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The College Network Reviews

Updated September 15, 2016
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  1. "An Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience, varied training, great people to work with, and pay is great.

    Cons

    Upper management is inept, changing priorities weekly, no long term plan, each day was another sale or promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Create a long term strategy and implement it, Get to know your customers and understand who they are and what they can do, Build confidence by being confident in your plan.


  2. "Program Advisor"

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Nice co-workers
    Good training

    Cons

    Advisors Pay for own travel expenses
    Customers often did not finish program and were still locked in to pay for it
    Bad reviews online affected sales

    Advice to Management

    Allow more flexibility with refunds. Provide better retention support for customers.


  3. "Poor Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Management in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is nothing good here. The management is abusive to customers and even worse to employees while they tell everyone how great they are to their employees.

    Cons

    Poor management. May be criminal as several attorneys general including the New York AG office ahs sued them to close them down.

    They mistreat their customers and their employees.

    They have started a new company; Global Learn with the same management team. be very careful ot them. They are not honest.

    Advice to Management

    At best stop abusing your customers and at worst stay out of jail if the Attorney General's don't get you.


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  5. "Program advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    I Loved working with people (the students)!

    Cons

    Did not pay me for all my work!

    Advice to Management

    Tell the same story the same twice!


  6. "Program Adviser"

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

    I worked at The College Network full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of flexibility and ability to control your own schedule

    Cons

    The company appears unstable. It is being sued by the New York State Attorney General and the Indiana State Attorney General. Very poor home office customer service. Beware.


  7. "work at the college network"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Program Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money for program advisers who get it

    Cons

    bad appointments from indy appointment setters


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Save your soul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zero. The owner's only objective is to maintain his ridiculously extravagant lifestyle. He has gone so far as to cut employee salaries across the board to keep his money coming.

    Cons

    This is a complete scam. Research I personally conducted in the CRM system before I left revealed less than a 5 pecent completion rate of their programs. The rest are in default or bankruptcy. The owner actually owns the credit company that goes after those who default on the loans his company provides them and in his own words makes more money when people fail.

    Advice to Management

    Get a conscience and the guts to leave. He pays his top people very well so many stay even when they know full well what is going on. Ask yourself, is the money I am making worth destroying the dreams and the lives of countless people?


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Program Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The College Network full-time

    Pros

    Ability to set your own schedule, control your calendar. Meeting everyday with wonderful people in healthcare.

    Cons

    First off, The College Network is NOT an outright scam... It is however the closest thing you can possibly get to a scam. I spent nearly a decade with this company and fully believed in the programs I represented for the majority of that time. Unfortunately greed and a failure to adapt have caused this company to become a disaster. My job was recruiting and enrolling nurses in degree programs through our partner and non partner schools. The programs are unique and appealing. I have enrolled many nurses who have completed our programs. Unfortunately, those nurses make up LESS THAN 2% of the students I enrolled. The other 98% of the nurses I enrolled are left in debt and in fear of starting another program. If you are considering this position, please consider this... The nurses you will be selling this program to are kind, generous and hard working people. They meet with us in hopes that we can help them to achieve their dreams of becoming an RN or BSN, bettering themselves and creating a better life for their families. On the surface, this program meets all of their needs, affordable, fast, accredited and the ability to work at your own pace. Just below the surface is an entirely different mess of rules/regulation/deceit that would take too long for me to expand on. The monthly payments put a serious financial strain on these folks, affecting their entire family. It is a great feeling to receive $1500 commission off of one deal, but remember that it comes with great cost to others. If you are lucky, 2 out of every 100 people you enroll will benefit from what you sell, the rest are left dealing with financial hardship and emotional wreckage from their decision. I left this position making six-figures and started a new position making less than half that.... But at least I can sleep at night.

    Advice to Management

    With the lawsuits and investigations taking place, you won't have a job for long, so my advice is to update your resume.


  10. "Stay Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Setting your own schedule and being your own boss

    Cons

    Too many to list. Mainly a lack of leads and good appointments


  11. "Program Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with good people. The college online concept is something that individuals who have to work could use to increase their education and position in the company they work for.

    Cons

    Commission only. My territory was at least an hour and a half away from my home office. The company did not help with gas or contribute to the expenses incurred as a salesperson.

    Advice to Management

    Lower the prices.



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