Heritage College Employee Reviews

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You will regret taking a job here
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJune 20, 2016
Positively horrible work environment. Senior management is completely out of touch with the front line staff and our working conditions. Turnover is absurd. Executive team continues to grow while staff cuts continue. The organization is top-heavy with individuals who have never worked in the field of education so they don't know, don't care, or both what is involved in running an institution of higher education. There have been no raises for school level staff for the past two years...meanwhile class loads are getting bigger. Staffing is so bad, that unqualified individuals have been put in classrooms to fill slots left by instructors who simply quit because they can't take the constant pressure any longer. Don't have a family emergency or get sick, you will find yourself disciplined or demoted. Don't expect to so much as have a lunch during your work day either.
Pros
Misery breeds camraderie
Cons
Senior managers seem to think they are running a plantation as opposed to a school.
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Strategy? What's strategy?
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 9, 2016
Leadership at Heritage really doesn't seem to grasp the concept of strategy. While the school struggles to meet financial obligations (over the past six months on two occasions utilities at the Oklahoma City location were turned off due to non-payment, and Executive leadership attempted to purchase textbooks for the entire system using a credit card because of cash flow issues) and payroll, executive leadership sets off on an extravagant remodel to their Kansas City location; as they are reducing front line, student facing staff (instructors, financial aid staff, career services), they are hiring additional paperweights (executive staff).

Salaries and raises are about wheat you'd expect at a financially struggling company....low and showing no signs of increasing any time soon. Work loads? "Do more with less" is the rule of the day....long hours, large class sizes, and no help. Turnover is very high, as one would expect. New hires are expected to jump in with little or no training before being assigned a classroom.

The culture is cut-throat. Everyone feels like their job in on the line so when mistakes are made (as they are when you are working with a skeleton crew), no one takes responsibility and they attempt to cover up or blame others.

There is zero confidence in the current corporate leadership among the front line staff and management at the school level (even corporate managers speak freely about the reckless decisions being made at the highest levels of the organization). Turnover among long term employees and management is high as there is little confidence
  more... that Heritage will survive in its current form, if at all.  less
Pros
Students
Cons
Struggling company with no apparent plan to bounce back.
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Great place to teach students until they shut the doors
RVT, Instructor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKNovember 9, 2016
This was a wonderful place to work and I really loved teaching my students. This was a very family like place. I am really proud of the students. Everyone was doing so well until Heritage closed its doors with no warning to the staff or students. This was truly heartbreaking. The students were out tuition and an education. The staff were out a job and insurance and benefits and the checks were short or bouncing. Great place when it was open, horrible during closing.
Pros
family like environment
Cons
closed with no warning, putting students and staff out
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A joyfully purposeful environment that came to its end.
Vice President of Technical Services (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 30, 2016
Each day at Heritage was about the students. With cooperative creativity, and a spirit of quick response to needs, the corporate office enjoyed seeing the product of keeping things simple - with the goal of successful graduates in all that took place. Management led each employee to see the value of remaining compliant and innovative. New ideas were welcome, and mistakes were recognized as learning experiences. Heritage was a home. Note, these accolades are past-tense. Heritage College has closed.
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Went down hill in past few years
Education Team (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 19, 2016
I got into education to help people and to make a difference in the lives of people who want more out of life. Heritage has lost sight of that and went very corporate. The students and employees have been overlooked creating a very negative environment.
Pros
Co-workers were nice
Cons
Change in management created toxic environment
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Poor employer
National Financial Aid Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 4, 2016
COE and owner ran out of money but didn't tell any employees until we didn't get our pay checks. CEO ran out one week before the door were closed forever. Lots of students, instructors, and staff were blindsided. Very sad, worked there for over 6 years.
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Work life balance was the best part of working at Heritage along with the students.
Director (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MONovember 29, 2016
Loved what I did, just a shame that the corporate management did not know what they were doing and ended up getting the school closed. The Students and instructors were great to work with.
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Great place to teach
Fitness Trainer Instructor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKNovember 12, 2016
Heritage College was a great place to work and teach. However, it was privately owned and the CEO declared bankruptcy and shut down all 10 locations without notice to the faculty, staff, or students.
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Unorganized
Lab Instructor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKAugust 29, 2016
Loved the students....management was horrible....never knew what your schedule would be....had to use own copy paper....moral was horrible! Nobody had answers from day one! If not for the students, this is no doubt the worst job ever!
Pros
Student comrades
Cons
Unorganized
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Don't work here.
Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) –  Middleburg Heights, OHJune 10, 2016
Heritage College is the most unorganized & unprofessional business I've ever worked for. Nobody knows what they're doing (including management) and it makes for a very stressful work environment. This school needs to be closed & these poor students need to stop wasting their time, money, and efforts at such a careless school.
Pros
None at all.
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excellent mentors and clients
Internship (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOOctober 10, 2016
A beautiful and friendly environment where the clients come first. The instructors took great interest in the progress of each intern and made sure each therapist understood their approach to therapy.
Pros
great advise from the instructors
Cons
The walls are to thin
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Enjoyable
Program Director/Intern Coordinator (Former Employee) –  OKC, OKNovember 4, 2016
Great place and people to work with. I learned how to manage while I was employed with them. Co-workers were great. I enjoyed being able to spend so much time in the facilities working with my students.
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Heritage College
Financial Aid Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 28, 2016
I love working for this company, my coworkers are great. I enjoy learning new process and it is exciting to see the growth within this school. I love assisting students and FA advisors daily.
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Great work environment
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARApril 12, 2016
I love the team work here. I also enjoy getting to be a part of bettering people's lives. Management is awesome and coworkers treat you like you are part of a team.
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Company is closed
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MONovember 10, 2016
The company closed its doors November 1, 2016 due to lack of funding. This is due to government regulatory changes having a negative impact on proprietary schools.
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Very well maintained school
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHOctober 20, 2016
I worked with alot of great instructors, and students. I would recommend this school to anyone, and recommend this for employment.
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Adaptive Environment
EMR and Health insurance billing Professor (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJuly 19, 2016
Strong instructors that share a common goal for student success. Excellent place to garner experience and expand one's network.
Pros
Proactive on making business adjustments, per instructors
Cons
Communication is poor
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Career Services Advisor (Current Employee) –  Middleburg Heights, OHOctober 25, 2016
The environment is ok. The co-workers are great. The students are a challenge. We need more program options for the students
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Career Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHAugust 24, 2016
Not a good place to work at. No structure at all, students and teachers didnt work together. I would not recommend someone to work at Heritage College.
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Exciting Opportunities
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FloridaOctober 12, 2015
Depending on what position you carry at the campus your experience could be different. If you want to work with a student centric organization this will be the best school you can find. The experience will be dependent upon your ability to be a team player. Working at Heritage College is a wonderful experience if you understand that you'll need to play a major role on your team. The compensation packages are reflective of it being a smaller company if you are looking for benefits as a deciding factor this may be an issue. The ability to move up is available but you will have to put in the requisite work to get the position that you are looking to obtain.
Pros
Christmas break off
Cons
benefits package
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3.0
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