Apollo Education Group

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Great Job!

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Current Employee - Technical Support  in  Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Technical Support in Phoenix, AZ

Pros

Apollo Group will be your dream job if you enjoy working with the young professional demographic. In Technical Support, you will work with your friends and enjoy good conversation and be treated fairly by your management team.

Cons

It is fairly difficult to make the switch between a Contract-to-Hire and a Permanent Employee.

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I would suggest that the management keep doing what they're doing.

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    Apollo Group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic and the corporate culture is pretty relaxed. The company's success has provided stable employment opportunities to thousands and continues to grow through tough economic times.

    Cons

    Apollo Group is far from perfect, but I have seen a lot of positive changes since Chas Edelstein came on board. I feel that the majority of our company's problems stem from inexperienced (and often uneducated) middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond generic, "one size fits all" performance measurements that are often beyond an employee's control. Focus on what really matters and the employees that add value to the organization- quality, not quantity.

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    Just don't invest too much or expect a real career at Apollo Group & UoP

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    Former Employee - Network Administrative II  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Network Administrative II in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Great place for Education Benefits and Medical Benefits – a bit high on employee contribution $$

    Good if early in career and learning as an IT Professional
    Pay is Mid to Low for grade and experience – plan on using benefits and making less $$
    Long hours and weeks so you do not need to be home and see family members

    Cons

    Quite Frankly Apollo IT has gone to the Dogs; The IT Department is understaffed and pushes all the employees to 50+ hours with very carefully worded language about your position stability. At one time Apollo IT was a great place to work and everyone worked together; now it is all wolves and friction. Also it is now known as DHL South-West.

    When the new IT VP in mid 2009 year, he made sweeping changes that ruined the "culture" that had existed; the VP brought his gang from DHL; There were a number of solid highly skilled Apollo IT staff employee’s let go to make room for the DHL staff.. Actually while some of the actions and changes were needed; others were clearly a thinning of t he woods to make room for the DHL gang. Clearly a number of former DHL IT guys knew of the plan in advance before the Apollo Employees being released from employment. That is questionable ethics.

    As the new VP brought in his former staff in the problems increased - and they were *NOT* the experts that claimed to be and they clearly brought some dead-wood in also. The VP's new Brain Trust came to Apollo with big egos, arrogance, and were experts on everything. Ha, One of the Brain-Trust stated that they were just the "thinkers" and hired consultants to do the "Heavy- Lifting" for them. This indicates they were not really “do'ers” and added no real value to IT Staff. What a waste of dollars.

    So, after many years invested at Apollo and working many 50++ hr weeks; I had few choices and was released from employment on a work-force reduction. My position filled by a former DHL employee... I received a small $$ compensation for my all my years of dedication and efforts; while my replacement received more $$ and Stock Options... Go Figure

    So, where are the EEOC and Employment Law investigations when you need one; nowhere - Apollo HR converted this really well.. They have learned from prior layoff's.

        Noting also that the number or recent IT hires with DHL one to three employers back on the resume is statistically abnormal.. There are way too many DHL hires per 100 hires into IT in the past year - where is the Class Action suite when you need one..

    Just don't invest any time in Apollo or expect a career - there is NOT LOYALITY... At All.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House - Out Source the whole IT Department to India while you have time and a still have a education focused business.
    It would really be nice to see what the VP of IT promised the board..
    More Stock & Profit Sharing for the Workers – not just managers
    Better Employee Development and Measurement of Management Skills..
    The VP of It should really be a Data Center Manager - He Lacks the Skills of a VP and is arrogant.
    Fix the Culture; It’s really broken.
    The Mgmt (board) clearly does not care what happens in IT and to the long time employees this needs to be fixed.
    Read the Exit Interviews; HR is really bad – through the years they have hidden a lot.

    OUTSOURCE the IT Department........ Get Rid of t he internal problem

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