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Apollo Education Group Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  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    Outdated computers and software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


  2. "IT Site Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Familial atmosphere, quality of charachter

    Cons

    Volatility in future of Chicago based positions

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Run. Do not walk. Run away from this employer."

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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

    Location, location, location, and location.

    Cons

    Unethical leadership, poor treatment of employees, poor benefits, and unfulfilled high bonus promises.

    Advice to Management

    All these reviews can't be dismissed as "disgruntled employees". The leadership team is incompetent, self-centered, unethical, and dismissive. Sure, not everyone at the director level and above is like this. However, they are the anomalies, and they are leaving your sinking ship.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Apollo Education Group Review"

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

    Pros

    Benefits, full tuition waiver for undergrad, partial for grad + PhD

    Cons

    Poor leadership decisions, salary structure is not consistent with the market nor based on job/skill level in many areas

    Advice to Management

    The organization needs to think about it's employees more and the way that they are treated both in terms of compensation and workload; there are groups of people within the organization that have little to no actual job function while there are others with overwhelming amounts of work.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great, while it lasted."

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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, good benefits and has changed higher ed. If you have a passion for helping others and know the importance and difference a degree can make, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Lack of stability, coupled with an unclear vision.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves accountable.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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)


  9. "Student Financial Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group full-time

    Pros

    The people at the time were great and I truly believed in the quality of education.

    Cons

    Poor work culture and lack of support from middle management.


  10. "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.


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