Western Governors University Interview Questions

Updated Oct 21, 2014
Updated Oct 21, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Western Governors University in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was not conducted at their office site; instead was at a county unemployment resource center some 45 miles away from the area. Enrollment Manager conducted the interview; Human Resources Manager did not participate per se ... simply typed on her laptop throughout. As she was sitting on the other side of the room, had no clue whether she was note-taking for the hiring manager or doing her own work. It was not discussed or explained.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary; standard interview questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary. Hours were Monday - Friday, 8-5 + one late night (until 11pm) per week. In addition, 1 Saturday (8-4) per month. Yeah. No.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Course Mentor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by phone by an HR recruiter about three months after submitting an online application. I had three more video teleconference interviews with managers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered about $10K more than what the recruiter originally quoted. It was a significant cut in pay from my previous jobs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Processor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    One interview only

    Accepted Offer
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    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    The interview itself was not very difficult, but when you apply for a promotion for a job that pays about $35K a year they treat the interview process like it's a $100k job. There was a phone interview, in person interview, and then another phone interview with different person. The worst part about the hiring process is the disfunction that the recruiting department has. I had to apply for the jobs three times for them to get their act together. The first time the lady I talked to on the phone really liked me and said she was going to call me back in a couple of days when she got back from her business trip to schedule an appointment for an in person interview. a few days passed and I hadn't heard from her so I called and left her a message. She got back to me a few days later and said she thought she had called me and left a voicemail to schedule an appointment, then proceeded to tell me she filled all of the positions and would call me when they were hiring again. I never heard back from her again. The next time a position opened my friend who works there went directly to the hiring manager with a referral for me so I wouldn't fall through the cracks again. He looked at my application and told my friend he would definitely contact me for an interview. Once again the job closed and he said he forgot to call. This frustrated me so I contacted HR and was handed a bunch of excuses about the previous incidents and the head recruiter I spoke with looked at my resume and said she would interview me personally the next time the position opened and make sure I was brought in for an interview with the hiring manager. Once again, I didn't hear back so I applied a third time and was finally interviewed the three times and hired. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm a student and wanted the tuition discount, I probably wouldn't have applied a third time. There was way too much hassle. Low and behold, I applied for a promotion and they somehow lost my new resume I submitted and went off the old one. I was called and told I wasn't being considered for the position because I didn't bother to update my resume with my current position and I didn't make a cover letter for it even though it was an internal hiring and I worked directly with the person doing the hiring.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you indispensable? Kind of a weird question for an entry level job with high turnover.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I knew what the salary range was going into it and I was offered close to the top of the range so I didn't negotiate much. I do know other people who did and they didn't really budge. They just tell you to do well and they'll bump your salary when performance reviews come around.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cohort Facilitator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview as a conference call. Professional, yet friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Course Mentor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    4 Phone interview by different managers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Western Governors University in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st Interview: Phone
    2nd Interview: In-person, professional yet personal;

    Interview Questions
    • I did not find any of the questions difficult or unexpected   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was offered the top salary for the position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Various interviews starring with a screening from HR. Then on to a conference call with a program manager. After that call is another conference call with a senior manager using Skype.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    A little wiggle room based on years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enrollment Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    In person, 3 interviews

    Accepted Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Student Mentor - Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty straightforward, email contact, then some phone calls...was told on the face to face interview that I would have flexible hours and get great experience working online with students...

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

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