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Argosy University Reviews

Updated May 7, 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. Helpful (4)

    "Some ups but mostly downs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good after the standard 90 days
    Decent job for the 20-something looking for a cheap education

    Cons

    No 401K match
    No flex-time
    Weak leads (admissions)
    "Free" education is taxed
    Too many reps calling from the same pool of candidates
    Company is financially unstable
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Job is ridiculously boring when you are calling the same 100 people 3 times/day. How many times can you hear the words "I'm not interested" or be hung-up on before you really start to look at your lead sources? Corporate or regional admissions management all come from a time when the education industry was growing either due to the recession or a strong economy. Now those people who were successful "picking the low hanging fruit" are trying to tell me that I am not doing my job correctly because I'm not hitting the numbers. How about all admissions personnel from the Sr. V.P. on down to the Sr. DOA get on the phone for one week per quarter and post their numbers for all to see? Let them experience the same challenges and explain how they overcome them. I'm willing to bet my two-week paycheck they won't even come close to hitting the goals they pressure us to achieve.


  2. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching background includes HR, Management and English courses. Coaching and mentoring students to success is perfect time spent! I love teaching.

    Cons

    None. Argosy University give support to the faculty in many ways. The president, staff and Chairs for each department are fully engaged in helping students and faculty.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Success Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Greensburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. This company is going downhill. The people there are being laid off one after another.

    Cons

    Always looking over my shoulder for lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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  5. "Disorganized"

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    • 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

    Pros

    The opportunity to get an education with their tuition reimbursement program is great.

    Cons

    Disorganized, overworked, sales, lack of support from management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Pros and Cons of Argosy University"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free tuition! If you work there for over a year you can enroll in any of their programs for free.

    Cons

    Being one of 18 corporately owned campuses makes it difficult to get problems solved.

    It is a growing University that is struggling to break away from the "degree mill" persona. In the meantime most of the departments (academic, administrative, etc) struggle to keep employees from being over worked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Physically come visit campuses more often to get a real idea of what is going on.

    Pay more attention to the importance of the Student Services department. That is where student retention will be found.


  7. "Extemely challenging...presenting a product all other universities have at a much higher cost"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits as compared to other schools

    Cons

    too numbers driven...management doesn't understand that basis of sales diffculties here is that the price is just too high during bad economic times. When other private universities were lowering tuition, Argosy University had the "balls" to increase its tuition. We offer a good product, but not the best product, so why do we charge more than everyone else??

    Advice to Management

    Keep tuition reasonable, and you'll get more students...please don't blame your sales team when your tuition is "off the hook"!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Top heavy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eagan, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Great people in the company at a ground level. Students and Health Science programs are very good.

    Cons

    Very top heavy company. Focusing on getting students to only take online courses, when students are adamantly against this. Only look at the money side of things, not the students.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I was a student and was an adjunct instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Love the programs and faculty.

    Cons

    I was waiting and waiting to teach courses and many times I was not offered a course to teach for month on in. I wish they were more professional. I am still waiting to teach courses there.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more professional faculty schedulers. I am very disappointed that I was not offered courses to teach when I did such a great job there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    Many of the full time employees consistently have the students' best interests in mind and heart.

    Cons

    Too many full time employees are not required to do the work that used to be done my 2 or 3 full time people. Employees are not sufficiently appreciated or valued but are viewed as expendable and easily replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee appreciation and creating a healthy work/life balance for full time employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No room for growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Payroll is consistent and employees get along.

    Cons

    All HR duties are outsourced. Pay freeze for the last 4 years and when it was lifted, they did not notify the staff of their annual increase which was less than 2%. There are annual lay-off's in January and July so you never know if you next on the chopping block and they would prefer to hire outside people then promote from within. Medical benefits doubled in the last year and construction companies (where you can have a limb chopped off with more liability) have cheaper coverage than a university...

    Advice to Management

    Management can only do what corporate allows them to do which is minimal. Its best to work with functional departments to ensure efforts are not duplicated and promoting from within improves employee morale.


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