Argosy University

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Argosy University Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Lots of micro.

    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Money for little pay.

    Cons

    Lots of micro managing, its so sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Some Opportunities, but limited growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Payroll is consistent and employees get along.

    Cons

    All HR duties are outsourced. Pay freeze for the last 4 years and when it was lifted, they did not notify the staff of their annual increase which was less than 2%. There are annual lay-off's in January and July so you never know if you next on the chopping block and they would prefer to hire outside people then promote from within. Medical benefits doubled in the last year and construction companies (where you can have a limb chopped off with more liability) have cheaper coverage than a university...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can only do what corporate allows them to do which is minimal. Its best to work with functional departments to ensure efforts are not duplicated and promoting from within improves employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant positive work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, with reasonable time off accommodations. The compensation is fairly decent and the location is beautiful. Work schedule is nice schedule with alternating Saturdays among team and there are plenty of training opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    High stress for employees to achieve somewhat unrealistic goals and not all management is open or receptive to ideas on how to improve and change. Those who do present any opposition are met with negative consequences. Advancement seems to be more on who you know and not who the most qualified is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more management training and leadership opportunities for current employees and be bigger on promoting current staff to positions within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and everyone is always helpful.

    Cons

    More 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people on as full time faculty and provide more face to face classes for students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company on difficult times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University

    Pros

    For the most part, people are dedicated, knowledgeable and extremely hard working. Campus personnel go through great lengths with limited resources to meet students' needs.

    Cons

    The company is struggling financially. There is a lot of fear of being laid off which creates a lot of stress and has people constantly looking over their shoulder or trying to read between the lines to see if they are "next." Constant sweeping changes also create a lot of stress and panic, making life very difficult for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Argosy University

    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Education benefits, good location, training

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking, Very cut throat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to market to the correct polulation and pick your managers better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    This was a great experience everyone was very helpful.

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    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Argosy University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great school I enjoyed writing competencies.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free coffee, regulated office temperature.

    Cons

    This place is a sweatshop. Your phone is on autodial all day while managers listen to your calls to make sure you don't go off script. The school is not a credible university. The graduation rate is very low and the student debt load is very high. High pressure sales environment masquerading as admission counseling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business model is predatory and needs a complete overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some opportunities, but bureaucratic and highly political

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    Former Employee - Program Chair in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Program Chair in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have quite a bit of training and development content for employees, if you choose to take advantage of them. Compensation can be good if you are at the Executive Committee level or higher at a campus.

    Cons

    They are in a significant retraction mode and probably won't recover. Very high stress level for most employees except those at the top, whether campus or HQ. They'll suck the life right out of you, if you allow them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your business model has failed. Move toward a higher quality approach and treat your faculty better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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