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Harrison College Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Most people working here (admissions, administrative) are pretty cool people (in 2 reviews)

  • The faculty was nice and the building was usually pretty clean (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)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Financial Aid in Anderson, IN
    Former Employee - Director of Financial Aid in Anderson, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing nice to say about working for this company. Working with the students was nice, but most of them are being victimized by going to school there.

    Cons

    Their core values are faith, family, and health, but they expect you to work so much that you can't spend time with family, which leads to stress that affects one's health. Every employee is expected to do the job that 5-6 people should be doing, and they tell their employees that it is normal to be overwhelmed at work. When you let them know that you are having a faith, family, or health crisis they don't care because they just want you to work yourself to death.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to following the core values.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Financial aid Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great stepping stone experience to learn what you can and move on to bigger better things

    Cons

    Culture and environment has declined with many upper level management changes

    Advice to Management

    Remember the saying that used to mean something to Harrison: Faith, Family, Health, Job! Seems like management has thrown that out the window

    Harrison College Response

    Dec 28, 2016 – HR Consultant

    Thank you for your comments. We value your feedback, and your advice to senior management will be shared with the Executive Committee.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Dont waste your time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Ok benefits.

    Cons

    Don't work there if you don't know anything about financial aid. After your first week of class room style training they throw you to the wolves. There's no at the office training. They just send you in to meet with students and hope for the best. No one checks your work until its too late. Then your in big trouble for not doing it right. It's also very catty. Its like being back in high school. Everyone talks behind each others backs and spreads rumors. Grow up people. High turnover rate. Long hours. You have no life outside of the office. They run students through like cattle. They care more about their numbers than actually making sure the school and program is right for the student. No advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work on your in office training program. You set these high standards but no one is there to help or train the employees. The class room style training is awesome but when you get back to your office its like here you go and you're thrown to the wolves. Treat your students like people, not a number. Treat your employees like people, not your minions. Know more about whats going on at the campuses. Don't just look at the numbers reports. TALK TO YOUR LOWER LEVEL EMPLOYEES FROM AN OBJECTIVE STANDPOINT. Stop putting the fear of god into them that they will get fired for sneezing wrong.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Adjunct Faculty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends

    I worked at Harrison College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent professional development and support from instructional coaches

    Cons

    No faculty creativity regarding the curriculum; Mandatory student retention calls/emails/documents; faculty emails are monitored on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging faculty and spoonfeeding students; it's adult education, not elementary school


  6. "Decent place to work, with no real complaints"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My experience comes from working in the administration and not on an actual campus. Overall it is a decent place to work, the people are nice and I have no real complaints.

    Cons

    They are a For-Profit college and they have had multiple rounds of layoffs the past few years. So be aware that if profits are down you won't get raises and there is a chance that roles can be eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "College Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - College Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - College Instructor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harrison College part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with students as they earn their college degree. Opportunity to learn of effective teaching methods, allowing me to grow in my profession. Enjoy teaching online and interacting with students.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have productive training on new methods used in the classroom and customer service methods.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not a long term career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Director
    Former Employee - Former Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People try to make it a good place to work. Hours are easy.

    Cons

    The industry is dieing and this school is no different. They try to put a happy face on but they all know. If you need a job take it but KEEP LOOKING.

    Advice to Management

    Stay small and true to your roots.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Harrison College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment! Friendly staff all the way up to the President. The staff truly cares about the students and want see them succeed. Its a small family.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to meet goals, can be salezy at times. There aren't clear lines of ethical choices for when you really shouldn't enroll a student. We help some students we set some up for failure. Its all about meeting the goals. Its up to what you can live with doing at the end of the day to get a shout out email from the execs

    Advice to Management

    Ethic was lost some where as the company grows. We needs to find it. That is what set us apart from other colleges in the first place.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Harrison College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family like environment. Caring team.

    Cons

    Management struggles for direction. Passes their stress down to employees. Beginning to micro manage.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Let people do their jobs without standing over them constantly.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Financial Aid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, they all really care for the students and try their best to give them a great experience and education

    Cons

    Administration does not listen to the campuses and really does not care about the problems and challenges that they face. Administration personnel only seem to care about their own jobs with little to np concern about the students or the campus employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to start listening to the campus personnel, they are the ones most familiar with the students and their needs. Need to shift the focus of the organization back to the student.



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