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Argosy University Reviews

Updated June 10, 2017
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  1. "Not consistent"

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Ontario, CA
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Faculty in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, enjoyed working with the students, online/blended curriculum

    Cons

    Not consistent work, shortened classes do not allow for students to fully grasp material.

    Advice to Management

    Extend classes and raise standards for students


  2. "Admissions Rep"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Counselor"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Writing is on the Walls"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Met some great people and the graduate level programs have fantastic instructors

    Cons

    The Chicago campus is extremely corrupt, racist place to work. Management works for the advancement of themselves and the business and not the employees or the students. Following the EDMC $95.5million settlement things have just gotten worse.

    Advice to Management

    hire a third party consulting firm to clean out the garbage and start over while there's still a school to save.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Faculty are amazing. The majority of the student body are amazing. These two factors and the renewed focus on graduate psychology are why I have stuck around this long.

    Cons

    Argosy is owned by the for-profit company EDMC. Nothing good has happened for Argosy since that happened. Hopefully this will be ending soon before they bring the downfall of the university.

    Advice to Management

    Stay student focused, they are the priority at all times. Please take care of your faculty and staff. Provide solid communication


  6. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were all great, benefits were good at the start but have since declined

    Cons

    Management don't seem to understand general business concepts, 401k was eliminated, upper level leadership expects unrealistic performance in an industry that is so highly regulated

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times before you go out of business


  7. "Quality school"

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    Former Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Qualified Teachers/ Staff, Collaborative effort at the campus

    Cons

    Internal politics. Senior management did not give clear expectations

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear expectations, be more transparent with employees

  8. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Campus IT Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Campus IT Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argosy University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can request for a convenient work schedule.

    Cons

    The financial status of the University dictates how long employees could stay working here (no long term job stability).

    Advice to Management

    Advertise more so that you can recruit new students.


  9. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Ifficer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Ifficer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers and good benefits. Management is supportive. Excellent tuition benefits and employee discounts such as car discounts, phone service discounts, etc

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Seemed like management liked to hire from outside than promote from within. Pay could be better, there were a coupleof yearsof pay freezes. Fast paced environment basedon achieving unrealistic numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Increase base salaries - not competitive within industry.
    Promote from within and provide better training to prepare for management.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Focus is elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great programs with great instructors and program chairs that actually care

    Cons

    for profit side of things take over everything. Constantly told by management to get the numbers, they don't care about the student. While there are people who fight on behalf of the student, management has no problem throwing you under the bus if it helps them keep their job

    Advice to Management

    Actually think about the students and front line employees


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