Apollo Education Group

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Apollo Education Group Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 11, 2014
Apollo Education Group – US – “Corporate”

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2.5 12 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli

Gregory W. Cappelli

(3 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance was always good, kind of depends on which manager you have(in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits especially tuition but you can't do anything with the degree after(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a lack of communication when informing impacted personnel of business strategy changes(in 5 reviews)

  • Degrees from the University of Phoenix(in 5 reviews)

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    NOT for creative people

    Designer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsUm. At a loss, here.

    ConsProcesses get in the way of good creative thinking. Creative management do not stand behind their team. Creative resource management is totally unqualified to match talent to creative projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a backbone. Be honest. Be transparent with team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opportunity Squandered

    Product Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe San Francisco Apollo Group office was an amazing place to work in 2009. The recently formed Product Strategy and Development group was staffed with incredibly smart, well-intentioned academic and technology professionals who had the mandate to "reinvent education for the 21st century." Unfortunately, this well-funded opportunity to truly move the needle on big problems in education was utterly squandered by an executive management team that was simply incapable of articulating a coherent business strategy. And as the bottom began to fall out of the for-profit education sector, the company flailed from one ill-conceived initiative and corresponding “re-org” to another. While churning through countless millions, the company began losing all of its top talent in the most dramatic brain drain I have ever witnessed at a large company. Rather than address these strategic and operational issues, the company did what every poorly managed company does - embark on a death spiral of cost cutting that continues to this day (going so far as to recently inform employes that they are now required to supply their own plastic cutlery in the break rooms!)

    ConsI can’t think of a more demoralizing, soul-crushing place to work than in the Technology division at Apollo Group these days. Well okay, I suppose spending your time in a University of Phoenix call center trying to convince prospective students that their degree will have any value is probably more degrading. But not by much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to formulate a business strategy (by first understanding what a strategy actually is). And return your ill-gotten, undeserved gains to Apollo Group shareholders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Three words: Toxic Work Environment

    Marketing Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood benefits and reasonable pay, but this is not even enough to make it worthwhile working at this place.

    ConsToo much politics, too many negative overworked employee and lack of leadership support leads to lots of backstabbing and disgruntled employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease have regular check in meetings with lower level staff. Find out what they are feeling. You would be surprised to the feedback you receive. Also, corporate culture starts at the top so really look at the top and what their values are. As they say, it rolls down hill.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Marketing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsAbility to manage a large marketing budget.

    Consterrible management and bad training, very negative environment

    Advice to Senior Managementthe management should invest more into developing their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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