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Everest Institute Reviews

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33% of 110 students said this degree improved their career prospects
26% of 110 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 10/19/2010
"I recently graduated from Everest in Grand Rapids Michigan. I have read some nasty reviews on the school, however most of the reviews do not state which program they graduated from. I am under the impression that move people who dislike this school are massage therapists, dental, Nurse's aides etc. I went to Everest for Practical Nursing and guess what? I have taken my boards with the State of Michigan, and I have been hired as an LPN making 18 dollars an hour. I am also taking classes at my local Community College to take the transition program for LPN's to become RN's. Choose wisely when going to Everest and call other places to see if they take the diploma from the school. I wrote my community college asking if they took the diploma and license and they stated as long as I have a license through the state it doesnt matter where I got the education. So I made the choice to continue with the school and truly enjoyed it!Good luck to all!!"
Jessica Garza
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2010
"Okay people... Or should I say Naysayers... First of all Caveat emptor... Second of all, quit blaming the for profit schools for your incompetence...Be realistic and understand that it is what you make it... I graduated with a 4 year degree making $10 an hour... I had $44,000 in debt... I assumed that I should make more because I had gone to school for 4 years... However, thank god I was realistic... If you go to a school for 8 months... Realize that you are in control of your own destiny... It is up to you to promote yourself... And you WILL not make a tremendous amount of money coming out of any school... You must prove yourself.... You have to show that you have the skills necessary to do the job.If you do get hired, a company invests a lot of money in a new hire---not knowing whether they will stay.... And yes you can get raises quickly, they just need to see that you can perform the job responsibilities and are committed to the job they hired you for. I am appalled by the postings here because I had to prove myself, promote myself, and believe in myself... NO SCHOOL will guarantee employment...NO School should tell you that by attending and obtaining an education you get catapulted to the top of the ladder in pay. Everyone must prove that they are capable of doing the job and work your way up to the next level... Training, education, and experience makes this achievable... Generation Y is seriously making me agitated .... WORK HARD... Get an education...AND quit thinking that everything should be handed to you... It is what you make it. Good luck to those of you who think going to a university and sitting in a class with 300 + students will get you the pay you deserve... First off, most of you couldn't complete the coursework required based on your grammatical errors... Second, Universities don't even try to help you find a job... Keep on trying to take the easy road, blame others for your lack of---heck you name it...I say laziness... A university, community college, for profit school, etc...Can't I repeat can not guarantee you a job... It doesn't exist... They can offer you training... And the rest is up to you."
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  • Reviewed: 10/14/2010
"I hate going to school but for any one to get any place in life you have to go to school since I've started at Everest I've gotten nothing but good things from other students and staff and have learned so much. school is what you make of it, if it was a bad choice for you then I don't feel bad for you at all just get off your but and look for a job and stop your crying about I can't get a job because i made a bad choice and went to Everest school is school every thing happens for a reason so all I have to say is shut the hell up and keep trying for you lazy one's who say I cant get a job well get and look more then 10min a day online be more demanding at your interviews or you will get no where"
Dr. O
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2010
"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 caveat emptor"
Shannon Duke
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2010
"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."
Veronica Lopez
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2010
"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."
Shawn J.
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2010
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2010
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2010
"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."
Shawn J.
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2010
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2010
"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."
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  • Reviewed: 8/26/2010
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2010
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2010
"I made that one call to Everest Institute and when I went in a spoke with a recruitor I was promised A fullfilling carear as well as great pay. They told me I could start out anywhere from 17$ to 20$ an hour and I soon found out after enrolling that that was I lie. They promise people a life changing oppurtunity, but all Everest has done for me is put me in debt, made me realize how low an the "pole" I am. I have been appling for jobs as a medical assisstant for months and no one will hardly give me a chance maily because I attended Everest. The only job that would hire me was only willing to pay me 8$ an hr. Everest is a waist of time, they are a crooked educational system who only wants your money. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA I was the president of their Amassador brogram(which is a student government/ peer helper organization). If I am struggling finding a job I do not understand how any graduate can find a job. DO NOT GO TO EVEREST"
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2010
"If you didn't go there, they why are you on this site bashing the people that did? By the way...I guess those 2 masters didn't teach you spelling either. Grammer?"
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2010
"I possess two Master's degrees from different state universities and I have no vested interest in Everest College.reading the reviews about Everest (both positive and negative), I am alarmed at the spelling, grammer, punctuation and sentence structure mistakes. I can only suspect that the people making these comments cannot read very well either.Perhaps the problem is not with Everest, their faculty or facilities, but it is the students themselves who need a better education at a lower level and a better educational foundation prior to attempting the rigors of an advanced."
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2010
"I went to the Everest Institute on Dearborn. It was all good and fun I made many friends, and my instructor was and will continue to be the best instructor at Everest. However, once you graduate they don't follow threw with their promise of finding you a job and when you keep insisting the staff starts to act like they have no obligation to help you. Its really sad that they would do that to people who rely on them to do something better with their lifes. I mean once you graduate they do give you the education you need to get the job you want and you do have to put some leg work of your own in finding a job, but still they should make that more clear to people who want to become future students."
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2010
"I also made a poor decision and attended that horrible school and I'm still paying for it literally! Unlike the genuis who said that most of us were playing around I graduated with honors. And my wages are being garnished for a "student loan" that was supposed to be free. Don't do it. It's not worth it and they don't help you find a job at all. Someone should stop those trade schools from ripping off unsuspecting people of what's to come. I graduated in 05 if only I had been warned..."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2010
"i went to everest in crosslanes, wv it was a joke i made alot of friends, and my instructor was amazing. better than the other ones there. she taught us everything we needed to know. the school is a joke you have to pay all this money back, for what NOTHING they dont help you get jobs. as soon as you graduate they could care less about you. DO NOT GO TO EVEREST SAVE YOUR MONEY&TIME!!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2010
"I worked there, don't waste your money. It is not worth it, go to a place that you can get a degree that will help you in life. There are other good schools for the same diploma or certificates. Run!"