CAREER EDUCATION Employee Reviews

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Good place to work
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 11, 2017
If there’s a particular undertaking or project the company is involved in that you identify with or appreciate, bring it up and explain your feelings. “I thought your recent marketing campaign was highly innovative and helped people see your products and services in a new light.
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Government regulations has negatively impacted the for-profit education business
Dean of Academics (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, IllinoisNovember 19, 2016
Great programs with the Le Cordon Bleu schools. Unfortunately, they are all being taught out due to the proposed rule making regarding students and loans.
Pros
Great people who are committed to helping students succeed
Cons
Negative culture and environment due to school teach outs and government interference.
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Do not work here
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  IllinoisNovember 14, 2016
Working here is terrifying. They hold your job in a threatening manner and the management goofs off all day. No one is trained on how to be a good leader. It is terrifying because they go through sweeps of firing individuals. If they do not want you there, they will get rid of you. I had the privilege of leaving on my own accord but the turnover rate there was the reason why I beat them to the punch. Three years was three too many.
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Extremly Temporary Position
Manual Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 4, 2016
The company has a high turn over rate, and is constantly doing system maintenance which makes completing job metrics difficult. Frequent thief occurs as well, management makes no movements to stop it other than post flyers to stop it. Management also produces no form of compensation or assistance, leaving the victims frustrated and devalued.
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Great job
Inquiry Response Coordinator Level II/Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 31, 2016
Would be a great day got lot students transfer over to the advisor
How to let the student tell you what they are looking for in education
Outstanding management at all time very helpful.
I enjoy my co-workers we worked together & always was willing to help each other.
Doing my job above what was required of me..
Pros
stay focus on the job
Cons
pushing to be the best
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Cood culture, Hard to make advancement within
Prior Learning Assessment Evaluator (Former Employee) –  Schauburg, ILOctober 17, 2016
Overall stable work environement, lots of change due to keeping up with higher education culture. Hard to advance within the company.
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Effective for sales
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILSeptember 28, 2016
This is a for-profit education company. You sell education to individuals who cannot necessarily afford it. As a part of a sales driven company, you have daily performance metrics to meet. Keep in mind a vast majority of people you interact with cannot afford your services. It makes the job more difficult, but effective sales people can convince others to take on debts they cannot afford.

Your working shift changes every day with alternating weekends, even for directors and people in upper level positions. Ex, Monday you go home at 8 PM, Tuesday you go home at 4:45 PM. Every day Mon - Sat will be different. They schedule you according to the needs of the company. Benefits are decent. The culture is fun, open minded, and inviting. Everyone motivates and helps one another. Training for positions within the company is in depth, effective, but has a tendency to become annoying as it is on-going and frequent. I would not recommend this company to anyone who does not wish to be micro-managed. You are given a schedule to follow every day, every hour.
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Great atmosphere for a call Center
IRC Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 6, 2016
Hand dialed 425 calls per day, Great company to work with. Really focus on helping you if you are struggling to meet your metrics.
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Bad management
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILAugust 14, 2016
Management is horrible. Management doesn't care about their employees. Great pay and Co workers. As soon as you miss a Start they get rid of you despite how well you've performed all the other times
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Good job just very overworked
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILJuly 20, 2016
Your team mates are awesome but if you value your home life or life with your family then you may not get much of it working here. Must have a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE. Ideal job for those straight outta college or kids are all grown.

Job gives good benefits once you're permanent. Most new hires are temps-to-perm. Most temps don't make it as often. Good managers just a lot of gossip behind them. But overall it is a great job that pays very well for your time, however, it just takes up most of your time. Constantly thinking about making your goal and will run over other coworkers students to make theirs.
Pros
hour lunches/benefits/good pay/overtime/great teams
Cons
must have flexible schedule forever/no time for personal life
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OK for entry level
Lead Processor (Current Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILJuly 18, 2016
Good place to learn how to operate in an office setting, upward movement greatly depends on right place/right time to be qualified, LOT of different specialty jobs.
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Good
Inquiry Response Coordinator (Team Lead (Current Employee) –  5523 s CumberlandJune 25, 2016
Good calls in the morning
How to help students
Great management
Great
To far to come
Helping the students
Great company just to far to come to work
Pros
good
Cons
Great
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Excellent place to work
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  IllinoisJune 19, 2016
I love working for Career Education Corporation. I have learned a lot about people, education and myself during my time with the company.
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The possibilites are limitless if you are willing to work hard
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 16, 2016
great company just wish there was a bit more work/life balance. Great co-workers, management is well trained. My only other complaint is insurance but I'm not sure how much the company can do about that.
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Very Easy going job but demanding as well as hard to keep up with calls
Call Center Agent (Current Employee) –  schaumburg, ilJune 9, 2016
Managers are very nice but at times the job can be like school because you get graded on every call and how many connects you do. Large amount of calls. Very angry customers on the daily because of being called for college. Very fast paced but easy once you learn the basics.
Cons
only 30 minute lunch
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Fun productive work place
Advisor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILMay 10, 2016
Was fun and exciting to work there. Was an easy to learn process, Although it was a temp job, i would love to go back. The management and support teams were always on the job to help if needed while even on a call.
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Productive place
Inquiry Response Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILApril 18, 2016
Typical day at Work answer calls and direct them to admissions advisors. Helping students further their education and leading them to the right place
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Worked in Student Advising and Career Services
Career Advisor (Former Employee) –  SchaumburgApril 16, 2016
Overall, the work environment is okay. They pay more than other online universities. In the beginning you had more autonomy to do your work, now Student Advising is a total call center with metrics and micro managing. Career services is not a call center environment it's new and it assisting students obtain employment opportunities.
Pros
Flexibility with schedules
Cons
Call center environment
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stressful
Director of Admissions (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILApril 14, 2016
call center and micro managed facility. highly regulated and managed environment. industry on decline and benefits are pulled frequently.
Pros
a job
Cons
a micro managed highly regulated job
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Okay Place
Director of Student Finance (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILApril 13, 2016
Okay work environment despite uncertainty.
Last position was Director of Student Finance over quality assurance processes.
Managed group of more than 20 individuals.
Developed compliance procedures for large organization.
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