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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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  • They got rid of most of the perks that made University of Phoenix a fun and rewarding place to work (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management pushed their employees to the limit (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Both good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sincere and hardworking effort to develop learning technologies.

    Cons

    Marketing efforts to prospects who are not college ready are questionable if not unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your students.


  2. "They laid us all off anyways"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a large scale environment. With hope of becoming some decent.

    Cons

    Upper management was horrible. Do things now, not correctly.

    Advice to Management

    You guy already figured it out. Fire us all and outsource

  3. Helpful (2)

    "No direction"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good PTO/time off policy

    Cons

    Directionless management, unreliable and broken software that upper management refuses to abandon, poor resource allocation, over worked employees desperate for a break, no promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the software you've sunk absurd amounts of time and resources on - it doesn't work, it never will work, and everyone is sick of trying
    To make it work.
      That program will never work the way you're hoping and all you're doing is losing good staff who are sick of putting their time into something that is an utter and total waste. Quit over allocating work to small groups of competent people and not forcing others to take any responsibility for workloads and quit forcing staff to do things outside their job descriptions (i.e. documentation, training)


  4. "HR Service Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and caring managers. Some will be able to advance rapidly.

    Cons

    Company in transition. If you don't have the right "optics" you will go nowhere fast.


  5. "Great for school - hard to pivot experience"

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    Current Employee - Executive Enrollment Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Enrollment Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, simple hours, easy sell, warm leads; helping students that may not have traditional college ops.

    Cons

    For-profit industry is suffering due to federal regulation. Work experience does not translate to recruiting or sales very easily.

    Advice to Management

    Tying performance to salary and promotions is a must.


  6. "Senior QA Anlayst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advance Technology likes Big data, hadoop

    Cons

    Current Business/ enrrollments are ramping down

    Advice to Management

    Gloabl Expansition


  7. "Academic Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Students love when you help them out....go the extra mile. I feel great when I am able to help out students.

    Cons

    You don't always get the shift you want.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Positions"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent and committed staff.

    Cons

    Lack of clear management direction. Weak education products.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have solid products to offer your clients.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Slowly dying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for a knowledgeable applicant to negotiate a reasonable wage. The acquisition has shored up some of the bleeding. It can't get much worse?

    Cons

    Pay has stagnated, management has been changing the culture for the worse. Knowledge has left the company at an alarming rate.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "very good manager very good team lead less pressure company"

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    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Warrenville, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    no work pressure
    very cool manager and team lead

    Cons

    Takes lot of time to implement few simple things


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