SR IT CAMPUS/DIVISION TECH (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 6, 2014
I enjoy what I do and I like the people I work with, but Apollo no longer has any job security. The last few years have seen massive layoffs each year, and outsourcing is becoming more popular among multiple departments. Management doesn't seem to care about the lower level employees.
good benefits, good pay
very little job security, management that doesn't care about people.
Senior Faculty Liaison - UOPX Academic Affairs (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 4, 2014
Central administration staff was required to work in an office to access all student an faculty materials most likely to satisfy any number of conditions stipulated by their many accrediting bodies. My primary role was to serve as a physical modicum of contact between faculty, students, and administration regarding governance issues pertaining but not limited to: Family Education Rights Privacy Act, Americans Disabilities Act, student and faculty codes of conduct/academic integrity. I monitored the online classroom environment for user policy violations such as but not limited to: unauthorized user access, fraud, and criminal acts that require Apollo legal to work in cooperation with state or federal legal authorities. I assisted faculty teams by substantiating investigative reports in both student and faculty related issues. Subsequently, I would be the designated contact for students/faculty in remediation. Working in accordance with Apollo's Office of Dispute Management, I assisted faculty and administration during the integration of an online governance database that serves ground and online organizations. I learned the philosophical quagmire of when a student becomes a customer and vice versa. Management is not transparent. My co-workers were genial, but don't expect to make any long lasting relationships as the culture appears to be insulated and somewhat academically homogenized. Educators are often former students and they are most likely still employed as internal staff on either the University or Student services, which essentially converts staff into physical advertisementsmore... as a bonus and complicated legal hazards as a malus. Nothing was hard; however, performance goals were subjective and would often result in bias when leadership uses interpretative data in their rubric. I enjoyed and appreciated building rapport and managing interpersonal relationships within the organization.less
System Administrator - Production Operations (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 8, 2014
Extensive experience in systems administration of UNIX, RedHat Linux , Microsoft Windows, and Virtual Memory Ware systems in 24/7 enterprise environments. Experienced gained through a combination of college, vendor sponsored technical courses and on the job training.
I learned how to managed 300-400 students on a monthly basis. Management was always available to assist with opportunity growth. Overall, I enjoyed assisting students understand the importance of education.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 27, 2013
Day to day check server heath schedule and repair problems found create VM for projects. Work with clients to resolve there server or app problems. Work with team members to help get there task completed on a timely bases. hardest part of the day is finding the resources you need because of team members being shifted to different departments. To end the day by completing my daily tasks for the clients to ensure there happy with the environment they work in.
great work enviroment
not enough training on the new product we have to implement.
director marketing (Former Employee) – san francisco – November 17, 2013
great example of company in turmoil-- downsizing and projects cancelled two months after they have started. Senior executives uneven in skills and expertise running a company this size. Still a long way to go to turn the corner against competition from state schoools with better brands and lower cost community colleges. Other for profits are some competition, but the real threat is traditional schools and MOOCs. Hardest part of job: riding waves of change in business strategy, poor execution and poor communication from executives best part of job: passion and commitment of most all staff for students
passionate dedicated workforce, emerging industry, opportunity for change
Senior Finance Counselor (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 16, 2013
Through the seven years I have developed my own skills as well as others to obtain their own goals. Through this process, it has helped to assisting others in obtaining their goals of obtaining an education. The position can be high stress at times, but the reward comes in seeing people obtain what they thought was unattainable.
I would never encourage anyone to work at this place.
Student Support Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 6, 2013
I was a Student Support Specialist in San Diego, CA, and it was the worst working environment I have ever worked in. I firmly believe it starts with leadership and since leadership is very weak and inexperienced, the organization will continue to suffer. They have lost great employees due to their sabotaging work tactics and lack of transparency. If you are considering working for this organization, I firmly recommend that you connect with someone that is currently there so you can learn about the organization before you dive in.
decent salary, great coworkers and students
management lacks eq, inexperienced managers and leadership, organization lacks direction, unstable, ever-changing and clique like environment
Worked with over 400 students on a yearly basis guiding them to success in their chosen degree program. Paid very close attention to making creative business and student focus decisions, leading to a cost effective and productive environment. Actively participated in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so. Financially planned, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produced financial reports. Advised students on issues such as course selection, future and current financial obligations, helped student’s progress toward graduation, and career decisions. Promoted the university by participating in the community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions. Assess and collect tuition and fees Direct activities of administrative departments such as admissions, registration, and career services. Embracing innovation working in a constant fast changing environments leading to the professional that I am today by formulating strategic plans for the institution.
Enrollment Counselor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 1, 2013
The training from this employment gave me lifelong tools into which I can tap into peoples motivation and develop lasting personal relationships. Team environment with encouragement from management to be successful in daily task. Hardest part of job was the cold calling can be a little frustrating when not reaching potential student's. But management had many resourceful tools to break up the melancholy. co-workers very driven and supportive to one another.
benefits and pay scale where impressive, watching students you enrolled graduate.