Apollo Education Group Employee Reviews about "layoff"
70% would recommend to a friend
(58 total reviews)
Gregory W. Cappelli
75% approve of CEO
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- "The company lacks clear direction, poor management, and lack of accountability." (in 44 reviews)
- "Poor leadership and lots of red tape" (in 31 reviews)
- "Frequent layoffs with cut" (in 30 reviews)
- "Making really bad managers" (in 21 reviews)
- "Bad upper management, never seemed to hire the right people." (in 19 reviews)
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Updated 9 Nov 2023
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- 3.025 Jan 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great mission and was an amazing culture for a while.
Too many reorg's and can seem like a turmoil enviroment after all the layoffs
- 1.09 May 2014Network Engineer IICurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsPhoenix, AZ
*Education benefits *Flexible work schedule *Casual attire *Good benefits *Central location
*OUTSOURCING JOBS to HCL *No opportunities for growth *No appreciation for IT Staff *Too many layoffs *Terrible severance package *CIO is doing what his past track record has shown
- 3.019 Feb 2015Senior Marketing ManagerCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
As a marketer, the resources and infrastructure for integrated online and offline marketing are pretty good. You can accomplish and learn a lot at this company.
Unstable staffing - constant turnover and layoffs multiple times per year.1
- 4.09 Jul 2013Senior Business AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsPhoenix, AZ
Generous vacation and sick time, %98 of education through University of Phoenix is paid by the employer, medical benefits and paid tution available as of first day or work. Various positions posible within the company. I have doubled my salary in 6 years within Apollo. There is allot of room for internal advancement. Management for the most part is hands off and light hearted. Management is not very effective here because once hired as a manager, it takes an act of god to let that person go even if performing poorly. Telecommuting is common for many employees. If you can secure a steady place in the company, you should be fairly comfortable.
Good luck surving the constant reorgs and layoffs. This is the norm with any large company but Apollo has been doing substantial reorgs for the last 4 years with no end in sight. The company has been known for laying off mass amounts of people at once. The enrollment and IT departments of the company are very susceptible to this. To come in one day and have your entry badge no longer work is not all that unusual. Salary is about industry average if not a little below here with very small yearly raises, usually in the range of 1 - 3 %. No bonuses available. There isn't any incentive program to perform above and beyond at Apollo other than self pride.
- 3.03 Nov 2014DirectorFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Good employee benefits, in terms of educational advancement, medical, etc. Innovative environment, although most opportunities are not given much of a chance to take off. Compensation varies; market analysis needs improvement.
The only consistent element of Apollo Education is “Change” (RE: Corporate structure and strategy.) New Leadership is in constant confusion and disagreement - Very numbers driven (instead of student focused.) Frequent layoffs with cut-throat procedures (typically right before the Holidays) with zero regard for employees during the reduction process.3
- 1.029 Nov 2015Enrollment AdvisorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPhoenix, AZ
Education benefits, highest salaries for job description, facilities.
Ineffective senior leadership, ineffective processes and training, negative image, and greed have hampered what once may have been a good strategy to provide education to non traditional students. Constant threat of layoffs while CEO and others rake in excessive salaries.2
- 3.08 Feb 2015IT InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
The program was great. They set us up with everything. There were a variety of events and learning opportunities. My VP encouraged me to learn from many different teams.
Not enough employees to get stuff done since there were a lot of layoffs prior to me starting. There were also layoffs and people quitting while I was there. The people that were there either seemed to be doing nothing or were swamped.
- 1.09 Dec 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Free Education Benefits. Nice location. Good cafetaria.
Terrible Management . Too much of micromanagement. Layoff among finanical advisors segment causing business letdown. acquiring Government funds whcih go waste1
- 1.029 Jan 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeePhoenix, AZ
The workload is reasonable for most people. The work schedule is flexible. You can work from home for 1-2 days a week which saves time and avoid the traffic jam. Employees care about student success.
The company is currently in financial trouble. University of Phoenix has seen a big decline in student enrollment. Every quarterly earning call is a disappointment which is often tied to a new round of layoff. Current employees are all worried about the future of the company.2
- 3.025 Sept 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
Awesome benefits and home/life balance and great middle management...
Salaries and growth potential. Once you hit a senior their is nowhere to move unless you become a manager. Lots of layoffs and more to come as Apollo becomes a support organization only and need for cost savings. Encourage employees to obtain higher level jobs in other departments if that's what employees want. IT management encourages employees but have not taken employees from finance departments because their management has discouraged transfers. It's sad that a manager would try and stop their employees job growth.1