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Southern Careers Institute Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work environment Fun and uplifting" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Excellent working environment, I truly enjoy what I do, helping students" (in 9 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 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is solid. The people are amazing and the opportunity to change someone's life makes coming to work extremely satisfying.

    Cons

    It is a very FAST paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions online"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Careers Institute full-time (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! I was sick every day. I needed a check. I finally just quit without a job. I could not sleep at night knowing I may have hurt someone's financial future or a future to college education. Can't do that if they use up all there undergrad money and decided to go to a regionally accredited instituon as credits don't typically transfer to a real state school which is much less money! So sad. It forced me to realize I will never work in an industry like thus again. I work at a real university, truly help people and yes, get a master's degree from major university's for 13 to 15k where sci or WOZ sane group for 13 to 20 k for a worthless diploma. Don't do it if you have morals. Would you want your child or friend to fall for this predatory enrollment. Please dont.

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Career Services Coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    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 (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.


  4. "Life Changer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Harlingen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many people in out community who need to improve their situation to help their families and we are in a position to help others.

    Cons

    Some situations are out of your control so just understand you can't help everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with resosurces off campus to help students.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent sense of family and a genuine concern for students' future success!

    Cons

    The parking availability is sometimes a problem, but I suppose it's a good problem to have if it means the student population is growing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with your positive support of the faculty and staff.


  6. "Great place to work at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harlingen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    everyday i come to work its like being with family. the culture is amazing, coworkers are great. love the benefits as well

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  7. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowing that I can make a positive impact on students lives.

    Cons

    Don't have any at this time

  8. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture of academic success...faculty is driven to ensure career success for every student. Stress-free work environment.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work 👍


  9. "Adjunct HVAC Instructor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct HVAC Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct HVAC Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great academic success! The students strive to learn. Here at the SCI Harlingen campus no student is left behind! We work together to ensure great career success for every student! We work as a family and treat our students as family as well!

    Cons

    Parking lot is kind of small. But our SCI parking lot is always full, and I guess that's a good thing!

    Advice to Management

    Great job on working all together! Keep up the great work, SCI Harlingen campus!


  10. "Teaching"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Harlingen, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Harlingen, TX

    I have been working at Southern Careers Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SCI has given me the opportunity to do what I love and enjoy doing for a living ….teaching young adults. The fruits one ones labors are immediately recognized and visualized in the outcome of our successful students. The fact that I, as are my co-instructors, are responsible for the success of our students solidifies my commitment to continue doing what I am doing. Thank You SCI for allowing me to be part of some ones road to success.

    Cons

    Non other than that times flies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring our students as you have been doing. Great Job!


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