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Not a fun place
Part- Time Pre-Salon Educator (Current Employee) –  Lawrenceville, GASeptember 11, 2017
The ED does not have the back of the educators. The environment is not conducive to learning. The students and the culture is very chaotic. It is not good.
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Great Place to work
Customer Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ocean, NJSeptember 4, 2017
Loved going to work great people and lots to do. My boss was great to work for. Care about the people that worked for him. Was always helpful when needed. Loved working at the fast paced environment.
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Burnout comes quickly...
Student Support Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Pottsville, PASeptember 4, 2017
Expect to be trained by people who have never worked in the position and don't have an understanding of what it entails, and expect those people to dictate the standard procedures of your position. The new upper management does not have the best interest of the company's employees in mind, and constantly renege on promises. Expect your suggestions and protests to, at best, be ignored or explained away and, at worst, earn you a reprimand. Management within the department does their best to deal with widespread incompetence and apathy. Expect a false hope of advancement - HR ignores emails and seems to prefer to hire from the outside rather than promoting from within. Expect to put up with abhorrent individuals on the phone, but also expect to talk to some who are genuinely excited about the field and want to work to succeed. Aside from the fact that you won't find better pay for a similar position in this area, those few passionate individuals are the only thing that make this position worthwhile.
Pros
Some paid holidays, you can occasionally feel like you're making a difference in someone's life
Cons
Poor communication, poor benefits, poor pay for the actuality of the position
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Fun work place
Student Services (Current Employee) –  Pottsville, PASeptember 3, 2017
Fun place to work, great management team, full time with benefits. Don't dread coming to work everyday. Every day is different never the same call twice.
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Poor management
Educator (Former Employee) –  ArizonaSeptember 1, 2017
High turn over for management. Inconsistency in policies. Bottom. Of the barrel educators,just looking to catch a check. Not following state and local laws. Educators falsifying grades,management doesn't care about students or doesn't know how to handle them.
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very stressfull position
Lead Educator (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAAugust 14, 2017
Very stressful job. Students are often a joy. No work life balance. Terrible work schedule for Lead educators, very low enrollment, lots of inconsistency within the company
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Hierarchical and restrictive
Student Salon Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Littleton, COJune 17, 2017
Collaboration in the workplace is restricted. Employee innovation is discouraged as most activities are scripted. The workplace needs to be inclusive and employee contributions recognized.
Pros
Great employee training and education
Cons
High employee turnover
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Depends on your location and superviser.
Educator (Former Employee) –  Stone Park, ILJune 13, 2017
It was nice, unfortunately had to quit, no maternity leave. They need to improve human resource department. Offer maternity leave. To many emails, more support for instructors.
Pros
If you love to teach using smart boards and computers you will like it.
Cons
Short breaks for evening instructor 10 min
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Graet Job opportunity!
Senior Career Planning Specialist (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 25, 2017
Great Opportunity for career growth. Always looking to grow employees! Great Balance! Management is always looking to enhance the company. Passionate about Core purpose!
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Hated it
Appointment Coordination Expert (Former Employee) –  Pottsville, PAMay 22, 2017
I was not a fan of the work environment. I got laid off in my second trimester and was asked to come back 5 months before. I previously worked there in 2012 and regret going back.
Pros
None
Cons
Bad managment, bad department
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good staff
EDUCATOR (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 4, 2017
it is what you make of it....
when you love what you do you never work
must be able to deal with other cultures
must be organized and punctual
must posses leadership skills
Pros
instructing
Cons
short breaks
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Admissions Representatives RUN!
Career Planning Specialist (Former Employee) –  ArizonaFebruary 15, 2017
This company, while being a great family focused company is absolutely awful in the Admissions department! The schools are suffering in their enrollments, so they do everything they can to place the blame on the Admissions Reps. While it is a business, just know that they will expect you to grow the population of the school within 6 months (under poor management) or else you are out! If you are an experienced rep, go to a university where you will be paid more and work with a team versus being responsible for an empire campus population by yourself!
Pros
Students
Cons
Pressure, unrealistic goals, low pay
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Very structured
Lead instructor & assistant director (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 1, 2017
Every day was a different type of day, students' were very interesting, staff was generally supportive, the school was very clean and fashionable, enjoyed working there, the building was top of the line type of business
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fun and exciting career
Lead Educator (Former Employee) –  Waterville, MEJanuary 26, 2017
good place to work, Fast paced environment. Working with the students is very rewarding. The hours can be extreme but the pay is fair.As the lead educator I taught the students and performed administrative task which can be hectic.
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Not a bad place to work
Career Planning Specialist (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 25, 2017
Okay pay. I don't think they are still giving the same salary as they were 5-6 yrs ago. Also, they do not give much of a raise. They just added MLK and Presidents day as a day off (which should have been a given).
Pros
get to meet new ppl
Cons
no raises, unconventional hours
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Stressful but loved my job
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  ArizonaDecember 30, 2016
Worked there over 13 years and loved my job. Started as an educator and finally became an executive director. New senior management was hired and suddenly many hard working, dedicated employees were removed without cause. I loved my job of working with students and staff, helping others reach their potentials. Empire originally held the same thought of providing people the opportunity to improve their lives. The newest senior management's interest is not in line with what made Empire a great place to work. The culture of Empire is slowly dwindling to be impersonable and cold towards employees.
Pros
The students
Cons
Upper management
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Run
Everything (Former Employee) –  Pottsville, PADecember 14, 2016
unprofessional. Uneducated people in leadership roles. Zero work life balance. Employer doesn't match 401k. No raises. Non compliant. Management with ZERO understanding of conflict management. Room for advancement...there is none.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Daily review
Customer Service Representative/Educator (Current Employee) –  Savannah, GANovember 29, 2016
Typical day at work is interacting with students and training them to be great cosmetologist. making sure rules are followed in classroom to ensure great classroom management. I have learn great patience dealing with different personalities and understanding different situations that take place in everyday life within the workplace. I find that the most difficult thing that I struggle with is not being able to help every student at the same time. The most enjoyable part of my job is when a students light bulb goes off when lecturing or demos are performed.
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This was once a wonderful company!!
Educator III (Former Employee) –  KentuckyOctober 27, 2016
This company has gone down hill in the past four years. What was once a fun and upbeat place has become a numbers driven black hole. I would think twice before you work for empire, it will poison your entire life.
Pros
Pay.
Cons
No checks a balences with management, short breaks.
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Exceptional working experience, loved being there
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 15, 2016
It was like working with family! The best if it's in you to do long hours because you want the best for the students. Support is outstanding if needed. Make sure your a good fit for the position. Trust me the company is a great fit for those who work towards the every day core values.
Pros
Caring
Cons
Never had a con.
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