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Remington College Reviews

Updated November 25, 2018
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Jerald M. Barnett
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Pros
  • "management is very understanding and will work with you to resolve any issues or discomforts that you feel with your work environment" (in 6 reviews)

  • "There were a lot of good students at the college who were serious about obtaining an education" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "UPPER management is abusive and condescending" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Working a split shift was hard with family left" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Remington College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Everybody I work with is pleasant and works hard at their job duties.
    *New Management has really changed things for the better. The school is growing and adding new programs.
    *Opportunity for growth if you are willing to learn and express your wishes to management.
    *Departments often work in unison.

    Cons

    *No 401k matching.
    *medical is bad but there are good programs offered to counter this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to improve our school.


  2. "Good place to work, until they cut hours without notice."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Remington College full-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent. Teaching is a very rewarding job. Being off most Fridays and the scheduled break weeks are nice also.

    Cons

    The long split shift hours make family life very difficult. Guaranteed 40 hours/week, only to have hours cut with no notice. That's not how you treat your employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your instructors in the loop. Don't lose their trust by giving no warnings of hour cuts. You sign up for a guaranteed 40 hours/week job, then there should be something in writing and NOT the week before it happens. People have bills and families. That's a way to lose your employees trust. It's just wrong.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Under current CEO--the company won't last another year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Remington College full-time

    Pros

    The people on the local level were awesome and really cared about the students and their fellow employees.

    Cons

    They treat employees like numbers on a balance sheet, regardless of their contribution. UPPER management is abusive and condescending. It was a hostile work environment when having to deal with corporate. Almost every day of my employment I had the fear of being laid off, even after working 60-70 hours per week, consistently. Corporate changes policies at a moment's notice and it is the people locally that must implement the change--the stress was debilitating. Oftentimes email to corporate members went unanswered and you had to document and record every conversation because they had "selective memories"

    Advice to Management

    People are not expendable--they matter. You cannot hand down orders with no real plans for implementation and expect no pushback. You need to listen to the people in the trenches--they know what is going on.


  4. "Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Remington College part-time

    Pros

    Nice building, great teachers. Positive.

    Cons

    None enjoyed time, children attitudes.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Regretful Career Move"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Remington College part-time

    Pros

    Department coworkers for pharmacy tech.

    Cons

    Individuals who are in leadership positions that didn’t care about the teacher or student. Individuals in leadership positions who had issues that had no business being employed or responsible to make decisions bc of lack of intelligence or who were unable to get a job anywhere else because credentials were compromised by unethical or abusive behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Hold students accountable when it’s necessary. Hold bad leadership accountable when it’s brought to attention. Make up your mind if it’s an institution of higher learning or an adult daycare center. Give instructors at least a few days of PTO or sick leave for emergencies. Not everything can be done during break weeks and Friday. A person can’t afford to take off without losing money bc an instructor can only be off on break week with Pay, or unless you’re part time, which you don’t get anything, sad.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible new leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Remington College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and pay were good, felt like you were making a difference in the lives of some students

    Cons

    Literally the worst micromanaging and complete negativity from the new turnover in management. The former leadership was caring, personable, and mentored us. Now, they are just looking for fabricated reasons to let people go as they downsize all around.

    Advice to Management

    Care about people over profits


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They do NOT support teachers!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a decent gig if you work there part-time and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    The hours are unstable and management does not support their teachers. The school is operated more like a company and is interested only in money. Almost any potential student is accepted into their programs because the admission staff is only concerned about numbers. Also, almost anyone can by hired on as teacher as long as they have one year of experience. This leads to high teacher turn-over and unskilled instructors.

    Advice to Management

    Hire teachers with better qualifications and be more selective with student enrollment.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Remington College full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and great overall company to work for. It has really gone uphill in the past year , and is growing a lot.

    Cons

    Wish the company did more company outings to engage all of the departments together.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management and deans"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good students who are trying to better themselves and get an education and who CARE!

    Cons

    Get ready for micromanagement central. You'll have classes filled with dozens of students, many of which will hand in three weeks worth of work at one time halfway through the course, but don't you DARE delay in grading them or replying to an email or you will be fired. You will be asked to grade all those dozens of papers in a ridiculous amount of time, so if you have a course which is writing intensive, be prepared for hours of work and little pay to show for it. You will also be expected to be available to students and administration at any and all hours. Nights? Weekends? Pick up that phone and take those calls, or get online and tutor students online (again for no additional pay, and for students who are not even your own) or ELSE. Emails from upper management are sent either to chastise you for whatever you did not do correctly this week (and there will always be something unless you are putting in your 70 hours a week for a part time job), or to browbeat you into doing even more work for the same pay you are already getting. It started off wonderfully, with interesting classes and materials, but sadly with the new management regime it has regressed into a low quality overpriced diploma mill dedicated to taking students' money just like the others of this ilk. My own manager oftentimes ignored emails from me, but if I did not respond to hers within several hours, look out! Just a bad situation all the way around.

    Advice to Management

    They do not care. The good people who are here recognize this and run for the hills as soon as able. Those who have no other options remain as whipping posts until they too are driven out or fired. Take the job if you need the money or experience, but retail jobs are known to treat people more nicely than my supervisor here did.


  10. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Remington College part-time

    Pros

    It's a decent pay, easy job

    Cons

    The commute was far for me