CSI (Computer Systems Institute) Employee Reviews about "high turnover"

Updated 2 Jul 2015

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CSI (Computer Systems Institute) CEO Julia Lowder
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  • "It is very welcoming work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "I provide a student-centric teaching approach to enhance international students with their technology skills and job opportunities(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for required work and admin items(in 5 reviews)

  • "No organization, unreasonable work schedules, poor management, high turnover(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute)

    Pros

    Helping underprivileged and misinformed students.

    Cons

    No organization, unreasonable work schedules, poor management, high turnover.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Admission Representative"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Honestly I fought for a good starting pay and it was granted. Outside of that it was an awful experience despite working downtown.

    Cons

    High turnover Leads are disorganized, bad and often people who are uninterested in going to school marketed to low-income students and charge an astronomical amount of money to attend. Management is awful and treated employees like animals in a zoo glass ceiling growth disorganized down right depressing job. Job threatened forced to work sick, and managed out of fear What's baffling is when I left I saw people that I worked with at other schools, work there, and shortly thereafter they also left.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pay was decent. Management who didn't come from that industry were good. Workplace was extremely dysfunctional."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CSI (Computer Systems Institute)

    Pros

    Academic Dean, student services, and career services were professional, and great individuals to work with. They really provide a great service for the students who want to succeed and find work with benefits and nearly twice the minimum wage.

    Cons

    High turnover in faculty. Spiteful managers. Limited days for students to take certifications despite importance. Academic dean transferred and President fired on the same day, followed by the two best admissions officers leaving and ridiculous cutbacks (no receptionist to answer the phones at a place with 40 or 50 employees and hundreds of students, no paper for printers, no paper towels in the restroom or student lounge. No janitors to clean them, or classrooms, no night security in a secluded stripmall with back door unlocked, no locks after day staff leaves front of the building) made it impossible to do the job. People expected work 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. and no pay for hours middle of day.

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  4. Helpful (10)

    "Employees are not valued! Open admission problematic!"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers understand/share your pain It's a job Excellent lesson in ethics aka how not to run a business

    Cons

    Abusive & arbitrary dean Not selective about quality of students, most are just there for stipends or to make trouble Complaints go unheard Excessive hours, not paid overtime $$$ wasted on initiatives for students who abandon the program or poor attendance High turnover rate, good employees were all ran off

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Lisa Madigan should investigate this place"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CSI (Computer Systems Institute) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy work - no need to try to actually teach anything since most students seem to be there for the stipends.

    Cons

    Admissions office would let in students who could barely read and write and tell them they'd get high-paying jobs once (if) they "graduated". Inept management with high turnover. This is not an accredited school or at least it was not .

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