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- "Even during the 'rough' times, it was still great times and the people I work with make each day amazing." (in 9 reviews)
- "Competitive pay and good benefits" (in 7 reviews)
- "centric culture." (in 5 reviews)
- "Employees are allowed many opportunities to voice their concerns or needs through forums, meetings, one on one meetings with managers, performance reviews, and surveys." (in 3 reviews)
- "Good pay" (in 3 reviews)
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- 2.0Oct 5, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsDraper, UT
Great faculty and staff who love the students. Great pass rates and placement rates. Wonderful co-workers.
New management is out of touch with what we do best. I'm afraid that we're going to end up in the same place as before with huge layoffs and furlough days. Ameritech seems to have lost it's direction with the new management and it doesn't seem to have the same feeling here with all the recent resignations from high up management positions. Honestly is there something they know that we don't?6
- 3.0Mar 8, 2022Adjunct FacultyCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsProvo, UT
Good training and resources for faculty.
Poor communication. Leadership does not consistently share important information. Classes are sometimes assigned to Adjunct and at the last minute pulled and given to another person with no notice or explanation.
- 1.0Feb 27, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearDraper, UT
Located off a freeway (easy access), students who are dedicated to the hard work of the program, most of the nursing faculty. You can get $50 a month paid towards student loans.
The building is not structured for a college. Parking is a nightmare. Very “top-heavy” administration and there is a high turnover of staff and other employees. Cliquish and not friendly. Very expensive to attend school if you’re a student (right around 60k for an associates degree). No raises for a long time (for faculty who do the work and teach 100 or more students in each cohort) but administration continue to get bonuses. They made it so you have to use PTO for what Ameritech designates as holidays, whether you want to or not. Academic calendar Ameritech created is a joke and students are frustrated because you don’t get breaks between semesters (2-3 days).4Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences Response5y
Please attend an employee forum and voice your issues openly. I think you will find if you connect more with leaders and peers in a positive way, most of your concerns are not warranted or in the process of being improved.
- 1.0Sep 10, 2022FacultyCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
-Teaching remotely is convenient -The dedicated students -Faculty -Tuition reimbursement
-For-profit organization -High turnover in nursing leadership and both didactic and clinical faculty -Poor communication and little transparency -Leadership / Administration send emails throughout the day, evenings, and weekends (even holidays) which makes faculty believe they are expected to be glued to their work. This sets the expectation that if management is working nights, weekends, and holidays, faculty should be, too. -Many in leadership come across as condescending in how they talk to faculty. Faculty meetings via Zoom are uncomfortable at times due to witnessing how management/leadership address individual faculty members when questions are asked or opinions are voiced (FYI: don't speak up or ask questions in meetings) -Leadership tends to micromanage and allows faculty very little access to their LMS courses (teach it, but don't touch it, basically). No editing allowed. -The university boasts an 'Unlimited PTO' policy, but taking a vacation is nearly impossible as faculty have heavy workloads so they can't fill in for one another. In fact, just plan on teaching from wherever you are vacationing. Those in leadership/management positions don't/can't fill in for faculty due to daily 'all day meetings,' so faculty must teach their courses even when they are sick or on vacation. -The faculty workload is difficult to manage when leadership expects course content leads to revamp courses (complete overhaul) STAT. -Faculty who aren't tech-savvy are hired to teach remotely via Zoom which doesn't work well for students trying to learn the information -Nursing faculty aren't always assigned to teach their specialty. For example, putting an instructor in an advanced med-surg course who only has experience in community health is not a good idea for the instructor, the co-teachers, or the students -The nursing program accepts any student who can fund the $60k+ price tag for an associates degree, even if students don't meet requirements for admission (per required entry exam). The university accepts as many students as they can every 15 weeks. Historically there have been cohort sizes between 320-400 students and few instructors to teach that many students. -NCLEX-RN passing scores dropped significantly when it was decided that saving the organization money took precedence over services to proctor remote exams -Faculty are considered 'easily replaceable' (which was quoted in faculty meeting). -It would be considerate of the university to put money into faculty, such as a small gift card, or maybe a 'thank you' $5 gift card during Nurses Week. A little Christmas gift would be thoughtful and boost morale, especially knowing leadership/administration receive bonuses regularly. While faculty have been hoping for raises as cost of living increased, those in leadership were flown to Paris for a ten-day 'Leadership Workshop' training. There haven't been raises in years per the few faculty who have been there for awhile. -Toxic culture. Few faculty remain who have been with the college for over a year or two. Not having seasoned faculty says a lot about culture. Those who have been teaching for a couple semesters share advice to new faculty such as, 'Be seen [at meetings] but don't be heard' and 'fly under the radar' and 'don't speak up' and 'don't trust anyone in management.' There is safety in staying on mute (when in faculty Zoom meetings).5
- 2.0Jul 31, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeSalt Lake City, UT
I worked at AmeriTech College for 3 years and saw some great things and really great things done for students.
Where do I start? The first is that most positive reviews (4+ stars) seem to come from the same marketing team (1 guy) or people that have been asked to write a positive review purely for marketing purposes. Even when I still chat with the management that remains they have very little positive to say about the majority shareholder and the reason behind a lot of decisions he's making. I read on glass door that someone thought their problems stemmed from embezzlement by the former CEO. NOT TRUE! He's a decent upstanding person and anyone in the company would still back that up. There was just too much debt and still is at the college to allow for decisions to be made without that fact to sway operations. Faculty and personnel only seem to be valued on how much money they can get away not paying them. Hard build up PTO when they give very little each year. Current career college climate makes this place an even harder world to live in.2
- 5.0Oct 30, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDraper, UT
Supportive leadership; Ability to move up; Caring about students and staff/faculty, not just in the here and now, but in preparing for the future; Big picture thinking and positive vision.
A lot of changes that I think will ultimately lead to a great program and place to work but there have been some bumps along the way. Those that don't have as much resilience may struggle more but things are settling down.3Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences Response6y
Thank you for your positive feedback! It is nice to see an employee connect vision to job satisfaction. You are supported, there are future opportunities, and we will make sure you have the resources to succeed.
- 1.0Mar 10, 2019Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsDraper, UT
Caring faculty who are simply trying to do their best with little resources
The overall mood at the College has changed dramatically over the past few years. It used to be a 'family' who did what was best for the students. Now it is much more about the number of students we can get and how much tuition they can pay. Student complaints have grown 1000% due to the lack of faculty and gross lack of proper nursing training. Staff and faculty do their best but we can only do so much as we cannot meet the needs of the number of students. One of my colleagues referred to it as a 'diploma mill' as unfortunately, the college has lost its great reputation in the community. We are all worried about students being able to find jobs and what the long-term consequences are of growing too fast, just to give all the money to the owner. Truly sad what has happened and is continuing to happen. If you are looking for work, this is not what it used to be.1
- 1.0Jun 27, 2019FacultyFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsDraper, UT
The best thing about the College is the students. These are hard-working people who deserve more ch better for the money they are paying
Where to start! The student population has doubled in the past two years (since the owner took over).. There is not adequate space for these students let alone space for faculty! We shared the tiniest office and most faculty had no space at all. We were teaching a ridiculous number of sections of each course and we have no subs. The students have no idea when they sign up that they will not be getting great clinical training. Most of their clinical training is in “simulation” which is a great “supplement” to clinical training but is certainly not the way to be trained overall. And we know that good clinical training, particularly their capstone course is what leads to great jobs at graduation. What will happen when the College puts out graduates who cannot get jobs? It’s an absolute train wreck waiting to happen, which is why I left when I did!!1Joyce University of Nursing and Health Sciences Response5y
Thank you for your review. As we haven't had a faculty member leave in quite some time, it seems there are some old wounds addressed here. I'm sorry you left us and ultimately aren't able to heal and see the good we accomplish. As you know, Ameritech produces skilled, successful, and sought-after nurses. It's what we're best known for, for over a decade. While I've passed this review to our nursing team, please feel free to reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss in greater detail.
- 1.0Apr 7, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
They have amazing faculty who care very much about being the very best educators possible. They have great on ground programs and curriculum with proven results. Nursing, Medical Assisting, Dental Lab Technicians, etc are all top notch programs and the support staff care about their students in way unseen at any other school.
Management is destructive. The school has turned into one of THOSE places...turn and burn the employees. Their financial situation is tenuous at best and morale is the worst I've ever seen. The hoping grace is to be successful online and yet they have no idea how to do online education. Most of the material is pirated from other schools and their online programs represent everything that is wrong in higher ed.4