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Argosy University Eagan Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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Eagan, MN

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Pros
  • Great benefits and opportunity to continue your education as well as your family (in 6 reviews)

  • OK work environment and culture (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Student Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great faculty and educational programs that really prepared our students well for entering the work force.

    Cons

    For profit status of the University and lack of an endowment makes for tough finances in the current political climate.


  2. "Admission Representative"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can take classes for free

    Cons

    At the time, there were not many advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Career path planning

  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You don't work on commissions so the stress of that is taken out of the picture in a sales roles, excellent management willing to work with you and wants to see you succeed

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Sinking ship."

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had amazing co workers.

    Cons

    The company is crumbling. I witnessed three lay offs in one year. There was no room for advancement. Huge turnover. The departments cannot co-exist and function in a cohesive way. Everything is purely numbers based, which is not the way education should be.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Some ups but mostly downs"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good after the standard 90 days
    Decent job for the 20-something looking for a cheap education

    Cons

    No 401K match
    No flex-time
    Weak leads (admissions)
    "Free" education is taxed
    Too many reps calling from the same pool of candidates
    Company is financially unstable
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Job is ridiculously boring when you are calling the same 100 people 3 times/day. How many times can you hear the words "I'm not interested" or be hung-up on before you really start to look at your lead sources? Corporate or regional admissions management all come from a time when the education industry was growing either due to the recession or a strong economy. Now those people who were successful "picking the low hanging fruit" are trying to tell me that I am not doing my job correctly because I'm not hitting the numbers. How about all admissions personnel from the Sr. V.P. on down to the Sr. DOA get on the phone for one week per quarter and post their numbers for all to see? Let them experience the same challenges and explain how they overcome them. I'm willing to bet my two-week paycheck they won't even come close to hitting the goals they pressure us to achieve.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Top heavy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the company at a ground level. Students and Health Science programs are very good.

    Cons

    Very top heavy company. Focusing on getting students to only take online courses, when students are adamantly against this. Only look at the money side of things, not the students.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Its a job to play the bills."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There really isnt anything thats a pro

    Cons

    poor management, what have you dont for me lately attitude, over the shoulder management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dissappointing"

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    Former Employee - Non Teaching, Administration Position in Eagan, MN
    Former Employee - Non Teaching, Administration Position in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many - the hours were easy with no pressure to work weekends, be in early or stay late. Easy going that way. Some nice people.

    Cons

    Highly unorganizied and inefficient. Horrible communication. Awful payroll practices at the campus level - borderline incompetent. EDMC regional and corporate in Pittsburg, which manages/controls critical details, clearly does not value employees in any way - noncompetive pay, poor and expensive beneifts, horrific benefits communication, little to no management training, nonexistant communication. Constant change of policy and procedure in an organization that is driven by policy and procedure.
    I had an employment experience that was unethical and just not the right way to treat anyone. A series of incompetent leadership decisions. No communication or true leadership, possible outright deception and misleading discussions early in the employment relationship. I can't tell you that this was wide spread, but it did come from the highest position on campus and involved EDMC leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You've got to come to a better balance of local campus control vs. corporate control. One size does not fit all in your ed systems. Employee friendly systems need to be put in place, especially in your new hire process. Be honest with your employees at all times - no games, as it is likely not a game to your employee. Your noncompetitive pay will eventualy catch up to you once the economy improves, because the other things you offer aren't that great to retain people.


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