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The CollegeBound Network Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "Great Memories!!!"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you were there at the right time, you enjoyed hellava ride! People who worked there were pioneers of operational and marketing business models. Let's get 2.0 version going.

    Cons

    Way too much focus on Italian food. Let your taste buds to explore new frontiers. If you don't go, you don't see. So go and see.

    Advice to Management

    Shoulda went international :)


  2. "Okay company"

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

    I worked at The CollegeBound Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make your own hours; flexible schedule

    Cons

    No job security; low wages; odd pay periods

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on helping employees

  3. "Student advisor"

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    Former Employee - Student Advisor in Westfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Advisor in Westfield, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The CollegeBound Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    good money and peer support

    Cons

    We were instructed to transition job seekers into college students.


  4. "Call Agent"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The CollegeBound Network part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Could make a lot of money in little time, hours were flexible, people are friendly, had good snacks in the vending machine and FREE COFFEE.

    Cons

    Some nights I'd either break even from a long commute from another borough or make absolutely nothing while being there for hours, they changed policy towards the end of my time there to make gaining leads harder (but I understand that legally it's important to do so.)

    Working here messed with my morals. These people we called were looking for jobs not furthering their education. The folks who didn't know any better (mostly older folks) get harassed by this company + affiliated for profit colleges to no end.

    Unless you're super desperate to have money and are okay to screw unsuspecting people over, don't work here.


  5. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company work at home

    Cons

    have to be proficient in your work


  6. "I will miss CollegeBound."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The CollegeBound Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Spent 2.5 years at CBN and learned a lot and met a lot of smart and good people. I will miss my days there. CBN helps students find colleges and pushes people to get a degree. I loved the mission and I am a big advocate of education and teamwork so CBN was perfect for me.

    Cons

    I don't have any. All good here.


  7. "Great Place to spend 10 hours a day"

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    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The CollegeBound Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love CollegeBound. Spent 3 years here and now moving on. CBN helps students find colleges and pushes them to get a degree. Education and teamwork are important to me and important to CBN, so it was a great fit. I recommend CollegeBound to a friend anytime.

    Cons

    I have no cons. Go CollegeBound.

    Advice to Management

    Good Luck!

  8. "Working at CBN was great!"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you get to speak to people all day long.

    Cons

    you have to deal with angry customers because of outbound calling.

    Advice to Management

    i wouldnt recommend any advice to management


  9. "Decent Pay,Good Hours!"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Call Center Agent in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The CollegeBound Network part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great room to get more money hours were decent 5-10 pm can come on weekends to make up hours room to move up if you follow instructions paid trainings

    Cons

    Getting cursed out by prospects getting hung up gets boring pretty fast; just too far to travel to of you live in other boroughs

    Advice to Management

    Open up another office in Manhattan so it's easy travel on other people who want to work for the company that doesn't live in staten island


  10. "Eh..."

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    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Belleville, NJ
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Belleville, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The CollegeBound Network part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible hours, reliable pay. This is a inbound/outbound phone job. You get a base pay and $1 per 'lead (signup)'. Its great if you can get 15-20 leads per day. Problem is, that is getting harder and harder. Management is okay and they pay on time (check or direct deposit). I've been here almost a year. If you are a ppl person and dont mind being on the phone saying the same thing over and over, great.

    Cons

    The problem is the prospects are lousy and they keep adding verbiage to the script. Things you MUST say verbatim or risk termination. The scripts are so long winded now , making it twice as hard to get the leads. They ask you to do extra steps now that you dont get paid for. Really? Sometimes you work hard for a lead and then you dont get credit for it (some program glitch, school has reached their max, or other random reason). They have no formal way for employees to track hours; they can see it, but you can't. More than once there has been a discrepancy btwn what I know I worked vs what they claim to have logged for me.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a program that allows employees to track hours.
    Stop adding to the script
    Higher base pay and/or more $ per lead


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