Argosy University

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Argosy University Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
57 Reviews
2.6
57 Reviews
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Craig Swenson
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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.  

    Instructor

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    Current Contractor - Instructor
    Current Contractor - Instructor

    I have been working at Argosy University as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Range of work and experience is good.

    Cons

    Marketing Structure in process, could get better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing Structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bitter Sweet

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    Former Employee - Office Support in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Office Support in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    On one hand the most of the Argosy staff were great, they were easy to talk and always willing to help.

    Cons

    There were a few people in key positions that could NOT care less about Argosy employees or students; at times this made the situation unbearable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great team of staff, innovative Campus President

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Honolulu, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Honolulu, HI (US)

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    One of the most successful Argosy campuses, the Hawaii location offers a solid work environment with great colleagues.

    Cons

    Parent company, EDMC, is very financially shaky right now, so things do change and could change at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain consistent excellence at the Hawaii campus. Keep up good morale and keep Argosy ahead of the pack for for-profit schools.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not at all positive

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Arlington, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Arlington, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and decent benefits. Hours were fairly predictable (i.e., no extra hours, or weekends) and therefore allowed for life outside of work.

    Cons

    High stress and burnout. Some days better than others.A times it appeared that there were conflicting directives to employees, which lead to a sense of fear and insecurity. We were expected to "sell" prospective students on the benefits of attending Argosy, DC (which is actually located in Arlington, VA) at "any cost". Thus, if our recruitment numbers did not meet our sales goals, we were lectured about potential consequences. The position very quickly became one of fear of reprisal, job insecurity, high stress, and burnout. To say that our recruitment tactics to prospective students was disingenuous is an understatement. I feel a tremendous amount of guilt about the students that I helped recruit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important to value your staff and students and treat all with the respect they deserve. It is also a good idea not to frequently change rules, procedures, etc, without advanced notification and proper training. Thus, this type of organizational management - inconsistent - leads to poor morale, loss of a sense of security, fear of reprisal, and burnout and a feeling that it is time to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University full-time

    Pros

    solid people, fun place, free coffee

    Cons

    terrible leadership, live in fear on most days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look what is going on in the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Tech Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University

    Pros

    Great Company to Work for

    Cons

    not enough working hours. They cut the budget in the IT department forcing us to shorten our hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Argosy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argosy University

    Pros

    Good place to work but low pay

    Cons

    Not stable company but good place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some ups but mostly downs

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Eagan, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good after the standard 90 days
    Decent job for the 20-something looking for a cheap education

    Cons

    No 401K match
    No flex-time
    Weak leads (admissions)
    "Free" education is taxed
    Too many reps calling from the same pool of candidates
    Company is financially unstable
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job is ridiculously boring when you are calling the same 100 people 3 times/day. How many times can you hear the words "I'm not interested" or be hung-up on before you really start to look at your lead sources? Corporate or regional admissions management all come from a time when the education industry was growing either due to the recession or a strong economy. Now those people who were successful "picking the low hanging fruit" are trying to tell me that I am not doing my job correctly because I'm not hitting the numbers. How about all admissions personnel from the Sr. V.P. on down to the Sr. DOA get on the phone for one week per quarter and post their numbers for all to see? Let them experience the same challenges and explain how they overcome them. I'm willing to bet my two-week paycheck they won't even come close to hitting the goals they pressure us to achieve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expect the unexpected!@#$%^&*(

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argosy University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay competitive salaries.

    The employees are multi-cultural.

    Cons

    I come to work one day and my supervisor called me to his office and said that EDMC is doing a reorganization/downsizing of our department.

    EDMC is thus eliminating some postions.

    Unfortunately, my position is one of them.

    So, in short, I was out of a job!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your most valuable assets - your people!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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