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Harrison College Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work, easy to move up quickly (in 6 reviews)

  • Great co-workers for the most part (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Many students are forced into taking online classes because there are few campus classes available (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to grow and learn

    Cons

    Very small school. Not a place for true college experience


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Once Decent; Now ?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay is higher than most typical education jobs
    -Full time staff has pretty respectable time off, holidays, vacation
    -Free parking on the edge of downtown 24/7

    Cons

    -No communication at campus level or from admin
    -Layoffs and reductions every 6 months or so for past few years
    -Will take anyone in the door, regardless of the student's ability to complete work or get a career in that field.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to fix retention, put more money in student support instead of letting those people go. Actually use BIG DATA to look at some of the complexities of our students and make adjustments from there. Stop using only retention as a measure of success.

    Higher people with degrees; the amount of people making money without degrees was a slap in the face of your purpose.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Academic and Student Director and Dean"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harrison College full-time

    Pros

    Interacting with students and encouraging them is rewarding.

    Cons

    This company continues to cut positions and is financially in a bad position. The focus is on people liking the new hires, instead of effectiveness in the position.

    Advice to Management

    Do not listen to the current employees who want what they have always had. Pay attention to data.


  4. Helpful (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.


  5. Helpful (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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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