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  1. "Fun while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    90% good people, good benefits until the last year. My Favorite Muffins on Fridays! Garage parking.

    Cons

    For profit school played all the tricks to get students and saddle them with loans that many couldn't pay back. A minority, but some managers were jerks. Never made a profit and was kept afloat as long as it was by Glenn Jones' millions. Building had some bad leaks, good thing it was Colorado and not someplace where it really rains!

    Advice to Management

    Hope you found a job!


  2. "Admission Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Military Liaison/Admissions Counselor in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Military Liaison/Admissions Counselor in Centennial, CO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones International University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Training was sub par, a lot of roadblocks for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    They lack scope


  3. "Shut down after $20 million questionable profit from 2010 caught"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones International University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unfortunately Mr. Jones turned it over to the wrong people. What they sold in the interview seemed like a great vision and idea.

    Cons

    Serious conflict of interest of the private shareholders of the parent company and also being elected officials in the Panorama Metroplitan Special District. Launched big plans to go public or sell and determined predatory lending was the answer. Engaged far too many at lower levels to achieve this and the actions to cover it up caught up to them.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously? Too bad you all got hung up and sidetracked based on promises of a large payout. It eventually was discovered.


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  5. "Good While it Lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - On-Line Professor in Monument, CO
    Former Employee - On-Line Professor in Monument, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones International University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, good support from administration, courses updated regularly, good tech support

    Cons

    Graduate students were not always ready for graduate level work; the university is now closed - unable to compete in the for-profit higher-ed world


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    "The employees are mostly good to work around, but you'd better be ready to work 50 hours each and every week to stay!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones International University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mr. Jones was a visionary and all was good when he was around. We got some nice perks and the
    holidays party was always great!

    Cons

    Mr. Jones was sharp, but once he got ill, things went downhill. The kids who took over were totally incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    This business now is owned by another school. The stakeholders decided to take the money and run. The wrong people were in charge.


  7. "JIU Closing its doors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Professor in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones International University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaboration, faculty, both adjunct and full time served n university committees

    Cons

    closing after many teas of being a top rated 100% on line university.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sad that the dream was never realized"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Jones International University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Good office environment
    Good organizational mission
    At times, wonderful career opportunities
    Decent, but not great salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Problematic executive-level hires
    Repeated abrupt change in strategy with capricious, idiosyncratic, and often dysfunctional leaders
    Capricious regional accrediting body destroyed the institution
    Lack of understanding in leadership of what was needed to make the institution robust

    Advice to Management

    Too late for advice; the university has ceased operation and the owner has passed away.
    Tremendous collection of talent is now dispersed.


  9. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Mineral Hot Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Mineral Hot Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones International University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Course Design
    Strong Students
    Good Salary

    Cons

    Class enrollment sometimes uncertain
    Compensation is steady

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Company closing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parker, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parker, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones International University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, very friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is low and workload high


  11. "All about the money - Admissions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Good pay - based on performance
    Decent training

    Cons

    Pressure on lower management & admissions to meet sales goals makes the environment very micro-managed
    Working in admissions, objective was to recruit anyone willing to pay to go to the university, whether it was a good fit for them or not... questionable ethics in management
    HIGH turnover... if you don't meet your enrollment criteria, they have no problem firing you.
    If you start in admissions, moving into other areas of the university is basically impossible... stuck in admissions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on a quality product and less on enrollment numbers.


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