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Southern Careers Institute Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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Found 168 reviews

4.2
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81%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Jacob Mayhew
109 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is a wonderful place to work here at SCI(in 23 reviews)

  • "Great work environment Fun and uplifting(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "The only bad thing I have to say is that our parking lot is extremely dark(in 11 reviews)

  • "there are no cons to working here(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, decent pay, recognition

    Cons

    I cant think of any

    Southern Careers Institute2019-01-10

    Southern Careers Institute Response

    February 5, 2019VP, Human Resources

    We are so happy you enjoy working here!

  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Careers Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive people and mean well

    Cons

    Leadership knows it all and they dont

    Advice to Management

    Get quality leads and be more employee friendly

    Southern Careers Institute2019-05-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely NOT about putting students first"

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

    I worked at Southern Careers Institute full-time

    Pros

    I loved working with students.

    Cons

    Everything else. There is no organization. The full time instructors are salaried so they work you into the ground. You get in trouble for having low attendance percentages, or high drops, or not enough re-enters back into your program. However, I can't pick the students up and bring them to school. I can't force people to stay when they need to go to work to support their families. And I can't force people to come back...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your faculty. They know what is really happening with the students. The admissions reps are usually just out for their bonuses and will sign up almost any warm body that can fill a seat. And if you've had numerous complaints from students, and you've seen survey after survey after survey come through from students telling you that they aren't learning from that bad apple, you may want to get out of your office...

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    Southern Careers Institute2019-05-12

    Southern Careers Institute Response

    May 22, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry you feel that your complaints were not addressed. We cannot divulge what we may or may not be discussing, or taking action on, with another employee. We do listen to all employee feedback and implement change as feasible. Student ...

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  4. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company is very fast paced and focused on changing people lives. It is a demanding but rewarding job. I have been doing this for over two years now and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing my students graduate and find jobs in their new career.

    Cons

    This company is very fast paced. It is a demanding but rewarding job, but nor for everyone. It can be difficult to manage a work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Southern Careers Institute2019-02-19

    Southern Careers Institute Response

    May 22, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoy the fast-pace and opportunity to change lives.

  5. "Tough but Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Admissions in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Changing Lives, and making a difference in persons lives.

    Cons

    This position is not for everyone. It is stressful, and demanding. You are required to work long hours at times. Just like being an NFL player is not for everyone. you have to have the Right skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Intimidation and instilling fear only goes so far. A team will crumble eventually.

    Southern Careers Institute2019-02-19

    Southern Careers Institute Response

    May 22, 2019VP, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. A fast paced role is not for everyone and we hope that you find the position that is right for you, even if it is not with us. Making a difference in people's lives is highly rewarding and that is at the core of everything we do.

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Underpaid & Shady Shady"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Southern Careers Institute

      Pros

      I can’t think of any without giving away what department or location I worked for.

      Cons

      If you know how to do your job that’s great because you will be doing other people’s job as well with half the salary. Don’t bother complaining to HR she talks to the managers about the complaints. Then your really disliked. All employees talk so word gets around about how management treats you. The CFO likes to look at you up and down in judgement as you talk with her.

      Advice to Management

      Get rid of the CFO and HR. Appreciate your employees who do bust their butts and do their job. Don’t reward bad behavior. If your going to manipulate the ratings here you might not request your employees to write raving reviews all in the same day with the same answers.

      Southern Careers Institute2019-01-23

      Southern Careers Institute Response

      February 19, 2019VP, Human Resources

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance as we do appreciate all of our employees and the work they do to help change lives. Complaints made to HR must be investigated which includes speaking with others ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Tired of threats and cliques"

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      Current Employee - Instructor 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I love the students; they make the job worthwhile.

      Cons

      I'm tired of repeated long hours. It's very wearing to start the shift at 7:30 am and still be on campus teaching until 9:20 (sometimes later) pm. When I was new I was told instructors were on a 3 class rotation yet I have been repeatedly the instructor stuck in the cycle. I've also been told that if I had 3 classes, I wouldn't have any directed studies but I've had directed studies for every mod that I've taught. But...

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      Advice to Management

      Let me teach! Don't make the instructors responsible for situations beyond their control. And don't promise students things that you cannot deliver upon.

      Southern Careers Institute2018-12-29

      Southern Careers Institute Response

      January 2, 2019VP, Human Resources

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. Here at Southern Careers Institute, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have you contact our manager at info@scitexas.edu. We hope to hear from ...

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    • "Great company to work at - good potential"

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      Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Freedom to grow Supportive Management Tons of work

      Cons

      None that come to mind

      Southern Careers Institute2018-11-01
    • Helpful (6)

      "Admissions online"

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      Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Southern Careers Institute full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      None. Come on can't you see all the reviews were written for WOZ U and SCI all in May! Do you think that everyone decided one day to write a review. Use your head.

      Cons

      Everything. Old enrollment predatory practice. Based on numbers not human beings that most are not even qualified for a program. These students are paying ridiculous amount of money for poor education. Placement. That's a joke. So sad. Are they really desperate for money to enroll student in the online division who don't even own a computer. Tell them to use the library when they don't even have transportation or childcare!...

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      Advice to Management

      Learn to communicate, stop hiring the all boys club give people with real experience and who actually have leadership experience a chance. Not outside smoking away and talking about each other.. sad.

      Southern Careers Institute2018-09-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "Career Services Coordinator"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Benefits are good and they students are great to work with

      Cons

      They treat their employees horribly, they don't care about protecting them (even if they do not feel safe anymore), and nobody communicates.

      Advice to Management

      Stop playing favorites, listen to your employees, stop pointing fingers, and actually care about us and the students.

      Southern Careers Institute2018-09-10
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