This company was great to work for. The management was friendly and was always willing to listen to feedback. They were always striving to make our work processes better and were never shy about rewarding good work. They were also good about you taking time off for family or personal reasons. I was able to make friends with several of my coworkers because – more... it was such a friendly environment. Dealing with students tended to be high-pressure as you did have a high volume of calls to make. Sometimes the students could be rude or dismissive, but the majority were pleasant to deal with. If you don't mind working for a for-profit college, then this is a great place to go. – less
Admissions Advisor/Team Leader (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – February 18, 2014
Pros: gain lots of experience with communication, professionalism, sales
Cons: constant change in job requirements, management, colleagues
CEC isn't a bad company has great benefits. Shows employee appreciation but not many job advancement opportunities. Management and employee turn over is high. Very stressful quotas. But can be a very exciting job for a short period of time 6-24 months.
Financial Aid Assistant/Student Adviser (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – January 28, 2014
• Assisted faculty to help students in obtaining scholarships. • Conducted entrance interviews on meeting financial aid deadlines. • Updated financial aid records using Campus 2K software. • Maintained front desk when needed.
geat people very friendly, managers are there to help you
Admissions Advisor (Current Employee), Downers Grove, IL – January 14, 2014
Pros: co workers are great, fun environment, great pay
Cons: time management, goals you have to meet monthly
normal Monday to Friday and 8 to 5 desk job. come in and jump on the phones and take transfers. you speak to prospective students who might want to go to school and some that don't. i find myself having to sell and convince more than have a normal conversation. before you start, you go through ongoing training that will help you over come any obstacles – more... while on the job. hardest part of my job is time management, out of an 8 hr day your talking almost 6. so being able to have time to process paperwork, follow up with other student, etc are at times hard to get to. most enjoyable is the people i work with that make it fun and up beat, also the students who really need the help and seek you out is the best because your actually having a conversation to better the student. – less
Financial Aid Assistant (Former Employee), Weston, FL – January 11, 2014
Pros: good enough hours for student workers
Cons: short brake for student workers.
I was a federal work study, the working environment was very good, I earned a lot about the financial aid department which i worked. I also worked the main lobby area where I would meet and greet possible students as well as students of the school, talk with them and get input about what they suggest to be done so i could pass it along in meetings. – more... Management as good in my department, we had a no none scene leader who at the same time was very caring for his employees everyone in our department worked together as a team. – less
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee), Downers Grove, IL – November 5, 2013
Pros: hours, pay
This is a very mentally draining position because you are constantly on the phone talking to very low income people who are really not interested in going to school. They do teach you how to speak to this demographic. Your job is to try to talk people into going back to school. They try to tell you it isn't a sales position but it really is. The managers – more... are very odd people. If they don't like you they will get rid of you. It doesn't matter how much effort you put into your job or other tasks you pick up to help your manager. They will still let you go if you don't make your goal.
You have to work every other weekend. If you are need of a job it is a good job replacement, but you'll want to look for another position right away.
The money is very good. If you are a permanent employee the benefits are okay. The product is actually a very good one.
Most people leave on their own. There are always new faces coming in.
Excellent compensation and collaborative environment
Admissions Advisor (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – October 14, 2013
Pros: collaborative environement, open door policy, compensation and benefits
Cons: work load can become redundant, industry backlashes
If passionate for education and helping others achieve their educational goal, AIU is the employer to work for. There's never a dull day in conversing with students and staff when overcoming objectives for why prospective students should push forward and continue their enrollment/program with American InterContinental University. At the end of the workday, – more... everyone can look back and acknowledge that it has been a rewarding day (no matter what capacity your job level, or position may be). – less
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee), chicago, IL – September 24, 2013
This place has the highest turnover I have ever seen. The managers micromanage all day and put pressure on you to enroll students even if the university does not offer the program they are looking for.
National Admissions Advisor (Former Employee), Downers Grove, IL – July 30, 2013
Pros: free education, good pay, solid work/life balance
Cons: very competitive sales environment is not for everyone
American InterContinental University-Online was a great place to work but it was difficult to meet quotas. My co-workers were great to work with and everyone was very supportive. Management was willing to help any way they could to hone our skills and meet our monthly quotas. However, the environment was heavily sales based which was difficult considering – more... the product we were selling. On the plus side, I was able to earn my Bachelors degree almost free of charge. – less