Adjunct Instructor- Medical Assisting Program (Former Employee) – Lafayette, IN – October 2, 2017
Harrison College underwent a revision to their accreditation and this was accompanied by negative changes to the standards the school upheld their students to and it was the restructuring of their policies that made it tough to keep enrollment up, recruit acceptable new admissions, and began the production of subpar to poor medical assistants.
Very difficult to adhere to private institutions requirements for education
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Terre Haute, IN – September 13, 2017
It was difficult to work there because of having to adhere to such strict private institution requirements for education. Despite that they perceive the "college/university" as a close nit family, it was hard to deal with because they did not commmunicate changes to their students. The program I worked in was being closed and their students were not notified until a few weeks before.
Work Study Student (Current Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – August 16, 2017
Wonderful work environment filled with amazing mentors to learn from! Learned new computer and customer service skills. Had the chance to work in a team environment or independently. I was able to use my organizational, creative, and detail oriented skills in the projects that were given to me. I did have time to get homework assignments done also, which was great as I had access to the computer and printer. The hours truly fly by when working at Harrison, and with it being such a welcoming environment I truly have to say that it was the best working experience I've had the lucky opportunity to have. It is an esteemed privilege that will always be valued.
Flexible hours, do homework assignments, & relaxed environment.
A once excellent workplace working to reestablish identity under new accreditation agency.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 3, 2017
An excellent place to work at when I first joined the company. In the past year, however, the culture and workplace environment has declined significantly. The school has moved to a new accreditation agency and this effort, along with significant management changes from the CEO on down, has reduced the workday culture to one of "survival". I feel Harrison will improve over the next 1-2 years, but also expect lots of change and staffing turnover in the interim.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Indiana – July 24, 2017
No flexibility, no way to balance home life with work life, couldn't schedule doctor's appointments more than 12 weeks out because of the constant changing schedules each quarter, and management would refuse to approve time off siting "I don't have a sub for your class." Meaning "we don't want to spend money on a sub", so you have to work because management will make you feel bad if they have to sub the class for you. Morale is at a zero, and most employees are looking for a new job. Every day feels like defeat and that's a really bad feeling when you have to spend 40 hours in a negative environment.
Zero support, negative environment, poor management
Online Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 29, 2017
I loved working at Harrison College. I had a great supervisor and taught a course that was fun to teach. I had to quit because I was too busy in a Campus Dean position, otherwise, I would still be working for them today.
Librarian (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – May 13, 2017
not a good place to work. The president at the university was only interested in getting students in the door. The students are ill-prepared for any online classes. There are not given the tools to prepare for success
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Columbus, IN – May 8, 2017
• Assist in coordinating student/staff involvement activities • Help transcribe various staff & faculty meetings • Advised various administrative duties such as answering phone calls, preparing outbound communication, and responding to company e-mails
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 11, 2017
I enjoy teaching at Harrison for the opportunity to work with students that really need help. For the students where life got in the way or took a detour, Harrison is a good place for those students. I derive a sense of satisfaction knowing that those students will end up successful in life and not on the system. Compensation is fair and the electronic system is nice for adjuncts as it is pre loaded and there can be very little paper. There is high turnover with full time staff, but I am not sure of the reason for that. I just enjoy teaching as supplemental income and working with students.
Good day-to-day culture, serious industry and company concerns
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 16, 2017
Overall, working day to day with this company can be enjoyable; you will enjoy the people you work with, and most of the students you work with are enjoyable as well. Compensation and benefits are decent, and you'll not have many issues requesting time off, etc. However, there are some major issues here: first, this company tends to hold on to certain people for far too long despite what some consider poor work characteristics (attitude, work quality, etc.). This results in a work environment with some long-term employees who leave slack, and recent hires who get quickly stressed out by picking up that slack. Furthermore, for-profit education can be a very stressful industry, and this company tends to cyclically release a large number of employees.