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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. "QA Analyst and Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester/Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Software Tester/Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westwood College (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very nice place to work with.

    Cons

    There is no cons . Had a nice experience with the manager and the co workers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westwood College full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and I had a great manager. This was the place where I learned a lot about higher education and financial aid.

    Cons

    They are closing. Admissions practices could have been tightened up and there should have been more compliance surrounding admissions


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Academic Dean"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Dean in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Academic Dean in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and wonderful students who cared about their education.

    Cons

    The school is closing down in March 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the school open with smaller margins of profit as part of the reality of today's economy.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "IT department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithonia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Westwood College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    learned alot on the job

    Cons

    got stuck by myself not having nobody to show me had to teach myself


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Professor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Professor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    IT Department success ratio 07% school else 15%

    Cons

    inadequate knowledge base total miss managment

    Advice to Management

    non needed they went bankrupt miss managment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The current works for me and the people I work with do great work for the students

    Cons

    Locations is closing. We will all need to find a place to go soon.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Shut this place down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Westwood College full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros this place is a joke.

    Cons

    As a graphic/web design student, they didn't have enough staff for my major and they didn't have enough web classes either. Plus now they are saying that they're no longer going to have the graphic design program at the damage campus. Gee I wonder why, probably bc the school is not accredited through the region which hurts your chances at a few companies. Plus the school is way overpriced. I am over 90K in student loans bc I had to take out a few grants in order to stay there. They don't care about their students. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Give us our money back!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Program Chair of the School of Healthcare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people that really cared about the students and worked hard

    Cons

    The company stopped enrolling students therefore, it will be closing soon. There are some people that work for the company that should have left along time ago. They did not seem to care about the overall goal of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Some people in corporate kept making changes without truly understanding how it affected people at the campus level. They assumed all their changes would go smoothly but probably did not really research how things would go.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Money Hungry Soul Suckers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Douglasville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers were mostly awesome people who really cared about the students, however, burn out can take it's toll on everyone.

    Cons

    Those in power didn't really care about the students and those who did care had no power to change things or do what needed to be done or make the needed decisions. Those with the most power put people with little to no experience in management positions so that they could be pawns and "yes" men because they had no actual education, training or experience to know any better.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless at this point as you ran your school/business into the ground and are going belly up anyway. Have the decency to send the student's transcripts to the state so that maybe they can find a school that will honor their Westwood credits and allow them to complete their degrees elsewhere since you are closing before doing a complete teach out.



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