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Flexible, Friendly & Fanastic Place to Work

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Current Employee - Information Technology  in  Charles Town, WV
Current Employee - Information Technology in Charles Town, WV

I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They offer good compensation in regards to salary, the benefits are amazing. The benefits consist of 401K, free education for employees, wellness programs, fitness center (Charles Town, WV), easy commute, flexible work schedule with some telecommuting options depending on your position. Plus the usual medical, dental, vision. I am sure I am missing something but you get the point.

Cons

Every company has it's cons. For this company it is growing pains. In the recession, they have done well and will continue to do well. However, they have to be careful of not growing too fast and too big.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work, the company is headed in the right direction.

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    good overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    work from home
    very flexible
    very caring about employees
    they do not micromanage at all
    great starting job

    Cons

    salaries are very low. I do not think they take into account of the cost of living at all
    not that many positions to work towards. all of the positions are in another state.

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    Managers are very helpful, but students can be difficult

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR

    I have been working at American Public University System

    Pros

    -decent compensation
    -very supportive program directors
    -solid curriculum
    -great colleagues
    -professional development opportunities

    Cons

    -some classes require a lot of grading
    -there are (too) many entitled students who make the job less fulfilling
    -some students try to intimidate or bully instructors for better grades
    (these students exist everywhere, but they seem to be more prevalent here)
    -the extension system requires faculty to be responsible for students (and more grading) long after a course has ended, which can result in always having a "shadow" course to teach, in addition to new courses and responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive of faculty and program directors. Senior management seems more interested in retaining students at all costs, even overturning the (valid and fair) decisions of program directors and faculty members at times.

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