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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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Craig Swenson


21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good but...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and everyone is always helpful.

    ConsMore classes are moving online so less and less opportunity for teaching face to face. Plus the requirements for part time employees have increased to the same level as full time faculty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people on as full time faculty and provide more face to face classes for students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This was a great experience everyone was very helpful.

    Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsGreat school I enjoyed writing competencies.

    ConsI would have liked to have been on staff instead of contracted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Worker (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsFlexibility with schedule, everyone is a big happy family

    ConsLots of time sensitive projects

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great entry level experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe best part of my job were my co-workers. I did not mind going to work everyday because I had a great relationship with the people that I worked with, and I think that plays a huge role in your job satisfaction.

    ConsI do not like sitting in a cubicle all day, which of course if you're the type of person who is use to this, it will be no big deal for you. I also did not like having to call the same "leads" everyday, and I sometimes felt that I was being pressured to enroll people who were not prepared to start a very EXPENSIVE education. The undergraduate program was bogus in my opinion, and cost WAAAAY to much!

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not micromanage.

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    Very professional faculty and great degree offerings.

    Admissions Representative (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsArgosy University offers a wonderful educational focus with their degree offerings.

    ConsDifficult to attract students wanting more of a ground campus experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPotential students do not like to be pressured to start before they are ready putting the Admissions Rep, needing to hit specific numbers, in a difficult ethical tightrope.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Believe it or Not, It's a Nice Place to Work

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    Pros-Loved the staff
    -Very clean campus
    -Did I mention staff
    -Good amount of training

    Cons-Sometimes unrealistic expectations
    -Financial aid office members are often time very rude and do not help students at initial contact

    Advice to Senior ManagementReconsider how the financial aid office connects with students early on. Do not leave financial questions to the admissions team. Specific financial questions should be referred to the financial advisors, this is to include initial contact. Admissions advisors should not be a part of any of the financial process such as telling students how to get started with their financial aid process. This should all be handled by the finance department as this is suppose to be what they are experts at and paid to do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales...not educational job

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsGood pay, Incentives, Good team

    ConsLack of stability
    Lack of honest job description
    3 strikes rule
    No commission
    not a marketable tool

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has its issues, but not a bad place for instructors to work

    Instructor (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe working conditions were good - they made an effort to orient new P/T instructors. They also seemed to appreciate instructors. The compensation was quite competitive. They also had profit sharing options even for P/T instructors.

    ConsAt the time they seemed to be catching up with instructional technology. Like many online or private for profit universities, their advising and admissions staff seemed underpaid and a bit overwhelmed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter integration of support services for staff and instructors is needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Admissions

    Assistant Director of Admissions (Current Employee) Alameda, CA

    ProsManager was a great leader

    ConsMy commute was very short

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some Opportunities, but limited growth

    Admissions Representative (Former Employee)

    ProsI loved helping students get into school. I loved my co - workers they were always helpful.

    ConsSome challenges would be prospects/leads (not enough). Sometimes you could spend the whole day calling and no one answers or bad phone number. Also, there were no innovative ideas coming from the direct manager or the regional manager. Also the company is going through some financial loss.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management would be to think outside of the box. Learn new and innovative ideas to share with your staff. Go to trainings outside of Argosy or the EDMC company to get better ideas on how to run the business. Also, you should spend more money on radio and television advertisement. There is a lot of competition and you have to stand out, especially when you offer the same programs as any other university. The prospect will naturally choose the school that is more known. You have a lot to offer however, people just need to know who you are.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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