Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Helpful (1)

    Development

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    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.


  3. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, good vacation package, good salary progression, professional environment

    Cons

    leadership out of touch, lack of strategy, little opportunity for growth due


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  5. Helpful (2)

    All bright engineers left, who remained are crap

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

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

    Pros

    Was a great company, with San Jose producing great innovative products. Competent and inspiring engineers and leaders left this place in the last 6 months, remained are crap. Remained, the crappy ones, are collecting fat salaries and bonuses with no contribution, Resting on the sweat and hardwork of those who left. They are sub-par, do not know what it takes in building products, they are just fooling around.

    Cons

    CIO and his team are clueless and do not have any respect to engineering. All bright engineers left, who remained are crap.

    Advice to Management

    Wipe off Directors and managers, they do not know a dime. All bright engineers left, who remained are crap.


  6. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Fairfield, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Stabie place of employment. People locally are good to one another.

    Cons

    Leadership is not diverse on high level. All white.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify leadership team in Phoenix. All white is a clear indication of unfair practices.


  7. Focus on your product

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Great People, established brand, existing broad market presence

    Cons

    No job security, low pay, meager benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your core product instead of being distracted with constant reorganizations and looking for a solution outside for bad performance. Outsourcing infrastructure and services will not work for Apollo, your brand name and QOS will suffer and you'll eventually have to bring them back in house, an expensive and damaging experience.


  8. Could Be Better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time

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

    Pros

    There was a technical cream few months back . work was never boring even on weekends.

    Cons

    Almost everyone is quitting due to poor outlook or is forced to quit by the mangers and directors.
    The sanjose office only houses the directors and managers earning big fat salary and getting bonus .
    qa is a funplace to work with no work for the last few months but still they show off the work. heard the manager monitors your working hours more then appreciating your work. manager works is mostly to impress the directors with zero intention of improving the product or prodapplication.

    there are very few tech players and a si team that are still driving this show and working hard. Rest all the managers and directors are enjoying there time here. Drawing salary , bonus .

    Advice to Management

    wipe off the sanjose directors , managers and you will save lot of $.
    please conduct a simple programing test for managers and above in sanjose . It's not a surprise that they lack the basic IT skills. all are fake leaders who have come in with recommendations and links.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Project Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Easy to come and go as needed.

    Cons

    Closing the SF office in Aug.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Enrollment

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

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

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

    Pros

    Discounts through various vendors and service providers

    Cons

    Pressure builds, even when things beyond your control happen.

    Advice to Management

    Stay up-to-date with the roles of the employees you're managing, so you can provide applicable advice and more effective solutions to problems.



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