Argosy University

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Argosy University Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not friendly, concerned about the profits, not faculty

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Adjunct in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small school with nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    No support from directors. They are afraid to stand up for what is needed to run programs. Expected to do work on own time-not paid. Not allowed to clock hours worked-only what is approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time faculty and allow managers to determine needs in departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    In one sentence, umm...I was VERY disappointed at this university, as a student and an employee.

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Student Services in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The students. There is really nothing else to say about it. I had a horrible experience.

    Cons

    The employees. Terrible place to work and go to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free coffee, regulated office temperature.

    Cons

    This place is a sweatshop. Your phone is on autodial all day while managers listen to your calls to make sure you don't go off script. The school is not a credible university. The graduation rate is very low and the student debt load is very high. High pressure sales environment masquerading as admission counseling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business model is predatory and needs a complete overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful company- toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay for school (tuition- not fees)

    Cons

    The company doesn't support growth and keeps the employees in the dark about everything. The rules are changed every day on how to recruit students. There is no appreciation and it has just become a toxic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employees more and don't keep them in the dark. Constant focus on pleasing the people above instead of below doesn't help the company be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most unorganized environment I have ever worked in

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The front line associates. The staff I worked with was great.

    Cons

    Zero communication from EDMC to the local campuses. EDMC runs the show, we had no say at a local level. NO MARKETING!!! HORRID LEADERSHIP!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to at least communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Brainless, not challenging work, toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Argosy pays for your schooling

    Cons

    not challenging, no career path, no focus on employees, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees like humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    The entire time I was there, it was frustrating and awful.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a decent salary and benefits. They also really took the time to train you on most of the job requirements. Also, the Sarasota campus did occasional events and potlucks. And when I left, the admissions team was great. My coworkers really supported each other and worked to help each other out. Most importantly, there was no "cutthroat" atmosphere in admissions...it was frowned upon to "steal" students from another admissions rep. This made it a much more collaborative environment.

    Cons

    There are plenty. I had a few major frustrations. One being the challenge of getting students. You never technically do any cold calling, but there are so many leads that are provided that were mistakenly made. The database of leads was ridiculous. They were having us call leads that were 5 years old (yes, you read that right). That's how bad the business was. There was such a lack of new leads that we were having to go that far back. And of course, it would be your funeral if you tried to bring up the fact that the leads were crap. You'd be spoonfed a statement like "there's no such thing as a bad lead." Absolute garbage. The other major frustration I had was the restructuring of the company. They changed the management of regions and we had a new regional manager type (I forget the actual title), who was in charge of a few of the Argosy locations. This person was awful. They used intimidation and they had absolutely no people skills at all. This person didn't like the approach of one of the admissions reps, so they sat at the AR's desk for hours one day. They also talked down to others, which was not ok. My other issue was with the employee review process. There are several competencies, like professionalism, product knowledge, student focus, and a few others. Now say that you don't hit your expected numbers. They will start to change your different competencies from "exceeds" or "meets expectations" to "below expectations." It's frustrating to be completely professional at all times and representing the company well, but as soon as you're not hitting your numbers, they might say "well, if you're not getting students, then you must not be professional." But since they can't actually fire you for not hitting your numbers, then this is how they have to do it I suppose. Ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using fear tactics to manage others, and treat them with respect. Also, the whole slideshow presentation given to students is not working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    At least i got some experience (Finance Counselor)

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    Former Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great People to work with
    -Some great managers
    -Helping students

    Cons

    -No advancement
    -Boys Club (Worked at UoP a MUST to be promoted)
    -No pay increase
    -Lowest paid Finance Counselors in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think outside the box. For the employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Very disorganized disappointing waste of time.

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid
    Former Employee - Financial Aid

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I respected my direct supervisor and many of my direct colleagues, fair pay, and schedule flexibility (I credit this to my boss not the campus).

    Cons

    Severe consistent lack of communication and professionalism from higher management. Working with central processing was frustrating because we are not allowed to correct and rectify issues on the campus level - and they are working harder and harder on removing responsibilities from ground campuses. This created a very hostile environment, and led to a severe distrust between the employees and the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication even if the news is bad. Utilize the skills of your employees and really listen to their criticisms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job is a joke! Get out while you can. Terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Loved my Co-Workers
    Pay & Benefits

    Cons

    Where to begin...
    no job security
    no opportunity for advancement
    not what originally applied for. Management is VERY misleading
    Extremely high turnover
    Call Center type environment- exp to make 200 calls per day
    Constant change of policy and procedure
    Heavy Micro Managing.
    List goes on and on......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very dishonest, dysfunctional and disrespectful management. Learn how to communicate and value employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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