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Career Education Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Salary and human resources staff.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement.


  2. "Imaging Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Decent health benefits (insurance, FSA etc)
    -Coworkers are friendly and encouraging.

    Cons

    It can take years for a promotion, if at all.
    Negative/bad morale in departments.
    Have to work nights/weekends


  3. "Dysfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As with any company, you will meet good people who are trying to do the right thing.

    Cons

    The marketing team for Colorado Technical University is incredibly inefficient - working there is like being part of a highly dysfunctional family. There is no planning and no direction.

    Advice to Management

    Good management is not how much work you can squeeze out of employees. A good leader will manage, not dictate.


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  5. "Director"

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people trying to do their best for the students.

    Cons

    The company is in a increasingly regulated industry with many adversaries on both the government and legal fronts, working to make it ever more difficult to do business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on the numbers and more on the product. The results will follow.


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    "Premier Admissions Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Premier Admissions Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great co-workers, and a great feeling after helping students gain success! Great opportunity for advancement if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Micro-managing without the true facts. Process improvements are really needed. Pay raises need to be reviewed and a better training program is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Take some advice from the people who are actually doing the job! I doubt there are many of you who have work at a campus level and know what we actually do.


  7. "Great Coworkers but You're nothing but a number"

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education (More than a year)

    Pros

    I made some great friendships working here because we had to rely on each other to deal with the virtual sweatshop environment.

    Cons

    It's all about the numbers and not about the students. It is also really difficult to transition past a call center job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they're an asset.


  8. "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pays competitive salaries with room to advance

    Cons

    brick and mortar schools are struggling

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  9. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Tough to move up, hard to get raises here


  10. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For employees who are not hourly there is a lot of flexibility in the workplace to work from home when needed. Departments are also often flexible when working with each other.

    Cons

    Through many CEO changes the direction of the business is always changing. New ideas are often implemented before seeking information on full impact.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to communicate to see what is being done currently. We have several redundancies across departments.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "National Admissions Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The interaction with prospective students was the most rewarding part of the job. As an admissions advisor you get the opportunity to hear the reasoning behind why people are looking to pursue education. Co-workers that I interacted with were pleasant.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Primarily numbers driven. Lack of upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Do not penalize the advisor who actually cares about the welfare of the student. Advisors that are genuine are the one who make a significant impact on students.



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