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Argosy University Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • No job security towards the end (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great training, and free school

    Cons

    Uncertain future
    total transition on the horizon
     unrealistic goals

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leads/ be more transparent with system wide decisions


  2. "Good Adjunct Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation for adjuncts, good communication in the departments through monthly meetings

    Cons

    Multiple discussions in week 1 and mandatory calls to students, a very lax late policy for students to submit work


  3. "Admissions Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential after the buyout goes through. Culture is improving but pay is stagnant.

    Cons

    Not flexible at all for work hours. Computers, printers, etc are old and maintained on a shoestring budget. Training is poor. Very secretive and non-inclusive culture.

    Advice to Management

    Changing culture is a holistic endeavor and starts with leadership style. Having jeans day or funny hat day is not what defined a company's culture.


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  5. "Adjunct Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love the diversity and the location.

    Cons

    No cons. Argosy University is a great place to teach.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Student Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldn't go back"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment with autonomy within my specific department.

    Cons

    No job security towards the end.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on customers/students and employees, not just making money.


  8. "Adjunct Professor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Argosy provided my start/introduction to teaching on a collegiate level. I've worked for the university for nearly 7 years.

    Cons

    Advancement from an adjunct into another role is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    I've experienced the best managers!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Unethical telemarketing to disinterested, unqualified & incapable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good fit if you are unethical, immoral and driven by selling "impulse buys" to unqualified candidates.

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement; chained to your phone telemarketing hundreds of calls per day to disinterested, unqualified, some even homeless, or deeply in debt individuals to sell them on enrolling in overpriced, substandard degree programs which most will never complete and be left financially ruined with dismal job prospects.

    Advice to Management

    shut it down


  10. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Financial Services Assistant in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Student Financial Services Assistant in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    OK work environment and culture

    Cons

    A lot of work towards certain departments

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated hard-working student support staff.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance. Plagued with layoffs and cutbacks. Poor management from the top down. Non-existent communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being reactive and practice being proactive. Communicate with your student-facing staff to get an idea how to deal with challenges.


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