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Career Education Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Upper Management revolving door and lost of quality employees (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student Account Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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)

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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