Apollo Education Group

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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
292 Reviews

2.7
292 Reviews
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    THE BEST company in Phoenix valley if you like Open Source stack like Java/J2EE and Cloud, Hadoop, MongoDB.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Solutions Architect  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Solutions Architect in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    They let you choose the technology and tools and give you full freedom to implement your ideas
    Best work life balance
    Awesome salary

    Cons

    The leadership - couldnt manage student enrollment downfall
    Primary issue is because of high rate of leadership refresh at the top of the organization
    Every new leader has his own view and leaves the company prematurely without realizing the efforts, and the next one comes and starts afresh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE trust your long-term employees and promote them as leaders instead of relying on some outsiders. We have seen several rounds of leadership from several other companies. They still couldnt control the student enrollment issue.
    There are still lot of great leaders who have been with the company for years. Identify and promote them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great 5 years ago...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Mentor  in  Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Student Mentor in Ontario, CA

    Pros

    Culture in team is good. Good 401k, tuition assistance, vacation. For profit with a non profit mission. They really want to help students.

    Cons

    Used to be paid by performance but because of HLC now I get the same pay as the lazy guy next to me so no real incentive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure a way to go back to incentivizing good work or your top performers will leave.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company is ready for change, but is letting HLC regulation impact all business decisions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Workforce Solutions is a high growth team with a lot of opportunities. Position works directly with senior and c-level executives of global accounts. Good culture and vision.

    Cons

    Too much process involved in developing a relationship. Corporate services are not designed to support B2B sales. Highly regulated business. The company has a lot of politics at middle and senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the jockeying for power and position and focus on the business. Stop letting regulators and corporate staff from allowing the company from changing business model. The company is allowed to sale its services without higher ed regulations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior IT was chaotic but overall good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    I was able to develop skills by defining my own work and taking on projects from others. Pay was decent. I enjoyed working with most of my colleagues, and under normal circumstances had a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Poor managers tend to rise to the top too easily. Difficult to change the culture. Benefit grab by company stripped out lots of my stock when I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good people, and lose the ones who just look like they are working but really aren't

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best Training Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ground and On-line Faculty  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Ground and On-line Faculty in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    The term student-centered is practiced not just talked about.

    Cons

    Pay could be more, but they do increase it each year and there are no expenses like travel and there is no travel time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software QA Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    The culture is good. Salary is OK for phoenix and HR is very good.

    Cons

    No accountability and some projects are following standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Moving in the right direction, tough industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

    Pros

    Good culture, nice balance, great mission, market-based compensation, improving processes and technolgoy

    Cons

    Stuck with a ground campus mindset; struggling to rebalance with technology ventures and more progressive thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and accelerate!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not prepared for change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were nice, friendly family like atmosphere before the changes. Pay was decent for the area. The cafe was really great, congrats to Aramark for that!

    Cons

    Business model is no longer effective. Everyone has an online school now, so no need to go to a third rate school with the cache of a community college, but a price of a brand name school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consultants did a horrible job with the right-sizing and communications. Instead of ripping off the band-aid, they made it a long, lingering process where everyone was unsure and scared all the time. Random cuts with the message "it's not over" hardly fostered the environment for innovation that they will need to survive the long term. They needed a large, deep cut, and then let everyone left know they are safe so they get back to work and feel more secure. The way they did it let all the best talent know that they need to get out asap...

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    University of Phoenix

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    Low pay for adjunct professors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise adjunct professor salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    There may be no one left before it gets better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The varierty of work used to be great, new technologies.

    Cons

    Hell lot of internal polictics, doesn't matter how hard you work , you will go higher only if you are pet of management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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