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Academic Partnerships Reviews

Updated April 3, 2018
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Pros
  • It's an exciting time to be in the higher education online marketing business (in 7 reviews)

  • You'll meet some exceptional people and enjoy good company benefits (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Student Coordinator"

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    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.


  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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  6. "new to company"

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    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 leadership team and a chance to work for a company with a great mission

    Cons

    It is fast paced but if that is good with you then you will do well


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Bias Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships part-time

    Pros

    Best reason to work for the company it motivates you to pursue higher education

    Cons

    Bias . No place for advancement higher than management if you are not of the fairer skin color . Rudeness from employees when given a simple hello . I was not given a fair opportunity due to my ethnicity, which I was not the right person to be the face of the company . It was not performance nor attendance . Only AA was allowed in lower positions. Slim to none in Executive Positions .

    Advice to Management

    A company that promotes diversity should live up to its word . The partisanship that the company showed while I was employed was absolutely disgusting .People should really look at themselves to see what type of monsters they have become to want to see another human lose . This company shows no character and no compassion to fellow peers

  8. Helpful (6)

    "AP is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, and none.

    Cons

    Everything! Liars, unethical, money and hunrgry

    Advice to Management

    Quit! Start all over with ethical people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting, Growing Industry But Poor Management Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    You'll meet some exceptional people and enjoy good company benefits

    Cons

    Some key managers are poorly trained and simply should not be in leadership positions; managers do not know how to communicate expectations, become angry and stressed, and then take out their feelings of inadequacy on those they're supposed to manage. A lot of rude, demeaning behavior happening, effecting whole departments. I would not recommend this company at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a pathway for employee complaints and feedback to upper management or HR without fear of retaliation. Much better communication needed at all levels.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience of where not to be

    Cons

    Poor leadership especially in Finance, Marketing & operations. New hires with no experience in the area and shoot from the hip mentality. Good at spin doctoring

    Advice to Management

    If you don't address the slack leadership you will start loosing some real good leaders and workers that work hard for the company


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