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Dissappointing

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Former Employee - Non Teaching, Administration Position in Eagan, MN
Former Employee - Non Teaching, Administration Position in Eagan, MN

I worked at Argosy University

Pros

Not many - the hours were easy with no pressure to work weekends, be in early or stay late. Easy going that way. Some nice people.

Cons

Highly unorganizied and inefficient. Horrible communication. Awful payroll practices at the campus level - borderline incompetent. EDMC regional and corporate in Pittsburg, which manages/controls critical details, clearly does not value employees in any way - noncompetive pay, poor and expensive beneifts, horrific benefits communication, little to no management training, nonexistant communication. Constant change of policy and procedure in an organization that is driven by policy and procedure.
I had an employment experience that was unethical and just not the right way to treat anyone. A series of incompetent leadership decisions. No communication or true leadership, possible outright deception and misleading discussions early in the employment relationship. I can't tell you that this was wide spread, but it did come from the highest position on campus and involved EDMC leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You've got to come to a better balance of local campus control vs. corporate control. One size does not fit all in your ed systems. Employee friendly systems need to be put in place, especially in your new hire process. Be honest with your employees at all times - no games, as it is likely not a game to your employee. Your noncompetitive pay will eventualy catch up to you once the economy improves, because the other things you offer aren't that great to retain people.

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    Extemely challenging...presenting a product all other universities have at a much higher cost

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits as compared to other schools

    Cons

    too numbers driven...management doesn't understand that basis of sales diffculties here is that the price is just too high during bad economic times. When other private universities were lowering tuition, Argosy University had the "balls" to increase its tuition. We offer a good product, but not the best product, so why do we charge more than everyone else??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep tuition reasonable, and you'll get more students...please don't blame your sales team when your tuition is "off the hook"!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    The Pros and Cons of Argosy University

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    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Free tuition! If you work there for over a year you can enroll in any of their programs for free.

    Cons

    Being one of 18 corporately owned campuses makes it difficult to get problems solved.

    It is a growing University that is struggling to break away from the "degree mill" persona. In the meantime most of the departments (academic, administrative, etc) struggle to keep employees from being over worked and underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Physically come visit campuses more often to get a real idea of what is going on.

    Pay more attention to the importance of the Student Services department. That is where student retention will be found.

    Doesn't Recommend
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