Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC Employee Reviews

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Assistant Registrar (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJuly 9, 2018
It's a typical 9-5 with no advancement, no raises and lots of stress. Understaffed, underpaid. Would only recommend for a temp job, or to get the free college tuition for Argosy, Art Institute or South University
Pros
benefits, Pto
Cons
stressfull, overworked, underpaid
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It's a job.
Senior Reporting Analyst (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJune 28, 2018
DCEH has newly acquired the previous for-profit entity EDMC. The company has been less and less accommodating for the employees working there previously. No yearly raise and little benefits as far as 401K.

Currently the environment is low morale and DCEH has a lot of promise for change still yet need to be delivered or initiated in the favor of current employees.
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Do not know this company
Instructor of GED Literature Arts (Former Employee) –  Edison, NJJune 6, 2018
I never worked for this company. Is this company formerly know as Educational Management. In the beginning it was a great company, as time went and started to grow. Management forgot about
Pros
Used to give great perks
Cons
Sarted forgetting about the working people.
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Great Corporate Culture
Senior Financial Analyst III (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 22, 2018
DCEH is a great place to work as the Corporate culture is fantastic. There are some good positions open to learn new advanced skills, however, the industry is in decline and a bit unsteady from a security stand point.
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Unstable Organization
Director of State Licensing (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 21, 2018
After the change of ownership the company took a direction which could place it in jeopardy regarding licensing and accreditation. My position was eliminated while the company continues to move toward new business enterprises which may be considered a conflict of interest by many agencies.
Pros
Working remotely
Cons
Direction of company
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Excellent place to work
Financial Aid Processor (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZMay 14, 2018
Compensation was good and within the limits of compensation of the area. unsecure workplace with all of the changes going on with the education industry.
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Out of business
Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 14, 2018
This employer is about to close shop and sold its assets to DCEH. There is not much left to say about the direction of this company and the culture. It is over.
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Challenging environment
Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 14, 2018
Start up culture. Continues change. Still trying to correct the direction of the company. Manage has great ides and are striving to be the best in class.
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Poor culture and
Call Center Representative (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZApril 23, 2018
No communication
Do not value employees they acquired
Lack of trust
LOW employee morale
New execs say one thing and do the opposite
There is no trust in the new leadership
Very poor work culture that is not employee centered.
Very arrogant new leaders who are not inclusive, communicative or team oriented.
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None
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Librarians beware
Librarian (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLApril 19, 2018
The job description for librarians at South University is not indicative of the actual job. Most of my time was spent making sure students did not have water, Drinks, or food in the library. Security guards would watch through remote cameras and call me to let me know if someone had snuck a bag of chips into the Library so I could confront them. If you are a former corrections officer, this is the perfect job for you. If you are the kind of librarian that enjoys helping students succeed and supporting faculty, look elsewhere. Many hours of my week were spent administering ADA testing and completing tasks for other departments that were not library related. Very poor HR department. This is a toxic work environment, you deserve better.
Pros
Faculty are dedicated to their students.
Cons
Lowest paid department at the University.
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Poor leadership from Top to Bottom
Admissions / Admin (Former Employee) –  AustinApril 16, 2018
South University / The Dream Center is a poorly organized company. The organization is focused solely on enrolling new students, with little to no resources or time dedicated to actually serving the current student body and guiding them to their degrees. The turnover rate is high and the training is mostly non-existent. Most employees are learning on the job and do not have many resources to fall back on.


Leadership constantly promotes an atmosphere of enroll the student today or else, regardless of compliance, morals, or ethics. Almost half of the year is black out periods where employees cannot use their PTO. Also, employees are typically "asked" to work on scheduled holidays. Communication and direction is very rarely shared between the corporate office and the individual campuses. HR's response to many workplace issues was regularly slow and ineffective. Overall, I would not recommend South University to a friend or family member.
Pros
The building is nice and well maintained
Cons
Strict Dress Code, Minimal Work/Life Balance, Poor Ethics
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Fast Paced Work Environment
Academic Counseling Manager (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMarch 29, 2018
A place to learn and grow while enhancing your own skillsets. Allows you the ability to refine written and oral communication skills in the every day workplace.
Pros
Easy to learn
Cons
Unfair compensation
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Run fast the other way!
Manager (Former Employee) –  VariousMarch 24, 2018
Very unethical and dishonest new ownership team. Clueless senior leadership in Phoenix and at the different education groups. Highly suggest that you look elsewhere for a career.
Pros
None
Cons
Unethical
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challenging and always something new
VA School Certifying Official (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMarch 22, 2018
Working with students and other educators is always challenging and brings new opportunities daily. It is never dull and is a great place to work.

It has recently changed owners to become part of Dream Center Education Holdings LLC.
Pros
Free Tuition
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Crazy and disjointed
President (Former Employee) –  Alameda, CAMarch 4, 2018
The organization focuses only on getting students, not providing a quality education. The obsession is with profit. Technology is insufficient; no IT professionals are onsite and no Human Resources personnel are physically present. The structure of the organization makes it impossible to effect change or provide an environment congenital to work life balance.
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Manager (Former Employee) –  Alameda, CAMarch 1, 2018
The Alameda campus has high turnover, mismanagement of services provided. Graduates received the wrong diploma on more than one instance. The tuition is very high and they have started to offer different ways to lure students in such as offering 15k scholarship for a degree that costs 180k Don’t be fooled, all you have to do is contact Alumni in the last few years locate them on LinkedIn before you pick this campus. In the last few years campus has gone through 3 campus presidents, and many administrative changes, mass layoffs. The communication and transparency with students is broken.

This was a great campus about a decade a go but with changes in leadership and administration things have not been the same. Maybe with the new non profit status and a new campus president things will change for the better!
Pros
Good history
Cons
Poor present
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In the midst of a culture change
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMarch 1, 2018
Company was recently bought and is in the midst of a culture change. There are a lot of great people that work here, and all of them have the goal of student success in mind. Unfortunately new management does not believe in flexible work arrangements which is in direct contrast with previous management.
Pros
dedicated employees who believe in mission of organization
Cons
in midst of culture change, flexible work arrangements strongly discouraged
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Unorganized
Student Accountant (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCFebruary 27, 2018
Do not go into this position thinking that it will get you accounting experience. The job description that is posted is for the Student Accountants that are based in their corporate office. This position is 90% collections, with very limited time focused on posting payments, and coding invoices to the general ledger. The position should be titled Student Collections, not Student Accountant. You will not be doing bank reconciliations, journal entries, or helping with financial statements. You will be calling students daily for those that are behind on payments, or pulling them out of class. If you are a collections specialist, this position could be for you.
Pros
People other than management.
Cons
Job does not live up to the job description.
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start your career
Support Analyst I (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZFebruary 26, 2018
Great opportunity for those ready to seize it !The company wants you to grow and there is room for it. Can be difficult for some but I found it to be generally enjoyable.
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Admissions Representative (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZFebruary 24, 2018
Be prepared to work weekends and hours longer than your shift. Poor management, changing constantly. No tuition benefits as promised. Very stressful..
Pros
Hour lunch
Cons
Move desks constantly
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