Education Corporation of America

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I enjoyed the fast pace and demanding aspects of the job.
Student Finance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALDecember 13, 2017
I do not wish to provide a detailed review at this time. However, I can say that I enjoyed working in a team environment and that the overall requirements of the job were manageable.
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No Stability
Student Finance Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALDecember 11, 2017
Upper management has no idea how to run a company and has ruined a lot of lives with their lack of knowledge of how a company should be ran. The compensation is good but you never know when you'll walk in and no longer have a job.
Pros
pay
Cons
not reliable
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good
Student Finance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDDecember 5, 2017
good company, very fast faced, no day the same. There is career advancement, you have to be willing to relocate to get promoted most of the time. Good managers/leaders
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Good company, very competative
Admissions Representative (Current Employee) –  Jackson, MSNovember 17, 2017
A typical day at work consisted of calling potential leads who had inquired about career training. Seeing one or two students a day. Interviewing them to find out their interests, and why they were interested in career training. Taking them on a tour of the campus, and ultimately enroll them in school.
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Great Mission
Educator (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaNovember 15, 2017
The organization has a great mission but, the leadership often forgets it takes employees to accomplish the goals of the organization. Current employees often feel overlooked by the leadership team, and the leadership does not see the employee as the reason for any company success.
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No Security
Online Admissions Manager (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALNovember 7, 2017
This was a glorified call center job where you are expected to convince people who probably did not have the means to afford it to enroll in school and use financial aid. Your amount of enrollments were what your job performance was based on.
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I loved my job
Military Student Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALOctober 19, 2017
I really loved my job, I was the military student services coordinator. I wish I could still be there helping veteran students find their new dreams and new places in life.
Pros
Great atmophere, Great pay, Great people
Cons
alot movment, alot of transition
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Nice place to work frequently changing policies and employee turn around
Financial Aid Administrator (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 7, 2017
ECA as a corporation is good but it's still working out the kinks. Be patient when it comes to the constant training Pay is great! Focus on students!
Pros
Pay
Cons
When employees resign and formal acknowledgement to the campuses are not made.
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No Comment
Director (Former Employee) –  Bossier City, LAAugust 7, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the day was to see the smiles on the students faces and watching them achieve their dreams.
I learned about many different cultures.
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Productive Workplace
Financial Specialist/Accounting (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJuly 11, 2017
Education Corporation of America was a wonderful place to be employed. It was a very friendly environment and very close knit. It was a place that you were initially able to grow in and expand your skills. The management team in all departments were very hands on and helpful.
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Eca
Finance (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJuly 5, 2017
Great place to work. Competitive pay, decent benefits, PTO could be a little more desirable.

People who do well here are those who are able to adapt to change.
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Hard, Focused, and challenging environment
Student Finance Quality Trainer (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJune 29, 2017
A typical day at any campus would entail coming in and working to catch up with work from the day before. There is a constant flow of new students, continuing students, and prospective students that need assistance with financial aid or school challenge. It is up to you to work through the challenges of your day to find a successful flow. If you have the proper support you are able to navigate through any given day. It is important to understand your resources and where to go when you need a assistance. It is a hard job but it helps you to develop a great work ethic and your own skill set.
Pros
Great focus on customer service and dedication to staying within compliance
Cons
Poor employee retention
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Repack Specialist (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJune 20, 2017
This company works as a team. There are goals everyday and everyone strives to get the job done. Each day people are recognized for there good work and that made everyone push even harder.
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Competitive and stressful environment
Academic Advisor (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 31, 2017
A typical day was communicating and assisting your online students with their needs to complete their degree. Management was not the best as you didn't know about job security.
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Great Place to work
Academic Coordinator/Instructor (Current Employee) –  Augusta, GA 30909May 31, 2017
Great work environment and great people. I really enjoy working here. Seeing students walk across the stage is a great thing to see. Great place to learn new things.
Pros
Great Place to work
Cons
Long hours
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Not a good work environment
Greensboro Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCMay 29, 2017
A typical day at work was very frustrating. I learned that I don't like an environment that is not structured. Management is almost non extent. the students are almost always wandering about where they are academically. For example they start a class with one instructor , and may encounter 3 instructors for the term. Students are graduating, and not confident of meeting the challenge of certifying to practice the skills they have been studying. The workplace culture is too informal. I think the hardest part of the job was just hanging on. There was too much instabilities with classes being canceled in mid term. The only reason I stayeed as long as I did was the students.
Pros
Counseling the students, and advising them on future endeavors
Cons
Very unstable environment
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Wonderful commitment to the student body
Associate Academic Dean (Former Employee) –  Augusta, GAMay 18, 2017
Virginia College is an awesome alternative for the non traditional student to gain the education, knowledge and skills to be competitive in the workplace. This organization is fully committed to retention and securing gainful employment for the graduates.
Pros
Flexible with the students
Cons
Understaffed
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Productive Environment
Student Finance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 1, 2017
Education Corporation of America is an excellent company to work for it you are interested in obtaining a position in post secondary education. It is a fast paced environment that offers great educational value and growth.
Pros
Constant Growth
Cons
Training
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Great people to work with.
Student Finance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hoover, ALApril 23, 2017
Co-workers are great--helpful, friendly, fun. You can easily build a strong relationship with them. Management could use some work. They never seen to have a strong grasp of the direction that want to move in. There is little room for advancement and growth. Turnover is quite high. The supervisors help as much as possible.
It is a very laid back and casual place to work.
Pros
Team Environment, Health Insurance, Laid back environment
Cons
Management
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Competitive salary
Director of Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMarch 29, 2017
Overall ECA is a good employer. They pay well and seek to attract the best of the best. Unfortunately the company is very top heavy and often keeps high earners that perform poorly.
Pros
Great salary, entrepreneurial thinking
Cons
top heavy, questionable leadership from people in key roles
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