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Updated February 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home, rare online teaching position with full benefits (in 12 reviews)

  • APUS has an incredible work life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, not competitive with market (in 8 reviews)

  • Reliance on full time faculty means that more students can be taught at a cheaper rate ( (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    Minimal Commute, Positive Culture, and Supportive Colleagues

    Cons

    Less than national average pay


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Everyone is friendly and works hard to make sure you have all the knowledge you need to succeed at the company

    Cons

    Really there have been no complaints from me. Other than I wish the job was more challenging sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue what you are doing. Everyone is working their hardest to make it not only a successful university but also a great place to work!


  3. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Gulf Breeze, FL
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in Gulf Breeze, FL

    I have been working at American Public University System as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have excellent administration and Faculty Directors.

    Cons

    There is no downside to working for APUS.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work-life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Oak Hill, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Oak Hill, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most employees have the ability to work from home at least a few times a week; some positions are 100% telecommute allowing for a good work-life balance. A lot of employees are have young children and this comes in handy when dealing with child care, illness, etc.

    Cons

    With 2 main offices and the majority of staff telecommuting, it can be difficult to work with other departments and schedule meetings on projects.


  6. "Associate Professor"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership team and responsible students

    Cons

    A lot of projects on top of teaching

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work


  7. "Transfer Credit Evaluator II"

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    Former Employee - Transfer Pricing in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Transfer Pricing in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Public University System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Quiet work environment, not really allowed to talk

    Advice to Management

    I loved management, but it was a bit too micro-managementy.


  8. "Great company and culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System full-time

    Pros

    This is one of the greatest companies that I have ever worked for. The people are amazing as well as the students.

    Cons

    Communication between departments sometimes made things take longer than it should


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent, progressive school on the rise!"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    APUS wants to offer doctorate programs, so they are emphasizing research and scholarship opportunities for faculty. Even though such offerings are primarily aimed at full time faculty, they do include adjunct faculty from time to time. The communication is great and the university supports both its staff and its students. The students are great: nonprofit and military mostly, with Walmart middle managers thrown in. The students are hardworking and smart.

    They have a strong continuing education program for faculty, even though it is slanted toward teaching methodologies rather than ongoing education in one's field of study.

    Cons

    If you are adjunct faculty (as I am), there are no pay raises of which I am aware. I'm not a fan of only yearly evaluation. I would like more feedback. Since the school is online, there is sometimes a sense of disconnect with other faculty members.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider utilizing adjunct faculty in more creative ways.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Other faculty and administration is very supportive. Everyone is very clear about their expectations (not overwhelming at all).

    Cons

    I've been with them for several years and really have nothing negative to say about them. I wish they had more full time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and maybe open up more full time spots as you are able.


  11. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love being Adjunct Faculty at APUS, for it allows me to do my job anywhere and anytime! The students and the courses are amazing!

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.



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