Respiratory Therapist AS Degree Program (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – March 6, 2017
everyone of my instructors were up to date with knowledge in their fields. the staff was above and beyond helpful in all ways. I had a very great experience at Concorde and would recommend this school to anyone.
Instructor of an accredited RDA program (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – December 1, 2016
after 18 yrs. let go for a minor, corrected error. If they can save a buck and hire fresh for less then that is what they do. Numbers are very important and no matter what , directors will work over as needed (Salary )
Sr. FA Advisor/Veteran Affairs Certifying Official (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 24, 2016
Enjoy working with my co-workers and service my students with their Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Benefits. We process all Federal Funding to cover our students tuition along with certifying Veteran Affairs benefits.
Medical Assistant Teacher and Program Director (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – March 31, 2016
I loved my job at ConCorde. I so looked forward to teaching my students everyday. A typical day was first to teach my lecture of the human anatomy and then switch to our clinical's which included injections, blood draws, EKG's, Labs, etc.
I learned a great deal about my students. I believe you need to know your students if you're going to teach them something as not all learn the same. I helped many of them through the book work which was the most difficult for many, and the scary part of blood draws and injections.
Management was fantastic. They worked with us to make our classes more adaptable for our students. They were never afraid (although squeamish) to be practiced on for blood draws or injections. Always made sure we had the supplies necessary to teach our classes.
Co-workers were the easiest to work with and we would always plan together.
The most difficult part of the job was learning budgets and ordering, when I was offered the Program Director's job. It was something that I had never been exposed to especially budgets, but I learn quickly and management was a wonderful teacher.
The best part of this position was everything. I loved my job, so why did I leave you're wondering? My husband fell very ill and I needed more money. They could not match what I needed.
Instructor- Full Time (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – April 27, 2015
I worked for Concorde for over 6 1/2 years and in the beginning it was a decent place to work until it was sold. After that point, raises became a joke, benefits over time cut, huge turnover in management and to top it off, the students attendance, grades and surveys affect whether you keep your job and raises.
The only decent thing going for them is once in a while they might give you a kudos with a snack. :)
Oh, and you are required to attend the graduation ceremonies, which they moved to Saturday's so be prepared to attend since it is Mandatory!
Yearly birthday card
No breaks, 1/2 hour lunches, no holiday bonuses or gifts or cards, sporadic raises
Academic Dean (Former Employee) – Garden Grove, CA – July 30, 2015
Review all commutations and respond -Address any student/ staff issues -Morning rounds to al the class rooms -Review attendance and attrition -Daily stand up meeting with all directors -Review budget and spending Review -Review compliance with all policies and regulations -Meet with other campus managers for other department to review -daily status of their department outcomes and concerns -Review department and campus calendar and revise if needed. -I enjoy working with the students and seeing them succeed The hardest part of the job is you have to inform a student they are being with drawn from school because of academic failure. I want to see every student succeed
Sressful environment for employees due to administrative heads
Medical Office Professional Instructor (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – March 16, 2017
A typical day at Concorde is very stressful for the instructors because you are given tasks to do even though you are in the class 7 hours out of the work day. They do tell the instructors not to work overtime but they expect you to do impossible task within the work day. They also try to intimidate you into working of the clock when it is beneficial to them. For example, the administration wants you to come in maybe 20 minutes before class without pay or cut you lunch hour short to be in an afternoon class. You are suppose to get a 1 hour prep time for class daily; but most of time you don't get it or you will not get the full hour. This prep time is suppose to be for educating two 4.5 hours of class time with a quantity of 35 to 40 students (My morning class has consisted of 31-32 students and the afternoon class has consisted of 16 students) So at some point during my tenure at Concorde, I had 40 students to prepare for classwork and homework. The workplace culture is very political. If you don't fit in the "group", you become a target by the campus president and all other administrative heads. The hardest part of the job was to come into an atmosphere where you are continually devalued and expected to maintain a high moral to the students. The most enjoyable part of the job was the students. I was blessed to have wonderful students who showed their appreciation and was eager to learn the curriculum. I always appreciate the opportunity to educate people in obtaining their professional goals. I prayed for the opportunity and grateful that I received it.
Exciting Job; Instructing students how to become a professional as a Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant Instructor (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – March 16, 2015
During a typical day we would begin with lecture of pharmacology or microbiology dependent on the term we were in. Review any information from their homework or have a class discussion on the lecture. We would then have hands on lab procedures. Teaching the techniques of how to do phlebotomy, injections, Slide smears, any laboratory testing done in an office. Also the preparation of gram staining or acid stain to observe specimen under the microscope. The management of the work and the classroom was what you made of it, as long as you can lecture to keep the interest of your students and make sure they comprehend it always goes well. Then the grading, documentation and updating grades. Loved my co-workers. We worked well as a team. Hardest part of the job....none most enjoyable is to see the light bulb go on when a student comprehends what you are trying to teach them as well as seeing them do their techniques properly.
manage your own classroom within curriculum guidelines
great students, lots of extra work with no appreciation
Dental Instructor (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – May 25, 2015
Right about the time raises are due, Concorde seems to find an excuse to eliminate any extra compensation... due to the "economy", even though admissions are over the top. The program directors will do or say anything to make upper management happy regardless of ethics, or lack of. The directors seem like puppets that have little knowledge of their own programs.
Evening Instructor for Medical Assistant, Billing & Terminology Studies. Being a teacher and helping students along a career path. Poor Management due to inproper training and support. Professional/Team Players Keeping the students interested and not getting involved in their personal lives. Had great students who cared and had a passion for their career.
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 27, 2016
One of the worst managers I have ever worked for, was only interested in his way. Long one on one meetings where he would be-little you as a person. The best thing I ever did was leave. Will miss the great co-workers and other staff members
I had a Office to work in instead of a cube/co-workers were fun
FT Instructor/Extern coordinator (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, Ca. – October 24, 2012
Over all this place was a very micomanaged place. Making it difficult to be your own person. everything was unifomed and very dictated. NO freedom to excel. Co-workers great over all but most had been there for so long that they werent happy with their jobs. Not very friendly. Hardest part of the job, was not being able to be your best. enjoyable part of my day was when I was left in my class to teach alone. Seeing my students relax.
Front Desk Administration / Receptionist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 9, 2016
The student, staff, and instructors keep the place lively. If you love a face paced work environment it is a great place to work. There are opportunities for advancement, however, internal employees are often passed over for these opportunities.
Financial Aid Refund Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mission, KS – March 12, 2016
Managers have no integrity. They curse and are very disrespectful. Along with calling fellow colleagues inappropriate names. Their management is verbally abusive on many different levels. They need to make some serious changes and to follow their core values. If they were positive in coaching their workers the moral would be much better. Not everyone is treated equally here. Some managers are very lazy put off their work on others.