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Updated September 11, 2018
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  1. "Tutor Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University part-time

    Pros

    good work and home life balance, helps students in need.

    Cons

    Management often changed through multiple transitions.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work, the people I work with are amazing

    Cons

    They don't give raises to their employees

  3. "Admissions & Business Development Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Thorough training; student & faculty contact

    Cons

    Compliance fear; volatile parent company


  4. "Be Honest"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lack of communication. Misleading information.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and be honest. Your people care enough to stick by you.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I wish I had read reviews before naively believing what I was sold about this position and company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admission in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admission in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I was employed you were provided a fair salary plus free education. I intended to receive my graduate degree while working for them but there was no way it was worth it

    Cons

    The position title “assistant director of admissions” was completely misleading. After arriving I learned that’s what all of the 10 or so admissions sales reps were called.

    We had a very strict set script we had to read to every potential student, forcing them to stay on the phone with us for over an hour for an “interview”.

    High pressure to enroll everyone possible regardless of their qualifications or financial situation with totally unreasonable quotas.

    No regard for students.

    Job security constantly threatened.

    We were pushed to encourage everyone to use federal financial aid/loans if they couldn’t afford the over priced tuition, even if it wasn’t a good fit

    All they cared about were enrollment quotas.

    Every phone call was recorded then analyzed with management. Condescending and constant micro managing from directors.

    This was the worst job I’ve ever had. I expected to love helping people further their education but this was a high pressure, greed driven operation.

    When I had something personal come up, I asked for short term personal leave so I could travel to see family out of state. My director approved the leave, so I left. Then the day after I left she changed her mind and threatened me that if I didn’t return to work that day I would no longer have a job.

    Although I qualified for unemployment and definitely some legal action based on this, I decided to not go back and just move on to find a healthier job environment.

    They couldn’t keep a campus president on staff. High turn over.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice before getting sucked in just because they're non profit"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the employees are mostly great people. The director is awesome - so no one is sure why he tolerates managers who are baffoons.

    Cons

    The managers are, indeed, baffoons (except for one - good job, Jess.) Leadership here makes you feel like you're in preschool. Stop talking down to us, stop condescending us, stop setting ludicrous expectations that cannot possibly be met. Put DOWN your damn cell phone and actually listen to your team. Grow the hell up and learn to motivate, not demoralize.

    Advice to Management

    Get some experienced management in there. Candidates should be chosen based on experience and a proven track record, not how much you like them. Stand up to your team and make changes.


  7. "Adjunct Faculty Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students were very bright and eager to learn.

    Cons

    It was hard to getting a regular teaching load.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Crazy Management!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay! I enjoyed my coworkers

    Cons

    Management, high turnover, unreasonable expectations

    Advice to Management

    Learn to seperate personal feelings from work. Get on meds to help with bipolar issue.
    It’s not high school!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admission representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Tution reimbursement
    Insurance
    Decent pay
    Standard business hours, don't take work home with you

    Cons

    Lack of standard. Want to critique performance but no clear standard to critique against.
    Fear based management. Managers don't really care about the employees are really know even the students just the numbers.
    Lack of professionalism in management
    HR not a support for employees
    Contradiction constantly on directives or claritiy.
    No room for advancement
    Little to no room for income growth
    Only 15 days of pto (vacation sick etc.) If something happens and you go over chances are you will be written up if missing any days even without pay.

    Advice to Management

    Foster an enviroment to get candid conversations from your employees. Look in to your management how the manage. Just like you have checks and balances for us, have the same for them.
    Stop the fear based management styles and the sky is falling mentality.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Steer clear from this company"

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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

    Great pay
    Tuition covered for education at Argosy

    Cons

    No time away from work
    Terrible hours & weekend work
    Goals are close to unattainable

    Advice to Management

    Recruit people based on what this job is: sales. Don't try and pitch it as you're changing lives, because you're not. Instill some kind of consistency with company culture.


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