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Academic Partnerships Reviews

Updated March 11, 2019
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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. "Fast Paced but Fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dallas, OR
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dallas, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AP has been an awesome experience; I love the people and the partners that I work with every day. There are some normal growing pains but it's a great place. (Ignore these negative postings - I don't understand all the negativity)

    Cons

    AP is fast. Things are constantly changing - some are good, and some are bad.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really know the senior management


  2. "I love AP!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AP is a great company! We are headed in the right direction with our partners and have hired some amazing people to work with. .

    Cons

    Things move fast. Constant change. But it’s good change

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible on where people can work. We should be able to work from anywhere.

  3. "I worked for HP , IBM over 7 years but AP is the best place I have ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SEO Digital Marketing Developer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SEO Digital Marketing Developer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open door management policy, Friendly environment, A couple of Bonus in a year , 3 days unused vacation day can be carried to next year, No Sick Day but still your boss behaves you as a human and gives plenty time for your recovery.

    Cons

    Not great benefits , No Sick Day

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they are doing good.


  4. "Awful Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    pay is ok, but that is how they tempt you to join

    Cons

    toxic environment, and it has been for years.

    Advice to Management

    sell the company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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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

    There are some really good people working at Academic Partnerships at the front line. Many of them truly are passionate about the universities they represent and the students they serve. If they were given the chance, they could really make this company the hands-down industry leader.

    Cons

    All of the problems stem from the top. To say there is poor leadership would imply that there is leadership to begin with, and that's simply not the case. What you do have is a smattering of initiatives, thrown at the workers, literally willy-nilly, and a bunch of decent people trying against all odds to prevent the craziness at the executive level from causing harm to the university partners and the students. Unfortunately, that's not always possible.

    Advice to Management

    Take a package and hand over the reigns to a professional leadership team, and don't come back.


  6. "Great Company with big upside."

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    Former Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President Senior Business Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hang on. Great opportunities but be ready for challenge

    Cons

    Just like any job there are politics but nothing outrageous

    Advice to Management

    Go for it and have fine


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Marketing. Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Business Analyst 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

    Working with nice people (mostly).

    Cons

    Absolutely no appreciation for good and hard work. For several years here, I got 3% raise in TOTAL, well below the inflation interest rate. So, now I have a much heavier workload for less (factual) pay. In 2018, we reached and passed the set goals for August enrollments and got ZERO bonuses!!! We had a “town hall” meeting soon after that and everyone was expecting some bonus, some financial token of appreciation. Zilch. I bet the executives did receive a nice bonus. Oh, btw, just after that amazing August results, 7 key people on the Filed Sales team got laid off. The talk is that the executives are getting their Christmas bonuses fattened. Very disheartening to see apparent greed in the bosses and zero appreciation in workers paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    Be quick to reward good workers as you are quick to fire the bad ones. Every time you get a bonus and your subordinates don’t, know that you are destroying the team spirit. One day your best people will say “enough is enough” and will leave you working with the lazy slackers. Wake up!

  8. "Academic Partnerships is cool"

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

    I have been working at Academic Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    They give you lots of free stuff

    Cons

    They are a bit demanding

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand peak seasons from seasons that are not as lucrative and try to ensure your employees


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ran like a Circus"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can negotiate ridiculous pay as there’s no real basis for how employees are compensated.

    Cons

    Disorganization is at an all time high! HR doesn’t resolve simple people issues. Free Leadership Lesson

    HR should not be the department everyone needs when things go wrong and the department who leaders don’t want to listen to until things are going wrong. But they’re weak and only invented with reactivity rather than proactively resolving some corporate issues. They don’t address concerns appropriately. They don’t set a standard for work ethic and they have no control in the company and it’s policies. Each dept and manager can essentially be rogue in their dealings and understanding. People are bullied into positions and they claim that the pace is changing and upbeat but a lot of this is unnecessary and self inflicted from management and disfunction. Poor leadership and unskilled leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and get people who know what they are hired to do and let them do it. LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE. Overhaul employee handbook or at least start to follow its policies and procedures across the board.


  10. "Good Mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mission statement, passion shows through the work

    Cons

    Need updated operational systems, better talent

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent