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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Online Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Online Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at University of Phoenix part-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Training and upgrading faculty skills; commitment to student success; the latest in online technology; excellent faculty and student resources; salary based on years of service, good standing and educational level, and frequent faculty assessment for self-improvement.

Cons

Learning platform has frequent changes and courses are revised. This causes course preparation to be outdated quickly while faculty is scrambling to meet new course requirements; sometimes technological issues are not totally worked out before going "live." It can be difficult to determine who one's immediate supervisor is, there are so many staff members reviewing you. Information is often rapid fire, and it is easy to miss important news or details.

Advice to Management

I understand management cannot share all information with employees, but it is often difficult to determine criteria for hiring or advancement, both of which seem to occur in-house rather than through interview. Many of the faculty feel loyalty is one-sided.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Phoenix

  1. Used to be decent...now run by robots

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Instructor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Phoenix part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting classes, on occasion, good students - decent pay for adjuncts; less micro-management than competition.

    Cons

    The University is run by robots, 20's somethings who haven't taught a day in their life. You are judged by criteria that is automated (thankfully) - but heaven help you if you forget to dot the I's and cross the T's - not bending over backward enough for students? Your fault. System goes down? Your fault.

    Advice to Management

    Let the TEACHERS teach (not facilitators) TEACHERS. Hold students accountable - stop micromanaging classes, and for heaven's sake treat your faculty like professionals, not like cashiers at Walmart!


  2. Ex - Leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Phoenix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Where there is good leadership, the product for students is excellent and faculty training may be second to none.

    Cons

    In some locations, inept and inadequate leadership is destroying in a matter of months what others too years to build. It seems the strategy is to destroy ground based locations.

    Advice to Management

    Actually investigate complaints about ethics violations rather than just sweeping things under the rug.


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