Argosy University
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Updated Jun 20, 2014

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    No room for growth.

    Academic Advisor (Current Employee)

    ProsPayroll is consistent and employees get along.

    ConsAll HR duties are outsourced. Pay freeze for the last 4 years and when it was lifted, they did not notify the staff of their annual increase which was less than 2%. There are annual lay-off's in January and July so you never know if you next on the chopping block and they would prefer to hire outside people then promote from within. Medical benefits doubled in the last year and construction companies (where you can have a limb chopped off with more liability) have cheaper coverage than a university...

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement can only do what corporate allows them to do which is minimal. Its best to work with functional departments to ensure efforts are not duplicated and promoting from within improves employee morale.

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

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    A company on difficult times.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFor the most part, people are dedicated, knowledgeable and extremely hard working. Campus personnel go through great lengths with limited resources to meet students' needs.

    ConsThe company is struggling financially. There is a lot of fear of being laid off which creates a lot of stress and has people constantly looking over their shoulder or trying to read between the lines to see if they are "next." Constant sweeping changes also create a lot of stress and panic, making life very difficult for employees.

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

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    Argosy University

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsEducation benefits, good location, training

    ConsLeadership is lacking, Very cut throat

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to market to the correct polulation and pick your managers better

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

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    Some opportunities, but bureaucratic and highly political

    Program Chair (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThey have quite a bit of training and development content for employees, if you choose to take advantage of them. Compensation can be good if you are at the Executive Committee level or higher at a campus.

    ConsThey are in a significant retraction mode and probably won't recover. Very high stress level for most employees except those at the top, whether campus or HQ. They'll suck the life right out of you, if you allow them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour business model has failed. Move toward a higher quality approach and treat your faculty better.

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

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    Look elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany of the full time employees consistently have the students' best interests in mind and heart.

    ConsToo many full time employees are not required to do the work that used to be done my 2 or 3 full time people. Employees are not sufficiently appreciated or valued but are viewed as expendable and easily replaceable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee appreciation and creating a healthy work/life balance for full time employees

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

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    I was a student and was an adjunct instructor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLove the programs and faculty.

    ConsI was waiting and waiting to teach courses and many times I was not offered a course to teach for month on in. I wish they were more professional. I am still waiting to teach courses there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more professional faculty schedulers. I am very disappointed that I was not offered courses to teach when I did such a great job there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Top heavy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsGreat people in the company at a ground level. Students and Health Science programs are very good.

    ConsVery top heavy company. Focusing on getting students to only take online courses, when students are adamantly against this. Only look at the money side of things, not the students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a job to play the bills.

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsThere really isnt anything thats a pro

    Conspoor management, what have you dont for me lately attitude, over the shoulder management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    psychology diploma mill

    Core Faculty (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe newest campus desired to offer opportunities to applicants who might not get into other graduate programs. The campus hired excellent faculty, interesting and diverse students, ability to develop one's own syllabus and teaching style, lots of ability to interact with students.

    ConsThe campus was driving the car while building it. The campus president pushed large numbers of admissions to get his bonuses knowing many students were unprepared for such a diificult educational process. The higher up management disallowed the individual campus to decide when it was ready to apply for APA approval.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide guidelines and support for new campuses to acquire APA approval and offer bonuses for longevity of students & fculty not admission numbers.

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

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    Great People, Terrible Upper Management

    (Former Employee)

    ProsAdmissions Department is always full of fun, friendly, outgoing people
    Free Education
    Exposure to highly intellectual education staff

    ConsExecutive Management (From Corporate Execs to Campus Presidents) has high turn over which causes inconsistent decision making and policies.
    Admissions personnel are not highly regarded although they are the face of the university and held to sometimes unrealistic numbers (yes it is a sales position although they tread very carefully on not classifying it as so).
    Chaotic environment most of the time, very loosely organized.
    Long hours - little regard for work/life balance.
    Not much room for advancement
    With the exception of a couple of favored employees, don't expect any care to whether employees are retained. It is understood that turn over is high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the admissions, student services and finance staff being that they interact with your "consumer" the student each day. Place more of a value on employee retention on all levels (associate and execs) in reducing turn over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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