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"Nice Company, gets bad name"

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Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Chicago, IL
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Career Education full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

A New Sense of Compliance

Cons

Long Hours, lack of opportunity

Other Employee Reviews for Career Education

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Utterly Mismanaged. Bleeding Taxpayers. Defrauding Students"

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Faculty in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Career Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Many excellent teachers and co-workers who care about their job and their students

    -Great salary

    -Had great benefits until their downsizing

    Cons

    Some teachers and program chairs are completely incompetent not only about their job but they aren’t even credentialed properly to teach their programs!!! How they got hired/stayed is beyond me.

    Some faculty/program chairs do not care to address issues with students, causing massive communication issues and student dissatisfaction (rightfully so).

    Management, including the DOE, the campus President, and all the way up to corporate (CEC) are extremely inconsistent. I had everything but a normal DOE/President. The first couple were completely careless and didn’t care to do anything to address student/program concerns. They were “just there”. The ones who were brought in afterwards were utter tyrants and micromanagers who made the best talent leave immediately to work under better conditions. CEC clearly doesn’t know how to find the golden middle ground that keeps talent in place but gets rid of useless team members that affect students poorly and the company poorly as well.

    GIGA: Garbage in, Garbage Out. This company has been rightfully affected by recent laws passed by Obama that have hit at for profit institutions like CEC very hard. This company is NOT about quality education but QUANTITY (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the words “number”, it’s all about the numbers). They are the McDonalds of education, popping up colleges under many different names in many different areas. They saturate the market with their fake higher education institutions under the guise of giving “lost souls” a second chance. The problem is that these lost souls are OFTEN TIMES lied to by admissions representatives about the cost and nature of the program and are massively indebted with tuition their salaries will take 20-30 years to pay off. It’s an utter disgrace and is bleeding the national government and taxpayers dry.

    This institution is all about profiteering on terrible government lending policies and not about improving society through a quality education of qualified students. Most of the student population doesn’t care about the program they are in and do not care to do well not because of the faculty but because of admissions representatives getting anyone in the door just to keep their numbers up. Faculty are forced to graduate and pass along these incompetent students in order to keep tuition rates up or face the axe. Students know this, and most don’t care to try, they will most likely get their diploma/degree without even trying. It’s about numbers, not about letting in only quality students in, providing quality training that weeds out those who can’t handle a good education, and hence building a good reputation. I will NEVER EVER recommend anyone is hired from a CEC school. It’s disgusting.

    Used to have amazing company benefits for full-time faculty until massive losses due to new laws aimed at profiteers like CEC almost burned the corporation to the ground. Their 401K contribution was slahed in half because of it and many other benefits were either cut or rid of.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about quality and not quantity. Your reputation is down the hole for a reason. You're about bleeding taxpayers and the government out of money, letting low quality students get in and out into the real world, where because of their terrible education they'll never hold or get a job, and hence never be able to pay back your exorbitant tuition rates.


  2. "Had an OK experience there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Career Education full-time

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Great Co-Workers
    Very Structured Environment
    Government Starting to Crack Down on For Profit Education

    Cons

    Poor Work-Life Balance
    Its Not What You Know, Its Who You Know.


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