American Public University System

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American Public University System Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best place to work, hands down!

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at American Public University System

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
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    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.

  3.  

    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)

    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

    Recommends
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  5.  

    "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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  6.  

    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

    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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  7.  

    Best Adjunct position I've ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Wake Forest, NC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Wake Forest, NC

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The students that you work with are usually adult students and very motivate. A lot of active and former military which makes it even better. The online learning environment is solid and they actually use suggestions for improvement. They seem to be expanding the programs that are in demand which should support future growth. I'm hoping this adjunct position will grow into a possible full time position...

    Cons

    Some initial confusion when starting classes for the first time, a little better communication from course leads would help when starting out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the push for expanding growing fields like cyber security...

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    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Didn't know how good it was...

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

    I have been working at American Public University System as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Telework. Respect. Good pay for the work. After I started working at 3 other schools, I realized how good APUS / AMU is. They are more like an on-ground school than the 'other' schools I work for.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted - "good ole boys network"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include the instructional staff in more meetings; be more transparent about policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Flexible, Friendly & Fanastic Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    They offer good compensation in regards to salary, the benefits are amazing. The benefits consist of 401K, free education for employees, wellness programs, fitness center (Charles Town, WV), easy commute, flexible work schedule with some telecommuting options depending on your position. Plus the usual medical, dental, vision. I am sure I am missing something but you get the point.

    Cons

    Every company has it's cons. For this company it is growing pains. In the recession, they have done well and will continue to do well. However, they have to be careful of not growing too fast and too big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, the company is headed in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Entry Level Position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Customer Service in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Customer Service in Charles Town, WV

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    -Good starting pay
    -Decent benefits
    -Great growth opportunities

    Cons

    -Job functions can be kind of blurry
    -Sometimes a little overly bureaucratic for such a dynamic industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Apus is a organization with an excellent business model. It seems that I am very lucky to be working at APUS. It would be cool if some of the job titles matched other companies titles (Student Accounts instead of Accounts Receivable).

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  11.  

    Collaborative employee-centric environment.

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

    I worked at American Public University System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the challenge of my work at this company, as well as the collaborative environment between teams. Management was invested in my success, and provided numerous development opportunities. I was encouraged to think outside the box, and felt my ideas were valued. Love the mission, and the opportunities that I was helping to provide to students.

    Cons

    I was overall very satisfied with the company, but because it is a relatively small company, advancement opportunities can be limited. With that said, development within your position is encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the employee engagement!

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