American Public University System Reviews

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  1. One of the better for-profit schools to teach for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good program directors and faculty directors. Some of the best students--many are in the military and have good work ethics and are respectful. Flexible, work-at-home schedule. If you do your work well, you are not micromanaged and you are trusted. Decent benefits. Tuition is free or reduced for employees.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, lower than average pay, and no pay raises. Vacation is required to be taken all in one month and scheduled a year in advance. Work/life balance can be hard because there are basically no weekends off.

  2. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you live in the local Charles Town/Martinsburg area, this company offers good pay and benefits for the area. If you live closer to DC area and commute, pay is average. I think the vacation time and paid holidays are generous. Office buildings in CT are new, modern, and clean.

    Cons

    Some departments have better managers/culture than others

  3. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Telecommuting highly encouraged
    Most teams are thriving with great leaders that care
    Nice staff
    Education assistance program

    Cons

    Some executive team members are not working together and their VPs are aware but do a good job ignoring it or covering it up.
    Some supervisors lack leadership abilities and leave their managers to do their work.
    Staff does not feel comfortable addressing the issues.

    Advice to Management

    Some supervisors need to step out of their comfort zone so they can actually know their employees and encourage them to grow. Employees agree there is a lack of leadership but they do not feel comfortable addressing the issue. They talk about how other teams flourish and wonder what makes them a good cohesive team but it is easy to see that those supervisors actually care and take the time to know and develop their employees. Also, they probably don't wait until the end of the year to discuss performance. Most likely, they interact with their employees throughout the year and address the good with the bad so they are rewarded with loyal employees. Lastly, leadership should take the time to reach out and let staff know that they care because saying that you have an open door policy is not enough if you are not making yourself available to them.

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  5. Wonderful Workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Affairs in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Student Affairs in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, remote work, management teams, benefits package, healthy life programs.

    Cons

    Pay scale is lower than rest of industry

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize employee experience.

  6. APUS is a Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Career Coach in Manassas, VA

    I worked at American Public University System full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. 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.

  9. Exceptional time to impact lives in distance learning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    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

  10. Academically rigorous online university

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. Great company to use as a stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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

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