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Harrison College Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  • Also, many of the people there have been there a long time, so upward mobility is very lacking (in 4 reviews)

  • Its like being back in high school (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers and staff

    Cons

    Due to constant changes you never feel secure in your position.


  2. "Tries to be honest, but misses the point."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really great coworkers, easy work, good pay.

    Cons

    They force employees to spam people with phonecalls.

    Advice to Management

    Be human.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor at Fort Wayne, IN"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I will not work there again.

    Cons

    My immediate manager was not competent and mean-spirited. That environment could come from the top, however. All management were impersonal. The constantly changing administrative tasks were burdensome. Even simple things like adding toner to printers and replacing burned out projector lamps were not done. Pay was on the low end of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Like all for-profit colleges, close down and save the federal government billions in defaulted student loans and thousands of students with exorbitant debt they can never hope to pay.


  4. "Student work study"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Harrison College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Day to day I wasn't sure what I'd be doing at work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep better track of administrative assistants working log.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work downtown, free parking, "free" tuition (plus books and fees which can amount to over $5k/yr)

    Cons

    For profit college bilking low socioeconomic class into taking HUGE loans they'll struggle to repay. Mediocre gainful employment numbers and job prospects after graduation. Heavy emphasis on employee brainwashing from Pacific Institute. Nepotism in the C-level and on the board. 3 layoffs in a year and a half. Inept President and CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers, too few workers, unfocused goals.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very small school. They will hang on every single student that crosses the door to Harrison.

    Cons

    The culture of the school is to recruit any and all kinds of students no matter what their current education level may be. In other words, there are some students that need lots of one-on-one assistance, but they are placed in classes where other students have to wait for them to get caught up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most coworkers were good people.

    Cons

    The school has essentially no admissions standards. Many students in the same classes were on drastically different levels, making it difficult for instructors and the students. The degrees are ridiculously expensive and not worth it considering the type of jobs students get after graduating.

    They are also in the process of getting a new accreditor, and things are very unstable at the moment. People at corporate dont seem to know what they are doing in regards to this. Not to mention, there have been budget cuts. 401k match was eliminated and people get laid off in large numbers every 6 months or so.

    Advice to Management

    Think things through before making hasty changes. Quit pretending to care about your employees/students and actually help them.

  8. "Love Harrison College"

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

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time

    Pros

    Committed to bettering our students and our employer communities.

    Cons

    I have one at this time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and decent benefits. Most people working here (admissions, administrative) are pretty cool people. But most are just there for a paycheck.

    Cons

    The management at Harrison college is a complete joke. No one knows what they are doing and they make hasty decisions with NO thought of how they will play out long term. They will cancel programs within the college, make you call students to tell them their program is cancelled, then reinstate the program a day later. It's embarrassing to have to tell students you have no idea what's going on. THIS SCHOOL IS NOT ACCREDITED. They recently lost accreditation and are attempting to get a new one, but that will be months. They will continue to mislead people anyway. Just a scam in every regard.

    Advice to Management

    Personally I'd advise all management to find a new job asap before Harrison closes. As for actual every day advice....use your brain. Make choices that make sense. Think further than 24 hours if brain capacity allows. Stick up for your employees rather than cover your own behind. Stop being spineless. Stop being yes-people.

    Harrison College Response

    Apr 19, 2017 – Human Resource Specialist

    We appreciate the constructive criticism and work each day to improve our teams, programs, and functional processes that we have in place.

    Harrison is recognized as accredited by the U.S... More


  10. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Admissions
    Former Employee - Admissions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harrison College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some staff/faculty were a pleasure to work with. Pay is okay. The people that choose to enroll were interesting to work with.

    Cons

    Most staff/faculty mean well but this place is cutthroat and all about politics. Harrison College cut 401k, pay freeze active for the last 2 years, cut college programs. Harrison preys on people with low-income (mostly no stable income) and low self-esteem.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on treating ALL staff fairly. Admissions is too easily blamed for the problems that the company is facing. Take care of the admissions people because if they decide to quit the show is over. Terrible work/life balance. No career advancement unless someone quits or gets laid off. Senior management have no idea what is going on. They come up with ideas that are poorly thought out and expect the highest of outcomes. And if their expectations aren't met then it's always someone's fault. This place preaches family, health, life but that only stands for Senior Managers and their favorite staff/faculty. I do not recommend working here or studying here. You literally have to numb your morals and ethics to work here. They charge top-dollar for a worthless education.


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