National Chair for Design and Assistant Professor (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – March 5, 2018
I worked very hard at Career Education Corporation and tried to make a difference in my area. However, it soon became obvious that this business unit was failing financially. I was a number at Career Education; rather than re-frame my skill set, they simply let my entire department go.
Inquiry Response Supervisor (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – February 24, 2018
Overall a good company in an industry that has faced scrutiny from the public. Many of the internal issues are a result from a hive mind since a majority of leadership has degrees from it's own universities, there needs to be diversity to thrive and grow.
Student Finance Manager (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – February 18, 2018
Good place to work. Management team works well together. A lot of opportunity to grow and develop. Hardest part of the job is getting people trained up fast enough to make an impact without them getting overwhelmed.
Associate Director (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – February 13, 2018
casual dress code, middle management is open to new ideas, freedom to relate to potential students on a personal level, it does have gratifications with helping students by choosing their education programs
Sr. National Admissions Advisor (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – February 13, 2018
If it wasn't for the compensation and benefits I would not have lasted more than a year. I was able to complete my Masters degree for almost free and if it was not for this I would have left sooner. The environment is unrealistic especially as online education is more highly regulated, and they are not afraid to replace tenured advisors with new hires to save money.
compenstion, benefits, free college tuition
environment, management, lack of leadership, lack of advancement
Federal Work Study (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – January 31, 2018
I was a work study student in the Financial Aid office. The people and environment was great, and while the experience was awesome, the company itself is what I have a problem with, especially in the areas of aid to students post graduation.
Inquiry Response Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 29, 2018
Career Education is a fast paced buisness. The calls can fluxuate from slow to fast, withing a minute. The business demands professionalism. I learned to work at a fast pace and deal with abusive students. The culture is exceptional. We are all family. The hardest part of the job is making sure the correct student is placed on a Do Not Call List if you have an influx of calls. The best part of the job is speaking with different people and trying to get them enrolled in school.
I am uncomfortable with companies which promote unethical behavior.
Senior Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – January 27, 2018
I am uncomfortable with companies which promote unethical behavior. There were unethical decisions/acts committed by management which I do not care to discuss publicly. I am uncomfortable with companies which promote unethical behavior
National Senior Admission Advisor (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – January 23, 2018
Worked in the admission department which was a revolving door. Management always down your throat in meeting daily and weekly sales (regardless of you making your sales goals) Sales Driven Environment with goals that need to be met and if not made you will be fired. No work life balance they expect you to work 40 hours a week plus every other weekend and OT with some late nights until 9pm.