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Insights Training Group Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "This company is for entry level workers or those without degrees, but they recruit those with degrees."

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

    I worked at Insights Training Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the kids and helping change lives

    Cons

    The pay is AWFUL! The bonus structure makes it almost impossible to make bonus. They are only concerned about their bottom line and not the employees. Some of the recruitment practices are very shady. The Job Corps program is designed to help students who are in some type of way disadvantaged (health wise, mental health wise, criminal past) as well as those who know that college is not the right path for them. The management encourages admissions counselors to look for "clean files" (no issues) to send to centers, so they stand a higher chance of acceptance and this company can meet their enrollment goals. I had to make my case for files, when I should not have had to. If you say you are truly here to help the disadvantaged, then stay true to your word. They constantly threatened us with being fired and did not promote a positive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    ENCOURAGE and motivate your staff. You make your staff work in a climate of fear and that is not healthy.


  2. "Admissions Counselor"

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Opportunity to help change the lives of youth for the better

    Cons

    Pay, unprofessional work environment, does not care one bit about the youth. Youth are only a number to them, poor management

  3. "Worked at Insights as an Admissions Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Insights Training Group full-time

    Pros

    Good Mission, Flexible schedule, fun team atmosphere

    Cons

    bonuses hard to achieve, reward people who don't follow rules or do the right thing


  4. "worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co-workers are wonderful and dedicated people despite the fact we are treated so terribly.

    Cons

    Out of the hundreds of government contracts running admissions and transitional services for students in the Job Corps program across the country, Insights pays their staff the least. On average, $8k to $10k less annually than those performing the same exact jobs. Goals are set unrealistically high and only benefit management while harming the quality and success of the program. The Human Resource department is there solely to protect the unfair and inappropriate behavior of management. HR refuses to have verbal discussions with employees and rarely respond to requests for help.

    Advice to Management

    Become managers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility with schedule and day

    Cons

    Get some real management that understands management of people with realistic expectations of your staff......and keep staff

    Advice to Management

    Change your whole system.....it's not working.....right, figure out why......not just make it to where everyone wants to leave


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Numbers based, no raises!"

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    Current Employee - Career Transitions Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Career Transitions Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with youth the youth is very rewarding. Making a difference in the lives of youth who's had challenges in their lives.

    Cons

    Poor management, greedy corporate, no raises, high goals, don't care about employees, very little training, office building has a bad oder, high turnover, the bonuses are set high and almost impossible to meet, very low morale, micromanaged, no flexibility, no room to advance, no appreciation for tenure, staff are only shown attention right before audits or assessments!

    Advice to Management

    Hire great, qualified, well trained managers and not just friends and family!