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Corinthian Colleges Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company, great people to work with (in 13 reviews)

  • great benefits, great experience, awesome benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of communication amongst management and inter-department (in 7 reviews)

  • Shady business practices while enrolling and placing students (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Admissions Support"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good company to work for. They offer great benefits, perks, and sick pay. I would work for this company again.

    Cons

    Their was nothing negative about this company! It was too bad they couldn't keep the call center going.

    Advice to Management

    This was a great company but quickly ran out of cash flow to stay in business.


  2. "Student Finance Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Finance Representative in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Student Finance Representative in Woodbridge, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time

    Pros

    decent salary for a private organization and higher than most organizations for the same position. Training and onboarding was fun and engaging since we were the first employees working at the Corinthian Colleges' Everest College. Good benefits, team oriented environment and multiple departments (always cross-functioning). The interaction with clients was good for the most part because there are always new things to learn from them.

    Cons

    Upper management were selfish and unorganized. They condescend lower level employees and do anything they can to keep you stagnant in horrible positions. High turnover rates especially for admissions, education, and student finance department. During my time there, someone was fired for telling a student that financial aid is guaranteed while he was on the phone with them. A director who did not like the employee was the one who contacted hr and reported him. Many incidents like this occurred there, putting employees in constant fear and in search of jobs all the time. There was so much hostility and dysfunction due to upper management abusing company time (because they are salaried) and rude employees gossiping and trying to get people fired. Another issue was career services performing poorly, getting paid higher salaries than some other departments, people calling out, quitting, and not placing students with jobs while other departments were overworked. My time there was both positive & mostly negative

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed because the organization has dissolved. Thank goodness!!

  3. "Student Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping students be successful and graduate.

    Cons

    All about $$$ not about quality of grads departing.

    Advice to Management

    Have some integrity. Focusing on the bottom line and not the quality of instruction or students skillset upon graduation will result in CCi then Zenith closing!


  4. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home. Flexibility of schedule.

    Cons

    Company no longer exists. Faculty judged on student attrition. Admissions enrolls online students without qualifying that they have access to a computer or the internet. Some don't speak English well and are not put through developmental courses first.

    Advice to Management

    Do not base your faculty's success on retention of marginal students


  5. "CCI"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus President in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Campus President in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students were inspiring, as well as the Campus Presidents, Directors and instructors.

    Cons

    There was poor communication between Corporate and Campuses. In addition, division's leadership were perceived as unethical and immoral. (Especially the Admission or Sales teams)

    Advice to Management

    Company closed now but the executive team should have been following the motto, "No lying, cheating or stealing".


  6. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great to give back to students

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership of the company


  7. "Review of Everest College"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Professor in Santa Ana, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Provided students the opportunity to have an education who otherwise would not have been able to enter college.

    Cons

    Little more stable leadership. Leadership was always in transition because of the demands placed on the college, it was difficult to identify a leader that could turn the ship around.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is very important to faculty, staff, and students. That should always be a top priority no matter how difficult the times.

  8. "Best company I ever worked for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to grow, working with people who care about your success as well as the success of the student body, helping people better their lives, challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    None, I loved the company


  9. "Bankrupt now"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Finance Planner in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Student Finance Planner in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I liked my job, the people, management and the free coffee offered to employees before they shut the doors

    Cons

    Getting laid off is about all I can think of to put in this spot

    Advice to Management

    I hope everyone found super duper wonderful jobs.


  10. "Poorly Managed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corinthian Colleges (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work/home life balance
    - Decent benefits

    Cons

    - Incompetent management
    - Company filed for BK

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring third tier employees, and then promoting them


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