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"waste of time"

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Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

decent place to work for about 6 months while you interview for a better job.

Cons

They prey on people to take out loans to pay for school. ridiculous quotas for "sales" people that don't get paid commission or bonuses. They have a secret management plan to not keep employees for longer than about 6 months to a year. They turnover the entire staff at least every year. I also offered some constructive criticism about their training program and the VP got her feathers ruffled.

Advice to Management

retire.

Other Employee Reviews for National American University

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National American University full-time

    Pros

    Play a lot of games because employee morale is so low
    Paid Holidays
    Recognition for doing a good job

    Cons

    If you value the human race and care about others, don't work here. This place is morally corrupt. They don't care about their students, just the money they can get from them! The school is ridiculously overpriced for a poor education and it takes students a very long time to get their degree. About 4 years for an associates degree that costs more than most bachelors degrees at a non-profit school. Most end up dropping out or failing out. They will literally admit anyone as long as they have at least a GED. The salary is very low and you're basically a glorified telemarketer. Students are disrespectful and yell and swear at you on a daily basis, because unfortunately many of them just care about their financial aid check and you never hear from them again once they get it. Don't get me wrong, though, there were some really good students and I had such a hard time not telling them to go to a school for the same degree for 1/3 of the cost and 1/2 the time! However, all phone calls are recorded and I was afraid I'd be fired. The expectations management has of you are ridiculous and hardly anyone ever meets them. They don't look out for the good of the students, they just want to make sure they get their money. If you enjoy having a low salary, being yelled at by "students"(customers) every day, and then also being yelled at by management for not retaining students who can't even read or write, let alone attend college, then this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Have more realistic goals for your employees and don't expect ridiculous results. You can't expect to retain all of these students when they shouldn't have been admitted to college in the first place.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The culture was great, the people were fun, but an immoral company."

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super fun work environment. Got to take breaks and play games. Got to go outside and play football for breaks. Monthly meetings-super fun.

    Cons

    Tried to make you believe that everything was all about the student-but it's truly all about the numbers and getting anyone you talk to in the door. The cost of the school is outrageous for the type of education you are getting. Lots of students ended up quitting and then having huge bills they could not afford.

    Advice to Management

    I advise that NAU re-structures a lot of things. It should not be a for-profit private institution. But, if that is what it's going to be-then you better get the infrastructure, teaching staff, curriculum, and accreditation improved to be charging students how much you are charging.

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