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ECPI University Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  • Not a lot of room for advancement (in 11 reviews)

  • Disrespect to faculty by upper management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Best Decision I ever Made"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Federal Work Study in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Federal Work Study in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ECPI has a professional work environment. Its a great organization.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  2. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with students! And mold new RN's

    Cons

    Making sure everyone gets and understands the material all of the time

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Helpful (3)

    "ECPI NEEDS WORK"

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    Former Employee - Financial Assistance Advisor in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Financial Assistance Advisor in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ECPI University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Making a difference in the lives of students so that can become better versions of themselves.

    The pay is ok

    Cons

    Toxic work environment
    No room for growth
    High Turnover
    No clear direction on where the campus is going
    No guidance from management

    Advice to Management

    Make time to help your employees grow. Stop choosing your favorite employees over the people who really do work


  4. "Really Helps Make a Difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love this job because it allows me to work with and reassure the mostly adult application that they can successfully graduate from college. The staff and faculty here go above and beyond to make sure that all the students have the opportunity to be successful.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of time off right off the bat. New employees accrue time off at a day off a month of time worked.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to set their own hours so they can properly cater to the student body they are working with that term.

    ECPI University Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your response. We are glad you are enjoying your time with ECPI and we hope you will continue to help service the students. Like any university, however, we need to adhere to a class... More


  5. "Admissions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and values. Student Centered. Great place for people to learn skills needed for a successful career.

    Cons

    Will have to work some holidays

    ECPI University Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the response.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Nursing Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with students that have the desire to learn and make a better life for themselves!

    Cons

    There are some very mentally unstable students that are currently attending this university. Students are allowed to get away with anything, they threaten to slash instructors tires if they don't make good grades, etc.
    Management does not care about cultivating a healthy or desirable work environment, it's all about the $$$! Students have recently picked up on this and seem frustrated as well, making remarks such as "I would never recommend this school!" My advice to anyone considering a position as a nursing faculty member is simply don't do it. ECPI...worst decision I ever made!

    Advice to Management

    I believe it's common knowledge that employee retention saves money, however it seems Mark Dreyfus may not be privey to this. It is possible to support students without sacrificing the integrity of faculty.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Instructor"

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

    I worked at ECPI University full-time

    Pros

    Teaching the class and colleagues.

    Cons

    , incompetent, dyslexic, manipulative, unethical, immoral manager.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to faculty and just do not rely on manager to tell you the truth.

    ECPI University Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    We hope you can provide more information regarding your manager to us so we can review. You can email me in confidence at ecpitalentacq@ECPI.edu

  8. "Financial Aid Officer"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid
    Former Employee - Financial Aid

    I worked at ECPI University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    The schedule was the biggest issues

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees with work life balance


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a current Admissions Advisor here and was aware that this was a sales job when I jumped in. I've worked in higher education for years now and I assumed this would be a typical admissions rep position. Lots of selling, cold calling, handling documents, participating in recruitment events, lots of working with students, the usual. The expectations at the beginning of this job were very clear. My Director was very good at laying out the description of the position and it seemed fairly straightforward at the time. My interview with the director went well and I continue to get along great with my supervisors and co-workers. Also, helping students achieve their goals is rewarding. However, my pros are few with this job. My Director is very helpful and committed to training her team which is a rare gift for some companies. My admissions team are also great folks who don't mind going out of their way to help you with a student or situation. The teachers and program directors are professional as well as committed to the success of the students and work well with the admissions team.

    Cons

    This is a sales job without ANY of the perks of being in sales. No room for advancement (though they like to dangle it in front of you to keep you on). No real pay growth or even a bonus; minimal benefits; INTENSE micro-managing (I literally get an email or phone call every 10-30 minutes about something my Director wants to question/criticize/critique/ or hound me for; VERY long hours; no flexibility in schedule for sick days/vacation/emergencies; no encouragement or opportunity for professional growth; no encouragement any where; co-workers all hate their job.

    Advice to Management

    Sales is hard enough without adding to the pile. Stop with the disorganization within the administration. Stop with the micro managing!! Please give admissions some kind of encouragement other than to be able to keep our jobs. We work very hard to hit goal only to be told it's not enough and get nothing out of it. Reward people who a great at their jobs! Many of my team mates go above and beyond and only ever hear how they could do more. As a result they are all looking for a way out!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    help students achieve their goals for future

    Cons

    micromanagement, stress, work holidays, criticism

    ECPI University Response

    Jul 18, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the response. It's unfortunate you are not recommending ECPI. Although the Admissions role can be challenging, it is essential that the position by managed efficiently due to the... More


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