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"It was an okay entry level job."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You get most holiday's off. Training is extensive. The people are great. They hire fun and energetic people who can be fun to work with.

Cons

No upward movement and management is focused on numbers. Getting referrals is a big part of the job so if you are not comfortable with asking people to recommend their friends and family it can become difficult and stressful.

Advice to Management

Management should help employees develop a career plan whether they are staying in their role or moving on to a different position with another company. They should support this in order to have a more loyal staff.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Phoenix

  1. Helpful (1)

    "BEWARE: Enrollment Advisor / Enrollment Counselor + a FOR PROFIT university = Sales Job (In Disguise...)"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor/Enrollment Counselor
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor/Enrollment Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Phoenix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    From time to time, an opportunity to really help and inspire someone who really wants an education and be a part of changing their lives for the better. Good benefits (medical, dental, etc...) Travel perks for training. A few genuinely goodhearted people you may work with minus the delusional, manipulative ones who play a part in driving the "disguise".
    If you are a sells driven, sales skilled person, and have a cunning "smooth" or "fast" talker type mentality then you very well may fit right on in and probably thrive in the company.

    Cons

    Hidden sales/hidden quota driven environment. Cold calling. Glorified telemarketing. "Convincing" tactics/strategies. Unless you are turning out certain "enrollment" numbers and not voicing ANY indifference as it relates to the moral injustice of cooperating within a sales job of such a nature in disguise then you will not receive the fair and just support nor respect of management as an employee. And to think that I thought the University of Phoenix had changed its shady ways for the better. This is just another prime example that some things "change" only to remain the "same".

    Advice to Management

    I simply calling a spade a spade. Stop with the deceiving facade and be real, you all are operating under an official FOR PROFIT university. Be completely upfront with your "sales driven " ulterior motives and stop hiding behind the disguise of an "educational" back drop. It is like acknowledging the elephant in the room.


  2. "To much change but excellent piers."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Phoenix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have places to transition into. Other than money related lay-offs it is a safe place to work.

    Cons

    Senior management changes to many things to often to make ends meet. Right hand does not know what left hand is doing but this is typical for any large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation of employees will allow them to exceed expectations.

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