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Career Education Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. "HR Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Human Resources Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to work at a high level and learn the business

    Cons

    Growth opportunities were based on cronism

    Advice to Management

    Please develop people who challenge you....consensus will not allow you to grow and recover from past mistakes


  2. "Great people and nice coworkers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Admission Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Admission Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good and most of the people are great to work with. Free food and good benefits.

    Cons

    Typical executive management incompetence and greed. Any money the Company makes stays at the top. Stagnant wages, cuts in benefits and layoffs every year.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company Is Doomed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Full Time Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Full Time Instructor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my co-workers and students. They made every day a joy to go to work.

    Cons

    Extremely flawed vision; focused too much on quantity and not enough on quality students. Severely undervalued their employees and seemed not to trust their managers' decisions. Campus managers did not manage; they were mouthpieces for the disconnected central corporate offices. Did not value ideas or input from below; every decision was top down.

    Advice to Management

    None to give. They didn't listen then; they won't listen now.


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  5. "Unstable company in a declining industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At one point a good company to work for in a shaky industry. Great people to work with, decent benefits and good work life/home life balance. The location is convenient near shopping and restaurants as well as access to highways.

    Cons

    As with all for profit educational schools, CEC is under heavy fire from the government that is ultimately shrinking the industry to a shell of itself. Unfortunately, despite numerous directional changes and restructures, the outlook for CEC is grim. It is a top heavy organizational structure and declining business with too many stalemates at the top making the same poor business choices over the past 6-7 years. Couple that with the industry comments I made and you can envision it all coming to an end.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring re-treads from the industry that are just collecting fat checks and overhaul the top level of management(including the BOD). And not just the very top, but your Sr. VPs and VPs that are still steering the ship into the iceberg.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Le Cordon Bleu - Financial Aid Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Ok entry level job
    -Good job training program

    Cons

    -Terrible middle management
    -No incentive for performance


  7. "Titanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    This company had great benefits and a casual work culture for years.

    Cons

    The company is drowning; working there was like being on the Titanic.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the front lines and stop making decisions that are not based on the actual business that is done.


  8. "Live chat specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and hours, benefits , schedule and environment

    Cons

    Management changed frequently as well as metrics and goals were unreasonable


  9. "Great Coproration to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Admissions Representative in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company treat employees very well. Promotions within. Great benefits.

    Cons

    there are no cons as far I can tell.


  10. "Sales Training Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Market Development Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved this company. The management system was fantastic. I was the number one employee at CEC for 6 straight years.

    Cons

    Like
    i said before, the employees need to have a better relationship with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Like
    i said before, the employees need to have a better relationship with the employees


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Student Management Specialist"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    I don't think there are any pros to this job or this company in general. I feel this company can go under any minute It's essentially a call center being ran in the higher education industry.

    Cons

    Management is making too many change all at once, and employees don't really have job security. There is no flexibility with the work schedule. Having to work until 8pm on a saturday and sunday?! Really... Its horrendous. They don't really care about their employees, they only care about their customers (students). People are dropping like flies to find other jobs. I would not advise anyone to work here, unless you're really desperate for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees. Making too many changes at once, is really hurting employee morale. The company in general will be experience very high turnover if you keep up with this attitude.


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