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"...coming home to roost."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Convenient work locations... for the time being.

Cons

Micro management overload; inner-circle mentality.

Advice to Management

Do away with the hockey stick...

Other Employee Reviews for Strayer Education

  1. "Admissions Thousand Oaks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Admissions in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Having a job as well as helping students is the best thing.

    Cons

    Too many cliques. Some one here is just too mad at the world. it just makes everyone else day bad.
    This bad attitude has something to say about everything. The hours suck. 7 days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management on all levels.


  2. "Adjunct Professor at Strayer University"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct University Instructor in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct University Instructor in Coral Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strayer Education (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strayer sometimes gets a bit desperate to hire people, so it can be easy to get into this school as a teacher. They pay based on the class you teach, so from day 1 you'll be making the same amount as the 20 year veterans. They do have a lunchroom with (free) coffee and tea, and a sink, refrigerator and microwave, so there are a few perks. Of course, you'll have to get in there early because they lock this area up about 1 hour into your class.

    Cons

    I worked as an Adjunct Professor. No real career-wise future. They can release you at any time. If their internal politics mean they are scaling back on classes, you will be out of a job next quarter. They also don't pay enough to survive on, and the workload is fairly intense. You will have to not only prep for the 11 sessions (one per week) but you will also have to grade papers (tests are online so no grading) and follow their syllabus and grading rubrics, which often make little sense. Your students are of two categories: military veterans and those that basically couldn't get into a "good" school. The military veterans are your better students. The others, well, don't expect all of your students to submit papers that you can actually read. Many of them learned English as a second language. Also, Strayer charges their students quite a bit, so student expectations are high. They also expect you to provide 2 hours of office hours per class, per week, basically unpaid. I used to use this time to catch up on the grading.
    You are also required to give your students a break halfway through class and call all of the students that did not show up, and submit their reasons for skipping school to the dean every night. Also, they take attendance VERY seriously and you have to submit attendance about half an hour before your class is over. Then, when class is over, you have to rush out the door because they lock up the building basically simultaneously to the class ending time. So, while you are teaching, you somehow also have to do paperwork and make calls. Expect to stay up late for the two days after your class ends, because final grades are due and you likely did not grade everything.
    Students will NEVER read the book and you will be lucky to get them to submit their homework on time. And, when they do submit it, it will rarely pass the plagiarism test. Be prepared to fail everyone (which is a huge emotional toll on passionate teachers who actually care about educating others and making a difference).

    Advice to Management

    So many things... Offer classes that the students actually want to take, on site! Too many classes are REQUIRED to be online. Restructure your degrees to allow more students in a class so that you can actually have the class on-site. As it is, there are so many specialties for each degree that there is NO WAY any of these specialty classes will garner enough local students to justify having an on-ground (or on-site) class. Stop babysitting the students. Don't call them when they don't show up. Bring back the free coffee for students! (was available at select campuses). Have an incentive program for teachers. Treat your part-time teachers with more respect. Allow them to participate in the various benefits that you currently only award to your full-time staff. Leave the staff lunchroom accessible. Allow them time after their shift to do the paperwork you require. And, stop lying to the staff. Be frank and upfront, and be more positive! If you can't afford to keep all of your campuses open, then close a few down, instead of cutting staff and making deans work multiple campuses (for NO ADDITIONAL PAY!) Be FAIR with your staff. Treat them like people and you may find that your staff turnover comes down a bit.

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