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Academic Partnerships Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Enjoyed the mission of the company to help other students have access to higher education" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people- exceptional vision" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Revolving door, fear management, petty, very petty for very low pay" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company with a Rewarding Cause"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academic Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    Great cause, friendly people, supportive management
    ..willing to try new things to help company and employees achieve success

    Cons

    If change scares you this might not be the best fit.


  2. "Loved my time at AP...great group of people"

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    Former Employee - Director Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AP was a great experience overall; I enjoyed working on getting my program off the ground and enjoyed working with the vertical. I would still be at AP if my dream job closer to home had not come my way. I didn’t expect the environment to be so fast paced., which was thrilling and kept me on my toes.

    Cons

    AP has a tendency of starting new initiatives and then stop them altogether or just simply stop supporting them. That can be frustrating. The internal technology is sorely lacking infrastructure and some commonality among platforms.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t micromanage or second guess decisions that managers make. I think there are some strong managers that understand the market within their verticals and their industry. Let people manage.

  3. "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people there really want to make a difference
    Pay is good

    Cons

    High Turnover
    Chaotic Environment
    Leadership by fear, if you don't agree with the CEO's pet, then you are blackballed
    Not a transparent environment
    Old and Arcaid systems, so fact-based management is a joke

    Advice to Management

    If you hire good talent, let them do their job....isn't that why you hired them?
    If the Executive turnover is high with many people, do you think "you" might be the problem?


  4. "Growing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    Great people and decent flexibility

    Cons

    Management, ever changing, unable to communicate well and streamline processes


  5. "SVP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    get to work in higher education

    Cons

    difficult place to work and be successful

    Advice to Management

    retire


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Academic Partnerships full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The mission is good and helps students excel in life.

    Cons

    This is a place where "no good deed goes unpunished". AP is a good place to gain experience but not good to get settled and grow.

    Advice to Management

    The managers should be trained to set the expectations, manage the performance, and address the performance issues.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking Ship - Beware"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Academic Partnerships full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location in Downtown - you may need it as you will get frustrated in 3 months and stay away from the office

    Cons

    Founder and his team are back again trying to run the company (running it down). Culture is very bad and from what I hear they do this every 2 or so years.
    Good leadership is on their way out.. Drip drip drip starting from a good CEO in December and every week since then. Just lost an outstanding leader in Marketing.
    Universities are being exploited and students compromised.
    The founder and his team do not respect Talent but rather people that says "Yes" to them.
    Several unethical events happen and unethical people as the founder team does not seem to bother as long as they can meet their enrollment numbers
    HR is almost non existent and non supportive

    Advice to Management

    Stop the con job of luring people to come work for AP and then find out how unethical it is, don't play with their life, you will face their brunt and curse

  8. "Generalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of overtime

    Cons

    Boring, but they let you surf the web

    Advice to Management

    people get fat eating all the snacks


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Student Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academic Partnerships full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had! I get to help students get registered for courses and answer any general questions about specific degree programs. 3 week training by a great trainer. Monthly lunches, Halloween contests, weekly team meetings and a semi great management!

    Cons

    It can be a tad unorganized at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the development of your employee's more and be better organized.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "If you like revolving doors and fear management...."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Enrollment in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In the Downtown Arts District

    Cons

    Revolving door, fear management, petty, very petty for very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Understand how to deal with people from different backgrounds. Motivate people to win, not try to scare them to not fail. That's stupid.


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