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Premier Education Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • no training, just thrown into the position to essentially cold call old leads who previous reps had in their queue (in 5 reviews)

  • High-turnover exists for a reason (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Former employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Hamilton, NJ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Hamilton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premier Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. It was a new experience for me working in a school setting and I loved it

    Cons

    I was forced to resign because I had kids and they said I couldn't commit to the job 100%


  2. "Be aware of Yourself"

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    Former Employee - Biology Program Director and Instructor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Biology Program Director and Instructor in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Premier Education part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teachers work well together and support each other well.

    Cons

    Part time job that requires full time hours, no benefits, no paid vacation. Training for New Hires is assigned to the Senior Employees. Requires being multi functional even if you have no prior education or experience with a subject. Limited training.

    Advice to Management

    Um, Yeah! 🤔


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking for that great job"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Instructor in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good students and friendly staff

    Cons

    No benefits, no pay increases, no paper towels or toilet paper, dirty building

    Advice to Management

    Quit because they are not paying you enough for what you do


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  5. "Need to change the staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicopee, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is ok.
    That's it.

    Cons

    Super long hours
    Understaffed
    Employees are disgruntle

    Advice to Management

    You can't turn that place around with the same people that ran it down.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Student Account Services Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Premier Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will have great co-workers, very intelligent, kind and underpaid compadres. I don't even have 20 words for the "pros" section.

    Cons

    Your boss will be stressed at all times because there is so much pressure from management to make more money. You will never be rewarded for a job well done, and you will likely not see a raise for over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Care about people, not money. The students suffer from the lack of interest upper management has in providing a genuine education. Every student is a dollar sign. The employees struggle to make ends meet, as benefits are constantly being cut, and raises are never given. (Literally never, there has been a freeze on pay increases for anyone other than a c-level employee for over a year)


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director of Career Services in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Director of Career Services in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Premier Education (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing! Absolutely Nothing! This was the WORSE decision in my life.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING...students enrolled, that shouldn't be...just to hit admission numbers; books never arrived on-time due to vendors hold because of lack of payment. Grounds not maintained due to invoices not being paid. Computers and software are ancient. The teachers aren't able to teach the most current applications because of this.

    You work the most ridiculous hours and you are expected to work certain LEGAL holidays to make admission numbers. If you don't, don't expect to have a job.

    The president is an arrogant, self-righteous snake in the grass. He is all about the money and not the students. Never have worked for someone who is so-righteous. One minute he is praising you up and down and the next he is chopping you off at the knees. He turns on and off like a light switch. Unless you play by his rules and play a dirty game, you won't last.

    Campus directors come and go like turning of the faucet; there is not stability. Admissions people are lying to students to make their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    GET OUT THE EDUCATION FIELD. NOT ONE PERSON IN MANAGEMENT WANTS TO EDUCATE THEIR ONLY CONCERN IS THE MONEY.

    LET THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CLOSE YOU DOWN.


  8. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Branford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Allowed you to gain educational knowledge in terms of providing students with skills needed for their potential careers(Medical Assisting, Paralegal, Health Claims, etc.)

    Cons

    Low attainment (students having to withdraw for various reasons), often lack of communication between students and staff. Students often complain about job placement after completion of program!

    Advice to Management

    the only thing I would advise is for better communication between instructors and students as the students often felt there was a communication breakdown often leaving students frustrated.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Mgmt"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Premier Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing at all except some of the staff is friendly others work out of fear

    Cons

    No computers,
    Little to no resources
    90 hours every two weeks
    leadership is poor
    Director is controlling and doesnt want team to suceed
    Hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire new leadership
    let your employees take vacation during holidays
    by not giving empolyees computer and having the boss do the same job it undermines hard work


  10. "Student Ombudsman"

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    Current Employee - Bursar/Student Ombudsman in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Bursar/Student Ombudsman in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy teaming with Corpotate and Campus Staff to help students reach their goals!

    Cons

    Our new Corporate Office is huge and we were feeling some disconnect... Upper management is working on that and have addressed our feelings!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and thank you for the changes you have made!


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointing Left after multiple years at location"

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    Former Employee - In Education Department in Atlantic City, NJ
    Former Employee - In Education Department in Atlantic City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Staff was amazing, education, FA, Career Services all went above and beyond for the students, did everything that could be done to educate the students to land them jobs. Gave practice interviews and used industry knowledge to assist them in excelling in interviews. Instructors used contacts, helped with resumes, was a psychologist when they were complaining about the school.

    Cons

    They acquired our school and while things were bad, it became worse in many regards. Admissions turnover higher than ever, support staff frustrated and quitting constantly, changed instructors into hourly employees, essentially eliminating their paid vacations which was 4 weeks. Terrible time recruiting students, books were ordered, never came in on time as invoices not paid. Had to make paper copies of book, or download e-copies of books until they came in. Expected to do our own IT support with resource coming on-site every three months. Corporate office virtually never responded to email inquiries. It was amazing that we were still able to land positions for many students as the industries still had the demand. Position satisfaction went from pretty good for pay that wasn't to dissatisfaction with job for pay that was also not satisfying. Glad myself and others abandoned this sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your schools, staff, and management. Extraordinarily difficult for employees of company to do their job when they are constantly overcoming the roadblocks set forth by financial and upper management lack of support.


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