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Pros
  • Great working atmosphere and great co-workers (in 8 reviews)

  • Worked with some great people that really cared about the students and worked hard (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • It is unfortunate so many students are now deprived of access to a great education (in 7 reviews)

  • That's means it's no room to make money substituting other classes (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Returning Student Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Returning Student Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Returning Student Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We were always treated as professionals. The compensation was more than fair. The students were truly a pleasure.

    Cons

    We had some challenges with cross-departmental communications.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in growing your leaders.


  2. "adjunct professor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westwood College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    worked with a teaching staff committed to continuing education. Frequent reviews were beneficial for self improvement.

    Cons

    Admission standards was lowered resulting in a diminished quality of education. Admission staff were commissioned based and lacked understanding of committed students.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the feedback of staff when making changes that effect the quality of education for the students.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales over Education"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    The focus was not on Education. Teachers and Management were expected to "sell" the school and keep students enrolled, regardless of whether they actually learned something, There have been numerous class action suits against this school. They have no integrity or concern for students or faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of business.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct- Online Faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexibility of working online, good interaction with my supervisor before he/she left the position for another college

    Cons

    The quality of education for the students is questionable due to the challenges with accreditation. The company did not pay equal to other colleges.

    Advice to Management

    Review the pay at other universities and pay accordingly. Ensure that students can use their degrees by ensuring that you are accredited.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Program Chair of the School of Healthcare"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Chair/Externship Coordinator/Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Chair/Externship Coordinator/Instructor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Caring faculty and staff
    Understanding management
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Pay/Salary
    Can be stressful during certain times of a term
    React and not patience to see the results

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers


  6. "Friendly Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Westwood College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional Staff and Students make teaching worth while.

    Cons

    Not enough hours if you want full time employment. .


  7. "Assistant Systems Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Assist the Campus System Administrator with daily duties, future planning and resolving Help Desk tickets, essential duties and responsibilities.

    Cons

    I was so busy working 2 jobs and going to school, I didn't have a chance to get ant certifications.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Biggest mistake I ever made."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Faculty and staff genuinely care about the students despite their treatment from management.

    Cons

    College worries more about money than they do about students. Retention is important, but this campus president takes it to an extreme and is known for going off on rampages. Forces faculty and staff to call any student who misses a class. Students receive many calls and respond that they feel 'stalked.' Rumors are constantly heard about the colleges financial struggles and possible campus closures. Definitely an environment of fear.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the leadership at this campus. You may see results, but at what expense.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you hit your metrics you will do great!"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Office environment with the ability to leave your office if need be, friendly staff members, Majority of employees are always looking out for the students and their best interests which provides success for the student and the school

    Cons

    Some members of management are two-faced and manipulative making it hard to withstand for a long time, Metrics are high even during a drought of a mindset that education is worth it

    Advice to Management

    You have to change with the times and the mindsets of the demographic. Cannot continue using methods from 10 years ago because education was viewed differently then.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The experience has been refreshing and rewarding."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping others and the overall quality of people.

    Cons

    There are not enough hours and pay.


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