Colorado Technical University Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2020

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2.4
36%
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53%
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Colorado Technical University President Andrew Hurst
Andrew Hurst
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pretty good pay and opportunity for overtime (although before I left they were talking about changing that)(in 15 reviews)

  • "Decent pay, great co-workers, fun enviornment(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "You’re pressured to make your enrollment goal (sales) If you’re not good at sales you won’t like this(in 22 reviews)

  • "I will never forget how selfish CTU is and how they treat their adjuncts(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Associate Director of Admissions"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Admissions in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I believe the culture is starting to grow with fun and interesting people, I have personally never had management as relaxed and care free, just make sure you actually work. There are a lot of opportunities for growth and considering I only worked here a year and a half have been promoted should help substantiate that. The company takes care of its employees, and as most things it’s typically the people fired or with negative attitudes that post on these sites, which bothers me because the people who actually enjoy the work and don’t have a problem are writing reviews. For any potential candidate looking for a exciting growing company I encourage you join the CTU Family #CTUstrong. Plus they give free school!!

    Cons

    It has cubicles, which I believe prohibit communication, knock the walls down. But there’s nothing I can do about that except get used to it

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  2. "Very Structured Work Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fairly consistent work when offered

    Cons

    Pay a bit lower than other comparable positions


  3. "Good Pay, OK Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, great co-workers, fun enviornment

    Cons

    No work/life balance, for-profit school

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  4. "Micro Managing Starting"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Technical University part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I really loved working here because I like the one hour chat time with students.

    Cons

    Suddenly, things changed and micro-managing began. After being there 9 years that was difficult for me.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Low morale and unethical leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Technical University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Diverse programs and some distinguished faculty

    Cons

    Disconnected and unethical leadership, low morale, low pay and decreased commitment to program integrity.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Going down hill"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University part-time

    Pros

    Little, besides a pay check

    Cons

    -More and more requirements are being piled on instructors yet I have been here several years and have not seen a pay raise. -This has gone from a 5-8 hours a week fun part-time job to a 15-20 hours of work and still getting paid the same. -Almost every aspect of this job is micromanaged by faculty management -Much of the material is old and outdated, but instructors have to stick to the script. Requests for changes to the material are typically ignored. -Students expect "A"s for minimal work and will complain about you to Success Coaches, Faculty Leads and Chairs and anyone else who will listen and then the Instructor has to justify themselves. -You get called out by Faculty Leads for not having the "last word" on student-faculty communications even if the student is just sending a thank you message you have to have the last response. -Even grading students is micromanaged. Feedback requirements and format. -Required one hour "chat sessions" every week are also a waste of time. Students rarely show up or rarely watch the archived sessions. These are also highly micromanaged by faculty management for content and length.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Student Success Coach"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Student Success Coach in Schaumburg, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Technical University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendships made during the years

    Cons

    Overload on work. Promises never kept; you will have a cohort of 250-300 instead it was ridiculously 500-600 for months. Rapport with owning students suffered because we were too busy taking incoming calls and emails for other coaches. In the process we had to ignore the calls and emails from our own students. Very stressful; good luck taking a bathroom break or 2-15’s or sometimes even a 1 hour lunch without playing catch up for the rest of your time (missed calls, messengers, emails, orientation, mixed lists, and advising department inboxes). Recent management were hired for their sales background not education. Goes to show where the VP is going with this place. Students were categorized as consumers making a big purchase. Management unprofessional and incompetent; zero people skills. If you don’t know an answer or solution to something IT’S OKAY, but don’t respond with incorrect information to your own coaches. It’s sad when coaches have to go to other management teams to get something done correctly. Upper management are overlooking the few gems on particular teams, who work so hard and are feeling unappreciated. You are lucky to have them stick around as long as they have, take care of them. Best decision I made was leaving for my own mental health. Morale has been gone since last August.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional and Disorganized"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Admissions Advisor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A few nice people willing to help Pretty easy to become employed Ability to negotiate salary

    Cons

    Policy changes monthly almost Disrespectful management Nepotism & favoritism Unrealistic metrics with horrible demographics for prospective students

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "I finally got out of there"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado Technical University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I really loved my students

    Cons

    The work load is unreasonable, no upward mobility, those who quit were getting out for good reason.

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  10. "Caring"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado Technical University part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I believe in changing the world, one person at a time.

    Cons

    I really enjoy teaching at CTU.

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