American Public University System Reviews

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  1. APUS Review

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, free education, excellent co-workers

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  2. Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student and Alumni Affairs Department
    Current Employee - Student and Alumni Affairs Department

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management that cares about its people, flexible schedules, an honorable mission, investment into employee development and good benefits.

    Cons

    salaries on the lower end of pay scales for industry, no real career paths.

  3. People Come First

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Browns Mills, NJ
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Browns Mills, NJ

    I have been working at American Public University System (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Quick responses, excellent working staff, friendly

    Cons

    None. As an ambassador, the entire staff was there to help make things easier or me, so I could make them easier on prospective students.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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  5. Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Knowledge and Documentation Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Knowledge and Documentation Specialist in Charles Town, WV

    I worked at American Public University System full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    APUS was a great place to work. We had great benefits, great work-life balance and I enjoyed the people most of all. There was a lot of positive energy there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are budget cuts. APUS is readjusting to market changes and re-accessing its priorities.

  6. Review

    • 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

    Flexible Schedule
    Variety of classes
    Pretty good pay

    Cons

    Some Small Class sizes
    Schedule should be equal throughout the year

    Advice to Management

    Need more consistent schedule

  7. Best place to work, hands down!

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at American Public University System

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

    Pros

    Working from home after a successful probationary period.

    Cons

    Pay isnt that great, not that bad but it could be better for the amount of work you do.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. It's a great online school to work for. The communication is excellent for faculty.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    The website platform is advanced, so feedback does not require a lot of keystrokes.

    Cons

    You are paid per student, so you may have big classes or really small ones.

  9. Great Institution - Inspired Employees

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

    APUS was an excellent employer whom I felt worked just as hard for me as I did for them as an employee. I was able to thrive and create my own path to achieve my goals. Departments are very open to working together and mission driven to support the University's student first mission. I have also never met a more passionate group of HR staff than those that I worked with frequently. Just like any other business there are frustrations but everyone was always open to work through those to support the students. I would easily recommend this organization to anyone that I know with confidence.

    Cons

    Improvement needed with open communication from leadership to both front-line and management

  10. "People are the focus"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Charles Town, WV

    I worked at American Public University System full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compared to other organizations, this is truly an "employee-friendly" environment. The HR leadership looks at their roles as advisors. In doing so, they establish a place at the "table" by partnering with all levels of management across department lines. The HR leadership also recognizes the need (at times) to advocate for employees that are unable to provide a voice of their own. This was a cultivating environment in my opinion and I was able to find my career path thanks to this HR team. I am truly honored to have worked with such great people.

    Cons

    Hard to find the proper balance between work and life; work often continued past the 5 o'clock hour (more personal preference at the time than a standard)

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the ability to get feedback from those employees "in the trenches". Their insight is invaluable to the organization.

  11. Great Place to work as an adjunct Instructor

    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid support for new instructors to their environment. They are constantly striving for improvement of the courses and adding interactive content. The full time faculty respond quickly to inquiries from instructors on any issues. Actually get feedback when students provide positive feedback on a course and the instructor. There are regular conference call meetings for all staff to attend for updates and to clarify questions.

    Cons

    There is a little mis-communication when it comes to who is in charge of a specific course as far as a course lead.

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