American Public University System Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • I have two work from home days and a lot of flexibility (in 4 reviews)

  • Great work life / balance and very flexible atmosphere (with my supervisor, who was wonderful) (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • LOW pay and believe they are not paying minimum wage (in 5 reviews)

  • No wonder APUS doesn't pay very well, they all share a brain (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Adjunct

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, ability to work as 2nd job, and add additional income

    Cons

    Small class sizes, limited compensation


  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Mission-driven organization; great benefits; flexible scheduling and telecommuting options. Lots of talented people on staff. Lovely little town provides a safe environment in which to work.

    Cons

    The organization is a bit siloed. Lots of teleconferences and remote workers, so relationship building can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and communicate with middle management more. You have tons of talented young people with great ideas who could make an enormous impact.


  3. Good People, Good Benefits

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Charles Town, WV
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good company with good benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    There are often times that feedback is solicited from employees, however more times than not the feedback goes unnoticed or no attempt is made to review feedback given.


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  5. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the telecommuting the company offers and the ability to work remotely. The healthcare benefits are a huge plus too.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the amount of negativity and the workplace environments. Almost no one in my department actually wants to work in our department. Compensation is minimal and rarely increases by the year.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to find new ways to engage employees. Negative reinforcement and threats are not going to bring a positive outcome. We need positive reinforcement. Every other day policies change and half of the departments don't ever know about it until they run into an issue.


  6. American Public University- never got work

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot in the 3 week training

    Cons

    But you may not get an assignment after you finish the training and you get hired.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone it would be nice to explain to them why they are not getting a class, the training was hard and unpaid and turned out to be a waste of time for me.


  7. Financial Aid Process Team

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    Former Employee - Specialist, Financial Aid in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Specialist, Financial Aid in Charles Town, WV
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offers great entry-level jobs. Great culture.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are seldom. Process driven.


  8. Evaluator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, nice people to work with, and they constantly want feedback to improve.

    Cons

    salaries and career opportunities


  9. Helpful (3)

    One of the better for-profit schools to teach for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good program directors and faculty directors. Some of the best students--many are in the military and have good work ethics and are respectful. Flexible, work-at-home schedule. If you do your work well, you are not micromanaged and you are trusted. Decent benefits. Tuition is free or reduced for employees.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, lower than average pay, and no pay raises. Vacation is required to be taken all in one month and scheduled a year in advance. Work/life balance can be hard because there are basically no weekends off.


  10. APUS Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, free education, excellent co-workers

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  11. what a joke!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Nothing really....unless ur a favorite onlf one of the executives. Then u can move wherever u want.

    Cons

    Pays awful. No room for advancement. Mgmt is just awful especially in finance. People are rude and HR only cares about protecting the management not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the entire company and get rid of dead weight.

    American Public University System Response

    May 7, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. Though we hope to only see positive feedback, we understand that from time to time not everyone will be pleased with our people or processes. We strive to promote from ... More



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