Porter & Chester Institute - The definition of 'let them eat cake!' | Glassdoor.co.in
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    "The definition of 'let them eat cake!'"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Porter & Chester Institute full-time

    Pros

    My job is constantly a struggle between helping the students who are getting screwed by the school and helping the employer that I absolutely loathe. The students are great, and the opportunity for them is great, which makes the job somewhat worthwhile.

    Cons

    Higher management has no clue what they're doing, and think that being fiscally prudent means cutting any incentive for staff to care at all about their job. These are the same guys that have been pushing for-profit education at those fantastic schools like Salter, ITT Tech, and Corinthian Colleges, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise they invest as little as possible into staff and education. This place is a... sinking ship; stay away. I'm just buying time until I'm finished with school to get a job somewhere that cares about its employees. Seriously, don't walk-- run. No 401k match, no education reimbursement, you can take classes at PCI for free, but they design your schedule so that there is no way you could ever actually attend. You will never see a raise, and the only time reviews come out is before they do a layoff (like the one they did the week before Christmas, a few years back-- to give you a taste of their care about their employees). Basic accounting/finance principals don't apply to management here-- if enrollment is down 15%, they lay off 20% of staff to cover the losses, and frequently realize later on that they cut too many people and beg former staff to come back part-time so they won't have to dole out benefits. Not only this, in departments with only 2 people, they'll cut that in half, not recognizing that in the same process that means the person left has to pick up 70% more work, without even a pat on the back. The only people management cares about is admissions, and they'll throw money at them if they threaten to leave, because they are the ones that bring in profits. If you do anything else, you may as well be viewed as a parasite by management that's just draining profits. I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to work here.

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    Advice to Management

    Literally no one wants to stay employed at the school, and most of us haven't left because we don't want to screw over our colleagues. Bring back the 401k match and offer even a cost of living. Coming to PCI has been the worst career move of my life.

    Porter & Chester Institute2016-04-08

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Get what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Career Services Advisor 

    I worked at Porter & Chester Institute full-time

    Pros

    Students and some of the staff

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting in your own way

    Porter & Chester Institute2019-10-14
  2. "Don’t work here"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Porter & Chester Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great staff to work with.

    Cons

    No raises and work long days with no appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff by not taking away benefits and appreciate their value.

    Porter & Chester Institute2019-09-28

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