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Academic Partnerships Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent Pay, great coworkers, they have good company events (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people- exceptional vision (in 6 reviews)

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

  • This is revolving door company, management does not squad about management, is all about making numbers poor coaching (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Enrollment Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Exciting, Growing Industry But Poor Management Training"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "AP"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work independently, acceptable employee benefits

    Cons

    Inconsistent, not all employees paid the same for the same work. Bottom line driven as all companies are but you're gone quick if you "aren't meeting goals". Very little direction offered - you're on your own. They put on a good face but are not trustworthy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Enrollment Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company mission, paid train pass or parking, building location, talking to students, Sunday's off, and monthly all staff lunch gatherings

    Cons

    Revolving door of upper level management, dishonest, favoritism, micromanagement, keep changing what schools we are on, and bathrooms are really gross

  8. "Good Opportunites"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great opportunities to move-up

    Cons

    Lots of movement within Leadership


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Revolving door"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good peers, many internal activities, involvement with the community, once a month free lunch for employees.

    Cons

    This is revolving door company, management does not squad about management, is all about making numbers poor coaching.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone with vision

    Academic Partnerships Response

    Apr 9, 2017 – Manager, Recruiting & HR Services

    Hi! Thanks taking the time to post about your experience working for Academic Partnerships. I'm glad that you have enjoyed being a part of APcares, as well as taking part in the monthly luncheon. We... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "New Direction is Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AP has good life work balance in many areas.
    The company is starting to be truly innovative
    AP pays very well

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited in many areas of the organization
    If you don't adapt well to change, this can be a challenging environment.
    Corporate politics and grandstanding are pervasive within the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Good hire with Carl Sparks (CEO)
    Look for new ways to expand the service offerings to clients


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