Apollo Education Group

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Not a terrible place to work

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Apollo Education Group

Pros

The work is neither hard nor easy and the hours were semi-flexible.
Free education with UOP

Cons

The pay isn't market value and a free education with UOP

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't micromanage

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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Agile development, Continually challenging technology and frameworks being implemented, the people are generally great to work with.
    This is overall a positive experience

    Cons

    Going through some right-sizing and product re-evaluation right now, making people Skittish.
    It has it's issues (but every place has it's issues)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize the outlook for the company's future - but I believe that is in motion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work life balance.

    Workers are generally friendly and easy to get along with - there are no raging a-holes there.

    Cons

    Senior executives starting with the CEO are very hands off leading to a lack of accountability from the top down. There is a clear lack of management maturity and that gets reflected in the results.

    This organization is overly bureaucratic and treat it's employees like mindless peons. You are constantly bombarded with directives to take this or that training, or acknowledge this or that notice of something or save all your emails so that the czars in legal, HR and IT can all do their CYAs.

    Working with the IT team is a disaster - too many meetings requiring too many people (so they become difficult to schedule) and too many approvals and too many people who think they have authority to veto you when they really don't. There are actually many quality people here but how we work is atrocious and managers have no appreciation of the importance of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a senior executive that can be a real hands on operator.
    Make sure he is a tough SOB who won't be afraid to remove (i.e. fire) underskilled senior executives.

    Rework the IT organization and focus on speed and time to value, not just cost containment. Think about how IT can add value and be a strategic partner as opposed to just being a cost center.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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