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Updated October 27, 2017
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  1. "Good people but inflated structure"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, interesting work, good pay

    Cons

    Too much churn, disorganization and lack of accountability

    Advice to Management

    Scale down and refocus on your niche


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Corporate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours with the right management, great benefits, competitive pay, generally employees are great people to work with, education opportunities

    Cons

    Security issues, constant lay offs, changes are only done when it's too late and asks you to adjust with them, low opportunities for employment advancement

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent to management and employees

  3. "Unfortunate turn of events"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to work at. Exposed to a whole bunch of technologies focused on varied projects. Great people who all wanted to succeed....BUT ... What can I say about top management... Some of their decisions and choices were really mind boggling. Over a period of 4 years, starting with the frenetic hiring combined with a bunch of botched projects and then the layoffs year over year over year and then almost quarterly really cut the wings of any initiative that had any chance if reviving this sinking ship.

    Cons

    Certainly not recommended until the sale goes through. The environment is way too unstable and any hires right now would be faced with a very uncertain future.

    Advice to Management

    Going private is probably the right choice albeit a tad too late. Pull up your socks, reduce cost and get the reputation back to what it was. The faculty and curriculum is still pretty good so marketing should focus on that and have the alumni chime in on that front as well. Operating cost would already be at a low so it needs some real motivated people who need to be assured of their future to allow them to do what needs some to get this school back to it's former glory.


  4. "Used to be a great company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and the benefits were great. There was a lot of room for growth and advancements opportunities.

    Cons

    With the current company sale, there have been a lot of cuts. Downsizing is all a part of business but how things are handled could be better.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with employees.


  5. "Contact Center Specialist"

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    Current Employee - QUALIFICATION SPECIALIST in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - QUALIFICATION SPECIALIST in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love how the company is transparent with their employees. Education benefits are great as well. The managers I have worked with have different personalities, but they all worked well for me. They have different management styles, but all work professionally, An employee must also have an open communication with his or her manager to have a good relationship.

    Cons

    I have only good things to say about the company so far. I have been with the company for almost 8 years. That's says something about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't micro-mange your employees.


  6. "Just like any other organization"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of technology and methods to learn at job. No defined processes so there is room to develop things your way. Easier approval processes for system acceses

    Cons

    Lot of lay offs. No Job security.

    Advice to Management

    I have heard there are a lot of rumours before lay offs happen. Take steps to avoid gossip culture by giving more transparent information.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Rough going for Apollo..."

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    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You do technically get a discount on attending school through their subsidiary University of Phoenix. Although the reputation is bad it's not completely justified.

    Cons

    The industry right now is getting hit hard by the government which is really impacting the company overall. There have been reorganizaitons every 6 months, so there isn't much job stability.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the students not on the quarterly reports. They say the focus is on the students, however, all the actions taken within the organization contradict that message.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Decision-Makers"

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    Former Employee - Executive Enrollment Advisor/Team Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Executive Enrollment Advisor/Team Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of wonderful people to work with daily.

    Cons

    The high level managers/directors etc. don't listen to the folks in the trenches who see what's really going on; and often have ideas that could really work. But, the high level leaders at Apollo think they know it all, and continue to make really stupid decisions with very little recourse.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to everybody's thoughts and suggestions no matter where you are on the depth chart. Also, stop being so reactive and impulsive when there's adversity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's the McDonalds of the Educational World"

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    Former Employee - Windows Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Windows Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only one I can think of is free or reduced tuition.

    Cons

    Management, work/life balance, employees weren't listened to.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Declining student enrollment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The workload is reasonable for most people. The work schedule is flexible. You can work from home for 1-2 days a week which saves time and avoid the traffic jam. Employees care about student success.

    Cons

    The company is currently in financial trouble. University of Phoenix has seen a big decline in student enrollment. Every quarterly earning call is a disappointment which is often tied to a new round of layoff. Current employees are all worried about the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get a fresh start from the top. The leadership team does not have a sound strategy to stop the declining revenue.


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