Argosy University Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
43 Reviews

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  1.  

    It was hard to manage the student work-load

    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Argosy University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Based in Atlanta
    Online and face to face instruction

    Cons

    Needs not met--student or teacher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building the capacity of staff

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions

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

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Manager was a great leader

    Cons

    My commute was very short

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative

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

    Pros

    College of Health Science and MSPP grads do well and go far.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities in admissions
    Very high turnover
    Many inefficiences
    Interdepartmental communication is frowned upon and messy at best
    No incentive to do well: bonuses, raises, etc.
    401k match recently reduced, then completely eliminated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the revolving door- LISTEN to why people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    In one sentence, umm...I was VERY disappointed at this university, as a student and an employee.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Student Services  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Services in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Argosy University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The students. There is really nothing else to say about it. I had a horrible experience.

    Cons

    The employees. Terrible place to work and go to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shape up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Some Opportunities, but limited growth

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative

    I worked at Argosy University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved helping students get into school. I loved my co - workers they were always helpful.

    Cons

    Some challenges would be prospects/leads (not enough). Sometimes you could spend the whole day calling and no one answers or bad phone number. Also, there were no innovative ideas coming from the direct manager or the regional manager. Also the company is going through some financial loss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to think outside of the box. Learn new and innovative ideas to share with your staff. Go to trainings outside of Argosy or the EDMC company to get better ideas on how to run the business. Also, you should spend more money on radio and television advertisement. There is a lot of competition and you have to stand out, especially when you offer the same programs as any other university. The prospect will naturally choose the school that is more known. You have a lot to offer however, people just need to know who you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Lots of micro.

    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Argosy University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Money for little pay.

    Cons

    Lots of micro managing, its so sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    No room for growth.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and everyone is always helpful.

    Cons

    More classes are moving online so less and less opportunity for teaching face to face. Plus the requirements for part time employees have increased to the same level as full time faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people on as full time faculty and provide more face to face classes for students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Pleasant positive work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Argosy University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, with reasonable time off accommodations. The compensation is fairly decent and the location is beautiful. Work schedule is nice schedule with alternating Saturdays among team and there are plenty of training opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    High stress for employees to achieve somewhat unrealistic goals and not all management is open or receptive to ideas on how to improve and change. Those who do present any opposition are met with negative consequences. Advancement seems to be more on who you know and not who the most qualified is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more management training and leadership opportunities for current employees and be bigger on promoting current staff to positions within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company on difficult times.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University

    Pros

    For the most part, people are dedicated, knowledgeable and extremely hard working. Campus personnel go through great lengths with limited resources to meet students' needs.

    Cons

    The company is struggling financially. There is a lot of fear of being laid off which creates a lot of stress and has people constantly looking over their shoulder or trying to read between the lines to see if they are "next." Constant sweeping changes also create a lot of stress and panic, making life very difficult for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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