Grand Canyon University

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Average place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

If 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.

Cons

Very 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 ManagementAdvice

Provide 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.

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Other reviews for Grand Canyon University

  1.  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    education benefits are incredibly helpful

    Cons

    hard to move up, small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mingle with employees and make them feel valued. Upgrade systems

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of ups and downs, but most recently:stressful, micromanagement, &unrealistic expectations within the current market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 for the pay. The health insurance benefits are great, and free tuition is offered for employee and family. Working in the field and helping others is rewarding.

    Cons

    GCU is now facing more and more competition, and struggling to remain relevant in the nationwide online education market. Struggling efforts to meet goals are resulting in micromanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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 last. Get your programs right, tell your students what to expect from the start, and don't mess up their accounts and financial aid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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