Argosy University

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Argosy University Reviews

Updated 4 September 2014
Updated 4 September 2014
52 Reviews
2.5
52 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits as compared to other schools (in 3 reviews)

  • Great people and everyone is always helpful (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Awful payroll practices at the campus level - borderline incompetent (in 4 reviews)

  • Constant change of policy and procedure (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun and fulfilling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Argosy University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Many opportunities to learn and grow if you want to work in the for profit education system. Very flexible schedule and excellent co workers as well as company culture.

    Cons

    Having a hard time thinking of any other than the commute.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This was a great experience everyone was very helpful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Argosy University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great school I enjoyed writing competencies.

    Cons

    I would have liked to have been on staff instead of contracted.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Student Worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Argosy University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule, everyone is a big happy family

    Cons

    Lots of time sensitive projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great entry level experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    The best part of my job were my co-workers. I did not mind going to work everyday because I had a great relationship with the people that I worked with, and I think that plays a huge role in your job satisfaction.

    Cons

    I do not like sitting in a cubicle all day, which of course if you're the type of person who is use to this, it will be no big deal for you. I also did not like having to call the same "leads" everyday, and I sometimes felt that I was being pressured to enroll people who were not prepared to start a very EXPENSIVE education. The undergraduate program was bogus in my opinion, and cost WAAAAY to much!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not micromanage.

  6.  

    Very professional faculty and great degree offerings.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Argosy University offers a wonderful educational focus with their degree offerings.

    Cons

    Difficult to attract students wanting more of a ground campus experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Potential students do not like to be pressured to start before they are ready putting the Admissions Rep, needing to hit specific numbers, in a difficult ethical tightrope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Believe it or Not, It's a Nice Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Arlington, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Arlington, VA (US)

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Loved the staff
    -Very clean campus
    -Did I mention staff
    -Good amount of training

    Cons

    -Sometimes unrealistic expectations
    -Financial aid office members are often time very rude and do not help students at initial contact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider how the financial aid office connects with students early on. Do not leave financial questions to the admissions team. Specific financial questions should be referred to the financial advisors, this is to include initial contact. Admissions advisors should not be a part of any of the financial process such as telling students how to get started with their financial aid process. This should all be handled by the finance department as this is suppose to be what they are experts at and paid to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sales...not educational job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Orange, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Orange, CA (US)

    I worked at Argosy University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Incentives, Good team

    Cons

    Lack of stability
    Lack of honest job description
    3 strikes rule
    No commission
    not a marketable tool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Has its issues, but not a bad place for instructors to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The working conditions were good - they made an effort to orient new P/T instructors. They also seemed to appreciate instructors. The compensation was quite competitive. They also had profit sharing options even for P/T instructors.

    Cons

    At the time they seemed to be catching up with instructional technology. Like many online or private for profit universities, their advising and admissions staff seemed underpaid and a bit overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integration of support services for staff and instructors is needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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