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Argosy University Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and opportunity to continue your education as well as your family (in 6 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment with autonomy within my specific department (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Professor"

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    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


  2. "Great Work Environment"

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    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.

  3. "Inadequate training"

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    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


  4. "Unorganized"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run Away"

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    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

    Pros

    Great starting pay, full benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. It is clear that leadership does their best to make all the "you know" roll downhill. Employees are treated like children, not adults. This is an emotionally abusive environment. Leadership has stated that HR is their for the protection of the company, not the employees. RUN.


  6. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmers Branch, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmers Branch, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with students was the best part of it.

    Cons

    It was only a Part-Time position.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the students first.


  7. "Going through Changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Academic Rigor is there, right now, throughout all the changes they at least still maintain the academic side.

    Cons

    The changes are making it crazy busy for the employees that are stretched thin, so you will be constantly busy with items that might not work well with your position.

    Advice to Management

    Settle in and keep operations moving forward along with IT support, that is the worst part is waiting days or weeks for IT to come and help.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, didn't take work home

    Cons

    Unprofessional managers, HIGH turnover, high sales quotas


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Incredibly Unethical and Prioritizes Financial Gain Over Student Needs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university offers opportunities for students who would not have chances elsewhere, but I would strongly advise any students out there to attend a community college first.

    Cons

    -Inconsistent directions and improper/incomplete training.
    -Company policies were unclear.
    -Minute-by-minute micromanaging along with hourly check-ins with my supervisor.
    -Management set unrealistic expectations and regularly compared my job goals with others rather than setting goals with me personally.
    -Management regularly discriminated against students of color and would make exceptions for other students that were not used for minority students.
    -Management would also regularly make off-handed remarks and jokes about minority students' names or vernaculars.
    -Management regularly held private meetings with other employees in an "inner circle" who would not otherwise have been able to attend them based on job description. This included representatives from HR which made reaching out Human Resources challenging.
    -Rather than addressing issues directly with individuals and teaching, management would regularly go around myself and others to take matters into their own hands.
    -The workplace was full of gossip and rumor; this extended to the most senior people on campus who would regularly discuss other employee performance openly.
    -Management discouraged any social engagement in the workplace and if anyone was "wasting time" they would be reprimanded either verbally or given a warning.
    -Students had zero to no resources on campus and frequently retracted from the program because of it. Those on the staff were then blamed for a shrinking student body.

    Advice to Management

    A new managing team would be essential in making a more open and effective work environment.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Department Chair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Nice office/working conditions.

    Cons

    Terrible local and national leadership. For-profit college that does not take care of its students.


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