Apollo Education Group

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Opportunity for advancement if you can dodge the constant reorgs.

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Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

Pros

Generous vacation and sick time, %98 of education through University of Phoenix is paid by the employer, medical benefits and paid tution available as of first day or work. Various positions posible within the company. I have doubled my salary in 6 years within Apollo. There is allot of room for internal advancement. Management for the most part is hands off and light hearted. Management is not very effective here because once hired as a manager, it takes an act of god to let that person go even if performing poorly. Telecommuting is common for many employees. If you can secure a steady place in the company, you should be fairly comfortable.

Cons

Good luck surving the constant reorgs and layoffs. This is the norm with any large company but Apollo has been doing substantial reorgs for the last 4 years with no end in sight. The company has been known for laying off mass amounts of people at once. The enrollment and IT departments of the company are very susceptible to this. To come in one day and have your entry badge no longer work is not all that unusual. Salary is about industry average if not a little below here with very small yearly raises, usually in the range of 1 - 3 %. No bonuses available. There isn't any incentive program to perform above and beyond at Apollo other than self pride.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication is lacking with the organization. There is a "don't tell anyone but" mentallity with managers. Managers need to step up to the plate as well and be both accountable as well as proactive. Too much fire fighting occurs and and enough prventative measures are acted upon. Senior management needs to recognizse good managers from bad and not placing them all on the same level.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Apollo Education Group

  1.  

    Excellent Place to develop skills for a life long career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Excellent work environment, Good education programs

    Cons

    lower than average salaries, some of the senior management don't have a strong connection to employees in the working classes. Revolving senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared for challenges. Apollo is not a well established company. The company grew rapidly and as such experiences many growing pains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would not recommend this employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Access to a wide variety of training/education opportunities.

    Cons

    Very dysfunctional organization. Vertical business groups interact poorly making it very difficult to effect positive change. Leadership changes are frequent and priorities change faster than the organization can adjust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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