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Rasmussen College Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of respect for work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to work with many great people and felt consistently supported by leadership (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Weird working hours that interfere with work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Very low pay for the work, especially when related to the tuition charged to the students (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "i was a student"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Twin Lakes, WI
    Former Employee - Student in Twin Lakes, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rasmussen College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great learning experience being a student

    Cons

    had to learn how to navigate the online courses the hard way


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Eager to start...Impatient to leave"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Finance Operations in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Student Finance Operations in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rasmussen College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Convenient locations and nice campus facilities. Good place to be recruited as a work-study and gain experience while going to school. Innovative college, pushing limits for its students and for profit (not so much for its employees...see cons).

    Cons

    If you are a driven individual, look elsewhere for career advancement. Management heavily uses the term "lateral movement" as a way of explaining why your new role is not a promotion, rather it is a "lateral movement" on the same level, it is seen as an "acknowledgment" and helps you change the title on your LinkedIn profile. You sure are given more responsibilities and workload without being fairly compensated for it. Sad story! In addition: healthcare cost is on the higher end and salaries are on the lower end. The story got even sadder!

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employee-turnover ratio in the last few years after the "Internal rEDesign" and change of upper management. The advice I have for you is in those stats...take steps to improve employee satisfaction and increase employee retention rate. It is alarming to have so many long and short term employees leaving the company. Don't you care?!?!

    Au revoir


  3. "IT Assistant - Work Study"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist - Assistant in Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist - Assistant in Romeoville, IL

    Pros

    Worked here for almost 2 years. Flexible hours. Friendly staff and faculty. Everyone has a positive attitude. Do your job and life will be easy.

    Cons

    There is not much I can say as far as the cons of working here.


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rasmussen College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great communication and friendly environment!

    Cons

    Small office space, but will be moving soon into a larger space!

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Are you good at car sales? Want to treat college like car sales?? This is for you!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rasmussen College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, the other PMs were great to work with. But none of it was enough to make me stay.

    Cons

    Depending on the director you have it can be okay or it can burn you out. I realized the company keeps the PM with a student until we get their money, after that the PM disappears. I could not ethically continue knowing we get their trust just to get their money.

    Advice to Management

    Just because a program manager is good at sales does not mean they are a good director. There is a reason so many people leave only one of the teams.


  7. "Life as an adjunct"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Eagan, MN

    Pros

    Student interactions, love to teach.

    Cons

    Pay was lousy, management was unavailable. High turnover. Poor work environment. Wouldn't know schedule until last minute.


  8. "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Student Advisor in Valrico, FL
    Former Employee - Student Advisor in Valrico, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rasmussen College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with students, feeling like you are helping the community, beautiful facilities, OK benefits, fast-paced, etc.

    Cons

    Things are constantly changing (which isn't bad when changes are consistent and yield results), work flow and pay are not congruent -- you will be overworked and overpaid --at least I was. After I left, I found out that others in my position were making 25%-65% more than me when I had equal to more education, experience, and outperformed them. It was heart-breaking to know that I loved my job and the work I did but the management I loved didn't value me the same. Once morale started dropping, turn-over increased, advancement options decreased, and politics took over, it was easy to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees appreciation and provide them more flexibility. You will see that employees who feel valued, appreciated, and respected will work harder and more productively. Also, pay your employees what they are worth. Learn to advocate for the key players on your teams.


  9. "Corporate Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rasmussen College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great communication with my manager and hiring leaders.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  10. "Student Ambassador"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rasmussen College part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are team oriented & you are treated like an equal by everyone.

    Cons

    There are really none that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good management!


  11. "Positive Work Experience"

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    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Lake Elmo, MN
    Former Employee - Academic Dean in Lake Elmo, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rasmussen College (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rasmussen provides a collaborative work environment in which employee feedback and contributions are valued. I had the opportunity to work with many great people and felt consistently supported by leadership.

    Cons

    No significant cons to note.


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