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"Didn't know how good it was..."

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Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor
Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at American Public University System as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Telework. Respect. Good pay for the work. After I started working at 3 other schools, I realized how good APUS / AMU is. They are more like an on-ground school than the 'other' schools I work for.

Cons

Difficult to get promoted - "good ole boys network"

Advice to Management

Include the instructional staff in more meetings; be more transparent about policies.

Other Employee Reviews for American Public University System

  1. "Academically rigorous online university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is serious about providing quality education to online students.

    School cares about its staff and treats them as human beings, not (as do some other online schools) pawns to be pushed around on the game board

    Cons

    Sometimes unnecessarily bureaucratic attitude towards policy creation and implementation.

    Unnecessary budget constraints imposed on new product development, textbooks, and software because of policy decisions (not revenues).

    Advice to Management

    Be less driven by short term cost considerations and focus more on the long term consequences of management decisions.


  2. "Great company to use as a stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Financial Aid in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends

    I worked at American Public University System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free education, great benefits, ability to telework, work with a good set of people.

    Cons

    No ability to grow, low pay, job is so easy that you might become complacent and spend your whole career there without advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Do not only promote friends. Give everyone a fair chance.

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