American Public University System Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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2.8
45%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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American Public University System President Dr. Wallace E. Boston
Dr. Wallace E. Boston
86 Ratings
Pros
  • "The ability to work from home and flex time throughout the week for occasional accommodation needs(in 28 reviews)

  • "APUS has grown steadily over the last decade, and so there are plenty of career opportunities covering all aspects of modern online higher education(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Check all other schools’ reviews that are as large as APUS(in 33 reviews)

  • "Very low pay by industry standards(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Value Education"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tailored to Active and Retired military students

    Cons

    Blue priced online education opportunities provided

  2. "Great Company, Decent Pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family friendly, remote work, flexibility.

    Cons

    Pay is the only thing that sticks out

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  3. "Great Company to Work For"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Takes great care of their employees. Recent new leadership is working to improve technology and has great ideas and visions for the company's future.

    Cons

    Annual pay increase could be better.

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  4. "A modern technology and higher education company in historic Charles Town, WV"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Military Assistance Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    APUS has grown steadily over the last decade, and so there are plenty of career opportunities covering all aspects of modern online higher education. Employees of APUS enjoy a substantial education assistance program that would support you in any of your personal or professional goals.

    Cons

    As health insurance premiums continue to rise each year across the country, APUS's health insurance plans are no exception. Premiums can be costly, especially for family plans.

  5. "Great Office Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, free schooling, career-building opportunities

    Cons

    slow to make changes after identifying hurdles in processes, no longer innovating and creating industry trends but rather following them.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the Few Full Time Online Instructor Positions"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor, College Or University 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Medical & Dental Benefits, 100% Remote, 401K, 1 Month Vacation

    Cons

    Low salary, no raise in 10 years, ever-increasing workload

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Would not Recommend...."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Charles Town, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Public University System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Full tuition costs are paid for by the university for Bachelor's and Master's courses, generous maternity leave, good company culture.

    Cons

    Management could be greatly improved, and there is prevalent micro-management as well. Specialists make so little, and the company should truly be ashamed that starting salaries are $15 an hour. $15 an hour is minimum wage in some states. No one can be expected to support their families when making so little.

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    "Bad Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor 

    I have been working at American Public University System part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Enjoy the students and variety of courses that I teach overall.

    Cons

    No pay raises and management needs to know that some of the directors need to go. If you email them, they never email back. Also, one of the directors has no management skill set and it really shows. He use to be in the police business for many years and unfortunately, has brought that skill set to APUS. This is academic, not police.

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  9. "Better than you think"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Charles Town, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, challenging, good work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes lacks transparent communication. Silos

  10. "Current Employee"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Public University System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Remote allows you flexibility to work anytime and anywhere.

    Cons

    Technology is out-of-date, but plans to update are in the works.

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