Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated July 30, 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 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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very good place to work.

    Cons

    There is always a few things that could be better.


  2. Awesome People

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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


  3. Senior Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


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  5. University of Phoenix

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Don't do it to yourself

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Analyst and Military Progression Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Recruitment Analyst and Military Progression Advisor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to help people achieve their dreams of going to college

    Cons

    Poor market presence, numbers driven at any cost


  7. Sr Business Analyst

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. University of Phoenix

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Tuition benefits are available for employees, spouses and dependents. For anyone wanting to earn a graduate degree, or dependents who want to return to school, the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The organization continues to downsize and there is a constant sense of insecurity. More layoffs are expected before the end of the year. Enrollment teams have to bid for shifts and for this year, the two worst months of the year are how the bids are measured.


  9. Volatile Industry

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

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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 Representative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay and benefits

    Cons

    Direct management for enrollment representative's is not cohesive. Each manager has a different set of guidelines and the directors that oversee managers do so on a good buddy system.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of knowing exactly what managers are coaching to and more training for management.


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    Development

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working arrangements.

    Cons

    Ambiguity, you can never be sure you will have a job for long. Cold hard cuts, ongoing.

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize and regroup



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