Apollo Education Group

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Apollo Education Group Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Apollo Education Group – US – “Corporate”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 143 reviews

41% Approve of the CEO

Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli

Gregory W. Cappelli

(46 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance was always good, kind of depends on which manager you have(in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits especially tuition but you can't do anything with the degree after(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is a lack of communication when informing impacted personnel of business strategy changes(in 5 reviews)

  • Degrees from the University of Phoenix(in 5 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Focus, Focus, Focus ... there is none

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsDecent compensation package - salary, vacation, health benefits, 401k.

    ConsLack of sustained focus. Too many changes in leadership that have occurred too quickly. This has lead to numerous changes in corporate direction, multiple re-orgs (just for the sake of re-orgs).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the outsourcing ... do you realize the knowledge you are losing? do you realize the control you are losing? do you realize the quality of work you are losing? See the "Cons" listed above.

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

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    Always in transition

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood salary, co-workers were pleasant, was able to work a flexible schedule at times.

    ConsThere are constant changes in leadership with no true leader at the helm. The constant changes creates a atmosphere of fear and morale is low among employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more open communication between upper-level management and staff.

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Could be but isn't, the ship needs work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsNice work environment, great colleagues pretty good benefits. Culture, at least in my department is good. Immeidate managers and directors are really nice people, but there are a lot of prima donnas around.

    ConsLack of leadership at the top, constant talk of layoffs, disconnect between top management and what actually gets done. No vision for the future, it seems like they're just trying to manage the stock price and not the company. People who are good are leaving, causing quite a brain drain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the money and leave, bring some new blood to revitalize this listing ship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started out good, then things fell apart; they shut down our entire division and outsourced it to India.

    Marketing Contractor (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsYou can telecommute, given lots of autonomy, good pay for contractors. But no job security, and they seem to drive out their top talent and retain the worst people. No room for advancement, and they often keep people as "temps" for literally years and years.

    ConsIncompetent management, toxic culture, rewarded only the nastiest people. Poor ethical standards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to be so money-grubbing and return to focus on education.

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

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    Need more advancement

    Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsBenefits and culture. Education free is nice.

    ConsNo opportunity to advance from entry level, even with advanced education

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Belittling. Makes it worth making sure you get your education so you aren't stuck in a job like this your entire life.

    School Certifying Official (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsHelping veterans receive their education.
    Decent pay for the level of education required.

    ConsOpportunity to advance in veterans affairs department.
    Directors are biased and disrespectful
    You need to be somebody's friends on Facebook and go to their weekend barbeque to not be in the spot light of "so and so did something wrong"
    Very high school in the way things are addressed by management or directors
    Someone who sits down and does their work and doesn't socialize is reprimanded for being unapproachable yet someone who is talkative is unmotivated and unproductive.
    To avoid firing someone they make a situation more and more miserable until the person quits on their own instead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe should not be Facebook friends. It takes the professional and business out of the situation and turns it personal.
    Start taking people seriously and paying attention to what someone has to say because believe it or not someone who had been doing this job for years (actually doing the job not management or directors) may actually have some insight into what can make a difference in a day or a new process.
    Sit down and process yourself for a week. If you can't meet the numbers or have an acceptable audit, then it's time for you to step down.
    Sometimes the squeaky wheel should be removed not attended to. Get over offending so and so because she's sensitive and lay it down straight. If she doesn't like it then she needs to thicken her skin.
    Tattle tales should not be rewarded when it is obvious they blow things out of proportion
    Positive feedback or at least constructive criticism is always ALWAYS better than tearing someone to bits and leaving them that way.
    Empower your employees don't trample on them

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

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    Apollo Group - University of Phoenix

    Technical Support (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsOrganized help desk support and training is useful.

    ConsThe company employee policies and management are not as helpful for use and are in a constant state of revision as well as other processes. Sick time policy supports constant attrition and turn over and is likely a business practice tool.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your sick time policies and stick with one that doesn't support constant attrition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The current CIO is outsourcing IT jobs

    Network Administrator II (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe good thing is that job pay is good at this company. There are chances for advancement, if you're in the right department. Vacation days also advance quickly.

    ConsThe worst thing about this company is that the current CIO is outsourcing IT jobs to India! And the CIO did not bother to find out the full capability of each IT department before pushing them to outsource. This is clearly a decision made without regard to in-house customer desires. If your job is aligned with the education part of this company, I think you are alright. But if you are in the IT department, look out!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that American jobs are more than just dollars on the bottom line. American jobs make our country strong and instill pride and honor in the communities in which we live. Don't sell out America!

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

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    Overall good company, lots of opportunity for career growth over my years of employment.

    Admissions Representative (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsExcellent benefit package, salary, education benefit for you and your family, locations nationally and online-home office potential.

    ConsManagement was promoted based on numbers. Nepotism, and unethical practices were but a few of the issues they faced in the late 2009 in the for profit higher education crisis. Many growing pains, employees fearful of lay offs, constant change as they are driven by profit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Operation Research Analyst

    Operations Research Analyst (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood work life balance, Not much pressure

    ConsDifficult to change the mind set of higher management

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen to new ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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