Company most likely won't be around in 6 months
Instructor (Current Employee) – Vista, CA – September 5, 2017
Great schedule, flexibility to add/remove curriculum as needed, promoted quickly, some would say not having a drug screen would be a plus. However, there's a lot of false promises (we were told merit increases would be given January 2017, then April, then August, and now not at all), hiring freeze, no overtime, absolutely no spending (even supplies), high employee turn over rate, layoffs, accreditation issues, company wide furlough at Christmas (2016), and employees are low-balled when hired.
My advice, don't low-ball employees. Instead, hire employees at a good rate, treat them well, and they will stay. Understand that employees can only do so much before their breaking point. Morale is extremely low at my campus. Employees are resigning left and right and not being replaced; that is not normal. I had 3 people in my department and now I'm taking on all their tasks without having any compensation in pay. Trying to get an increase in pay is pulling teeth. They want students to pay more money but they aren't willing to give it back to the instructors and deserving staff. All the classic signs are there of a company going under.
In the conversations I've had regarding pay, there's been quite a few times where my age was brought into discussion (by my program director). Things like being told that I'm "making more money than I have in my whole career" as a reason why I don't deserve a pay increase.. This company doesn't have ethics.
Employees are taken advantage of