American Public University System

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Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
39 Reviews
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    APUS is a Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Career Coach  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Manassas, VA

    I worked at American Public University System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    APUS is full of great team-minded employees who enjoy what they do. Also, there are plenty of opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    The salaries are considerably low across the board, unless you are in some kind of manager/supervisor position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be sure to be flexible, candid, transparent, present, attentive, an effective listener/communicator, organized, and always willing to have fun.

    Recommends
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    Excellent!

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management and staff.
    Option to telework.
    Very flexible with time off.
    Business Casual.
    Management helpful in your professional growth within your position.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that great, especially health benefits.
    Not much opportunity for promotion.
    Positions are very specialized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job. Great with encouragement. Great with giving credit where credits due.

    Recommends
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    Great Mission

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    I like working here, great mission.

    Cons

    Old school ways of thinking sometime.

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    Exceptional time to impact lives in distance learning.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Impressive work environment with caring and knowledgeable management. Respectful of work/life balance, and able to impact the lives of others.

    Cons

    Cons can exist on a case by case basis. Tele-working opportunities, if applicable, should be considered after some research and consideration.

    Recommends
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    American Public University System Response

    Mar 13, 2014Senior Manager, Social Media

    I'm glad you are enjoying your time with us. As you know, at American Public University System all of our employees contribute to the success of our student first mission and we are glad you are ... More

  6.  

    Academically rigorous online university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Management is serious about providing quality education to online students.

    School cares about its staff and treats them as human beings, not (as do some other online schools) pawns to be pushed around on the game board

    Cons

    Sometimes unnecessarily bureaucratic attitude towards policy creation and implementation.

    Unnecessary budget constraints imposed on new product development, textbooks, and software because of policy decisions (not revenues).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less driven by short term cost considerations and focus more on the long term consequences of management decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to use as a stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid  in  Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Financial Aid in Charles Town, WV

    I worked at American Public University System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free education, great benefits, ability to telework, work with a good set of people.

    Cons

    No ability to grow, low pay, job is so easy that you might become complacent and spend your whole career there without advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not only promote friends. Give everyone a fair chance.

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    Managers are very helpful, but students can be difficult

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    -decent compensation
    -very supportive program directors
    -solid curriculum
    -great colleagues
    -professional development opportunities

    Cons

    -some classes require a lot of grading
    -there are (too) many entitled students who make the job less fulfilling
    -some students try to intimidate or bully instructors for better grades
    (these students exist everywhere, but they seem to be more prevalent here)
    -the extension system requires faculty to be responsible for students (and more grading) long after a course has ended, which can result in always having a "shadow" course to teach, in addition to new courses and responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of faculty and program directors. Senior management seems more interested in retaining students at all costs, even overturning the (valid and fair) decisions of program directors and faculty members at times.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Fresh dynamic company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Independent cutting-edge technology education kind

    Cons

    low pay cinfusinf policies future

    Recommends
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