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"It's All About The Money"

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Former Employee - Enrollment in Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Enrollment in Nashville, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

lots of nice people who work here and really care about students. Nice facilities.

Cons

Most people in enrollment actually believe that they are there to help students. They believe that they are not sales people, like it's a dirty word or something. It's a sales organization and a "for profit" business, just like any other business. It's all about the money. It's ok to do what is best for the student as long as you get them signed up on their first visit. They say there are no "quotas" but there are, without a doubt. Mixed messages from management. Most employees, except for teachers, are 25-35. Two types of sales management-either hands off or hands around your neck.
A good place to work if you don't need any brush up on your computer skills, if you're young and right out of school, if you plan on going for your Masters (which is strongly encouraged) and if you don't want to be promoted. Several people at a time try for promotions which never come. No matter how good you are, you're told that you're too good at what you do in enrollment and you just need a few more years in that position to be ready for a management position.

They have been involved in a lawsuit for unethical practices which is on-going.

Advice to Management

No advice to management. As a group, you're not really interested in your employees...just the money.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Phoenix

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Professional opportunity to teach, coach, be creative and be part of a large, successful organization of higher learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make a difference in students' lives; interact with diverse group of faculty and students; ability to teach and manage online classes with flexibility and ability to continue learning and developing skills and knowledge base. Dynamic discussions! Challenging and rewarding!

    Cons

    Online positions are part-time adjunct, no commitment or benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Work with and use faculty for input and collaboration. We are the people in the classroom, and we care about our students and the University.


  2. "Faculty"

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    Current Contractor - Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Contractor - Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Phoenix as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Classes, at times, are very fun and exciting. Cyclical, however. Depends upon students, teams and many other variables. Nice, new main campus building.

    Cons

    Compensation for faculty members is the last thing UOP thinks of. Curriculum development efforts over time have declined considerably, unfortunately. UOP, for good or bad, believes its own marketing literature and hyperbole.

    Advice to Management

    Management at UOP doesn't take advice. UOP management, does try to make you feel good about yourself, however.


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