Argosy University
2.3 of 5 30 reviews
www.argosy.edu Chicago, IL

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Updated Apr 09, 2014

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Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Argosy University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEducation benefits, good location, training

ConsLeadership is lacking, Very cut throat

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to market to the correct polulation and pick your managers better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Some opportunities, but bureaucratic and highly political

Program Chair (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Argosy University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey have quite a bit of training and development content for employees, if you choose to take advantage of them. Compensation can be good if you are at the Executive Committee level or higher at a campus.

ConsThey are in a significant retraction mode and probably won't recover. Very high stress level for most employees except those at the top, whether campus or HQ. They'll suck the life right out of you, if you allow them.

Advice to Senior ManagementYour business model has failed. Move toward a higher quality approach and treat your faculty better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This was a great experience everyone was very helpful.

Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

ProsGreat school I enjoyed writing competencies.

ConsI would have liked to have been on staff instead of contracted.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good for what it is

Admissions Representative (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

Pros-Amazing and fun coworkers.
-Tuition Discount (pretty much free with exception of taxes)
-Nice location and buildings
-Good Pay

Cons-Good amount of vacation days but hard to use them with so many school start dates
-High pressure salesy environment.
-Upper management is only concerned about numbers with little regard to students
-up and down job security
-admissions representatives are given more and more duties such that they do what other departments are being paid for like finance and retention

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat you employees the way you expect them to treat students-this includes retaining them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was not a challenging work environment, and supervisors were not experienced enough.

Assistant Director of Admissions (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsHelping students further their education, and being able to follow up with them along their program is rewarding.

ConsSupervisor and President of this location are not supportive of the staff members, and do not help them improve upon their skills, or grow within the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Student Worker (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Argosy University part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexibility with schedule, everyone is a big happy family

ConsLots of time sensitive projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Talented co-workers who care and go the extra mile. Very poor leadership!

Admissions Representative (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsDiscount on tuition, pretty good benefits. Very nice co-workers.

ConsLeadership has unrealistic expectations. No Marketing Strategy for the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementCome out of your Ivory Towers, remove your fancy titles, and practice what you preach.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great entry level experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Argosy University full-time

ProsThe best part of my job were my co-workers. I did not mind going to work everyday because I had a great relationship with the people that I worked with, and I think that plays a huge role in your job satisfaction.

ConsI do not like sitting in a cubicle all day, which of course if you're the type of person who is use to this, it will be no big deal for you. I also did not like having to call the same "leads" everyday, and I sometimes felt that I was being pressured to enroll people who were not prepared to start a very EXPENSIVE education. The undergraduate program was bogus in my opinion, and cost WAAAAY to much!

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not micromanage.

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Awful company- toxic environment

Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Argosy University full-time for more than 3 years

Prospay for school (tuition- not fees)

ConsThe company doesn't support growth and keeps the employees in the dark about everything. The rules are changed every day on how to recruit students. There is no appreciation and it has just become a toxic environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the employees more and don't keep them in the dark. Constant focus on pleasing the people above instead of below doesn't help the company be successful.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I had a great supervisor, overall it was a nice learning experience.

Academic Advisor (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I worked at Argosy University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMost of the staff was very educated and friendly while I worked there. I had a nice work station as well and the students were for the most part very nice.

ConsThe president/VPAA were both subpar in my mind, did not have a lot of direction. The senior managment was all over the place as well, no direction for staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate the staff fairly and discuss ways for them to frow within the university.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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