Apollo Education Group

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4 people found this helpful  

Tentative existence not knowing what the next week will be like.

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Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Apollo Education Group

Pros

Pay is decent, and some cases the managers are very good.

Cons

The main problem here is that upper managment does not appear to be cohesive with an ability to focus on a long range IT plan and stick with it. Communication and goal setting appear to be a foreign concept here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out a high level plan of direction for the IT group and provide definitive leadership and stop making so many changes with staff.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    In my opinion, for a Software Engineer Apollo used to be a good place to work, but not anymore.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Benefits are good and pay rate is OK.
    Apollo always throws a good Holiday party.

    Cons

    In my opinion, favoritism in advancement decisions is rampant with the unspoken endorsement of upper management.
    In my opinion, there is no respect for software engineers and they are treated like lower tier employees.
    In my opinion, Engineering has a layer of so call ‘architects’ that are the most egocentric and arrogant people I have worked with.
    In my opinion, the current working environment if very poor in the new office space but management refuses to acknowledge the dissatisfaction after receiving feedback from many employees. In my opinion, there is no intention of investing in real workspace improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing if you want to lose your best engineers but keep a layer of ‘architects’ that in my opinion cannot (or refuse to) do engineering work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    All the Good People Have Left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group

    Pros

    Good pay. Having a job is better than not having a job. Best IT personnel have left so there is real opportunity to have big impact.

    Cons

    All of the good programmers have left. Many left are on H1B and can't leave. Terrible idea to offshore with no apparent plan to succeed. Top management is terrible. No consistent direction. A big company that is run like mom and pop shop. Not a mature development organization. If you are in IT you can probably do a lot better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Have a goal, a vision, an understanding of priority. Do not put people in a position to fail and then burn them out when they do. You are an American Company receiving 90% of your money from the US government so you need to stop doing offshore. It doesn't work anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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