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Academic Partnerships Reviews

Updated October 14, 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. "Director"

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

    I worked at Academic Partnerships full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and great people

    Cons

    High Executive turnover. Top talent leaves quickly.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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!


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Could be Mission, if they weren't so money driven.

    Cons

    Lousy Culture....dog eat dog.
    Founder will lie to get people in, and use them and throw them away....no loyalty, except for his pet.
    Management by fear
    Phony "good reviews" in social media...basically trolls.

    Advice to Management

    You are no longer a start-up, so the chaoty and toxic culture you have is because of YOUR lack of leadership and turnstile approach you have to hire bright people, and not let them do their job.


  7. "Good Mission"

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    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

  8. "High Expectations Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Services Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Enrollment Services Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office building
    Tuition discounts
    Dart Passes

    Cons

    Sales job with no commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to pay your top performers more money. Higher salaries.


  9. "Academic Partnerships is works with different Universities all over the U.S.."

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is room to grow at Academic Partnerships.

    Cons

    You have to shift bid on work schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Always treat your employees the way you would like to be treated regardless of your job title.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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


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