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Updated Jun 25, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Western Governors University in June 2014.

Interview Details – Was contacted about two weeks after initial application. Had a phone interview about a week later. Was told I would be recontacted near the end of the following month. Was contacted almost three weeks early and asked to present a "content knowledge" demonstration, in any platform, with no further direction. Completed. Was asked how much notice I would need to give current employers and about availability.

Interview Question – The area being requested was an interdisciplinary studies area where instructors specialize in many different topics. Not having a directed question or a course description (was told one was not available) made this very difficult.   View Answer


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Edison, NJ

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Western Governors University in May 2014.

Interview Details – One call from HR, presentation, another call from recruiter.
HR recruiter told salary range between $60-$70, which is way below I earn.
Simple technical questions were asked from web development course mentor position.

Interview Question – simple tech questions   View Answer


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I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed 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 Question – The questions about content were easy.   Answer Question

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.


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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Western Governors University.

Interview Details – The interview process took 10 weeks. I had one telephone interview with HR, prepared a 45 minute recorded Power Point presentation, one telephone interview with a Program Manager, and two Adobe Connect interviews with a Couse Mentor Facilitator and Senior Program Manager. The process was going smoothly and quickly, especially when I expressed that I had another offer on the table. At the final interview (I was told it was the last) I was warned that it might take a "few weeks" before I heard a response. They even contacted my references. Well, that "few weeks" turned into a month and a half, and I was lied to twice about when I would hear a decision during my follow-up conversations. I received an e-mail stating that I was not chosen for the position, except it was not the exact title of the position I interviewed for! The e-mail also stated that I was not selected as a finalist, which contradicts my conversations with HR and management.

While I don't think many companies have favorable "rejection" practices, it seems like this would be a difficult place to work. I would expect that professionals who obtained their doctoral degree would be treated with more respect, but I guess not!

Interview Question – The questions were surface-level questions and didn't focus on the job itself. It was also clear that my resume had not been read in advance.   Answer Question


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I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Western Governors University in December 2013.

Interview Details – Completed online application and received an email a couple of days later requesting a phone interview. Completed phone interview with HR rep who was pleasant enough. interview was straight forward and casual lasted about 15 mins. Felt the interview went well and HR rep stated I would be a good fit and that I should hear back in 10 days from program manager for a second interview via Adobe Connect if they wanted to proceed.
Never received any further communication from that initial interview. Not even a standard 'thank you but no thanks' email. So I was very disappointed in having gone through the application process and the first interview and just left hanging. Not very professional and could be an indicator of their work culture , as if this is how they treat their applicants then I can only imagine how they treat their employees.

Interview Question – Not difficult just general questions about yourself.   Answer Question


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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Western Governors University in December 2013.

Interview Details – Initial screening with recruiter, request for a brief essay and a recorded presentation, then an interview with the program manager and 2 other course mentors. The remainder of the process is 2-3 more interviews but I did not make it that far in the process.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   View Answer


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Austin, TX

I applied online - interviewed at Western Governors University in July 2009.

Interview Details – You will have a minimum of 3 interviews if you make the "short list."

Interview Question – How would you explain ___________ concept to a student?   Answer Question


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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Western Governors University.

Interview Details – 4 Phone interview by different managers

Interview Question – How do you see yourself in 5 years   Answer Question


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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Western Governors University in March 2012.

Interview Details – I actually was never interviewed.

I was contacted on a Thursday and asked if I was available for a phone interview on Friday. I responded with three available times, as instructed. No one called.

The next Tuesday, I was contacted again. The HR person apologized that no one contacted me and said that Friday "turned out to not be a good day after all." Could I do the interview on Wednesday morning (14 hours later). I responded that I couldn't, but I was free Wednesday afternoon or anytime the following week.
On Thursday, he emailed me again to say that Wednesday hadn't been a good day either, but asked if we could do it Friday morning at 9 (15 hours later). I said that I was not willing to schedule on such short notice since two previous interviews were scheduled in this way and were never completed, BUT I'd be happy to schedule for ANY TIME the following week.

I got an email on Monday saying that they'd decided to go with more qualified candidates. (I have a Ph.D. from a top 25 university and am a Division Chair for the largest Community College in my state.)

Clearly, they don't have it together.

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