Team Leader/Student Advisor (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – August 29, 2014
I left my previous job to think I would be in a better working environment, but I was dead wrong. When they hired me, they asked if I would be a part of the "cultural change" and so I accepted. Oh boy, did I made such mistakes. These folks at this place was so unprofessional and had no ethical considerations to each other. They stabbed each other in the back and would log into your data base to steal the students lead information. The Director of Admissions, Nate,was placed in this position with no prior knowledge of admissions duties and skills. He came from a social service background, but because he knew someone in a higher position, she brought him in. He knew these folks smoked marijuana and drank hard liquor during break,yet he said nothing. The Campus campus President was a joke; she would not let us leave early when we were notify that there would be a snowy storm.As of the result of her poor executive decisions, we ended up stay at work until midnight. As I recall I didnt get home until 2:00 am because the weather was so bad. But the next day, they demand us to come in to work. This campus that I had horrific experience with was at McLean, VA . Also, they promoted me to a team Leader and promised a management position but it never came through. Their excuses were "the company go through cut back". Be aware of this company.
Student Finance Planner (Former Employee) – Alhambra, CA – August 21, 2015
I would meet with prospective student to go over their Financial Aid and monthly investment. Also, they would get an estimate help complete FAFSA and collect any documents need from the student that where requested by the Department of Education.
Helping others to see the importance of Education and creating a change in their life is great.
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) – Bedford Park, IL – July 21, 2015
Below is a list of some duties performed: ~Placed and received heavy inbound/outbound calls to schedule and conduct interviews, pursue qualified candidates for enrollment, and determined appropriateness of candidates for admission based upon career goal compatibility and redirected unqualified candidates based upon incompatible career goals. ~Consistently conducted follow-up meetings, monthly at minimum, with all applicants to ensure successful matriculation. ~Participated in appropriate recruitment and enrollment activities including: open houses, regional presentations, training sessions, orientation programs, career days to accurately explain educational programs, expected outcomes, student services, and financial consideration to students, parents, and educators.
The most challenging part of this position was walking away from an opportunity of creating change in the lives of many. The sudden close of this company was a shock to us as employees as well as students. This is very hard because I loved the impact that this position allowed me to have in the life of others. It allowed me to meet people where there were in their life, sort things out, and create a necessary solution to better their future.
The rewarding thing was for the time I was allowed to create a change, I did it with excellence. Although it was a short lived position, I was able to make an impact in the lives of many and for that I am thankful.
This position allowed a platform to create change.
The company closed, which made it one less avenue to impact the loves of other people.
Productive and fast-paced evironment conducive to leadership growth.
DIVISIONAL DIRECTOR OF RE-ENTRY (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – July 14, 2015
Application of technical and professional skills. A day requires quick navigation through problem solving and completion of daily assignments with daily/quarterly/yearly targets in mind. Building relationships by fostering open communication amongst teams, vendors, and clients. Each day required an approach with "good judgement" and a sense of "doing the right thing" by being decisive, involving others, influencing others, learning quickly, and change management. In addition, never losing sight of providing clear directions, feedback, and coaching to develop staff and leaders.
Quality Analyst / Team Lead (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – July 2, 2015
CCI is a high stress working environment, where the management expects more than one persons share of work from each individual. You are so closely monitored that you do not the liberty to go to the restroom when you need to without being docked points. The point system works well for anyone who has worked there for over a year. The management above your supervisor do not care to know you exist or even speak with you, no matter what the situation. Executive management will find any reason to try and fire you based on their higher than average strict policies. The most enjoyable part of my job was my co-workers, they kept me motivated.
Student Information Specialist (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 30, 2015
Very friendly fun atmosphere, management was not the most professional. News came out about Everest Colleges closing down and CCI not providing information to the US Department of education and thats when everything really stopped making sense. No one would keep us informed of what was happening and it was no longer fun to work at.
Medical Assistant Instructor (Current Employee) – Burr Ridge, IL – June 19, 2015
Typical day for me was to greet all students when class started and ended. then, I would run my daily reports and make the necessary calls. My coworkers were always positive, the overall culture was great! The hardest art of my job was when I was loosing students do to life issues. The most enjoyable part was seeing the students when they finished the last day of their program and reflecting on good and bad times
fast fun friendly workplace where students were able to get an education
Receptionist/Administrative (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – June 18, 2015
a typical day at work would be greeting customers, making conversations finding out who they need to speak to, filing paper work, or answering phones. With the company I can say that I have learned so many things including being able to talk to people, dealing with angry customers,working in an environment that had to do with students who were learning as well as myself. management was great I could not say there wasn't a time where I wished that my management understood the fact I was coming from very far at times but I also understood that they were just doing their jobs and doing a good job on dealing with students and doing what we had to do in order to make our day successful. I had excellent coworkers I can only say good things about them,we were a family and when one of us needed something one of us would always be there to help each other. the hardest part of the job is dealing with customers who are angry and even so it got easier now that I have learned how to talk to them. nothing is ever too hard to do that's the way I see things in life. the most enjoyable was getting to work and seeing my co workers face always with smiles and helping the students who were ready to strive and earn that diploma because they wanted to do something with their life.
Regional Director of Admissions (Sales) (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – June 10, 2015
The positions I held at Corinthian gave me new skills, responsibilities and advancement. Though I was at a new campus monthly, I had new challenges, learned to earn trust of employees quickly, and enjoyed motivating and growing employees and students alike.
career advancement opportunites, varied challenges, fun
Program Director, Academic Affairs (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – June 8, 2015
CCi is now out-of-business. Many of the employees were truly dedicated to improving the lives of others. Others' intention may have been less noble, but I know my team and I were dedicated to helping others.
This is a good working environment with a lot of contact with students and potential students. Managers are nice and fair. The bad part is that due to change of ownership and some financial issues there have been a lot of lay offs.
Regional Vice President of Sales (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – June 4, 2015
Corinthian has been shut down be the Government for submitting inaccurate data. It was a great place to work, I enjoyed the work environment and the people. They were made to look like much worse than the punishment received. Shut down 120 campuses across the US and Canada.
TEAM LEAD (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 19, 2015
While working with Corinthian Colleges I learned the value of respect for the customer as well as how to communicate with different individuals on a routine basis. Not being a liability to the company is the most important thing as well as finding ways to contribute in a productive manner. The hardest part of the job for me was getting through traffic. Although there was constant change I was able to adjust with a smile every day.
Pros were the people and what I was able to learn on a daily basis.
The con was when I was laid off due to new managment.
Senior Director of Admissions (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – May 14, 2015
• Provide executive leadership for 24 Directors and 240 employees across online service center. • Established organizational structure by conducting ongoing sales leadership and management development training that vastly improved operations. • Established and executed enrollment budget plans to ensure quarterly business goals are both satisfied and exceeded. • Provided guidance and direction to Directors of Admissions and Admissions Representatives with daily support and continuous coaching. • Effectively communicated and reinforced the ongoing changes to operational policy and procedures.