Argosy University Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Craig Swenson
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Pros
  • Good pay, Incentives, Good team (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people and everyone is always helpful (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • A person doesn't move up from a local campus level (in 4 reviews)

  • Full-time faculty very demeaning and unwilling to associate with adjuncts (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Assistant Director of Admissions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Admissions team works together mostly everyone in admissions works together to achieve the same goal and help the students.

    Cons

    Micro-management, repetitive job, no opportunity for growth. You are stuck in a position yet trying to educate others on career advancement and opportunities through education.

    Advice to Management

    Find new ways to enhance employee morale. Allow career growth training to allow those that are interested in advancement to understand the full dynamics of the business and education structure and how they can grow with the company. Find an innovative approach to reach students by spending money in commercials or local events to advertise. No one knows what Argosy University is or where it is located.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Avoid until new leadership arrives

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Poor lead inquiries where we sounded like telemarketers
    No matching on 401k
    Difficulty to move up

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work with each other


  3. Helpful (5)

    Sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had amazing co workers.

    Cons

    The company is crumbling. I witnessed three lay offs in one year. There was no room for advancement. Huge turnover. The departments cannot co-exist and function in a cohesive way. Everything is purely numbers based, which is not the way education should be.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


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  5. Not Progressive

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

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many of the admissions staff actually care about the success of the students.

    Cons

    The organization as a whole does not utilize the knowledge of their staff that have first hand interaction with the students. Management are high paid mouth pieces of upper management with no leadership skills or ethical stance. They do not support their staff and displays open favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a mission and vision for the administration so every department is working TOGETHER towards the same goal.


  6. Great benefits but a high pressured sales environment. Your performance is highly based on numbers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great co-workers, team environment. Great benefits.

    Cons

    High pressured sales environment. Job stability is based on your ability to bring in students but so few leads to work with. You always feel that your job is on the line.


  7. Financial Aid Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FAO in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - FAO in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Argosy University (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Previous Manger was great to work for.

    Cons

    No room for advancement or opportunities


  8. Not what you Expect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. You aren't required to come in on weekends.

    Cons

    You live in fear that you could be fired at any moment. Stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible if someone makes a mistake because one slip up doesn't mean a person does it everytime.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not at all positive

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff and decent benefits. Hours were fairly predictable (i.e., no extra hours, or weekends) and therefore allowed for life outside of work.

    Cons

    High stress and burnout. Some days better than others.A times it appeared that there were conflicting directives to employees, which lead to a sense of fear and insecurity. We were expected to "sell" prospective students on the benefits of attending Argosy, DC (which is actually located in Arlington, VA) at "any cost". Thus, if our recruitment numbers did not meet our sales goals, we were lectured about potential consequences. The position very quickly became one of fear of reprisal, job insecurity, high stress, and burnout. To say that our recruitment tactics to prospective students was disingenuous is an understatement. I feel a tremendous amount of guilt about the students that I helped recruit.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to value your staff and students and treat all with the respect they deserve. It is also a good idea not to frequently change rules, procedures, etc, without advanced notification and proper training. Thus, this type of organizational management - inconsistent - leads to poor morale, loss of a sense of security, fear of reprisal, and burnout and a feeling that it is time to leave.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Argosy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work but low pay

    Cons

    Not stable company but good place to work


  11. Helpful (1)

    Expect the unexpected!@#$%^&*(

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay competitive salaries.

    The employees are multi-cultural.

    Cons

    I come to work one day and my supervisor called me to his office and said that EDMC is doing a reorganization/downsizing of our department.

    EDMC is thus eliminating some postions.

    Unfortunately, my position is one of them.

    So, in short, I was out of a job!!!

    Advice to Management

    Value your most valuable assets - your people!!!



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