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Argosy University Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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  • "There was no room for advancement" (in 4 reviews)

  • "No job security towards the end" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University part-time

    Pros

    Great staff. Learning the operations within Admin and working with students.

    Cons

    Need more permanent openings for American Samoa Argosy.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone deserves an opportunity to fulfill a dream in their hearts, and many times it takes that one door to open.


  2. "Great people, great product, unfortunate leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people I work with!

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid, you never know if you have a job at the end of the fiscal year

    Advice to Management

    Before making decisions, talk to those who are actually putting in the work with students

  3. "Admissions representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Pays fairly well, tuition assistance

    Cons

    Numbers driven, no one has genuine interests in students


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Fabulous instructors and wonderful students

    Cons

    Too much turmoil. Lack of focus. Too much change.


  5. "Senior Director of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director of Admissions in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Admissions in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work there are amazing.

    Cons

    The upper aboves and the way they make decisions and roll them out.


  6. "Completely worst place that I have ever worked for!!"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro was having a decent salary, but it was absolutely not worth the misery and craziness.

    Cons

    * Inconsistent practices and policies
    * Favoritism is evident
    * No support from management
    * No support from Human Resources
    * Employees afraid to speak up due to repercussions.
    * Management does not lead by example.
    * Coaching from Manager was non-impactful and meaningless.
    * Leads are garbage. They have no marketing plan or campaign. Company solely relies on Facebook and recommendations to obtain leads.
    * Database management systems are not effective and completely ancient. Poor functionality.
    * They manage with fear instead of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees a way to communicate their frustrations and grievances to improve culture. A confidential survey should be used since so many employees are afraid to speak up due to repercussions.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Made some good friends along the way

    Cons

    Little to no training that was irrelevant to the actual tasks performed. Literally locked in a room 8 hours a day on a computer for a week then thrown into a sales position (Admissions). Very little direction. No substantive follow-up training. Clueless management. Senior director bailed before layoffs. Ambiguous policies. Zero marketing as per President’s beliefs that it wasn’t useful so never any quality leads. Not sure what he even did for us.. Very cold leads. Most leads called were many years old or they were tricked into thinking they were inquiring about a job. All about numbers. Pay raise freeze. No 401k match. No college reimbursement. Terrible medical. Benefits average at best, behind many other employers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage. Moreover corporate (DCEH) needs to actually step foot on campus and do something others than go out to lunch or listen on phone calls.

  8. "Great co-workers!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers! Makes the job more enjoyable and the days go by faster. Made some really good friends from my time working for the company.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Low wages.


  9. "False advertisement from the get go."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team was amazing. I knew I could always go to them for questions. You also have the opportunity to get an advanced degree from them.

    Cons

    You're calling terrible leads trying to enroll randoms into school. They seem excited about enrolling until the going gets tough and then that hurts your numbers. Very cutthroat.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a better new hire training program.


  10. "It's not bad..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Generally Easy... You get used to it, kind of redudant

    Cons

    no bonuses for better performance

    Advice to Management

    Find a happy medium between base salaries and bonuses.


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