Everest College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (94)
If I could give 0 stars I would. This school was horrible they forced all students into a loan with a 9.9% interest rate. Every student at the school had this loan. You had to pay the monthly fee while in school which was another downfall. I was sent on multiple interviews for the wrong positions and the school tried to take credit when I was hired off my externship site. Everything you learn in school does not apply to what you do when you get out of school.
Poorest customer service. Don't understand people period. After weeks of attending than announced its closing I attempted multiple times to reach anyone there but no one every responded except for one over text message saying this is not her fault. Unprofessional. Wasted my time not happy at all.
Terrible management, they were so unorganized they even lost our papers, staff was horrible. They fired our teacher over night.. No one liked her anyway, she always had "favorites" - people who bring her coffee and kiss her behind. I was on the honor roll the whole time I was there until they fired my instructor and made me switch to the other class which i could not understand because she did everything differently. Also the school closed in like 2 months, how does a school even move just like that? They don't help you with your job afterwards like they say they would.. Even with my extern site, they had me quit both of my jobs two weeks before finishing school because they wanted me to be ready to go straight to extern, but I waited an extra two weeks until starting my extern site.. That's a whole month I could have gotten paid for. I have bills to pay like the stupid student loan I have now because I decided to go there, worst decision I've ever made my whole life! As far as the job is, they don't help you with that neither. They will tell you that they are working on it but wont do anything. I got my job by myself and I take full credit for it. They were so messy the DOH is still missing papers from my application that they sent in so now my "certification" is still pending until they have it. If I knew better, I wouldn't have wasted my money on these programs. AND they are always sending me to voicemail when ever I call!!
When I signed up to go to Everest I was guaranteed that the job placement center would help me find a job as a Medical Assistant even though I have a DV (Domestic Violence) on my record. I proceeded with the course and graduated in May of 2007. I found the places that were hiring on my own but I was never hired because of my background. I tried to get help through the job placement center and this is the help I got they never helped me with my resume, never helped with the interview process which I was promised and I asked them to help with finding me a job their answer was the jobs are listed in the board over there. I looked for about 2 years and went back to what I was doing before which was Finances. I feel since I was lied to from the get go I shouldn't have to pay for my loans since it is completely useless to me.
So sad it closed, but I had great teachers and great training I was proud to get a diploma from there I also had great marks Most of the students where great some just took the course and didn't make but about 80% did and I've had a job from day 1 after completing my course you usually get your career from placements, they did help you with your resume and fax off job also had you attend career job fairs. They did a great job at Kitchener location.... I'm tired I hearing all negative about this college.
First off, let me just say that my teacher was nice. That's about it. I thought that I would get a decent education because they worked in the medical field. They taught the basics. blood draw, vitals, and what not. Most to half or more of the terminology that I was taught I have forgotten already. The problem is that after 8 months of schooling, I was unable to find a job. 3 years later, I still do not have a job as a medical assistant and I'm drowning in their student loan debt. im paying a 20,000 dollar loan so no one can hire me because I come from this school. trust me, ive applied to many places over this 3 year course and still I feel that these employers look down upon anyone that comes from this school. Now that its closed, I get no forgiveness on my loans while others that I went to school with got theirs forgiven. Their reason was because "everyone has a different situation". I'm pretty sure we all have the same reason and that is that our school was closed down. Why am I still paying their private loan that goes to them if all their schools are closed? why cant i keep that money and only pay the dept of education? do your research before going to any of these vocational schools because you can get the same education at a community college and will probably get a higher chance at getting a job. I regret ever going here and spending my time and money on a school that lied about their job placement rates just to steal money from people that are just trying to get their life together. And another thing, their career services sucked. They will tell you that they'll help you find a job blah blah blah. They'll help you find an externship. If you get placed in an externship that isn't looking to hire, well tough luck, you're on your own after that. You're old news after you get out of your externship because there's more people finishing and they'll be focusing on them.
There are no tutors for anything whatsoever. IT, Accounting, None. The Student Aid people tried but couldn't help. The IT lab is self paced. Spend tons of time there. All you got. Take the class by itself if you can. The Accounting has a 3rd party lab too. No tutors. The teachers are about 1/3 bad and 2/3 good that get back to you, some are very nice. They are your only help besides youtube.com and extra outside tutors you pay for. The classes are $1200 ea if you have to take them over, you pay extra. Very frustrating if you aren't used to playing phone tag and not getting answered. One teacher's phone was off. Others didn't answer. 2 did, after several attempts etc. The financial dept will take your money and make sure you give them stuff, and are patient. The 24/7 technical hotline for computer/class issues is their best suit. They answer every every every time. Free HP Probook 455-G1 computer for IT.
Everest college is the worst college. I did MIBC (Medical Billing & Coding ) from there on 2007 and still couldn't find a job. Before I join they told me that they're going to help me to find a job but after I finish my class I called them many time but they never help me. Every time I call them they ask me to send my resume and the'll call me back but they never do. I spend almost $9,000 for nothing. They just want your money that's it. Please guys don't waste your time and money on this college.
They change advisor’s and then they never notify the student that they are switching to advisor’s until you or some will notify you that have been changed to another department and that to much of a high turn over. As for jobs seeking is left up to the career counsel if they do their job which most have not or will not do. I am grateful that I had other skills that I was able to use along with my Masters degree. I work for a non profit organization assisting the disabled and homeless veterans as administrator and it is very rewarding. I enjoyed my instructors some more than others but this is higher learning and one has to be resourceful, and devoted to wanting an education nothing is given everything is earned. Make the best of your experience and just learn, and take nothing for granted.
Bad experience at Everest I had bad teacher and never recieved my Rda certificate. All that money got nothing and I had to look for my own job they didn't look for it. Also when you need assistant they never help you have to do it on your own. Don't go to Everest