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Universal Technical Institute Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance and decent pay compared to other for-profit schools (in 9 reviews)

  • Excellent benefits, great culture , good pay (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • You can't trust the upper management there as they are too worried about their own butt to care about the people actually performing (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Aid Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Aid Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Aid Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Technical Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rate is best among any school you could work at, very team orientated, and comfortable work environment

    Cons

    room for career growth is limited just due to availability of open positions unless you are willing to relocate

    Advice to Management

    find ways to develop employees who have ambitions to grow within the company


  2. "Home Office Accounting Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Universal Technical Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team dynamic is phenomenal, management is supportive and listens well to employees

    Cons

    Workload is extensive, overtime is a regular thing, delegation of work is frustrating.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Low Spirits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Technical Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, Purpose, Profit really means something here. I've seen the company extend caring and grace to people when they are going through difficult times. Students and employees.

    Cons

    Communication is very poor. We spend weeks before and after every Board meeting and budget cycle to find out if there is going to be another RIF.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to have more direct talks with individual departments and campuses. Not just blind reassurance, but meaningful acknowledgment of our struggles and what is being done.


  4. "Love working at UTI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Manager in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Education Manager in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Technical Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great people, pay is fair.

    Cons

    The benefits could be better.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great core values, and excellent mission to change the lives of the students. Really excited to see some changes at the top recently.

    Cons

    Reductions in force fairly often, and high regulation on the industry, although that may change with the new presidential admistration coming in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on changing students' lives for the better.


  6. "Education Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Education Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Technical Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay, Great Team. Good company to make a career with.

    Cons

    Not many. As with any big company there is allot of bureaucracy, but overall it was a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within.


  7. "Financial Aid Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Parkesburg, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Advisor in Parkesburg, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Technical Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Staff is friendly and fun

    Cons

    Many lay - offs lately, unfortunately

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Given many opportunities to grow and contribute."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Technical Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee centric and collaborative organization dedicated to its industry and students; staff genuinely care about each other and look for ways to improve and contribute.

    Cons

    Government regulations put upon the education sector have put limitations upon and created many restrictions - in particular being a for profit organization.


  9. "Excellent school for automotive repair"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teaching without being micromanaged
    Pay is good

    Cons

    Hours of working
    Benefits need a lot of improvement

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the H.M.O health coverage


  10. "People 1st"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Technical Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    As impossible as it is to believe, people really do come first.

    Cons

    Difficult to remove long term employees if needed.


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