Argosy University Reviews | Glassdoor

Argosy University Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
167 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Craig Swenson
45 Ratings

167 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Great benefits and opportunity to continue your education as well as your family (in 7 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment with autonomy within my specific department (in 7 reviews)

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

  • high stress around the beginning and end of the semesters (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great Atmosphere!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, great benefits, unbelievable atmosphere, very fast paced exciting environment that encourages employees improve processes and procedures, work life balance is a priority and employees are given a lot of paid time off

    Cons

    Schedule can be tough due to the later hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the employee's thoughts for improvement


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Beware!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent paycheck. That’s all I can think of.

    Cons

    I’m assuming these other positive reviews are written by the marketing department at Argosy. Very stressful environment with high turnover. They care more about the numbers compared to the student experience. Let’s be honest, this isn’t a real university position. It’s all sales! The demographic of students they attempt to bring in is quite disturbing. They sell a dream to low income students and in the meantime, charge them $67k for a BA degree.

    No chance for advancement. Micromanaged constantly. The hire ups, Director , president, only care about their jobs and could care less about any of the other staff. I saw several admission reps get fired after missing unrealistic plans. They might need to find a new director because something isn’t right. I was happy to quit before it happened to me. Oh yeah, going non profit won’t secure anything.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to the students and your staff. Get a president who actually cares about the school and not her pay check

  3. "Admissions Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Very strong TEAM atmosphere.
    -Leadership cares about employees and their growth and development.
    -Competitive Salary and Great Holiday/PTO package.
    -Recently Transitioned to Non-Profit, under new ownership!

    Cons

    -Like most companies, it takes time really get ahead and advance (be patient).
    -Hours can be long (9-6-with an hour lunch), but lots of opportunity for Overtime.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to listen to Admissions Representatives and employees on the phone. (they know best, as they are interacting with students on a daily basis).


  4. "Left and came back!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Environment - Great environment to work in as you can have fun while helping people better themselves with an education.

    Advancement - Opportunity to grow within.

    Benefits - Tuition benefits - Better yourself while you help others do the same.

    Transition to Non-Profit!!! Great opportunity for staff and our students.

    Cons

    Have to put in some late nights to help students on the west coast - Flex time is available that helps balance this.


  5. "Director of Admissions"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture - Team Environment - Having a purpose every day you come in - The Success stories of Staff & Students when they accomplish something when others told them they couldn't do it

    Cons

    Technology for staff & students - It will get better soon

    Advice to Management

    Continue to let Staff bring their "Brains to Work" some of our best ideas come from our staff who work with our students every day


  6. "Interesting"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, good programs offered

    Cons

    Management talks down on you, no communication between departments, people feel entitled. It’s all about numbers and not the student experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about numbers and focus on retention.


  7. "Associate Professor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Supportive community, overload teaching opportunities, negotiable office hours

    Cons

    Teaching load, no company 401K matching, no pay raises for several years, 12-month contract, no tenure track--just annual renewable contract

    Advice to Management

    Give at least cost-of-living raises each year, reduce teaching load, consider 9-month contracts

  8. "Great Work Environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Helping students succeed academically and seeing that translate into career success.
    Awesome co-workers and management.
    University culture is the healthiest I have seen in any corporate environment.
    Decent healthcare options.
    28 Days of vacation during first year and increases year over year.

    Cons

    In the process of transitioning to a non-profit, which means job stability and benefits may greatly change.
    Pay is lower than the national average given the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the positive and healthy work environment. Many schools could learn from their leadership model.


  9. "Inadequate training"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent staff, decent pay, community involvement, educational benefits, workload

    Cons

    Poor training, work overload, more about numbers than students, department disagreements putting students in between, different hours than promised

    Advice to Management

    Train properly so staff can do what is asked of them


  10. "Unorganized"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    I loved the work hours, it was pretty much a 9 to 5pm.

    Cons

    No organization, the first week I was there 2 managers left and went to the Chicago location.


Showing 167 of 176 reviews
Reset Filters