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Fortis College Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Great financial aid manager, very down to earth and easy to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • good benefits, most people are great to work with (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises (unless you were one of the chosen few) and unless you were a nursing instructor you were underpaid (in 10 reviews)

  • No room for growth at the college (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Educator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fortis College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Independent work environment
    Flexible work schedule
    Vacation Days

    Cons

    There are no raises or bonuses,

    Advice to Management

    Hear your employees


  2. "I have working as a massage instructor for the past 4 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fortis College full-time

    Pros

    I get to teach massage and anatomy.

    Cons

    Have not had a raise in 4 years

    Advice to Management

    people over profits.

  3. "LRC Manager"

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

    I worked at Fortis College full-time

    Pros

    Decent health insurance. Working here taught a person to think outside of the box and to make the best of your minimal resources. Ability to help students succeed. Some pretty good coworkers, but in the minority.

    Cons

    No 401k match. No raises (unless you were one of the chosen few) and unless you were a nursing instructor you were underpaid. Limited availability to take time off. Long hours with no overtime or compensation time. Large rumor mill and a lot of back stabbing. Clash between corporate and campus on many important subjects. Other departments looked down upon the LRC and saw it as having no real value except that it was required by accrediting bodies. Certain instructors had sacred cow status and could do no wrong even though they were the biggest problem on the campus with upsetting students. Too many non-LRC duties dumped on the staff because no one else could be bothered to do the work or lacked even the basic technical skills to do the work. Students not treated fairly by many staff members including the Nursing administration. Admissions out and out lied to students to get them to enroll. Administration preached about needing to provide good customer service, but did nothing to promote it nor disciplined those who were identified as being problems.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and pay attention to what is going on. Stop focusing on how many students you want enrolled and pay more attention to doing the best you can to keep the ones you have. Stop enrolling students that are clearly unable to be successful in your programs. Be proactive instead of reactive when an accreditation visit is about to happen. So employees some appreciation prior to them turning in their 2 week notice. Shut down your internal rumor mills; the students should not know more about what is going on in the school than the staff. Pay attention to your staff!


  4. "Great Students but Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover Hills, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover Hills, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Fortis College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved what the college stood for and working with the students.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging. My coworker said, "I love it when a student fails. Less work for me." Some of the staff does not appear to be for their students. Then, if the students like you as a teacher, management thinks you are taking sides!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the students, be fair, and do not micro manage.


  5. "Management and Staff are not aligned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortis College full-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding career being in education

    Cons

    Corporate only is concerned with the bottom line dollar brought into the school

    Advice to Management

    Be consstent across the board and make the student a priority as a consumer


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortis College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues were nice, caring, and understanding people that made going to work everyday enjoyable.

    Cons

    No room for career advancement


  7. "Allied Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Allied Instructor in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Allied Instructor in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Fortis College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love help the students.

    Cons

    I really do not have any

  8. "Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Program Director in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortis College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Changing students lives is extremely rewarding and staff relationships can be unforgettable.

    Cons

    Large staff turnover and unprofessional staff behaviors.

    Advice to Management

    Hire positive staff and pay them for their qualifications. Dismiss unproductive staff members and non-team players regardless of seniority or status.


  9. "Financial aid officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortis College part-time

    Pros

    Some good management and great rapport with the students

    Cons

    No longevity unlimited and pay limited growth no longevity

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct with the decisions and keep it on a professional basis


  10. "Tool room clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fortis College part-time

    Pros

    It gives me the experience learning the tools necessary for the HVAC/R field. It also allows me to exercise my social skills.

    Cons

    It gets boring at times, the pay is minimal, you have to physically chain every tank down to satisfy the fire marshal.


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