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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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  • 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 26 reviews)

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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. "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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Work here only if you can't get a better option"

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, awesome location, good compensation

    Cons

    massive rounds of layoffs, too much corporate politics, management is afraid of akin decisions so it takes forever to get anything implemented

    Advice to Management

    focus and make decisions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fully integrated marketing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a marketer, the resources and infrastructure for integrated online and offline marketing are pretty good. You can accomplish and learn a lot at this company.

    Cons

    Unstable staffing - constant turnover and layoffs multiple times per year.

    Advice to Management

    We need more resources for marketing analytics. We have lots of data but no one to pull it for us, and that's why you can't get good ROI projections out of marketing.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Premise: start-up within a large company. Reality: bloat, bureaucracy, lack of focus and leadership"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tackling an important market segment: higher ed, jobs, skills. Good people, great location (downtown SF). The product team members were smart and hardworking. There's a huge disconnect between this 'start-up' group and the main organization. And the acquisition and integration of a small (real) startup made the situation more complicated, confusing and disorganized.

    Cons

    Weak Senior management. Lots of wasted effort, time, money while they try to get their act together.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people who haven't proven themselves as managers or leaders


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Tough place to work"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Have some really bright individual contributors who are trying to do the right things to open access to education.

    Cons

    Strategy and leadership are ever changing which makes for a difficult environment when playing in an area of the economy that is undergoing such radical shifts. Accountability is an issue and management seems to be willing to make lots of bets but there doesn't appear to be a real drive for excellence. Hard to see this business returning to its glory years unless there are radical and immediate changes at the top and in strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Choose a strategy, select leaders who are capable of executing on that strategy, and hold leaders accountable. Too many dreams and not enough reality. Figure out your value prop, resource it with the best and brightest, and cut all the rest.


  7. "Good Salary and hours"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The workload and schedules allow for a good work - life balance. The compensation and benefits are pretty good as well.

    Cons

    Can be unorganized and less than most challenging work. Corporate brand restricts creative flow and new ideas.


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