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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a Job, Not for a Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - College Admissions Coach in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - College Admissions Coach in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in the corporate office and loved my coworkers. The atmosphere was great and I appreciated the leadership's open door policy. There was always something exciting going on in the office!

    Benefits and time off were good. They seemed to be very flexible if ever there was a time someone needed to come in a little late / leave a little early. The work-life balance was great, as soon as you are out of the office you can disconnect with work very easily. I was able to take some university classes while I was working!

    I would recommend to a friend in search for a job, but not as a life-long career.

    Cons

    Hours are a little funky in the beginning because they start you off working the afternoon/evening shift. This changes the longer you are there though, so that's good.

    I also didn't quite agree with the way the program was presented to lower-income families across the country. It seems that a lot of families are pressured into it, with the expectation that they would be receiving financial assistance from us (only provide educational assistance). The amount of time the families had to get a refund did not seem like enough.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more honest and clear with families about what can be expected from the program. Allow longer than 2 weeks to cancel the program.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "EC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EC Consler in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - EC Consler in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at College Admissions Assist. part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much, selling overpriced planning to low income families. Hard to make any money as well since your responsible for your overhead

    Cons

    Selling services to families that are not a fit for program. Too many hours for too little chance at making any money..


  3. "I love working at CAA- Best place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Enrollment Counselor in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Enrollment Counselor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at College Admissions Assist. as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company and their management team- they truly care about the students, the families and the people that work for them. I feel appreciated and acknowledged by the company. We get paid to help people live out their unique purpose in life and to discover what their future goals are! Love, the supportive team environment. you get to make a difference. you're promoting higher education.

    Cons

    You want to help every family but you can't. You can't help those who's just not committed to going to college, or who doesn't want it. Nothing bad at all about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Keep promoting the contests, the 99-4-1 program, and keep encouraging your staff.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Secretive & Shady"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay. When the phones aren't ringing you can read surf the web.

    Cons

    Starting in the reservations department, the phones ring constantly and you have to say the same things that are scripted over and over again. It gets hard not to be grumpy/rude on the phones. Completed calls last about 3-5 minutes so you take numerous in an hour. The letters the company sends are confusing in wording and leads to a lot of cranky parents calling in. The reservations department number is the only on the letter, so they often let their anger and confusion out on them. When the parents who aren't convinced by the shady letter want any info at all, there is a script of information you must stick to and you cannot give anything else away. Managers sit behind the phone area to correct you any time you give out to much info. They won't even let their employees in on the product information because they don't want you to accidentally spill any knowledge to the parents.

    The review before summed it up pretty well when he/she said "leave your integrity at home, you must be a very good actor to role play and convince unsuspecting poverty level parents and students that they need to give you thousands of dollars in a split second decision for services that promise finding all the money a student needs to go to college"

    Advice to Management

    People would not think your business was so much of a scam if you were more open with your customers about what you offer


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run the other way"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Enrollment Counselor
    Former Contractor - Enrollment Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at College Admissions Assist. as a contractor

    Pros

    Not one comes to mind

    Cons

    Expect to work for free basically. And leave your integrity at home, you must be a very good actor to role play and convince unsuspecting poverty level parents and students that they need to give you thousands of dollars in a split second decision for services that promise finding all the money a student needs to go to college. Management is laughable. Employees come and go - rapidly. It is a scam. Google the company before you consider.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sketch"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The other people that work for the company seemed nice

    Cons

    Kind of sketchy sales....the people you are trying to sell to are low-income and the package is expensive
    You have to pay for all of your hotels and there is no guarantee that you will make that money back
    The locations you go to are not centrally located, so you typically have to take more than 1 flight. Because CAA does pay for flights, they keep cost in mind as opposed to efficiency of your time...that being said, you end up spending a lot of time in airports with layovers.