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South Hills School Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Family atmosphere and overall great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Altoona, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South Hills School (More than a year)

    Pros

    All of the people at South Hills are great people. Management is very accessible and easy to talk to. Very warm and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement since this is a family owned amd run business. Benefits are not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive for potential students. Prices are higher and less flexibility in scheduling. Offer night and/or weekend programs. Look at the competition.


  2. "Financial Aid Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Accounts Representative/Financial Aid Assistant in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Student Accounts Representative/Financial Aid Assistant in State College, PA

    I worked at South Hills School (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment was incredible and inviting.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to advance.


  3. "Working for South Hills is like being part of a family. The owners and management really care about their employees."

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    Former Employee - Instructor in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Instructor in State College, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great hours. Great support from management. Good pay.

    Cons

    Small school; should consider expanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "Class Act"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, great job!

    Cons

    Industry is up and down so lay-offs happen. No real rhyme or reason to employees pay.

    Advice to Management

    Create a pay scale. Those employees who are in charge deserve better pay than this who are not.


  5. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at South Hills School full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule to help with home life.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


  6. "Typical "for profit" school"

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    Former Employee - Faculty
    Former Employee - Faculty
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at South Hills School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The vast majority of the faculty are very good at what they do and generally are a pleasure to work with. Opportunities exist to truly help some of the students turn their lives around or at least help them significantly on their career path. The ratio of work required to compensation provided is probably better than most "for profit" post secondary schools.

    Cons

    Too many to list. The school's driving forces are revenue generation, cost cutting, and maximizing profit. Primary goals are all business related and educational goals are de-prioritized. This stems from a management that possesses no formal education or training in the field of higher education. The incompetence of management leads to employee relations that should not exist at any organization. The pay is low but probably in line with what the business can afford.

    Advice to Management

    To the school's owners: Remove all management personnel and replace them with qualified individuals. Someone in charge should have a doctoral level degree in education. A master's degree should be required for all other management positions including branch campus directors.