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Apollo Education Group Director, Chief Executive Officer Gregory W. Cappelli
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    Good work-life balance, but outdated management style and constant reorganizations lead to insecurity.

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    I have been working at Apollo Education Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    My managers have been very supportive of family life allowing me to take those unexpected days off without much flack. The amount of vacation and sick time is ridiculous if you have been with the company for more than 7 years. I actually have trouble using all the hours by the end of the year, its fantastic. The company does really care about what employees think and they are constantly asking what they can do to improve the work environment. Upper management may be inflated but they do generally care. The issue is not as much with management not caring as it is with an extremely unforgiving and misplaced budget. If you can get into the right department, then working here can very very satisfying and comfortable.

    Cons

    I have worked for Apollo for almost 10 years now and have managed to dodge 3 separate reorganizations that resulted in more than 20 entire departments being laid off. The company is constantly moving teams and groups around, and changing their names in hopes of somehow improving performance. There seems to be less of a desire to improve employee performance beyond the use of the same old tactics that have been in place for the past 20 years. The pay is on the low end unless you are in enrollment, and they justify this by constantly telling you how much they are willing to pay for your education if you go through University of Phoenix. Unfortunately the university doesn't have a big range of programs so you are limited. The company is also very very top heavy. There are way too many managers, senior managers, directors, senior directors, VP, senior VP, etc. The company has always had a big problem over the years having very inflated management with manufactured titles that are necessary for pay changes because of an antiquated HR system.

    If you can survive the constant lay offs and reorganizations that are all too common, don't mind the lower pay, are OK with top heavy management, but very much need a flexible work-life balance then Apollo may be the place for you. Not a bad organization by any means, just an unstable one in an ever fluctuating industry run by people with 20 year old ideas.

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    Thin out the very expensive upper management and invest in employee facing technology. This will have more of a positive financial impact than outsourcing 50k of employees here and 80k of employees there. Keep up the drive towards a positive work environment, just be willing to invest in your employees more through training and performance incentives.

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