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Vatterott College Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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  • The corporate office is no help and the other employees suffer (in 4 reviews)

  • Listening to them talk on conference calls really drives this home (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting job"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Sunset Hills, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Sunset Hills, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vatterott College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to help students succeed. Good working environment. Good supervisor.

    Cons

    A lot of last minute meetings without advance notice. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Consider higher pay.


  2. "Wow"

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    Former Employee - President, KC Campus in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - President, KC Campus in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vatterott College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was great under Pam Bell.

    Cons

    Massively bad under Renee Crosswhite

    Advice to Management

    I am glad you had to give the college to a not for profit after your failures.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Incompetent Leaders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sunset Hills, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sunset Hills, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vatterott College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to assist students reach their potential despite the culture.

    Cons

    So, so many cons. Management is so very incompetent. There is absolutely no hint of leadership ability among them. They micromanage to the point that it takes away time to complete tasks. My direct report was absolutely insane. She could not complete a comprehensive sentence and had zero decision making abilities... A small piece of my soul died every single time I clocked in...

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management,
    Please find professions more suited to your strengths such as assembly line work or back line of a fast food place flipping burgers where you cannot intimidate, humiliate, or lie, and if you do, it will not have any negative impact on those around you. Seriously... I am shocked Vatterott is even still open for business.

    Invest in good people. Invest in the proper equipment and supplies that will make students an asset upon completion of their programs. Invest in building upkeep. Invest in a system where employees evaluate the leadership and then get rid of all the dead wood!!!


  4. "Education Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vatterott College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy helping students and some co workers are friendly. That was about it though. It is a for profit “college”

    Cons

    They are getting ready to close the doors. Our rugs and water cooler recently got repoed. Corporate is only worried about their bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Look for employment elsewhere.


  5. "Adjunt"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vatterott College part-time

    Pros

    Helping students and fellow staff

    Cons

    Mismanagement micromanage and ties your hands


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Campus Director"

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    Former Employee - Campus Director in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Campus Director in Joplin, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vatterott College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Changing lives through career education programs.

    Cons

    Change in upper management driving profits into the ground, ultimately loosing overall student population.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to a group that knows the business.


  7. "You cannot advance too far here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vatterott College full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers & students

    Cons

    Pay and opportunity of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

  8. "A Masters for this?"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Vatterott College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    short class hours, academic freedom in classroom (for the most part)

    Cons

    pay is a joke, clique-type atmosphere among full-time office staff

    Advice to Management

    treat your instructors as the valuable commodity they are


  9. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Prgram Director
    Current Employee - Prgram Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vatterott College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with Students, Changing life’s, Small class sizes, Flexible hours

    Cons

    No communication from Corporate. Corporate is vary disconnected from the individual campuses, Local campus management scared to make decisions. Local campuses management will watch their campus fail before they will speak up or express the pros or cons of a Cooperate decision.

    Advice to Management

    Hold middle management more accountable, use cross functional teams for large changes. Get out to the campuses and get more involved.


  10. "Corporate Greed and Oversight"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vatterott College full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, most of the staff is good

    Cons

    Promote theory x management who have no respect for individuals; corporate micromanagement makes it a terrible place to work; tied to a computer due to corporate silliness while the corporate masters complain about too much time in the office; constantly changing management philosophy and style, making it confusing for staff and instructors; more emphasis on profit than education

    Advice to Management

    Cut the micromanagement and let the campuses have some autonomy; stop appointing heartless monsters to management positions while assuring that they have an EDUCATION background; be honest


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