Argosy University

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Argosy University Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Successful from my own ability, not employer support.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Students were the wonderful part about the job!

    Cons

    Cliques, unexperienced managers who are threatened by your knowledge or success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as you'd like to be treated and just because you might have been a decent rep doesn't mean you're qualified to manage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Payroll is consistent and employees get along.

    Cons

    All 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee appreciation and creating a healthy work/life balance for full time employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    I was a student and was an adjunct instructor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Love the programs and faculty.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Top heavy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Been here long enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Free education. Great faculty, great chairs, and great curriculum

    Cons

    Management, leadership, constant change, policy oriented. No growth for internal positions. No value placed on admissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead and be open to executive coaching

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Extemely challenging...presenting a product all other universities have at a much higher cost

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits as compared to other schools

    Cons

    too numbers driven...management doesn't understand that basis of sales diffculties here is that the price is just too high during bad economic times. When other private universities were lowering tuition, Argosy University had the "balls" to increase its tuition. We offer a good product, but not the best product, so why do we charge more than everyone else??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep tuition reasonable, and you'll get more students...please don't blame your sales team when your tuition is "off the hook"!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    The Pros and Cons of Argosy University

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Free tuition! If you work there for over a year you can enroll in any of their programs for free.

    Cons

    Being one of 18 corporately owned campuses makes it difficult to get problems solved.

    It is a growing University that is struggling to break away from the "degree mill" persona. In the meantime most of the departments (academic, administrative, etc) struggle to keep employees from being over worked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Physically come visit campuses more often to get a real idea of what is going on.

    Pay more attention to the importance of the Student Services department. That is where student retention will be found.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Admissions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Manager was a great leader

    Cons

    My commute was very short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    Pleasant positive work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, with reasonable time off accommodations. The compensation is fairly decent and the location is beautiful. Work schedule is nice schedule with alternating Saturdays among team and there are plenty of training opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    High stress for employees to achieve somewhat unrealistic goals and not all management is open or receptive to ideas on how to improve and change. Those who do present any opposition are met with negative consequences. Advancement seems to be more on who you know and not who the most qualified is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more management training and leadership opportunities for current employees and be bigger on promoting current staff to positions within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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