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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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  1. "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!


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "Pretty decent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Video Asset Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Video Asset Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great team and really liked the co-workers. The Innovators Accelerator product we worked on was pretty cool, but didn't receive the sales support it deserved.

    Cons

    Figuring out how to acquire the resources to finish projects was a challenge. Frequent re-structuring meant lots of instability of who managed our group.


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    "Thanks for the time working there"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Great Benefits,
    - Big vision,
    - Not too stressful a work culture.

    Cons

    - Linked to University of Phoenix, thus when that part of the company under performs, everyone's budgets suffer.

    Advice to Management

    - Greater transparency between management and workforce would be appreciated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Studio Manager"

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    Current Employee - Studio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Skilled, competent, creative core team. Excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company has challenges with adopting new technologies and innovation.


  8. "Fortunate to have an awesome boss who gives me the freedom to dive into data and draw meaningful insights"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart data, marketing and products analytics people; decent systems and tools to work with; excellent cross-org collaboration

    Cons

    driving home the message that data needs to drive decisions at the exec level


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Apollo Tech, Apollo Innovation: Welcome to a Wold Class Web Analytics Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Web Analytics Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Web Analytics Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Education Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in the department of digital analytics and consumer insight I was privelaged to work with some of the best web analytics professionals in the world. My direct boss, provided plenty of direction and gave me tons of autonomy to get my work done and work on special scripting projects which I enjoyed. I also worked closely with the GA implementation manager, logical architecture consultants, the entire product analytics team, web marketing analysts, and developers. Working here has by far been the most rewarding yet challenging role I've ever been in.

    Cons

    Enterprise-wide re-orgs, consistent lay-offs, and ultra-bureaucratic IT department. This is typical of many large enterprises and also related to the current state of the economy and nature of the changing online education business.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to hire more interns, but also make the hiring process more challenging. As you



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