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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. "great place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Work Study in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Work Study in Upland, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours for the stuidents
    the supervisors are great people

    Cons

    their where very little hours
    their where no real benifits for the work studies


  2. "My experience at Westwood College has been rewarding."

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood College part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Westwood College is the fact you interact with a diverse and intelligent student body and the environment/atmosphere is inviting.

    Cons

    Some of the reasons for not working at Westwood College includes their marginal salaries and advancement may not come as quickly as one may desire.

    Advice to Management

    When vacant positions need to be filled, look more to your adjunct faculty staff to fill those positions.


  3. "Very rewarding the experience was great."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Felt supported, materials were always available and current, there was a good feeling among faculty members, and expectations from staff were always explained thoroughly. Never felt uncomfortable when I was uncertain, there was always resourceful guidance available from fellow faculty and administrators.

    Cons

    Job was only part time, many students had unrealistic entitlement issues, no benefits, and a few classes had a few too many students.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job, when staff feels supported and resources for teaching are current and available teachers will produce a better product and students benefit. Good job Westwood!!!


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  5. "Great Place to WORK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, Everyone is always nice, Great Boss

    Cons

    NO cons on my end


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This is not a kiddy college"

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Westwood has been a great place to apply my prior experience in teaching nontraditional students. I feel like the students that attend here really want to improve their lives and that the faculty is here to help make that happen. The training and community at Westwood is terrific.

    Cons

    I don't see a clear path for advancement with in the organization. There is no internal posting system for openings.


  7. "The entire experience was very rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Library Aide in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff actually cares about each student and staff member as an individual and it feels more like a family than a work environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this business.


  8. "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to be, love the people

    Cons

    not a con, but very metric driven


  9. "Great place for a second career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full-Time Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Full-Time Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I joined Westwood as an adjunct and was promoted after one year. I had been forced to retire from the public school system after I turned sixty. Westwood has a great diversity of students, which allows me to use my special talents in special education and teaching English as a second language learners. I have enjoyed full support from the administration. This has allowed me to introduce an expanded curriculum in mathematics and the science classes.

    Cons

    I think that more thought should be given when planning scheduling for mathematics class. Five and six hour math classes don't work. The classes need to be broken into two class periods.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to what your students are saying.


  10. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time

    Pros

    The people are really cohesive

    Cons

    Need more energetic people in the place

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Assistant Systems Administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.



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