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Capella University University President Scott Kinney
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    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Capella University full-time

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    Relaxed, professional atmosphere combined with the cyclical nature of the university system makes for a very fun, low pressure environment.


    Low pay, below industry standard. Quite a bit of employee churn and brain-drain due to low pay. Complicated, deeply interconnected systems means that one issue can have widespread consequences.

    Advice to Management

    I have a high level of confidnece in management, despite some voluntary shakeups in my department. All of the management that I interface have only one goal; a smoothly functioning system and happy customers. Politics is the lowest I have seen in a professional environment, and drama is basically nonexistent. I can only speak for my own department, but I really like it here.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Capella University (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2015.


    The phone interview went well but the gal interviewing me was 10 minutes late. I wouldn't have minded but it infringed on a very strict time frame I had. Then they set me up with an in person interview and she was 10 minutes late again. This time the interview still went well but I was starting to feel that might be the general attitude of their office of this was my first impression. Then she told me she would get back to me, "early next week" but I didn't get the polite decline email until the following week. So, in a way, I'm relieved.

    Interview Questions

    • Collaboration: What do you do to fill time when you have little to nothing scheduled or assigned to you on a given day?   Answer Question
    • Some administrative tasks may not be the most exciting. Tell me about a task you struggle to complete and how you make sure it gets done   Answer Question
    • ​Level of comfort reaching out to people and asking for direction from executive team when needed?   Answer Question

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America's 200 Best Small Companies , Forbes, 2009

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Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (CPLA)
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Capella Education is all about the digital age. The fast-growing company operates Capella University, an online school that offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with nearly 140 specializations. Its 39,000 students are primarily composed of working adults, 80% of which are pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. They come from all 50 states and about 50 countries, primarily from urban settings. Capella's 1,200 faculty members are mostly part-time employees, typically teaching one to three courses per semester. More than three-quarters of ... More

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