchasing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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