Apollo Education Group

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Apollo Education Group Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 11, 2014
Updated May 11, 2014
295 Reviews
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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98 Ratings

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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

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Um. At a loss, here.

    Cons

    Processes 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get a backbone. Be honest. Be transparent with team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity Squandered

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The 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!)

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Three words: Toxic Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Marketing Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Ability to manage a large marketing budget.

    Cons

    terrible management and bad training, very negative environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management should invest more into developing their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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