Students are eager to learn. There is; however, a lack of moral leadership and a culture of covering up problems which leads to a high turnover in both students and staff. Students end up paying a lot and learning very little about their chosen fields.
Management positions held by some who are not qualified, and have no previous experience in education.
Lead Pharmacy Instructor (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 27, 2015
I absolutely loved working here. The staff, students, and management all worked for a common cause which was to see the students be successful. On average I worked roughly 60 hours a week. But because I truly loved my job it was not a big deal. The only reason I left was for the pay.
The chance to help make somones life better
Your lunch break was spent tutoring students, but it was worthwhile
Education Finance Representative (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 20, 2015
Unethical school and unethical management team that creates a hostile environment. There is nothing positive about this school. I was laid off after two months for bringing up concerns. Management protects employees that are unethical. After being laid off I was offered a job at another university several weeks later. But the layoff was a blessing from the sky. I was offered another job almost immediately after at another University where ethics is at the top of the totem pole. Stay way from this company. You will be miserable.
Director of Education (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 12, 2015
If you want to work at SCI, be prepared to work in a cut-throat, step on you neck environment, where it will not matter how hard you work, or the good you do. Students are good for the most part, and teachers are great.
Adjunct Instructor Dean can sell swamp land for a living and be rich
Part time Instructor, MA, MIBC Programs (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 30, 2015
I enjoyed teaching the students and the staff was very helpful but the Dean is a great sales person when it comes to recruiting but unable to deliver very inconsistent. Practices her speech to a "T" and rehearsed very well till you sign on and get your first paycheck. Ability to teach your own style and diverse, able to deliver the quality of knowledge to be successful in the field. Disappointed in the experience felt welcomed but lost in the end.
Admissions Representative (Current Employee) – San Antonio, Texas – June 10, 2015
Manage my own business. Take accountability for your own actions, show leadership. Help my coworkers in their weaknesses. Change peoples lives by guiding them through the correct path as far as career training.
Our days were very busy we had so many students in so many different careers that attending to all of them was very rewarding from the admissions team to the financial aid it was always students come first best part of my day was the student communication
Institutional development representative (Current Employee) – Austin Texas – February 8, 2014
Southern Careers Institute has been completely transformed by the new management team that took over to July 2013. Their focus is all about the student and their success with their future employer. The programs have been updated and include certifications. Anybody that says anything bad about the school has not seen the new management team in place or looked at the new curriculum that is currently there I would encourage them to re evaluate now.
Allied Health Instructor (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 10, 2013
I teach all the medical courses and medical certifications for the Medical Assistant program. I currently have 25-30 students for a total of three (2-hour) classes. I also tutor students after classes and am seen as an education specialist because i provide remidiation to students.
able to gain lots of experience working with different age groups
Your always in jeopardy of losing your job there. When I quit I was told it was a management style. They were on their 3rd DOA, and I watched at least 9 reps either walked out, or walked out themselves. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping and seeing young ones want to make something out of themselves and coming back to hug you and say thank you. But this job is all sales and if you can't make enrollments out of their UNWORKABLE LEADS they provide, you mise well hang up your hat.
Financial Aid Officer (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 25, 2012
There are many things that I have learned since I have been working at Southern Careers Institute. A couple main things that I have learned is to always do what you are asked to do in a timely matter, achive over and beyond, and always keep a positive attitude. You have to learn how to be organized and detail oriented so that you catch mistakes before you turn in anything. It has also taught me to to work under pressure very well.