Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Shrinking

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Apollo Group are paychecks and vacation. The company is still shrinking and trying to realign. The constant changes could reflect a business that's changing for the better eventually, but it's been a few years of changing winds and horizons with no clear end in sight at an employee level.

    Cons

    - Poor Management at all levels (vision, communication, employee development) - Years of reorganization, layoffs, reorganizations - Reactionary


  2. Could Be Better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Seen Better Days

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    One of largest organizations in Phoenix to gain experience at.

    Cons

    Strange University of Phoenix vs Apollo hierarchy. Management realized too late that the industry is changing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. At times demanding, but respectful of work life balance. Fair pay and competitive benefits. Interesting technologies and products.

    Cons

    While it varies project to project, this is a large slow moving company. A lot of ideas are developed and subsequently dropped due to bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovation by allowing small teams to own products from requirements stage, through development and on to support.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not so bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great educational benefits, good team members, and enjoyed working with students

    Cons

    Executive leadership should visit campuses more and need more open communication about company changes.

    Advice to Management

    Sit in on actual calls with enrolled students to hear their concerns 1st hand


  7. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. Pretty decent place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Asset Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Video Asset Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great team and really liked the co-workers. The Innovators Accelerator product we worked on was pretty cool, but didn't receive the sales support it deserved.

    Cons

    Figuring out how to acquire the resources to finish projects was a challenge. Frequent re-structuring meant lots of instability of who managed our group.


  9. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

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

    Pros

    Once was a large company with innovative ideas.

    Cons

    The ideas were innovative but too much competition, with more integrity .


  10. Workforce Solutions Market Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, progressive company, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Company Downsized, too many layers


  11. Helpful (3)

    Layoffs and downsizing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice, smart people. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs. Too many upper-management types. Questionable business model re: students taking on huge federal loans



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