Apollo Education Group

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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
314 Reviews
2.7
314 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 23 reviews)

  • Nice work environment, great colleagues pretty good benefits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Recently, the company's flagship, the University of Phoenix, was put on Notice by the Higher Learning Commission (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management (VPs and above) seem to have no clue what is going on or how to run a company (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people, good management some place

    Cons

    industry outlook, senior leadership, constant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more transparent with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Some great leadership, family feeling with some leadership

    Cons

    No balance, uncertainty, no direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to people first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience has been rewarding and very positive and has allowed me to really cultivate my skillset.

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    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for continual training and development are endless, and the flexibility and automony in the day to day operations are great!

    Cons

    Sometimes there is uncertainty with the direction the company is looking to go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Growth and change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    work-life balance, education focused, employees have passion for education

    Cons

    change, undefined goals, the right people for the right positions has become challenging

  6.  

    Cool mission but a lot of politics

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

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

    Pros

    Industry is fascinating and has great social importance. They're stingy on vacation in the first year (9 days vacation) but things get better afterwards. Not a sweatshop but performance-oriented management and educational mission makes you want to work hard.

    Cons

    Lots of politics due to conflicts/overlap between University of Phoenix and Apollo Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to diffuse the tension between Apollo and University of Phoenix. UOPX employees assume Apollo executives are not being genuine.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Innovative global education company

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

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

    Pros

    The people and thought leadership at Apollo are the biggest assets to the company.

    Cons

    Goals can sometimes be misaligned with corporate objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach teams effectively and monitor progress to company results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good, Pretty bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office, nice people, Lots of changes

    Cons

    Political, Infrastructure, Internal growth opportunity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great years ago, but has been a struggle working here the past few years.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, and opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior leadership and for-profit scrutiny...hard to see a future in this industry at this point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front line...not all decisions should be made from the ivory towers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Going downhill fast

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Tempe Camp, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Tempe Camp, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay-scale, benefits, vacation/sick time.

    Cons

    Lack of initiative, no room for growth, poor corporate policies, ever changing standards, inflexibility of schedules, lack of communication within the company. There used to be extreme room for advancement, income, flexibility, excellent benefits and leadership and since new corporate/company policies have been in place there is no employee moral, it is not enjoyable, there is no incentive, and people are trapped into a dissatisfying job because they cannot afford to lose their salary. In addition to that income discrepancy is absolutely absurd, there are people doing the same job as me (enrolling even less, performing worse) and they are more than doubling my salary because they were there hired at the right time and made the necessary moves to do so. There is no incentive to work when someone is making more than double, almost triple your salary, and performing worse, and you will never be able to reach that salary regardless of your work performance because of the "changes" that have taken place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Has potential but needs some changes. And it's not the strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty or resources for professional growth and development
    Education / L&D industry will always be relevant to the economy
    International growth opportunities

    Cons

    Low morale, and culture tends to be bureaucratic
    Slow to changing market needs
    Health insurance costs are relatively high compared to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the culture. The strategy is solid, and once the culture is changed there is big upside with Apollo. But nothing will get done without great engagement from all levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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