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Pharmacy Technician Program
Pharmacy Tech Instructor (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 21, 2018
I truly enjoyed working at Southern Career Institute because it was a family atmosphere with the employees and everyone was so helpful. The students was awesome and willing to learn and was always in class. SCI was a great place to work at.
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Turnover was incredibly high
Director of Career Services (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 13, 2018
Never any support, worked until exhaustion, no recognition or appreciation, ABSOLUTELY no job security, everyone walked on eggshells just waiting to be fired, could not count on Human Resources to handle situations correctly...nothing was ever confidential, student curriculum was a disaster. Director of the school spent more time in his office then helping his employees to grow, called his staff unacceptable names and was always threatening our jobs.
There was never a typical day at work, workplace culture was negative, eveything about the job was difficult. The most enjoyable part of the job was keeping our low income students enrolled.
I would reccommend anyone wanting to work for a technical school to invesigate and research.
Pros
Working with the students
Cons
no job security
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Rewarding job but not with money
Adjunct Instructor (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 12, 2018
A typical day starts as soon as you wake up. Grading assignments/test. Entering grades. preparing for the days lesson. This is all done at home, but you are not being paid for it. Then you go to class, are there for a at least 6 hours and you don't have a clue who the other teachers are or what their programs are. Then you go home and the cycle begins again. Expect to be working on the weekends as well. Student attendance is your responsibility but you have no control over.
Pros
Rewarding because you get to see the students learn.
Cons
Set up to fail from the beginning due to lack of training in organization and procedures.
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Good Place to work
Externship Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 5, 2018
enjoyed working with students. assisting them with externsites. talking with sites about the students. helping with resumes and talking with them about their future
Pros
the students
Cons
unfairness
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Hated it
Employee (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 11, 2018
I knew from the get go this would be a job I couldn't learn to like, and I was not wrong. Management is clumsy and clueless and most coworkers were looking for new jobs the entire time I was there.
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Good place to work if you can close off emotions
Admissions Representative (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 10, 2018
This place is overall a good fast paced enviroment with work life balance a top priority for staff. What I didnt like was having to enroll students I knew would not be successful as this is a for profit school.
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Great place to work
Senior Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  Austin TXJanuary 9, 2018
Great environment if you are willing to work hard. As long as your willing to make the dials to set up appointment for potential student to come in for a campus appointment, you will be successful.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Working Saturday's if the team has not met weekly goals.
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Excellent Workplace
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Brownsville, TXDecember 7, 2017
Southern Careers Institute is a very healthy environment to work in. People are positive to interact with and everyone assist each other as a team. Management is awesome no let downs or negative comments, always searching for solutions. The company has an integrity with the students and staff.
Pros
Rewards, Gatherings, Events
Cons
Health Benefits
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Potentially very fulfilling position where you get to provide direction and assistance to individuals.
Admissions Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 20, 2017
In admissions, a typical day at work consists of 100+ calls; appointments made; interviews conducted and enrollments closed. I learned how to empathize more with individuals and found fulfillment in being a guiding light for someone.
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Stressful, very demanding, not recognition
Instructor/Trainer (Current Employee) –  Pharr, TXNovember 8, 2017
Always being under pressure and held accountable for other people's mistakes.
constantly threaten with my job if we do not meet unattainable goals

the salary is way below the industry standards.The employee evaluations are conducted in a way that we never meet expectations therefore we do not qualify for pay increase.
Cons
short lunch break long meeting exceding time after clock out time
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great campus director
Career Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 25, 2017
Campus Director was phenomenal. Great mentor, fabulous support and encouragement. Learned a lot. Great campus support after a while. Loved new direction campus director was taking staff.
Pros
Campus Director
Cons
Staff slow to unite-too competitive
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Benefits were great
annonymous (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 25, 2017
Loved the students. Great way to inspire the next generation of workers. Some of the managers were fabulous. Some were horrible. More support and training for new managers would be better.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
lack of training and support
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Horrible Job
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  Pharr,TXOctober 23, 2017
It was a cut throat enviroment with a lot humiliation from the director of admissions. She would belittle you, and degrade you in front of everyone. It was a small room with only 12 people on the phone, like a call center. One of the manager's was promoted in a very short time and it went to his head, he started slacking from doing his own job and was always on Facebook and demanding the others. Would not recommend this job...only if you're desparate!
Pros
none
Cons
beware
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Productive and fun workplace
Default Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXOctober 16, 2017
Southern Careers Institute is a great place to work. Being able to work with all the students and give them information that will guide them to a better future is worth it.
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Not a good working environment
Admissions Representative (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TX 78221October 3, 2017
Cut throat type of work environment, poor management and director of admissions at the South campus has issues. Very unprofessional and lack of leadership skills.
Pros
Helping students
Cons
Management and Directors are unprofessional
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Place is full of lies.
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) –  Harlingen, TXSeptember 28, 2017
It's a sales job where you call the same people over and over again trying to convince them to go and spend thousands of dollars that they don't have on a technical course for them to make minimum wage. Student get into debt over a dumb worthless piece of paper that gets them absolutely no where, and they expect you to spin in a way to sound that they're worse off if they don't. So much pressure from upper management to get the whole state of Texas enrolled with no good or new leads. High turnover rate when I was there three Directors came in went in span of 6 months. Admin reps even more the pay is good but it's good to try to keep your there but it's now worth the stress at all.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management and Culture
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productive workplace
Medical Assistant Instructor (Former Employee) –  Pharr, TXSeptember 20, 2017
It was an amazing experience. The environment is extremely welcoming and i ENJOYED all of the students and employees. The hardest part of the job was due to my age. A lot of students were older than me and thats what i struggled with most for respect and professional purposes.
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Good place to work
Adjunct Faculty/Online & Ground (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXSeptember 14, 2017
Love the students,they make teaching worthwhile, helping them on their academic journey is the most enjoyable part of the job. Employees are friendly and culture is good
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Overworked.
Welding Instructor (Former Employee) –  Pharr, TXAugust 28, 2017
Overworked under paid, overstressed, the only thing I did enjoy was the progress the students were making. They were advancing wonderfully. Was hired as a part time instructor and was expected to generate a full time work load unpaid.
Pros
No pros.
Cons
Everything bad.
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no comment
Manager (Current Employee) –  san antonio texas south campusAugust 10, 2017
excellent place to work as a team the best academic school i have ever worked at the CEO is so involved and personal to relate to the employees. love working here
Pros
love teaching
Cons
unrealistic expectations
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