Grand Canyon University
2.6 of 5 123 reviews
www.gcu.edu Phoenix, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Average place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsIf you enjoy helping others succeed and pursue higher educational goals, this is definitely the place to be an employee. I take great pride in helping others succeed in reaching their educational potential and share in their excitement of reaching the pinnacle of education -- commencement.

ConsVery little opportunity for internal promotions, especially if one happens to fall within the age protected class. Above 75% of promotees and new hires fall in the category of 20-30 something, leading some to conclude that promotions and postions for anyone older than 30-something is definitely not going to happen. The HR department is not one to be trusted by any employee because there is no fairness being dealt whenever an employee makes a complaint. There are no succession plans in place to assist employees with preparing for possible promotions -- HR is there at the will and discretion of the CEO only.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide employees with succession plans and programs to assist in interal promotions. Identify specific KSAOs for every position, and do not disregard them as in the past, keep them updated, and promote training for needed skills for internal candidates.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Grand Canyon University


    Pros: education benefits are incredibly helpful Cons: hard to move up, small company Advice to Senior Management: mingle with employees and make them feel valued. Upgrade systems More
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    Lots of ups and downs, but most recently:stressful, micromanagement, &unrealistic expectations within the current market

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    I have been working at Grand Canyon University


    Pros: The salary is good, but considering the hours you will work, along with the stress, it will definitely be a compromise in quality of life… Cons: GCU is now facing more and more competition, and struggling to remain relevant in… Advice to Senior Management: If you don't focus on the university's reputation, by doing things in the best interest of your students, your current enrollment may be your… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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