admission rep (Former Employee) – hazleton pa – February 3, 2014
I worked in a small town in PA, for a career school, that was so poorly run, the school was depressing, The "training" was horrible, the work day was terrible...they gave me a list 100 names to call and harass poor people after they scream " LEAVE ME ALONE" for the millionth time that day ( since I was required to call the same person three times a day). The school was in a terrible location, overpriced and not worth the high price the students had to pay...and they saw that. Which is why, meeting goals was almost impossible. DELTA is always hiring for ADMISSION reps/ sales people. Because that is what I was, a cold caller...selling a school to students. Make 100 calls a day, get them to visit the school, convince them they need to "change their life", then close the sale. Meet the quotas...or you are fired..period. No matter how long you work there, how much effort you put in, how much " sales inspiration" they feed you...simply put....you do not meet the numbers you will be fired. I suppose it depends on the location in which you live, whether or not this job is worth your time. I lived in a small town with a lot of poverty stricken people....perhaps this position works better in a better location....but I would say know what you are getting in to...
Campus Director cares about no one. It's all about the money. They lie to the students to get enrollments, pile the work on without raises and have the attitude if you don't like it there's the door. Director of Admissions has no morals and acts like she's still in High School. Very clicky and absolutely no loyalties. Never saw anything in my life.
Admissions Representative (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – May 2, 2017
Changes in education are making it difficult to work here. Upper management think they know what they are doing but they dont. They expect employees to do the "best thing for the student/business" when they dont even know how to perform our job.
Academic Counselor (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – April 17, 2017
The people here are really nice, no micromanagement, and they care about their employees somewhat. The state of the company is not looking too good and the school preys on low income students who don't know that paying 30,000 for an Associate's degree is out of line. The graduation rate of one of the school's is 7%. No raises, no 401k, and no opportunity for advancement.
Christmas party, sometimes we got lunch or breakfast. Flexible schedule.
No 401k, no raises, no opportunity for advancement.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Wilmington, NC – April 10, 2017
This is a terrible place to work!!!!! Management is a joke! The campus can not pay it's bills...the power and water have been shut off before! No faculty support! The school is no longer accredited and students have no idea because the campus director is forcing faculty and staff to lie!!!!!! Students need to transfer if they can, the school will probably be shut down (just like ITT Tech....same accreditation issues).
This is not a job for lazy people. It's ok and rewarding, and the admissions department was fun but had unrealistic expectations from the higher ups. Academics was lazy and ran over their boss and didn't seem to care about students unless they were "perfect". The registration department had favorites and only helped out friends.
The balance was good. The pay was ok. You need to be someone who can handle pressure and change.
Decent pay, good balance, good campus management
Unrealistic expectations, all departments need to come together
PROGRAM DIRECTOR (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – March 28, 2017
A typical day was never typical.. It was always changing and evolving. That was the good part. It was always interesting, and never boring. There was plenty to do every day. I learned a lot of new skills while working there.
Corporate and campus managers were very disorganized. Their intentions were in the right place, but the communication was lacking making it difficult to pro-actively get anything done. I often felt that management was reactive to most situations, rather than being pro-active.
Morale was down most of the time, and that was mostly due to constant restructuring. We would just finish making a major change, and before there was an opportunity to see if the change actually worked, corporate was making more changes in a complete opposite direction. Additionally, my campus went through one Campus Director and one Director of Education every year I worked there. The constant change of management and management styles was hard to take.
The hardest part of the job was not being able to balance family/work life. The job consumed my personal time. Program Directors have a full plate just managing their programs, and are also expected to teach full-time, as well. That is a lot of extra responsibility.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help the students. They always knew they had someone that was there for them to either cheer them on, be their counselor, give them the extra push when needed, or set them free and let them just do their thing.
Director (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 22, 2017
The work is challenging but rewarding. A lot has been done over the past few years to make Delta a college that will continue to grow and serve its students. Do not let the negative reviews scare you away. While there have been some tough times with the company in the past I am excited about the future that will provide more options for the students it serves. The most enjoyable part is building positive relationships with the students and the many employers that hire our students.
Ex employee. (Former Employee) – Clarksville, TN – March 15, 2017
Unless you're in the clique with upper management in Clarksville, you're an outsider and treated as such. They are quick to replace good employees for the ones they favor and don't care about anything except the bottom line there. Which is money. Not the student or the staff. Shameful grown women act like the mean girls in high school and they really have no room to do so...because they really are nothing to write home about 🐷
Financial Services Officer (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – January 3, 2017
Reasonable pay Fraternization Unfair treatment of subordinates No organizational integrity Co workers are hard working/amazing people No room for advancement unless well liked by management Questionable accreditation and pending law suits Water machine always leaking or broken Unclean restrooms and unsafe working conditions(floor lifting, leaking roof)
Stay away from this place that calls itself a college. This is a huge joke. The students do whatever they want and treat the instructors like dog excrement and get away with it because all this business cares about is profit. There is no support for the instructors-period. You are thrown out to the sharks. The administration does not stuck up for you when you are trying to enforce their own rules!! It is an awful place to work, awful.
This has been the best company to work for. I was discouraged to apply at first because all the negative feedback. Since i started 2015 its good. No i have not had a raise but they start you off well. The benefits is nice also. Everyone has their own opinions dont let anyone opinion stop you!
Admissions Representative (Current Employee) – Anonymous – May 6, 2016
I don't even know where to begin. Don't work here. It is not worth it. The job is about selling an education that I wouldn't want my dog to have. They prey on poor unsuspecting people to try to get them to enroll. The education is worthless and can cost upwards of $36k for Associates degree. I'm paying that much on a Masters right now. Management does not care. It's all a numbers game and it's sickening. The gossip level at my location was like high school. It was outrageous. Grown adults bullying what they perceived as the "weaker" employees. Management does nothing. It's a nightmare everyday I walk in there that I don't want to relive and I hope my students that are still there continue their education elsewhere.
First off, they hire mostly black admissions advisors so that they can relate to the students they want to exploit, however the leadership of this company is predominantly white male conservatives.
I believed in taking this career change I was going to help recruit and mentor students to make a life change. I was so wrong. This company only cares about money. ( Financial Aid) The truth is that they make students max out thier pell grant and take out loans for a career that most likely they do not finish the coarse work for. And if they do graduate, they don't make the money to pay back the loans.
It's sick, most of the students are economically disadvantaged, which puts them into more into debt. It became a moral problem for me to work there as a highly educated African -American female. I was hired as an admissions advisor first, then they cut the whole office Financial aid staff and made the admissions team administer financial aid too. This was not my job and we were not properly trained to do so.
Students were always angry, threatening us and failing. They target students that have been incarcerated, abused, come from poor city schools. It was a disaster!!! I felt so bad for our students. They made us call anyone with a pulse even if we knew they would not qualify.
Basically you need to be a social worker to work here. You come home exhausted and frustrated. The pay is fair but not comparable for the work you put in. I also had a student who started to stalk me which was one of the many reasons for ending my career there.