Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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Pros
  • work/life balance was always good, kind of depends on which manager you have (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
  • Recently, the company's flagship, the University of Phoenix, was put on Notice by the Higher Learning Commission (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management is so adept to change that these changes seem to have no rhyme or reason (in 12 reviews)

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  1. What does the future hold? So many lay offs, so many changes, and we still don't have a plan...

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    Current Employee - Compliance Coordinator
    Current Employee - Compliance Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, independence.Decent wages. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Always have to worry about the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good, dedicated,and ethical employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Bumpy Road Ahead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment with a high-tech company feel. Lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting is a way of life at Apollo. If you can live with constant ambiguity, not a bad place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Never a dull moment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I gained good experience and had the pleasure to work with some very good people. Apollo has a lot going on, so there is always something interesting going on.

    Cons

    Apollo is a big, heavily regulated global corporation, and like other similar organizations, things can get slioed and political pretty easily. This is exacerbated by frequent management turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to leverage what you have instead of trying to reinvent the wheel repeatedly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Company is o.k. but opportunities for growth are limited... classic case of over promise and under deliver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great Benefits- the company used to have superb benefits and they use to pay for all of it, but with the changes in healthcare now the options are still pretty good but you have to pay quite a bit for them.
    - You meet and work with wonderful, multi-talented, and capable people of all walks of life
    - Company values diversity and shows in staff

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for professional growth (company typically does not promote from within)
    - Asides from very rare exceptions, there is Very little professional development, training, and coaching from direct supervisors. They consider webinars "professional development" and expect staff to acquire knowledge and skills on their own.
    - They have placed a cap on salary increases- especially on the exempt employees.
    - Executives say they have "an open door" policy but anyone who questions them or brings a concern to the table is shun from promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The people who work for you are just as important as the services you provide; train them better, provide more financial incentives. TRUST and EMPOWER your people; they are capable!
    - Do an exit interview after your people leave for other companies. You could learn very valuable information and if you would put it into practice, you would avoid the departure of many talented individuals.

  6. Overall good company to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Lots of people are willing to train you. Give you some hands on expwerience

    Cons

    The company is not doing good now.

  7. Great company that takes care of employees.

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Manager
    Former Employee - Enrollment Manager

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, they understand a well-balanced life.

    Cons

    The company has had lots of change management and restructuring. Still finding their place in higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-look at strategies and ensure you have the right people in place at the C-level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Some good but mostly bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - some very bright and dedicated people
    - flexible work hours
    - good mission (making education generally available)

    Cons

    - business outlook is unclear and the flagship university has been having enrollment problems
    - the organization is hamstrung often by a 'good enough' attitude
    - Business is declining so money and budget is extremely tight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good and honest look at:
    1. why University of Phoenix enrollment is declining
    2. how continued cutting has affected the effectiveness of your tech org

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Company with promise. Not living up to same.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Steady work, comparable wages and benefits, positive business (they don't build bombs)

    Cons

    Constant reorganization and poor internal communication. Lack of cohesive vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull it together, choose a direction and get there.. As a unit.

    Neutral Outlook
  10. A cores value company with a vision of helping educate people around the world.

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    Former Employee - Director, IT Infrastructure
    Former Employee - Director, IT Infrastructure

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Core values
    Compensation
    Good benefits
    Interesting work
    Work-life balance
    Changing people's lives for the better through education

    Cons

    Government regulation
    Changing market
    Managed Service of IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More skip level meetings are key to understanding who are your greatest contributors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent Company, Fantastic People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, and Corporate Structure

    Cons

    Uncertainty with security of positions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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