Argosy University

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Argosy University Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
54 Reviews
2.5
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits as compared to other schools (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people and everyone is always helpful (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Awful payroll practices at the campus level - borderline incompetent (in 4 reviews)

  • Constant change of policy and procedure (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great school I enjoyed writing competencies.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some opportunities, but bureaucratic and highly political

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good for what it is

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing and fun coworkers.
    -Tuition Discount (pretty much free with exception of taxes)
    -Nice location and buildings
    -Good Pay

    Cons

    -Good amount of vacation days but hard to use them with so many school start dates
    -High pressure salesy environment.
    -Upper management is only concerned about numbers with little regard to students
    -up and down job security
    -admissions representatives are given more and more duties such that they do what other departments are being paid for like finance and retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you employees the way you expect them to treat students-this includes retaining them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was not a challenging work environment, and supervisors were not experienced enough.

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Helping students further their education, and being able to follow up with them along their program is rewarding.

    Cons

    Supervisor and President of this location are not supportive of the staff members, and do not help them improve upon their skills, or grow within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Argosy University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule, everyone is a big happy family

    Cons

    Lots of time sensitive projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Talented co-workers who care and go the extra mile. Very poor leadership!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount on tuition, pretty good benefits. Very nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Leadership has unrealistic expectations. No Marketing Strategy for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of your Ivory Towers, remove your fancy titles, and practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great entry level experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage.

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