Western Governors University


Western Governors University Benefits

4.2 out of 5 (9 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "Best: fantastic and affordable price
    Worst: Hospital network s Mountain Star.
    WGU offers two different plans as well as offers additional add on…

  • Work From Home

    "Tech issues often, but the IT department is great at getting things resloved asap and are so polite about it as well." (3 comments)

Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Dec 7, 2014
    Current Enrollment Counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Affordable. Dental, medical, vision, fsa, child care fsa great coverage. My only complaint is that mountain star is the network choice for hospitals, but I typically use IHC anyways and it is still really affordable.

  • Dec 8, 2014
    Current Course Mentor in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Best: Work from home and 403b matching up to 6%
    Worst: If you do not live in Utah, it is hard to find providers (but not impossible)

  • Dec 3, 2014
    Former Course Mentor in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Good benefits but the benefits department is difficult to work with

  • Nov 4, 2014
    Former Student Mentor - Faculty in Indianapolis, Indiana

    They have good benefits overall.

  • Oct 30, 2014
    Former Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    had good health coverage with a HDHP that company matched contributions. 401K has a 3% contribution and 3% match contribution. Great education discounts for getting a bachelor's or master's at WGU, if you don't have a masters. Most are required now. Working from home is a nice perk, but the low Payscale for the amount of time and work required to do the job is the weakest benefit. this is for both a mentor and a manager.

  • Oct 21, 2014
    Current Student Mentor in Salt Lake City, Utah

    So many benefits - from medical to professional development. WGU is here for you!

  • Sep 27, 2014
    Former Senior Software Engineer in Murray, Utah

    Excellent 403(b) retirement contributions plan and matching.

  • Sep 17, 2014
    Current Course Mentor in Spokane, Washington State

    Best thing full medical, dental,retirement at reasonable rate for employee and university contribution. Worst thing limited
     vacation days.

  • Aug 15, 2014
    Former Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Retirement plan is great as are the health benefits. Includes a strong dental and vision plan and contributions from the company are not contingent upon additional employees unless you want to add more.

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