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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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  1. "multiple positions in academic affairs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When allowed, you really can change peoples lives.

    Cons

    Company only cares about bottom line and executive salaries. It is about who you know, who likes you, and not what you bring to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be required to teach at least one course per year and should practice what they preach about leadership.


  2. "Not Sperling's vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition benefit
    401k match up to 3%
    Domestic partner health plan
    Wellness incentives
    Employee discounts
    Concierge service

    Cons

    Company is shrinking and losing money
    Higher education industry is under scrutiny
    No growth potential in a company that is downsizing


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's time for all good things to come to an end...."

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

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

    Pros

    Those that remain after the massive layoffs over the past 6 years are still dedicated to educating working adults, in keeping with Dr. Sperling's original vision.

    Cons

    Higher Ed is not the best place to consider employment currently. AEG, given their desperate struggle to simple stay alive, wouldn't be the best choice for employment at this time.


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  5. "Enrollment counselor?"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    This is basically a telemarketing job. 8 hours on the phone. No counseling involved, just trying to "sell".


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent vacation accrual and sick time. Employees can get a free education from University of Phoenix.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and dysfunctional structure of COEs. Company is under contract for buyout and movement towards long tern goals is stagnant. Bonuses haven't been reached in past 2 years and compensation is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and integrate across silos of COEs. Replace current performance management systems and conduct talent assessments across functions


  7. Helpful (2)

    "So much opportunity, but a giant mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Broad range of technologies; high stakes, large-scale systems provide an excellent opportunity for engineers to learn.

    Cons

    terrible upper management, poor ever-changing strategy, lots of negative motivation. leadership is not trustworthy, especially in IT.

    Advice to Management

    hold executives to higher standards; stop rewarding negative motivators


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Good development team and work life balance

    Cons

    Bad management, bunch of people who have zero IQ are running the business. They should be thrown right away. Way too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of Apollo


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Read the news- look elsewhere"

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

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

    Pros

    Education benefits, nice co-workers and facility.

    Cons

    Company is ready for sale. If you get in, it won't be for long. Moral is horrible as everyone is looking over their shoulder for HR and security with a box. Executives are packing their golden parachute at the employees expense.

    Advice to Management

    Executives- Go back to school and learn how to run a company, other than into the ground, which you have done very well.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay fairly well compared to market

    Cons

    Poor leadership, especially in IT, have drained the company of critical talent and employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees at all levels. Move your management out of Chicago to where the employees are in Phoenix.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about the mission of University of Phoenix. Flexibility to take on as much responsibility as you'd like. Provides great working experience.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Highly political
    Lack of vision



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