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ECPI University Virginia Beach Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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Virginia Beach, VA

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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. "Excellent University"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus President in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Campus President in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The University is student success driven with a continued focus on quality of education. The Campus leadership is dedicated to the development and satisfaction of employees.

    Cons

    Not enough individuals are aware of what an excellent University ECPI is. The stigma of a for-profit scares away consumers that are passing on one of the best educations locally.

    Advice to Management

    New programs


  2. "University Administration"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Love coming to the campus every day.

    Cons

    At times you are required to put in more than 40 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of students.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with life changes, management is supportive

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, salary is middling at best

    Advice to Management

    Consider restructuring some departments. Lack of leadership can be a problem.


  4. "Administration"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company. Fair. Working with students is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Better public knowledge about the industry.


  5. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat students great and absolutely care about their success.
    The culture is to do the right thing.
    Employees that exceed expectations are treated very well.

    Cons

    If you aren't taking care of students you aren't going to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Expand what you are doing to more markets. Students need the program structure ECPI provides to be successful.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Easy Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job was easy. Pay was decent. Decent benefits including tution help for yourself or family. Co-workers were really nice. Friendly students as well. Would have stayed if there weren't so many more cons than pros for this employer.

    Cons

    Working in the main campus, you always feel the CEO breathing down your throat. People were literally scared to be in the hall way if they saw him walking into the building. The few times I had a run in with him he was rude and unappreciative of his employees. Hours were crappy for the position. People are expected to do way too much. For instance, you have a job title, but you also have 400 other tasks you have to do on the side. Those tasks have to be squeezed into your schedule and it gets very overwhelming. They keep letting people go and not rehiring the position and this is why everyone has so much to do. The place is spread too thin..

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to expect your employees to do other people's jobs because you don't want to rehire for the position, you need to compensate the employee for their extra effort, and stress involved. Chances are, they already had a lot to do and adding someone else's job to theirs is not fair without proper compensation. Stop being cheap. You charge your students WAY more than a regular college does and you can't afford to keep a staff?


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not the worst but certainly not the best company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ECPI University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule, fun environment, fast paced environment, decent starting salary, nothing else really would be a pro about this place honestly

    Cons

    Management shows favoritism, change rules whenever, no bonus, benefits are high, no sick time or vacation just PTO, lack of training

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO is good (accumulates fast)

    Cons

    Everything else about this company sucks


  9. "Software Developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible when I needed to be with my kid

    Cons

    You don't get much overtime


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you fit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Admissions in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Enjoyed the team members I worked with
    - Freedom to make decisions
    - Varied environments
    - Work in Education
    - If you like talking to people and are sales oriented, this could be a good fit for you

    Cons

    - A little too sales driven
    - Upper level management can be pushy
    - Some required overtime several times a year
    - Not a lot of room for advancement
    - Not everyone is going to fit in to a proprietary school environment, especially if you did not attend one.

    Advice to Management

    While I genuinely believe that most of the people here want to help students, there are certainly some who see the students less as people to educate and more as people they need to make their numbers. Less emphasis on quantity and more emphasis on quality could make the environment a lot better all around.


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