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Academic Partnerships Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Decent Pay, great coworkers, they have good company events (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The problem - well, the main problem - at AP is that the upper management turnover rate is incredibly high (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving continues - STAY AWAY!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Academic Partnerships full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn where not to be. Downtown parking although its average

    Cons

    Have been here for 4 years and have seen 4 sets of leadership changes. Last CEO and team was good and things were getting better, then comes the founder and his confidente and take it all back, three leaders gone.., more to go. This means unethical practice is back

    Advice to Management

    There is such a thing called "Lessons Learnt" so let good leadership lead and be patient. But its too late as you have let all the good people go

    BE ETHICAL!

  3. 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.


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth it..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Great location. Some colleagues are super nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Quotas oriented environment, really stressful, poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees matter.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Do Not Work For this Company"

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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

    The company is in a very good industry to do a lot of good things.

    Cons

    Management is dishonest changes direction all the time. Fly by the seat of your pants. If you do a job job and get raises they find ways to get rid of you because you make too much. Your direct supervisor will look you straigth in the eye and give you some stupid answer expecting you to be dumb enough to believe it. People that have been there for yrs and put in hard work to put the company where it is today passed over time and time again for promotion because they will make too much $$. Promoting people they like and incompetent people.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees in the trenches. They do the work everday quit trying to reinvent the wheel. Everytime you hire someone new you change directions and try things that have been done before. Most inefficently and dishonest management I have worked for in my life.


  10. "Enrollment Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady hours, friendly environment, company sponsored luncheon each month

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Groom your staff for advancement


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