ITT Technical Institute Employee Reviews about "instructor"

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Pros
  • "Helping students in their selection process for career training(in 66 reviews)

  • "I love helping people pursue a higher education(in 40 reviews)

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  • "Bad upper management, company in financial trouble(in 42 reviews)

  • "Being an instructor it can be hard when students just don't want to try(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Opportunity to Teach is Great

      Mar 14, 2016 - Instructor in Georgetown, KY
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      Pros

      ITT Tech focuses on students absorbing knowledge to implement the skills needed to do the job. So there is opportunities to have activities in the classroom to interact with students and see them learn. Very little amount of the time is just death by powerpoint.

      Cons

      Being an instructor it can be hard when students just don't want to try. But this is not specific to ITT.

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Some of the students made it worthwhile

      Mar 14, 2014 - Adjunct Instructor 
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      Pros

      Some terrific students who are smart, motivated and looking to better their lives. They made classes engaging and fun and were a good contrast to some of the slackers that otherwise made up the herd.

      Cons

      At this location, sexist, chauvinistic dean who is a misogynist and plays favorites to the hilt. You will have 30 to 50+ students in class and be responsible for ALL of them at all times and you are held accountable if they are absent regardless of reason (absent students go against you as a black mark in your assessments because if students are not in class, it must be YOUR fault and you are not engaging them properly), and you are also blamed if those selfsame absent students are not learning (shame on you for not instructing students who are not actually in class!). You will also receive belittling emails, subjective reviews (especially if the dean does not like you, and he seems to pick at least one instructor a quarter to be the appointed whipping post while others break policy left and right without consequence) and the most minimal pay possible (I made more money as a bartender and received more respect). If it weren't for some of the good students, I would already be long gone from here and would never look back.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Instructor

      May 19, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      I enjoyed working with students from different background, ages and walks of life. The staff was a pleasure to work with as well. The staff seemed to genuinely care about their students and helping them learn so that they could get great jobs upon graduation.

      Cons

      The administration did not have the back of the instructors. If students complained about anything regarding an instructor to the administration they would admonish the instructor without hearing the facts. Often instructors were force to allow makeup test or submission of missing assignments contrary to the instructor's written and verbal classroom policies. These policies were already approve by administration, in keeping with standard school policies, and very lenient towards the students to begin with. This allowed the students to feel they had a great deal of power over the instructors. Some students took advantage of this for their own agendas. As a result the school would loose regularly some great instructors who really cared about the success of their students.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sales Associates Great company to work for

      Aug 13, 2014 - Educational Recruiter in Rancho Cordova, CA
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      Pros

      Salary is decent at average of $35k to $40k a year. Schedule, and set up High School presentations as a recruiter, and capture the attention of students who are already portraying interest in furthering their education. FU and invite them and their parents to school and tour them and sell them on attending the school. Once interested, you pass them on to the testing area, and onto the next school and same o same o. Half in office, half in field, indepent for most part.

      Cons

      Salary only, no extra incentives. (PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Some managers can micro manage and ruin your chance at feeling comfortable. They tend to hire drill instructor types to be managers, so tread carefully. If you receive Top Outside sales representative for the whole district, they can lose your record of employment and your earnings that show it , so I recommend holding on to anything they give you, because they wont. If your supervisor mistreats you and you try to go over their head to complain, they find out about and make your office life a living hell. Then when you give a two weeks notice, you look like the bad guy and they conveniently lose your award. Not everyone is like this, but this was a major con to a position I loved the best, and was unable to keep, or return to. )

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    5. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Adjunct Instructor

      Aug 25, 2015 - Adjunct Instructor in Lake Mary, FL
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      Pros

      ITT handled the Adjunct position as you would expect. We had some minimal training before the school semester and were provided a set of curriculum to build our presentation materials from.

      Cons

      Labs and material was often outdated, so if you're preparing for class, you better make sure you do your homework as the instructor to verify everything works properly, or that you know how to get around it, so you don't lose the respect of your class.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Does not care about students

      Sep 12, 2012 - Adjunct Instructor in Merrillville, IN
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      Pros

      Nice atmosphere, nice clean buildings. Lots of percs, accessories, etc when you are teaching classes there. My colleagues were wonderful.

      Cons

      Treating students like they are cattle. I was told by the Dean "Every student is a $$". I was not allowed to use any of my own classroom materials, ITT has pre-written courses. All you have to do as an instructor is deliver it to the students. It was almost cult like to say the least. Any person at all could teach this curriculum and not even try. I was told to NOT put that I worked at this school on my resume, because most higher education institutions do not acknowledge this as real teaching.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      My Title

      Jul 24, 2015 - Adjunct Instructor in Sylmar, CA
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      Pros

      The management is fully supportive of their instructors. They always ensure that they provide all the necessary tools and requirements for student and teacher success. The school is student centered which means that the growth and success of students are always the top priority.

      Cons

      The pay is not that great for adjunct instructor... the teachers success depends upon the attendance of students.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      An uphill battle to teach struggling students for a pittance

      Dec 8, 2015 - Adjunct Faculty Instructor 
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      Pros

      Some students are an inspiration, who endeavor to work full time, go to school at night to improve their lot in life, all the while supporting their families. The lower-level administration (faculty-facing) are supportive and kind and make the best of our situation.

      Cons

      Other students need inordinate amounts of help, more than an adjunct instructor can provide for such measly pay per hour. The upper administration are known for being non-academic, rigid bureaucrats.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Instructor

      Aug 8, 2016 - Instructor in Mishawaka, IN
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      Pros

      Nearly all of the pros that existed when I started working there are no longer applicable. About the only thing that kept me at the institution were the relationships developed with students, faculty and local staff. Despite a lack of academic freedom, the course content is so watered-down you have plenty of time in class to expand on the material giving students the benefit of your experience and real-world problems/solutions.

      Cons

      Where to begin? Classes are canned with all content online. As an instructor you are partially evaluated on attendance but when the material is available online this gives the students little motivation to attend class physically. The corporation began changing terminology a few years back referring to "students" as "customers" and to the "school" as a "business". Course content has been continually watered down, outdated, and does not reflect real world applications. The company systematically targets vulnerable and unprepared people to enroll in apredatory manner.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Go to a great deal of effort to provide opportunity for growth

      Feb 18, 2011 - Adjunct Instructor in Boise, ID
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      Pros

      opportunities for professional and personal growth. The ability to help students succeed who have met with failures--academically and personally--in the past. A chance to make the difference in my chosen profession by being involved in the education of its future leaders.

      Cons

      Program is just being developed and can be intimidating for new instructor.

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