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Westwood College Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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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)

  • There are no cons for this business (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Westwood College was a wonderful place to work."

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    Former Employee - Camus President in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Camus President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westwood College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was great to work at a place where you were able to make a positive change in people's lives on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Unfortunately all of the schools in the Westwood College system closed March 11, 2016.


  2. "Stay away!!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers but that's about it

    Cons

    The school and everything about it is a scam! Horrible management! They literally tell you NOT to tell students the real truth about how terrible the program and the school is. You work pretty much every weekend even though they tell you that you will only have to once a month. STAY AWAY!


  3. "My Experience at Westwood College"

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    Former Employee - Print Center Operator - Work Study Student in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Print Center Operator - Work Study Student in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great instructors there that teaches, and have 20+ years in the industry in which they teach. They are very professional as well.

    Cons

    There are other employers who are not instructors that did not set examples concerning honest and ethical behaviors, they stole from the company thinking that they would never get caught. There was another issue as well, the school was not state accredited which is one reason why they are being sued and couple with the employee's steeling, Westwood College went under and had no choice but to close its' doors for good here in Atlanta, GA.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Out of business"

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    Former Employee - Education Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Education Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westwood College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none, they were an absolute dumpster fire. poorly run company, not forward thinking, and greedy.

    Cons

    see pros, this was the worst place to work They ripped off students and treated employees with minimum respect. Shut down the company on a random day right before the holidays.

    Advice to Management

    way to run a company into the ground


  6. "Great School!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florissant, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westwood College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very caring employees that were dedicated to furthering the students education and improving their lives. Went to great lengths to transition its students to parent schools.

    Cons

    For-profit education sector has taken it's toll on several schools. It was no longer feasible for the school to remain open.


  7. "Great College"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strasburg, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strasburg, CO

    I worked at Westwood College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork environment and good growth for those who put the student first

    Cons

    Sometimes acted reactive versus proactive and it created issues in the future


  8. "adjunct professor"

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    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.


  9. "Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Westwood College (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of technologies to work on

    Cons

    benefits were good when the company did well


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Field Admissions Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Field Admissions Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Westwood College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing about my experience was great

    Cons

    I interviewed for one job and they gave me another one I started. They are quota driven so if you aren't enrolling enough students to make them any money then count on being FIRED! As soon as I left my manager was fired and after that the had of the school was fired for using school credit card for personal use. The school is currently closed nationwide because they SUCK!


  11. "Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Students; coworkers; open door policy

    Cons

    Limited options for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and ask for feedback



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