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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woodbury, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN

I have been working at Globe University full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Helping people reach their career goals by getting an education. The company is also good at being transparent and maintaining accreditation standards. Job placement numbers are accurate and higher than other colleges. Several locations make it more convenient for students to take classes.

Cons

Pay is lower than other similar technical colleges for same jobs, which had led to lots of turnover from faculty and administrative positions. Morale is pretty low because of major layoffs over the last 2 years. Corporate office is full of empty cubes. Employees walk around on pins and needles. The bottom line of higher enrollments and cost saving efforts seems to outweigh employee and student satisfaction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The school is privately held by a single family who make most of the decisions. The college grew too fast, too soon and as the enrollments slowed, layoffs became immenent. Change is discussed, but implementation is very slow and tedious and has increasingly become more bogged down by policy and procedures.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding at times, but very stressful

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Globe University

    Pros

    Decent pay and an often-fun work environment. The company's founders really seem to care about their employees and express a great amount of gratitude. There is great joy in helping students succeed and benefit as a result.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great, pay is on the low side. One top Admissions Representative was given a 3% raise, only to be told they wouldn't actually receive it since their particular campus was over budget. Very strict metrics and high pressure to enroll and start students. Reps are trained to present a "qualitative approach," (meaning that potential students need their personal recommendation) but it is pure fiction. In reality, students = $$$, plain and simple. Retention of students is terrible as a result of the high cost of tuition. I know many students who paid $300 - $1000 a month out of pocket to attend part-time classes and dropped after 1-2 quarters as a result. Management does not realize or operate with this reality and turns a blind eye to the extensive and often permanent financial damage done to these students. The company means well, but their current business practices and policies are terrible and currently do not benefit the vast majority of their students. Numbers don't lie, student retention is very low and Representative turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and actually look at the amount of debt your students are left with, the low retention of students for each campus and high-turnover of Representatives as a direct result of the constant pressure on them to feed the tuition/financial-aid dollar beast that pays for your multiple homes and overly-excessive lifestyle.

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    I really enjoy working at Globe University and am proud of how many students we have helped and are helping.

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    Current Employee - Faculty  in  Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Faculty in Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at Globe University

    Pros

    The small class sizes make it easier for students to learn and for faculty to teach. For the most part the management trusts you to deliver the curriculum in the best way you know how and stays out of your way.

    Cons

    We are trying to create the best classes possible for our students, yet there are students who get admitted who just aren't capable of success at this level of education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your best instructors in as many classes as possible. Listen to the majority of students in each class when they fill out course evaluations. If most of the students are complaining then there probably is a problem. If most of the students are pleased with the class and/or instructor and only a small few are complaining then the small few are probably the problem.

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