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Education Affiliates Employer Reviews

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Fraudulent, Overwhelming, Random, Tumultuous, Insubstantial, Somber
Pharmacy Tech Instructor (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAJune 4, 2014
Pros: hourly pay, networking opportunities
Cons: adjunct hours/full-time work load, administrative leaders lack managerial skills, admission team 100% quota driven
The admissions team focuses on enrollment quotas, ignoring socioeconomic issues that may interfere with student success rates, such as (poverty, childcare, transportation, academic ability). Instructors are forced to act as social workers. I have witnessed an admission's team member have a potential student retake the admissions test in attempt to achieve – more... acceptable scores.

Instructors are not trained in accordance with the employee handbook, instructors are on most occasions assigned a course the day before the class starts and provided course materials the day the course is to be taught. Faculty members are not allotted adequate class preparation time.

Not every program has a program director, so administrative leaders are spread too thin, handling issues that range from student/faculty grievances to ordering course materials. Thus, student/faculty grievances are not addressed appropriately or completely, and materials needed to perform lab assignments are not provided, faculty members purchase items on an as needed bases to be reimbursed later.

There are nearly no student activities or programs to foster personal and professional development for students. The faculty training conferences are a joke, no one ever logs in to the conference call on time, the power points are elementary, and certificates for completion are handed out months later. Faculty meetings are held, but focus on how adjunct faculty members can improve student retention with limited resources and time allotment.

Overall, those in leadership roles are lacking leadership skills, managerial skills, or simply spread too thin to carry out the schools initiatives and mission. – less
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Good
Sr. Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDMay 7, 2014
I enjoy my job. Great work environment and culturally diverse. I would recommend working at Education Affiliates to anyone. There is a great work/home life balance as well
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Rewarding Challenge
Director, Career Services (Current Employee), NE OhioApril 7, 2014
Pros: the company, college, management, staff and students/graduate are fantastic
Cons: public and governmental perception of our industry is somewhat skewed & misguided
No doubt one of the most professionally and intellectually rewarding aspects of the position comes through working for a Private Career College where one can witness the transformation of a intimidated newly enrolled student to a well educated more confident graduate, knowing that in some collaborative way your contribution was part of that transformation; – more... truly rewarding.

Unfortunately, the increasing challenges are beginning to greatly ore shadow the rewards; no matter how great the rewards may be. Our industry has suffered nationally with lower enrollment numbers, decreased funding initiatives and increased regulatory "outcomes based" compliance issues that make it increasingly more difficult for schools to serve and successfully achieve the educational needs of their community. – less
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difficult job great pay, but terrible atomsphere
Associate Admissions Representative (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LANovember 22, 2013
A typical day consisted of cold calling and trying to get students interested in coming to school. The school it self was not up to par and had a bad reputation therefore it made your job as an admissions rep that much harder. I love my coworkers even though drama was always in our midst. I learned how to manage my time and multi-task and be self reliant. – more... if you are not a people person this is NOT the job for you. You have to be able to interact with people every day all day. – less
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Productive
Executive Director Industrial Sales (Current Employee), West Mifflin, PAAugust 1, 2013
Pros: running my own department as i see fit
Cons: long hours that are not compensated for
Challenging work environment. Always presented with learning opportunities.
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Run. Run for the hills and do not look back.
Coordinator (Former Employee), White MarshJuly 30, 2013
I worked at Education Affiliate's corporate office in White Marsh. DO NOT work for this company. They are struggling to pay their own bills and you will too. They underpay like it's their job. They will work you hard with meaningless, mind numbingly boring work. They are only looking to hire the best and the brightest but they want you to do entry level – more... work (forwarding e-mails, printing out your bosses paperwork, make powerpoints) alllllll day. When I was brought on I was told that they were looking to transition my role into something else. They can't even keep their head above water with their poorly worded emails typed in all caps (from senior management) there is no way they are transitioning anything. Coworkers have not been given raises in years and the bonuses that are contracted are ALWAYS late because the paperwork is never filed on time.

The only redeeming light here is that middle management is pretty laid back. They don't bust your butt too often and roll with the punches but if you look at the state of the company, that is probably their downfall. Senior management also has a very old school style. They are not open to new ideas. They want yes men underneath them. Everyone that works at this company is a secretary to their boss. And you can tell by the general 'beta' attitude of everyone you meet here. If you are talented at what you do and looking to advance, go elsewhere. – less
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A challenging and fun place to work
Medical Office Administrative/ MA Instructor (Current Employee), Norfolk VAApril 30, 2013
Pros: positive influence on lives, work with people and computers, teaching what i know and love
Cons: work hours, lots of uncompensated work
This job has afforded me the opportunity to be a positive and creative influence on so many lives. I have taught so many students the necessary skills to help them start a career and provide for their children. The challenge of this role has been learning the struggles and obstacles these students have to endure and not being able to fix their issue. – more... I have been fortunate in having an outstanding program director during my tenure. She has given us the freedom and support to instruct and train the students with fun compassion and conviction. The downside to this role is the long hours and uncompensated extra work that must be completed to ensure the students’ success and to remain in compliance with the accrediting organizations and corporate policies. – less
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Very interesting place to work.
Call Center Representative (Former Employee), White Marsh, MDMarch 29, 2013
Pros: enjoyed helping others accomplish goals for school.
Cons: no benefits and unable to advance.
A day at work at Education Affiliates is fast paced and very interesting. It's not too hard or unable to handle. I learned that each day is very different from the rest and it gives you the insight of how to handle different types of situations. Management assisted with daily work needs and provided the employees with great ways to help assists with – more... daily goals that have been set by each employee. My fellow co workers were very interested in helping when needed. I also assisted in training and making sure incoming employees were up to par with procedures when handling calls. There were no very hard parts to the job. Once you caught onto the job it was very repetitive and became more and more like a daily routine. The most enjoyable part of the day consisted of helping and being able to help others with accomplishing their goals. – less
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Company Focus
Financial Aid (Current Employee), TNMarch 25, 2013
Pros: great coworkers
Cons: long hours & weekends
Education Affiliates is a 9.9 million dollar network of 51 post secondary institutes & colleges that provide career training & educational degrees to over 5000 students nationwide. The are company focused on goals and driving toward those goals
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Psychotic leadership
Instructor (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALMarch 18, 2013
Pros: some of the students were delightful.
Cons: no resources, admission of students who were marginally literate
I taught briefly for a new program. My supervisor often disrupted my classes by coming in and loudly chastising me for some delusional harm I had done to her or the students. The students were as shocked as was I. When I asked our administrator why she had hired someone so obviously in need of treatment, she said,"One day Corporate called and told me – more... to have someone hired before I left that day. I shuffled resumes then called and offered her the job." – less
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Good experience for my field of choice
Technical Support (Current Employee), Essington, PAFebruary 5, 2013
Pros: federal work study
Cons: seasonal
A typical day at work consists of resetting student portal accounts and filing. At my current my job I learned how to run a local administration and how to communicate better with people. The people that I work with are very friendly and team orientated. The hardest part of my job was learning how to manage the system they have here. The most enjoyable – more... part of my job is the staff. – less
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Management does not care about their employees!
Receptionist (Former Employee), Erie PaJanuary 24, 2013
Cons: management
They cut my hours & many instructors hours to part time because of the budget. But they sure didn't have a problem spending thousands of dollars remodeling the business office. Would never recommend working for Education Affiliates!!
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Management does not care about their employees!
Receptionist (Former Employee), Erie PaJanuary 24, 2013
Cons: management
They cut my hours & many instructors hours to part time because of the budget. But they sure didn't have a problem spending thousands of dollars remodeling the business office. Would never recommend working for Education Affiliates!!
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The worst!!!!!
Instructor (Former Employee), BaltimoreJanuary 19, 2013
Pros: it's a job
Cons: inexprerienced management, no leadership, unprofessional atmosphere
Does not appreciate their employees. Management is a joke...Moral is at an all time low. Will work you to death for pennies on the dollar. They take advantage of the phrase "other duties as assigned".
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One of the worst in proprietary business
Instructor (Former Employee), BaltimoreJanuary 16, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: inexperienced managers, disorganized, no leadership
Work you to death for pennies on the dollar. Management and upper management are all a joke......
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Easy going workplace
Call Center Representative (Current Employee), White Marsh, MDJanuary 10, 2013
Repetitive but easy flowing job with decent pay. A lot of diversity in the workplace. Mostly individual work but some team projects.
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Good Place to work
Program Director (Former Employee), Essington PaJanuary 2, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: having to work many hours
Very busy atmosphere, the students are great and the benefits were great.
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Fast paced work place
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDAugust 27, 2012
Pros: warm and friendly work environment
Cons: unprofessional management and promotion procedures
I enjoyed my stay there for the most part. The job wasn't as secure as most I have worked but the pay was pretty good.
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Great Place to work......
Educational Sales/Admissions/Recruiter (Current Employee), Houston, TXJune 13, 2012
Pros: very proactive organization
Proactive company and always looking to the future of the organization......Great Company President!
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Professional and fun
Nashville (Current Employee), Career Service AdvisorNovember 4, 2011
Great staff and excellent students! In career services, we always set up themes for holidays and provided a professional but relaxed atmosphere.

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