Overall a good company to work for. I was able to work independently without a lot of micromanagement. All the departments from Academics, to Financial aid and Admissions worked well together for the well being of the student.
Graduate Employment Specialist (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – January 15, 2019
Some students wanted to work and others just didn't care. The ones that wanted to work I found jobs for. The others either wouldn't return calls that I left messages over and over, or wouldn't tell us that they had a job in their related field of study.
Teacher (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – December 12, 2018
The hardest part of the managers and staff go to lunch.Management has no work experience.Managers are immature and have favorite employees all managers go to lunch with certain staff so you can not trust coworkers or managers for help or private conversation at work.
helping students, always work luncheons for holidays, graduation for students, part time jobs
micromanaged, management is bad and presidents believes whatever, his managers sayi f it is right or wrong
Student Records Clerk (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 29, 2018
A typical workday was always a new learning experience, I had to deal with people from many different places and with many different personalities. My manager was very nice, she just want you at work and getting your job done correctly.The hardest part of the job was if we had all of our new classes starting on the same day.The most enjoyable was the schedule flexibility and meeting new people.
Academic Dean (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA 92408 – November 2, 2018
Concorde has experienced and knowledgeable leaders from the top down. Their culture is to cultivate employees from the beginning, in order to maintain a strong and effective work environment. Good pay and benefits.
Great company to work for
Difficulty at times to get people to do their work
loved working with adult students, making a difference
LVN faculty (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – October 26, 2018
this was a good job althought sometimes stressful. A lot of pressure placed on instructors to pass students. I spent many hours helping students. I could have used assistance with the paperwork and computer work. every instructor was responsible for all their own clericial work
loved the students
lots of prep work preparing for next days classes ; hated entering all my own grades and other data
Medical Assistant Instructor (Former Employee) – Southaven, MS – September 27, 2018
The students are never wrong...ever. Don't waste your time with Concorde Career College. Management has no experience in managing, just in finances. It is a FOR PROFIT educational institution, therefore the admission reps say and promise anything to potential students to come into the door.
It doesnt require more than a 6th grade reading level to get accepted into the "college", so as an instructor you have to teach students to read along with learning what bradypnea...
Provided programs that prepared students for challenging careers in the allied health
FINANCIAL AID OFFICER (Former Employee) – North Hollywood, CA – August 28, 2018
A typical day at included meeting with prospective students and families who demonstrated interest in attending Concorde. It was gratifying to help them identify key resources and to leave hopeful and encouraged.
Proctor/receptionist (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – August 23, 2018
I was hired to administer and monitor the HESI entrance exam for students applying for entrance into the nursing or surgical technician programs. I greeted the students before they took the exam and prepared them for what they might expect on the exam.
My manager was the school registrar who created a very warm and relaxed environment. I was trained on two different software programs used to give the exams. The culture of Concorde appeared to be that of teamwork and supporting the students in everyway.
I enjoyed this job very much. the interaction with the students was a pleasure. The most difficult part of my job was seeing the disappointment when the students failed to pass the exam. I acted/filled in as receptionist when I was not testing, during lunch hours and for 4 hours on Saturdays.
I enjoy working with people, so those times that I interacted with the public were also a pleasant part of my job. I was very sorry that I was laid off.
Fact paced job. 150-200 phone call a day. Learned all about finical aid and how it worked. Set up appointment for students to discuss benefits of enrolling for one of the medical classes. Difficult to actually talk to students. Mostly phone messages. It was disappointing when an excited person did not qualify for school. Exciting when a student graduated and started a new career
Helping people find a new career
Dealing with disappointing results in financial aid or learning
Program Director (Current Employee) – Miramar, FL – August 7, 2018
Everyone is great and appreciative of the efforts that one puts in. The company for the most part has structure and is student-centered which is important in education considering how many schools and programs are out there.
Senior Financial Aid Advisor (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 24, 2018
The world of Financial Aid is a fast paced and stressful one. I did find a mentor in my direct supervisor, but the behaviors and lack of accountability of other employees (under different supervisor) was a bit frustrating. My sole reason for leaving was the schedule. It was not very condusive to my family schedule at that moment as I was working a lot past 7 or 8pm and Saturdays, which is typical when working at a career school. I had also taken on a lot of duties and responsibilities but could not be compensated due to a "raise freeze" the last 2 years I was there. What I did enjoy most was meeting the students. It always felt good to meet someone, learn their situation and end the day knowing I helped them.