Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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Pros
  • There is work-life balance for remote employees (in 25 reviews)

  • Great benefits, somewhat flexible schedule, plenty of vacation accumulation if you've been here as long as I have (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • University of Phoenix is a for-profit school, so you are constantly trying secure student retention (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management is a buddy buddy club (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Great Future, Tough "Present"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Apollo Education Group, parent company to University of Phoenix and a dozen other universities world-wide, exists for a great reason: help educate those who already have jobs, and can't deal with regular universities. The culture equals the mission, with everyone marching to a good goal.

    Cons

    Still suffering from bad decisions made a decade ago, all by C-level staff long gone and now running Grand Canyon University (immune to government and media scrutiny due to the "Christian University" status, in my opinion), Apollo is in the cross-hairs of the SEC, DOE, and Wall Street as enrollment numbers decline, and the education landscape changes as every state U now offers online adult-focused education. This has created a environment in decline, with constant change inside trying to find the new "niche."

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing so much and so fast. Find a strategy and stick to it.


  2. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    There is always a few things that could be better.


  3. Awesome People

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Awesome Work Ethic where the rubber meets the road. Implementation of complex systems seemed like a breeze. Teams were family.

    Cons

    Difficulty to get a vision of what Management was working to implement. Seemed that off shore education organization purchasing became a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Trust Employees with vision of go forward strategy


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  5. Senior Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic environment with many opportunities. Excellent benefits and competitive salary. Flexible work hours to allow for education opportunities.

    Cons

    Many reorganizations and down-sizing. High turnover rate. Job security is at risk every day.


  6. University of Phoenix

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, easy to follow process

    Cons

    Lack of direction/focus/communication/direction from management. Change for the sake of change rather than change with a vision in mind. No upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Not a bad place but don't expect promotions or clarity in job function


  7. Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They use many latest technologies. My team was great and the whole intern program was awesome.

    Cons

    I felt like Apollo has some lazy environment.


  8. Sr Business Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities are always available, great landscape to network and get a taste of a number of facets of the IT SDLC.

    Cons

    Strategy changes daily and employees are not appreciated. Career development is non existent from a structured perspective. It is a very reactive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant change of direction and maintain a vision that translates well into actionable objectives. Treat staff as assets and not band aids.


  9. Volatile Industry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay and opportunity if the right people like you. Apollo is an industry giant with ample opportunity in the corporate training sector.

    Cons

    Not sure if your going to have a job tomorrow, major restructuring is an everyday occurrence. Apollo is a very political environment based out of Chicago not Phoenix.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews for everyone starting with senior leadership.


  10. Enrollment Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Environment, pay, benefits, tuition free

    Cons

    declining for-profit college enrollments, reduces hiring


  11. Shrinking

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Apollo Group are paychecks and vacation. The company is still shrinking and trying to realign. The constant changes could reflect a business that's changing for the better eventually, but it's been a few years of changing winds and horizons with no clear end in sight at an employee level.

    Cons

    - Poor Management at all levels (vision, communication, employee development) - Years of reorganization, layoffs, reorganizations - Reactionary



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