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Daymar College Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Helping students & building relationships to help them better themselves (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, great people to work with, decent hours (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Executives and upper management could use a reality check because they've lost touch (in 7 reviews)

  • The campus has had 3 campus directors in a 8 month time (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing growth and opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Education in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Director of Education in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daymar College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing growth and opportunity. Great environment!

    Cons

    A lot of new employees so everyone is continuing to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "In the Land of Nope"

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    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daymar College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students bright eyes and inquisitive natures made putting up with hell worth it...for a minute

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of staff, shortsighted and myopic, old fashioned approach to education, upper management were egotistical bigots in the worst possible way. I cannot give this company any good feedback. The Nashville campus has the WORST attitudes towards each other. Staff turn over is extremely high for a smaller campus. Incredible.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to the people who actually work with the students, they are the ones who really care about giving the best education. It's not just about the almighty dollar. Stop trying to wrangle in students that have left the school for good reason, it's shameful. Upper management...keep patting yourselves on the back, for a job POORLY done.

  3. "Information You Should Know"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Daymar College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work there are great.

    Cons

    Management has no idea how to relate to ADA's and the Micro-managing has to stop.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself and the bubble that you're in. People would perform ten times better without being Micro-managed.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "They take advantage of the poor and stupid."

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Student Services in Clarksville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Daymar College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was an easy job with decent money. Likedo my fellow employees.

    Cons

    You had to learn to lie and have no heart when you talked to students about school. Who in the hell pays 70 thousand dollars dollars for a degree that won't even get you a job that pays that much a year. They are all about making money. Students attendance is only worried about based on profits


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Last-chance school for uninformed target demographic"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Daymar College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent salary and benefits, growing operation with room to move up, motivated professional co-workers, fun vibe/atmosphere, adequate training and facility, supportive managers who generally let you do your job without micro-managing although a bit too much "rah-rah" at times

    Cons

    was unaware when I accepted the job that school's accrediting body (ACICS) had already had its authority to sanction yanked by the Dept. of Education. For-profit education is such a cesspool in general what with fudged attendance/placement rates, unqualified instructors and high-pressure admissions tactics --there's a reason these schools' ads run on YouTube and during daytime or late-night TV shows seen by people who would never be admitted to a traditional community college or university. On balance, Daymar isn't quite as bad as some of the other well-known offenders who've since gone under (Corinthian, ITT Tech) since making changes required as part of settling their lawsuit with the KY Atty General's office. Ultimately, I just wasn't comfortable trying to bum-rush primarily uneducated, unmotivated and uninformed individuals into going into debt by overpaying to earn degrees that were often not necessary to obtain work in their desired industries. Also, when admissions counselors at a trade school can't properly counsel prospective students because they aren't formally educated themselves or aware of current industry/career trends, that is a disservice to people who are strongly encouraged to sign on the line for large student loans.

    Advice to Management

    don't hire so many admissions counselors (especially college-age ones) knowing that only a percentage of them will stick but focus on being more selective and thoroughly training better qualified employees


  6. "Great so far!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daymar College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership team are helpful, have open communication, and want you to be successful. Fast paced, and a growing organization!

    Cons

    Onboarding seemed a little disorganized....

    Advice to Management

    More formal onboarding/training would be helpful...


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Gives Depth to Incompetence"

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    Former Employee - Faculty and Administrative in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Faculty and Administrative in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Starvation, possible foreclosure, low self-esteem, an inability to discren competence from incompetence, or desperation. Forced to give a one star rating. It deserves NO stars.

    Cons

    Poor pay, mismanagement, greed, lack of vision, and always on the brink of dissolution. Therre are no career opportunities, no worthwhile compensation & benefits, no work/life balance, the senior management is a revolving cast of of failures from other, similar proprietray for-profits, and the culture & values are cannibalistic and destructive.

    Advice to Management

    Close shop and go home. You have destroyed the company, and you have changed thousands of lives one person at a time for the worse. Shame on you!

  8. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Full Time Instructor in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Full Time Instructor in Owensboro, KY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Daymar College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Good work environment and flexibility. Salary negotiable.

    Cons

    Additional mettings and paperwork. Always add on work for faculty. No room for raise or advancements


  9. "Assisant Director of Ground Academics"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Daymar College (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, good working conditions, great friendships

    Cons

    long hours, no pay raises


  10. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daymar College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and get to change lives everyday! Hours are good and the campus is like a family to me. Good pay and growing campus

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep training. Everything has gotten so much better and there are a lot of employees who support everything you are doing.


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