Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Enrollment Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Shrinking

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  3. Project manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Arizona in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - Arizona in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Apollo Education Group as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good talent and positive people

    Cons

    No direction good ole boy mentality leadership lacking vision

    Advice to Management

    Listen to tenured employees


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  5. Could Be Better

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    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

    Pros

    Team oriented environment, excellent on-site cafeteria, tuition benefits after 6 months, concierge offers discounts to staff, the pay / benefits are pretty good, and work / life balance is okay.

    Cons

    University of Phoenix was put on notice by the Higher Learning Commission in 2013. Job stability may hinge on the outcome of HLC's meeting at the end of this month.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. At times demanding, but respectful of work life balance. Fair pay and competitive benefits. Interesting technologies and products.

    Cons

    While it varies project to project, this is a large slow moving company. A lot of ideas are developed and subsequently dropped due to bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovation by allowing small teams to own products from requirements stage, through development and on to support.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. They finally approved flex schedule, i.e.4-10 hour shifts 2. Pay is okay for the position

    Cons

    1. Managers are not familiar with the process which causes confusion when new processes and regulations are introduced. 2. No opportunity for advancement. 3 Just like many other corporations, there is a high emphasis on networking and self-promoting rather than hard work and innovative ideas when rewarding employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within departments, when managers are moved over from one department to another it has proven to be unsuccessful. They do not know the process but answer questions as if they do. This causes inconsistencies and puts the company out of compliance. Have a system in place to hold leadership accountable for their actions. There is too much reliance on feedback from employees to upper management to see if middle management is actually doing their jobs.


  8. Helpful (4)

    A sinking ship.

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

    Pros

    I met a few good people here, but the better people don't stay long.

    Cons

    This company is buried alive in technical debt. Cross-team collaboration is hostile to say the least. The outrageous politics have a rotating door on upper management positions. They are always hiring to thwart attrition, and have resigned to recruiting most people from offshore companies that some of the leaders have vested interest in (yes, corruption). This is a place where careers go to die.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Territory Director

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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

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

    Pros

    Great organization with lots of opportunity for growth and advancement back when the company was growing

    Cons

    Company has experienced turmoil and poor leadership in the past 2 years and is unstable


  10. Helpful (3)

    Company Struggling - DO NOT WORK HERE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Diversity of people - Fun work culture although stressful at times due to the nature of being a for-profit company - Decent compensation and benefits though health insurance benefits have declined over the years

    Cons

    - Recent excessive lay-offs - Too many new leaders who lack vision and direction for the future - Huge focus on numbers which prevents staff from focusing on the client and customer's needs %100 of the time

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off excellent employees and then seeking to hire them back for less pay. Take emphasis off of numbers and allow employees to focus on doing the right thing - which is servicing students.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment allows for growth and advancement in both IT and education. The online classroom & related technologies are envied by other educational institutions.

    Cons

    The University of Phoenix still has a reputation as a diploma mill. Changes in IT and business leadership leads to extreme organizational changes and loss of good dedicated resources. Reward and recognize employees.

    Advice to Management

    Work to keep good dedicated employees. Work to create better moral within the staff. Watching lay-off after lay-off happening in you department leads poor performance and attitudes.



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