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Helpful (2)

Bloated executive team that doesn't manage well

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Current Employee - Director, Marketing in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Director, Marketing in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Smart people, decent pay, nice office location

Cons

Lack of strategy, too many executives

Advice to Management

Let go of folks that aren't necessary. Manage the middle managers better.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Been Senior Software Engineer for 4 years in full time role

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

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing. My biggest mistake was to join this organization. Example for worst worst middle management.
    Example - in Apollo core platform team where I worked. Director left because he hated the company and since they were not able to find replacement, company promotes the engineering manager as IT director of group and that follows a promotion of inexperienced engineer to become manager.
    Selection criteria was that they were with the company for more then 2 years and were friends of upper management person. How easy! was that to screw life of all good engineers like me who were working under these non-eligible candidates. Later the entire team leaves.

    Cons

    Everything, stay away from Apollo. People staying(left-over) are mostly managers who cant find same position else where(off-course they cant) or engineers who are struggling with interviews conducted by other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Have a manager selection criteria. Not even one manager is qualified to be manager.
    Example - no one who left as manager from Apollo gets a manager job else-where, not even one. At least more than 10+ engineering managers left in last 3 months and no one joined else where as manager. Look at the quality of this company.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great mission, Okay vision, Lackluster execution...

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively good salary & benefit opportunities for those who want to do a great job and work at it. People who are comfortable shining will accelerate quickly in an environment starved for top performers. Great people at all levels who are willing to work together to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Attrition is choking off creativity and a strategy not to back-fill top performers is severely impacting the organization's ability to achieve strategic goals. Many key leaders do not have longevity & experience to help drive their decisions. Many are in the early stages of ramping up to performing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being reactive to the market, current pressures, and start being proactive to achieving success. If you can't see where to be proactive then hire in leaders to offset your gaps in vision. Double down on improving and establishing a positive corporate culture that you can be proud of and then make sure you also have a product your employees will be proud of once again.

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