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Apollo Education Group San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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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. "The chance to do good in the world"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large engineering team to work for.
    Fantastic engineering team. Very collaborative and talented. Overall good to work with people and good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Business has several challenges to turn the tide against the collapse of traditional For-Profit universities.
    Students often end-up in debt and drop out of the program.
    The company hasn't turned a profit for several years now. Not sure why they don't replace the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disjointed"

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    Former Employee - SEM Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - SEM Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    No transparency into executive thoughts and decisions. Each team is isolated and barely work together. Difficult field to be enthusiastic about.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more transparency. Hard for employees to trust when they have no idea what's going on.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in certain areas are great.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership (C-Suite) is a joke. They don't care about anything but the bottom line. Benefits are terrible.


  5. "Sr. Software Develper"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.Good work\life balance.Amazing location in downtown of San Francisco.Great team of professionals.

    Cons

    Very hard to understand company hierarchy.Strange decisions of top management.Constant layoffs.Constant organization changes.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Apollo Group - Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They do a great job of hiring talent. Met some of the brightest designers, writers, strategists and marketers. Formed lasting friendships. Did great work.

    Cons

    Management based on fear and chaos. Frequent layoffs- frequent directional changes. 90% of the work created was never launched.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the layers and the politics. Listen to the talented team leads.


  7. "Great team, but co is going downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    My team at Apollo are genuinely nice and supportive people. I've learned an immense deal here, as the company encourages training and development.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it seems the company isn't doing so well. There's been lots of location shutdowns, so now may not be the best time to work here. The executive team tries to create some transparency, but there's just too many managers, not enough people doing work. Benefits can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people, the users, not so much on the bottom line.

  8. "Former member of marketing team at Apollo Group"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Education Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in Financial District.

    Cons

    High turn over and business has lost a lot of the market share over the past several years.

    Advice to Management

    San Francisco office (where marketing team was based) was closed at the end of '15 so it's a moot point to give any advise.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Certain departments have flexibility and good work-life balance. Compensation is fairly decent

    Cons

    Change in strategy and leadership creates uncertainty. Poor communication and the top leaders do not value all the hard working people.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stabie place of employment. People locally are good to one another.

    Cons

    Leadership is not diverse on high level. All white.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify leadership team in Phoenix. All white is a clear indication of unfair practices.


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