Apollo Education Group Employee Reviews about "work environment"
70% would recommend to a friend
(35 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 47 reviews)
- "Poor leadership and lots of red tape" (in 34 reviews)
- "Lots of layoffs and more to come as Apollo becomes a support organization only and need for cost savings." (in 29 reviews)
- "Making really bad managers" (in 21 reviews)
- "Bad upper management, never seemed to hire the right people." (in 16 reviews)
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Updated 9 Nov 2023
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- 2.028 Jan 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Good people to work with
Company is in continual decline and has leadership in a continual search for ways to get rid of people so they can lower the head count. Creates a really poor environment to work in... fear of getting targeted as next to go.1
- 3.02 Jun 2016Academic AdvisorFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsPhoenix, AZ
When I started out with the company the benefits and training was excellent. We were rewarded for hard work, good numbers and outstanding customer service. But the company got in trouble for unethical enrollment practices, low graduation rates and financial issues.
The moral and positive support dropped as the company lost money each quarter. The environment became uncomfortable to work at as people never knew if they would be the next one laid off. Rewards and kudos for hard work and good numbers stopped. They got rid of most of the perks that made University of Phoenix a fun and rewarding place to work.
- 4.019 Aug 2011IT Division TechnicianCurrent EmployeePhoenix, AZ
Ability to travel is great. Generally good work environment. Stress free, and they provide the tools to get the job done. You can pretty much expense anything when traveling. Always updating technology
Low pay. If u don't wanna live in Phoenix then the upward mobility is non existent. It appears the good ol boy system is alive and well2
- 4.023 Jan 2013Campus TechnologistFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsKansas City, MO
Paid Tuition and Proffesional Certifications Good Healthcare, Dental, 401K Benefits Raises based on performance fun work environment
much needed changes come slowly due to company culture reputation of for-profit universites by the general public limited career opportunities due to recent downsizing
- 4.022 Aug 2012IT Manager, Software EngineeringCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Get to use the most current technology, good architecture and standards guidelines for engineering best practices. Smart and friendly people - good work environment.
No good career growth path.
- 2.06 Jul 2017Senior Systems AdministratorFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPhoenix, AZ
Opportunity to work in a large scale environment. With hope of becoming some decent.
Upper management was horrible. Do things now, not correctly.1
- 2.024 Sept 2014Senior IT Project ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsPhoenix, AZ
The teams I work with are great and the environment we create is good. Some managers are awesome (but are subject to the same stupidity of leadership the rest of us are). Pay is just ok but not market rate for some positions; benefits are standard. Work life balance is good-depending on your manager; flexible hours and telecommuting are generally available.
All around is chaos and disorganization. Constant RIFs and reorgs have doomed morale; not sure it's retrievable. Attrition is taking the best and the brightest, as well as the tribal knowledge and experience, left after the RIFs. Pay increases are a joke and everyone gets the same thing--whether they actually do any work or not. There is no access to training or conferences for continuing development or career advancement. Most middle management is incompetent. Upper management are brand new (again) and trying to remake a 200+ person org into a mirror of a successful 20 person group by fixing what isn't broken. Complete sea change in software development methodology because new management just didn't get it and they used to be PMs so they want everything run traditional PMO way. There is very little real information about vision and mission any more; it's all rah rah pep rally unless they need something from us; like writing letters to Congress. And if I hear Sajor say one more time, "I really appreciate all the hard work you all do" in that condescending voice I might throw up. I want to say the vision of making advancement through education available to all is great but I have learned it really is all about making money; the constant focus on $$--having to cut budgets and then still having to find other ways to cut costs (to ridiculous levels) after that--is all we hear about any more.7
- 2.019 Feb 2015Product ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
1. Flexible and relaxed work environment 2. Pay is at par with the industry, but benefits are very constrained when you try to use them. 3. It's in a great space that is ripe for a quality growth if managed properly.
1. Middle management runs around like a headless chicken running from one issue to another and wastes a lot of time in useless meetings seeming to be very busy 2. Exec Management has absolutely no clue as to what is happening below. They rely solely on whatever BS that gets fed to them. 3. Bottom line, Management from top to bottom is horrible and rife with infighting and politics. 4. Most of the talented people have left and the show is being run by mostly sub par run of the mill people. Some pockets of good have been sidelined and taken over by mediocres. 5. Constant layoffs and re-org has inflicted low morale in the remaining personnel. 6. Absolutely no personal growth or training provided to the employees.4
- 2.029 Apr 2015IT Project ManagerCurrent Employee
- Relaxed work environment with ability to coast
- Company has had many rounds of serious downsizing - A lot of people "coast" - Much of the business is focused on University of Phoenix, which is the cash cow, however is losing market share.