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Career Education Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "I had a great experience while working for this company."

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and excellent benefits, great opportunity for advancement. Great support from upper management for new advisors. Plenty of support from other advisors who where assign to help newer advisors.

    Cons

    High pressure sales and monthly quotas. Minimum training and resources for advisors who were under performance. Providing more resources for advisors when they where under performing. Allowing older advisors opportunities to move into other departments besides Admissions.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for employees and provide additional training for veteran advisors


  2. "lay offs frequent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    pay was ok benefits ok hours flexible

    Cons

    management extremely lacking, no real oversight on individual performance

    Advice to Management

    no they wouldnt take it if i gave it. unstable environment is unhealthy for employees


  3. "Sr. Admissions Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Admission Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Admission Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The environment is fast-paced. This is an industry that is under close watch, so changes are rolled out frequently to ensure the company is remaining compliant. Lots of changes, so I've learned to adapt to that. It's also rewarding to help students who truly dream of earnings their degree.

    Cons

    Roll-out of changes by upper management can be overwhelming. Job requires you to sit at a desk all day and be on the phone, but you need to know how to speak with people, understand their concerns, and help guide them in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. We are human too... Always remember the personal side before the business side. Happy employees=productive and positive work environment! Employees work hard for managers and upper management who they feel actually care about them.


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  5. "Sr. Talent Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Career Education (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment and good people

    Cons

    Poor leadership team that does not take care of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  6. "Good entry-level position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary; overtime opportunities; decent healthcare

    Cons

    Lack of continuous training; too numbers-focused; lack of stability in company


  7. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company for younger people

    Cons

    Poor talent management from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Be better managers and leaders. Stop being so comfortable.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very Cut throat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay. Over time available

    Cons

    Management plays favoritism, must work a weekend day. Traffic is terrible depending on where you're coming from. Every man for themselves type of environment

    Advice to Management

    Don't show favoritism. What you do for one, you have to do for another


  9. "Great school, bad parent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Harrington College of Design Administration and Staff are awesome. They take a unique approach to teaching and support. Curriculum for programs is the best in the city of Chicago.

    Cons

    The parent corporation, CEC, is not business savvy. Harrington is currently under teach-out for closure. Sad.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "admissions advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    plenty of overtime and friendly environment

    Cons

    growth potential and no raises


  11. "Inquiry Response Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inquiry Response Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inquiry Response Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed to make a decent amount of money without doing much hard work

    Cons

    Micromanagement, company cares more about quantity leads than quality leads, very goals oriented and goal based


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