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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and room for growth

    Cons

    They'll sell your job to another company and tell you the day of.


  2. "was great, but it's ok now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    vacation climbs up to 24 days based on length of time with company. Education is offered as a benefit to use.

    Cons

    Opportunity of career growth is not there. Pay is lower than the standard. They justify this through the education benefit. The other things may seem minor but they used to stock up on items like decent utensils and coffee, but it often goes out of stock and lowered the quality. HR will fall back to their interpretation of what the policy is, but it's clearly not the right thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the old policies around sick time. Used to give 10 days, and if you hit the maximum of 520 hours, you got paid for it. If you couldn't use all of your vacation time, you lose it all now. I don't agree with any time that is earned to simply disappear. It should be paid out to you and you need to tell the supervisor to get them used. It is often due to management that they don't get used. There isn't enough being done to make sure it happens. The policy was changed to benefit the company not the employees. The last thing is that it is a time to answer the question of how we can better serve students and the outcomes that come from education, not degrees necessarily. Instead, we keep trying to answer what we do well now and market that over and over. All they know how to do is think like a run down business, nothing innovative. Innovation and grit were the reasons why University of Phoenix was successful. The mind shift happened when John Sperling left leadership. We have spineless with no creativity leaders who only think of their own pockets now.

  3. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Goal of company to help educate adult professionals is great. Depending on your position there maybe opportunities for remote work.

    Cons

    Team/company politics can get in the way of being successful. Company has gone through multiple rounds of layoffs and now private. Likely new owners will continue to look at reducing costs until can turn revenue around.


  4. "Good overall company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad leadership, doesn't listen to people on the floor


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Fear of Layoffs, Nice Location and People"

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

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

    Pros

    Understanding manager who worked around maternity leave
    Nice buildings and cafeteria
    Decent People who worked hard
    Community Involvement

    Cons

    Outdated computers and software
    Ineffective management, constant back-and-forth on projects
    Volatile industry

    Advice to Management

    Take more advantage of the talent you have


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Top heavy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays competitively; allows remote working; flexible schedule. A company with lots of resources like Apollo can also afford to sponsor some of your own pursuits, considering they own a lot of subsidiary companies - for instance, at the time I worked there, they owned the Iron Yard, a coding bootcamp. If you have an interest in adding a skill set to your resume, then they can help you.

    Cons

    Very top heavy management and not enough development of their people on the ground. On one end of the spectrum you had out of touch senior execs working on outdated marketing principles and on the other you had new hires who didn't have the structure or experience to implement proper strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Cull the top and invest in the bottom. Do what you preach.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great co-works, average company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Great camaraderie among the staff.

    Cons

    Leadership does not always give clear direction or consider the implications of their decisions.

  8. "Overbearing work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for easy work.

    Cons

    Upper management pushed their employees to the limit. It felt like we were forcing education on students.

    Advice to Management

    To loosen up on the employees and stop focusing on the bottom line.


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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