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Career Education Reviews

Updated June 17, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring people, great HR, good benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    Business is downsizing quite a bit.


  2. "Great benefits, but corporate environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Career Services Advisor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Career Services Advisor in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, decent salary, enjoyed helping students in Career Services

    Cons

    Very numbers focused, schools also closed down in large after hiring new staff, so it seems there was a lack of planning with higher management, which unfortunately impacted a lot of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of employee and student needs

  3. "Employees Under-Valued"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Content Editor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Online Content Editor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work itself is interesting. Hours are flexible, the corporate building is nice, and the culture can be relaxed at times. We are allowed to wear jeans, and there are ping-pong and foosball tables in the building for employee use. Telecommunication is available for some positions. The company strives to find new, more efficient systems and processes to improve its product, and I like being able to see how my work directly affects the students.

    Cons

    I no longer feel valued by management. Despite my two degrees, I do not make enough to support myself on just this one job, and even though I have received consistently high ratings during my performance reviews, I have received only two 2% raises in my 4 years here, which is better than nothing, but not enough. Management claims to have done research to make sure wages are consistent with industry standards, but according to my own research, I'm making 24% less than the industry standard. They recently changed my position from exempt to non-exempt, which included taking away the telecommuting option for no reason. I do not feel my ideas are being heard or valued. There is no communication among senior management and front-line employees. I can only speak with the two managers directly above me, neither of which seem to have any power to change anything.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a living wage to all of your employees, not just the senior managers. Change the hourly pay system so that employees are allowed to fill out a time sheet rather than physically clocking in and out. When you send out an employee satisfaction survey, have a place for employees to leave comments rather than just asking multiple-choice questions.


  4. "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, competitive salary, and comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    Leadership is not in touch with the workers


  5. "Cool if you aren't looking for a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly environment. Not a hard job and management was always easy to deal with. Very understanding of personal issues.

    Cons

    low pay, unstable job, campuses mismanaged and shut down. No upward movement opportunities. Last 6 months of location being open we had no manager and other employees took advantage and didn't show up. Beware, this company is disappearing. Don't expect long term employment here


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Career Education"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young associates, recent college graduates

    Cons

    Micro-management style, oppressive management style


  7. "bom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great benefits and growing potential

    Cons

    company sold the business unit

    Advice to Management

    keep the school going

  8. "Ok..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    nice pay and great location.

    Cons

    All about favoritism to move up and even be looked at, no moral and toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and see what people really do.. Instead of picking you favorites!


  9. "Admissions Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, great training environment

    Cons

    Inconsistencies, lack of consistency between leadership

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  10. "Admission Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and made great friends

    Cons

    This is a SALES job!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the responsibilities upfront


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