Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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  1. Enlightening

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are some of the best, great opportunities to learn and go, it is really hard to get fired here, benefits are great.

    Cons

    There is a bad atmosphere that is permeating ever since the stock prices fell. The opportunities are getting to be fewer and fewer and the whole company seems to be afraid to take any more risks.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what the company preaches. There are many in management that do not practice or understand the basic business concepts that are taught in the Apollo Education Group schools. Let's embrace innovation and bring out the best this company has to offer!

  2. Enrollment Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, feels like a family. Get to have a positive impact on the lives of college students and help them with major life goals. Very good benefits package including tuition benefits, reasonable health benefits, 401k, sick and vacation pay, etc. Innovative and forward thinking.

    Cons

    Can take time for information from the top to get to the rest of us when changes are made.

    Advice to Management

    More up to the minute information would be helpful at times.

  3. Executive Enrollment Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Enrollment Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Enrollment Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Curriculum and OLS system makes for very happy students and UOP a leader in higher education. Manager who cares but allows me autonomy. Excellent benefits, pay, and time off.

    Cons

    Everything changes...everyday and that can be a little frustrating. Lack of communication from bottom up.

    Advice to Management

    proactive not reactive

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  5. Good employer as undergrad faculty but not much work anymore

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    Current Employee - Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Faculty in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training as an adjunct faculty

    Cons

    Exploits their doctoral faculty with low wages and too mcuh work

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and a higher salary

  6. Director

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Company is in a death spiral. Leadership throughout the company are only out for themselves and the stock pro.

    Advice to Management

    Hire back some of the Tech sernior leaders you just laid off

  7. Great company with potential to be a great employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work at AEG are its best asset. It truly is more of a 'family' than a workplace and the opportunity to help deserving students obtain an education and progress their careers is one of the best perks.

    Cons

    There is a lot of confusion about the future strategy which creates a very difficult working environment. Continuous management changes and knee-jerk reactions to strategic initiatives have resulted in a tumultuous and stressful working environment that is very difficult to keep employees motivated. Hopefully, this will turn around but very tough to keep a passionate and productive team.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a Bad Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, education scholarship availability for those pursuing to do so, ability to expand knowledge, work from home (if applicable to position), pay scale is decent

    Cons

    Typical office politics, very clique-ish, nepotism unfortunately very prevalent, expect to assume responsibility outside of work scope (unfamiliar territory)

    Advice to Management

    Promote those whom are deserving of promotion, not those whom are your friends. Take the time to recognize those whom stand out, or even make giant leaps. They will appreciate at it and value your recognition.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Too much change, very little leadership

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Apollo is a Fast paced environment.. It has good Promotion opportunities. It offers a Flexible schedule and you can Working remotely.

    Cons

    The company is an a highly regulated industry and the reputation is hard to overcome. The leadership is always looking for the quick fix and change is constant.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making radical changes. Support you department leaders and allow them to fix issues.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Questionable long-term success - more change ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Front line employees focus and live the mission of the organization, decent benefits including education support

    Cons

    After years of transformation engagement levels are low, lack of leadership at the executive level (evident in CEO rating), missing focus on employee engagement and positive career experience, too many cooks in the kitchen, not the right voices included in critical decision making

    Advice to Management

    Define priorities and execute those with intention, focus on getting engagement back up, empower leaders to make decisions and lead their teams, strive for effective collaboration (don't just say you want to be collaborative or over-collaborate to the point of distraction and performance loss)

  11. IT Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The program was great. They set us up with everything. There were a variety of events and learning opportunities. My VP encouraged me to learn from many different teams.

    Cons

    Not enough employees to get stuff done since there were a lot of layoffs prior to me starting. There were also layoffs and people quitting while I was there. The people that were there either seemed to be doing nothing or were swamped.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing people and get more quality hard workers on the teams.

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