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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 25 reviews)

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  1. "Both good and bad"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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

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

    Pros

    Good team of peers. Depending on Manager and Director, could be a healthy environment.

    Cons

    Usually not healthy place to stay too log. Longevity means nothing. Managers flip/flop on directions due to director intervention. Team promoted but individually scored. Good-ole-boy mentality. Compensation include what you may use in schooling = not real.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be better than it is now"

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    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director 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

    Mission makes sense and is important. Employees are committed to the mission more than the leaders are. Students are great and so are faculty members.

    Cons

    No confidence in senior leadership. Saying you are being transparent does not actually make it so. Leaders are too busy with self promotion and have forgotten to actually run the business and grow it. The organization empowers mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like you really do value them. Saying it without doing it has destroyed your credibility. Senior management needs to listening to middle managers. They are too busy trying to protect their jobs to actually tell you the truth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was Great Now It's Just Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Vacation time (you can get up to 5 weeks vacation plus all national holidays, plus one choice holiday, plus sick time) and pay (usually higher than average for most positions)

    Cons

    The company has lost direction and a lot of great people so the ones left are either trying to figure out what's going on at the top or have lost motivation and are there just for the salary and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you will do, set very straight forward strategies that remain consistent, and stop laying people off (specially right after you promote them)


  9. "Director"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, great benefits, and good comp

    Cons

    Declining enrollment, value proposition and industry competition


  10. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Apollo has many committed employees and it seems as though people have stayed there and been loyal through some very difficult times.

    Cons

    Tough business. Current Administration is out to get for profit education.


  11. "For Profit Education"

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

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

    Pros

    When I started out with the company the benefits and training was excellent. We were rewarded for hard work, good numbers and outstanding customer service. But the company got in trouble for unethical enrollment practices, low graduation rates and financial issues.

    Cons

    The moral and positive support dropped as the company lost money each quarter. The environment became uncomfortable to work at as people never knew if they would be the next one laid off. Rewards and kudos for hard work and good numbers stopped. They got rid of most of the perks that made University of Phoenix a fun and rewarding place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to bring back the fun, rewarding environment that made UOP a great place to work!


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