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Dorsey Schools Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dorsey Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and opportunity if you do well. Love the fact of helping people achieve goals

    Cons

    Stress level and uncertainty when you're not doing so well.

    Advice to Management

    Try being proactive versus reactive in your training efforts


  2. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Roseville, MI
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Roseville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dorsey Schools (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Pay is decent. Met some really good people who became friends, Mod meetings every 6 weeks, Free FOOD.

    Cons

    Worst place to work! Non-professional, incompetent management, NO LEADERSHIP! The model is do what we say and you will be successful, which in essence means, lie to struggling young adults about their education so they can graduate and make $10.00/hour. These people do not live in the real world. Sexual predators and substance abusers can make it here. If you are making your female colleagues uncomfortable with your sexual advances and comments, you will still have a job, They will just move you to a different campus. The hours are disgusting, and the force voluntary method is unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Obtain some training outside of Dorsey, Find some mentors who are actual leaders and learn from them. Animal trophies do not make an impression on hardworking adults. Pay them more and actually promote people with good leadership skills. No need to lie or pretend that your DOA's and ADOA's have prestigious degrees and educational credentials. None of you have real degrees. Stop making your employees feel inferior, especially when your tuition reimbursement is but $400.00.


  3. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - M/A
    Former Employee - M/A
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dorsey Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No pros to this school

    Cons

    Poor management, career service has no expierence
    Financial aid makes guesses, multiple errors made, significantly poor , poor outcome, poor communication

    Advice to Management

    Needs significant changes such as changing staff compleatly


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  5. "Admissions Representative"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Madison Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Madison Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your co-workers because everyone basically feels the same way so we all comfort, support and try to help one another on the con's of the job.

    Cons

    Management says it's ok to take a vacation but when vacation is requested your given a hard time. Because there is a start every 6weeks your always scared at the end of the 6 weeks if you did not hit your goals you will loose your job. This is position is all about numbers and activity, nothing else.


  6. "Not a quality education for students"

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

    Pros

    Gained job experience teaching. I loved my colleagues.

    Cons

    Admissions tell students that their class credits will transfer to Delta College and any other universities it's a big fat lie! Students go through the entire Admissions process without requiring proof of a high school diploma or GED. Several students have had to quit going to classes when they were half done with their career program because they didn't have their high school diploma. I am sorry but Delta College and any other university will not allow you to start without one. Furthermore, students have to take a placement test (compass test) before they can enroll in classes. Not at Dorsey, they have students take what is called Aztec; it's a compass test that they take after they start their classes. Newly enrolled students' are required to take the test within the first few weeks of their module but it does nothing for them it's just for their academic file.

    Also, the classes are a joke! They have students barely do the minimum of the basics for any class there. Cut back,cut back on the class workload is what we were told because the students are getting too much homework. It makes no sense no wonder we have screw ups working out in the workforce. They graduated from Dorsey. Really its a joke! So they go through their career program with no clue what they are doing. It's terrible that Dorsey is enrolling students for a quick buck! They do not care who walks through the front door. A majority of the classes students' are not allowed take home their books or if they can they can only borrow them and then they are required to turn them back in at the end of said class.

    The attendance that students are allowed are ludicrous! They have six-week classes, the department of education says students need to be in-seat for 60 hrs yet they are allowed 24 hrs of missed class. What? Who's doing the math here? If a student missed that much time at a new job in their first six weeks of employment do you really think they would have a job? No way! They'd be fired faster than they can blink. As an adjunct I loved my job, I really loved working with students that worked hard and succeeded. But as far as things are ran there I hated every minute of it.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about the students and stop pocketing money.


  7. "Unethical Boiler Room"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Madison Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Madison Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Treated like a king when you hit your monthly quota. Until you stop producing.... The some of the staff and coworkers seemed to be honest and hardworking. Met some good people at several campuses.

    Cons

    It's all about numbers and exceeding goals. Working in admissions you are constantly under pressure. You director will harass you everyday to enrollment more students. The turn over among reps is insane. The fire reps for missing not hitting there goals.

    You are making hundreds of phones calls a day only to catch maybe 2 people that are actually interested in the program. The name of the game is to con students into school. Managment encourages to target minority's and single moms. This is hard core sales job and not for someone who is reality discouraged by rejection.

     Everyone Monday morning there would be a conference call meeting about strategies how to con poor students and go over weekly enrollments. Managment would use this rah-rah speech and buy lunch to anyone who exceeds their goals.

    It's all a scam.

    Advice to Management

    Quad partners- Your industry has fallen. Close down the school because your ruining too many lives. Focus on giving a quality education not on profits. Its schools like these that give for profit industry a bad name.


  8. "Horrible Industry to be in"

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    Former Employee - Medical Director in Roseville, MI
    Former Employee - Medical Director in Roseville, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dorsey Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great opportunity for young employees
    Decent wages for the area

    Cons

    Unethical industry, fighting for title IV funding.
    Predatory business practices enrolling students who don't have child care, income or transportation, with the "promise" that student's will be bettering their lives when in reality they will barely make enough to pay massive student loans.
    The try to make full time employees salaried and work you like a dog, 50-60 hrs/week
    Part time employees are on contract and renegotiated every 6 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Get out before the department of education shuts you down like all of your unethical competitors. The CEO is manipulated easily by her own directors.


  9. "Admissions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dorsey Schools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding. Great place for growth! Great recognition for high performers! Great culture if you like being competitive!

    Cons

    Not a place for people who like to make excuses or who can't hit goals.

    Advice to Management

    Adding more skilled trade programs along with LPN classes at different locations will assist in long term growth.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Admissions in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dorsey Schools (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When i started at Dorsey the truly cared about their employees and there students i was excited to go to work and change lives the Corporate Staff felt like they were in the trenches with you and had yours and the students best interest in hand.

    Cons

    Since the corporate change over they no longer care about employees or students its all money and numbers the Corporate team is removed and would as soon as kick you to the curb it no longer feels like a family pulling together to change lives but it feels like a corporate money machine its sad it was an amazing place at one time with amazing people 81 years and this is what Dorsey's new legacy is im sadden

    Advice to Management

    Value people over money and maybe Dorsey could get back to greatness


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions in Madison Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Admissions in Madison Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dorsey Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting salary for someone who needs income for a short period

    Cons

    Really what not wring unreasonable or unrealistic goals,spend too much money on rep dinners and meetings. Needs to put money back into the schools and for the students.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to take care of your employees and not degrade them. Stop lying to students.



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