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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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Craig Swenson


21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    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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    Been here long enough

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to lead and be open to executive coaching

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

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

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood pay and benefits as compared to other schools

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Pros and Cons of Argosy University

    Admissions Coordinator (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

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

    ConsBeing 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 Senior ManagementPhysically 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Admissions

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Current Employee) Alameda, CA

    ProsManager was a great leader

    ConsMy commute was very short

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Pleasant positive work environment

    Admissions Representative (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExcellent 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for what it is

    Admissions Representative (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Pros-Amazing and fun coworkers.
    -Tuition Discount (pretty much free with exception of taxes)
    -Nice location and buildings
    -Good Pay

    Cons-Good amount of vacation days but hard to use them with so many school start dates
    -High pressure salesy environment.
    -Upper management is only concerned about numbers with little regard to students
    -up and down job security
    -admissions representatives are given more and more duties such that they do what other departments are being paid for like finance and retention

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat you employees the way you expect them to treat students-this includes retaining them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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