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American Public University System West Virginia Reviews

Updated March 19, 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 place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company care about it's employees.

    Cons

    There are long hours several times a month.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work location in Charles Town, very nice facilities, good pay, great benefits, free education! Things can vary from department to department but the opportunities and support provided to me have been exceptional.

    Cons

    Sometimes limited opportunity for advancement due to limited turnover in management and thus limited openings


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Floor in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Second Floor in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Nice co-workers, new facility.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, Same policies do not apply to all departments. Senior staff do not listen to employee concerns. No sense of appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally; different departments get special favors and allowences.see what staff can bring to the table.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Are you blind?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Besides a semi-flexible work schedule, the only other pro would be working with the team members that actually care about the organization. But even those are jumping ship quickly or being forced out because they speak up about bad ideas or wastes of money that are being trucked out the doors.

    Cons

    Poor management is the biggest con. There seems to be a major disconnect between executive management and the workforce. Employees are constituently being shut down for proposing ideas or changes that really could turn around the place. The best analogy would be the employees saying to plug the gaping hole in the ship, but management just wanting to install a new chandelier because investors see pretty lights and not a sinking ship. HR is in their own little world and look the other way when senior leadership abuses their employees. If you’re not “in” the group or travel around with management, you’re gone.

    Advice to Management

    Take your eyes away from your earnings statement and look at your employees. You won't get a disease by taking the time to talk with the "working folk". Maybe you should take a look at why long time employees are jumping ship.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Have all the info"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Analyst in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The location for those that live in the area provides opportunities without the commute.

    Cons

    Industry challenges have changed the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Improve management training and ensure qualifications for promotions. Improve transparency.


  7. "Micro Manage"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Financial Aid Advisor in Charles Town, WV
    Former Intern - Financial Aid Advisor in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks and Benefits.... employee moral....great things they do with the community

    Cons

    Way to much favoritism..if u don't kiss butt u don't stand a chance


  8. "Associate Professor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great if you're coming right out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Office Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Business Office Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great entry level position
    Great benefits
    decent location

    Cons

    management is terrible
    promotions based off likability
    lot of dead weight employees

    Advice to Management

    take the time to properly train


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Only good if you do not want to commute"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy commute
    Overall friendly employees
    Getting to work with students

    Cons

    No strategic direction
    Good old boys club
    Lack of management

    Advice to Management

    Give more care to your employees and communicating


  11. Helpful (7)

    "This place is corrupt and discriminates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits for the area

    Cons

    If u want to get on here plan on knowing the President. I have never worked with a more corrupt company. I have friends who have applied here who are extremely educated but they hire bartenders who know someone instead. They judge everything by a very biased writing screening. They will promise you interviews and never come through with them. This place is an embarrassment to the community. They are almost an all white company little to no ethnicity and all have a very similar cookie cutter look. Shop and kohl's where a scarf, etc. My advice is drive 30 mins to northern va and getting a job with a better company with a lower turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair



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