Everest Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (107)
Students are not the only ones hurt by deceptive practices...although really, the blame for such gullibility lies wholly upon the shoulders of people who believe false inducements to earn easy money.
I was the employer of a dental assistant who just told me she is leaving to teach at Everest. She gave me less than forty-eight hours' notice that she is leaving a 30-hour-per week job with me to begin teacher training at Everest. She says they told her she'll train 2-5 days and then will teach dental assisting full time for them. They pressured her to leave my office without giving me a notice period. Of course, she should have used better professional judgment. She happily chirped they will pay her $47/hour with benefits for a full time position. After talking with me further she mentioned that, really, she will receive only half that amount for as many as 4-6 months initially,and the date for the doubling of pay is unclear.
I have been in this field for 35 years, and know that she would be a good dental assistant with about another year of experience. She is currently not able to take excellent radiographs or to assist expertly in restorative procedures.
She is a delightful person to work with, but is she competent to teach paying students?
If she teaches for them the education of students will suffer, I have lost a valued employee who just finished costly initial training, and she has been enticed to burn bridges with me as an employer.
If American citizens were able to think critically, willing to research even a little background information on Everest, willing to acknowledge how long and hard is the road to even modest achievement, the damage claimed by these bloggers about Everest would never have happened Dr. O
The school called to let me know they were paying for the NCCT test, I had to take the test there (dekalb)so i took the test , passed . Now i cannot get my certificate ! NCCT is saying Everest has not paid all for the test , amount stilled owed is $40 dollars . I have called several times , been told they will get back with me , this has been going on since august. Is there anyone else out there that is having this problem ? If so please write back or send me a message on facebook, my name on there is shannon hennis duke. There is so much more to complain about , but for now I need help on getting what they promised me.
This was an amazing school. I had so much hands on training. I had fun every day. The whole staff of the school wa sgreat. I felt at home and they all took interest in my education. It took some hard work, but I am very proud of myself. I am now working and am proud to tell people what I do. Before going to Everest I was unempoyed and living on welfare. Now I can afford to support myself and my family.
If your upset or OFFENDED by what I said then you should be. You should be mad as hell for making G.E.D wages when your, I mean our degree's from Everest demand we make more.There's know way in hell we should be making basic, low paying salaries when we both have masters degrees. Look up starting salaries of degrees,and if you still feel the same way then you were DESTINE for a life of MEDIOCRITY!
I went to Everest Institute or university or former name that use to be Olympia. What ever they want to call them selfs I should have did my research before I chose to go there, but I didn't.
If I can give some advice is save your money and spend it going to an actual college for an actual degree not some certificate paper.Even if you don't have the money and you have to pay to take 2 or 3 classes at a time. Just to afford it do it because you will get allot more out of it then from everest.All I can say is I'm looking at paying back $13,000 and trust me the 7 month program I went thru wasn't worth my time or money.
So for any one do your research and really think about it getting a degree is allot better than a piece of paper. I have friends that went thru it and they still can't get jobs much less an interview so really it's like being back to squar one just having to owe allot more back than you did in the first place. Just do the math trust me you'll see where it doesn't add up.I learned this after the fact don't you be the same way you could get a couple cars for $13,000 or a nice down payment on a house or condo. So really think about it that would be my advice.
I have just graduated from the bissonett campus and got my extern, havent started yet but will soon. throughout my 7 months there it was a good experience for me as in meeting new friends and having a few good teachers. Dont have much to say about the faculty there, they are not as friendly as they say they are and there was so much gossip there about what instructor slept with what student! UGH!! So not professional!!
I enjoyed all the hands on training i recieved but completely agree that it is not worth 15,000.00. There was students there that hardly showed up,never turned in their assignments, and sucked at their clinicals but still managed to graduate, which is so unfair.
Everest is just money hungry and is passing all these slackers just to get money. Please if you are considering going to everest reconsider and go to an acredited college that will actually help you out in the long run.
Tell that to H.P., Dell, Sony, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, and AMD. Tell them you made the best out of your time at Everest and watch the smiles come over their face's as they tell you "we don't hire people who attended that school, but good luck finding a job".
My 4.0 from Everest is a joke in the field of technology, and I worked my ass of to get it. I read all of the bad reviews, but attended the school anyway. I to felt "It's What You Make of It", but boy was I wrong. I never missed a day of class, handed all of my papers in on time or early for nothing. I'm 6 foot 6 and I'm indebt up to my eyeballs, $9675.32 is very hard to pay off when the jobs you can get only pay you $10.00 an hour.
If your main goal in life is to only make $10.00 an hour then Everest is the school for you.
Everest Institute is an okay school. I went for medical administration and I landed a job paying $10.75. I believe it depends upon the person and what you take from it. The only thing I didn't really care for is the fact that I still have 8,000 in debt that still needs to be paid off and the fact that I wasn't taught everything that they said I would need to learn going into the field as an MAA.
Yes it can be a good school, and no it's not a good school. only some of the teacher's are good and the rest are bad but, most of all it's the way they run it.
I go to the Las Vegas school and some of the office personel are over work and have no help so they get far behind in there work, like putting out report cards. For example I got my report card 2 months after my 1 st semester.
There are other problems like lack of leadership. But for the most part it's a ok school. I like the small class size like 4 to 10 in class room that a + for me. By the way people who point out grammer or misspelling in post are wrong for doing so,is that all you guys can come up with. I guess so but it's the student body who make the most out of any school even if they say one thing and do a nother.
They do alot of that there both the office and student body. Dont forget it is a school to make money so there will always be room for fruad in some cases not saying there is but so far I have not seen any but, only listen to ,and read people complaints. Yes my spelling is off and my grammer is bad but I can say this EVEREST has made me a better person.
From where I was before I started to now it's like night and day. Look I know they dont offer a job after you graduate but they can help you look for opens and it's the stundent that f's that up because they just dont care they dont come to school and when they do all they do is wine.
I attended the Everest Institute in Kalamazoo,MI for Medical Assisting and received a great education. It was hands on training from the very first day. TB tests, follwed by injections the second day, and venipuncture on the third day.
My instructor was wonderful, tough but she prepared me for my my externship. The only complaint that I have is that I didn't feel we received enough front office training to go along with the clinical training.
I have an Associates from a community college and have taken additional classes at the local university toward my bachelors, but I wish I hadn't wasted my time there and had done this years ago! I much prefer the hands on and more personal training that I received from Everest Institute.
I wonder how many people complainig dropped out the first month? Our class started out with 22 people and within the first week we were at 15 people and by the second week we only had 14. That was fine with me, more time for the rest of us.
This isn't for everybody, it's very fast paced and very much hands on right away. But I really believe that if you take this education seriously and study that you will get out of it what you put into it.