CAREER EDUCATION Employee Reviews in United States

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Career Education Corporation summary
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILMarch 18, 2016
A typical day at work would consist of regularly multitasking between taking calls from students and working an assigned list of student files. I have learned the rules and regulations the department of education and the state have put in place for title IV funding. Policies are constantly changing therefore I am consistently attending training and workshops. Management seems stressed due to how the company has recently been on a decline. My coworkers are a phenomenal group of people, everyone is helpful and great with teamwork. The hardest part of my job is that sometimes there is more work to be done than can get done, therefore you need to be accepting of that fact. The most enjoyable part of my job would be the people that I work with and the satisfaction of knowing that I am assisting people with the first steps to starting college and possibly a brighter future.
Pros
healthcare, co-workers, improving customer's lives
Cons
attendance policy, the well being of the company, legal troubles the company has been having
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not a productive work place.
Financial aid advisor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILDecember 16, 2015
my typical day at work started at 8:00am. Cup of coffee and a phone call. i learned that talking on the phone is difficult. management was terrible. i was fired for praying at my desk. they assumed i was sleep. my co works were modern day joes. hardest part about the job was training. most enjoyable part of the job was the food court.
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Recruiter / Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILNovember 16, 2015
Very hard to move up in the company. There are a lot of folks that have been there for a while and they are always in line for the promotions. Good pay, lots of OT, but you'll never be home. Management needs A LOT of work.
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Productive workplace
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 31, 2015
the hours are not all they seem to be- due to the campus's needs.
you are calling student on the 24-48 hrs basis, trying to have students complete Financial. Everyone within the team has the same title " Financial Aid Advisor" which means that means there is a lot of competition for the same job. or to move up.
You are constantly on the phones everyday either making call to your designated students, or receiving call from the Financial Hotline of the school you work in. While you are remaining available on the phone you are also in charge of keeping up to date with student documents, tracking students progress, Working on assigned ISIRS each day, working on C-Code students, UEH and Overlapped students. You are also packaging them based on what they qualify in Financial Aid and are rated based on your accuracy. This is very important for them due to possible Audits in the Dept.
You have to work hand-in-hand with Admissions on campus, which sometimes can be very difficult.
the most enjoyable part of the job is educating the student who are grateful for being about to have Financial Aid explained to them in the simplest way. Many people who come from different colleges aren't as educated about Financial as you might think.
Pros
hours lunches, heath care
Cons
long hours, can be very stressful
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Great People to work with
Student Finance Representative (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 11, 2016
Had a great time working here. Enjoyed my coworkers and the atmosphere. Never had any negative experiences with coworkers or interview process. Daily workday was manageable but still challenging.
Pros
Great people, flexible with one-off situations
Cons
Few promotion opportunities
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Highly stressful environment with conflicting organizational culture
National Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 26, 2016
The job of helping people pursue an education and improve their quality of life is rewarding in itself. The primary issue is the work environment and the stressors of metrics. The environment is pressure packed because there is no satisfying the organization. The opportunity for upward mobility is limited if not non existent at all.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is without a doubt a slaes job
Admission Advisor (Current Employee) –  Schaumburg IlOctober 8, 2015
The company will make you feel overwhelmed, because it is built and designed on sales metrics. Although on is made to feel like the job description has to do with education and the greater good of students, the job has all to do with sales metrics and the over all good of the companies numbers.
Pros
Team work culture
Cons
Sales budgets
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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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decent working place
irc coordinator (Current Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILFebruary 29, 2016
not very appreciative of hard work. take advantage. not willing to pay more for more work. the work place is warm and inviting but its very hard to grow from here.
Pros
warm working place
Cons
unappreciative of hard work
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Ping pong table
National Admissions Advisor/Ambassador/Captain (Current Employee) –  Shaumburg, ILJanuary 8, 2016
Good company - lots of opportunity but lots of changes going on...better be good adapting on the fly and have sales/phone skills...
Pros
Ping pong, fooseball, OT
Cons
lack of proper communication...lots of changes...better be able to adapt on the fly...
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Passion
Director of Admissions (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 28, 2016
My biggest payday was seeing people change their lives through our work. Your hard work could be rewarded with opportunity
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3.4
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