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Heritage College & Institute Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Helping students achieve their goals at a tech school, management willing to discuss issues/opportunities (in 7 reviews)

  • Working with students and assisting graduates start their careers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Managers have no sense of work/life balance among their staff (in 5 reviews)

  • Change in upper management has changed the environment and working conditions for the worse (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heritage College & Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers made this job and the pay was good for the field we were in as well as working one on one with the students

    Cons

    Management was very hit or miss. Direct management for some dept was very childish and worried about how duties effected them or if they had to do something they didn't want to do they made those under them do it.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter the went under and failed the people they worked for. Day of lay off insurance was canceled and they didn't tell us that day. Paperwork came later


  2. "Poor Management at the Corporate Level"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heritage College & Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with students and assisting graduates start their careers

    Cons

    CORPORATE WAS DISHONEST ABOUT THE FINANCIAL MESS THEY WERE IN FROM DOING UNETHICAL BUSINESS.

    Advice to Management

    The school all closed due to poor leadership in Denver Colorado


  3. "Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Heritage College & Institute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Instructing students on the reality of the field; being honest and have an intelligent dialogue with them.

    Cons

    Upper management was seldom communicative about company goals, initiatives, and extremely rarely asked staff for their opinions on what does and does not work well.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Middle Manager"

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

    Pros

    Worked with some nice people.

    Cons

    I worked at Heritage for 6 years. The school has been a disorganized mess for years. The new management wasn't able to turn it around and probably should have closed the school 2 years ago. The lawsuit didn't help and accusations of grade changes and firing employees that reported the grade changing was a stupid and awful HR move.

    Advice to Management

    Should have shut it down a while ago. Too much of a mess to fix.


  6. "Shut the doors"

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

    I worked at Heritage College & Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with students and helping change lives

    Cons

    Closed doors with no notice, students lost education and money, employees lost everything

    Advice to Management

    Too late


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Concerned"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Instructor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Heritage College & Institute part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love my Co-workers.
    Many of the students have enlightened me!
    The upgraded space is fun!
    not much else sticks out!

    Cons

    Corporate is terrible with communication
    Trainingn is almost non-existant. Or self-taught
    Education dept Stress to instructors due to corporate problems


  8. "Complete Failure"

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

    Pros

    Helping students find theit passion in a career. Giving them confidence to succeed.

    Cons

    No room for growth as upper management and corporate failed everyone.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assisting Instructor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Medical Assisting Instructor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heritage College & Institute part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Non-traditional college setting, narrow/focused career teaching goals

    Cons

    Poorly funded, Bad management styles (Micromanaged)

    Advice to Management

    Should fund the Business, sale or transfer it to proper managers


  10. Helpful (3)

    "You did it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heritage College & Institute (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are closed as of November 1. There are no longer any pros.

    Cons

    The new regime managed to take a good, private, multi-state career college and run it into the ground in a matter of a year and a half. The CEO and former COO should be ashamed of themselves. They methodically fired any middle management that knew what they were doing, leaving the schools running with untrained and sometimes unqualified people. From what I understand they did the same thing to a former employer, it just wasnt a school. Running a restaurant chain does not qualify you to run a school. They sure pulled the wool over Earl Weston's eyes or was that the plan all along?

    Advice to Management

    I worked at Heritage for 11 years. I can't remember them ever asking for advice. That was a big mistake. If you were ever bold enough to suggest something or say what was on you mind, you were reprimanded behind the scenes. It was bitter Kool-Aid they were trying to get everyone to drink. Closing the way they did was sweet Karma for many. I just feel very sad and sorry for the students. They suffer the most!


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Don't Work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Heritage College & Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Students have inspired me

    Cons

    Lack of communication from Corp to management in all campuses. Bills are not being paid making it hard to do business and vendors don't trust us. They let anyone in and corp or management doesn't follow their own policies. The lack of payment to vendors have now gone to no payment for employees making it a hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive and if your employees are already stressed out or lack of morale. It's your responsibility to change the atmosphere. Students are noticing the change in atmosphere and know something is going on with no supplies, printer and more.



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