Argosy University

  www.argosy.edu
  www.argosy.edu
There are newer employer reviews for Argosy University

 

The Pros and Cons of Argosy University

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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

52 Other Employee Reviews for Argosy University (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Great People, Terrible Upper Management

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

    I worked at Argosy University

    Pros

    Admissions Department is always full of fun, friendly, outgoing people
    Free Education
    Exposure to highly intellectual education staff

    Cons

    Executive Management (From Corporate Execs to Campus Presidents) has high turn over which causes inconsistent decision making and policies.
    Admissions personnel are not highly regarded although they are the face of the university and held to sometimes unrealistic numbers (yes it is a sales position although they tread very carefully on not classifying it as so).
    Chaotic environment most of the time, very loosely organized.
    Long hours - little regard for work/life balance.
    Not much room for advancement
    With the exception of a couple of favored employees, don't expect any care to whether employees are retained. It is understood that turn over is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the admissions, student services and finance staff being that they interact with your "consumer" the student each day. Place more of a value on employee retention on all levels (associate and execs) in reducing turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Been here long enough

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

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Free education. Great faculty, great chairs, and great curriculum

    Cons

    Management, leadership, constant change, policy oriented. No growth for internal positions. No value placed on admissions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead and be open to executive coaching

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
There are newer employer reviews for Argosy University

Work at Argosy University? Share Your Experiences

Argosy University

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.