University of the Rockies

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Great place to work, but...

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Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO

I have been working at University of the Rockies full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Low pressure, but find that you're on your own. I have experience and know what I'm doing, so it's nice to have a lot of freedom with minimum hassles.

Cons

The university is owned by Bridgepoint Education, which is a very aggressive company. When they meddle with university affairs, it's bad news. Now that the sister school - Ashford University - is no longer the problem child with accreditation issues, it seems we're getting more focus from big brother.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop your people!

Recommends
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    Good for Robots

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    Former Employee - Course Instructor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Course Instructor in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of the Rockies part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can work from home in your own time.

    Cons

    You end up working WAY more than a 40 hour week because there are so many students in the class. They have a course mentor to watch EVERYTHING that you do...every email you write and paper you return. They are punitive and threatening, not supportive. They encourage you to turn a blind eye to underachieving students. It is blatantly clear they are just concerned about making money rather than educating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give autonomy to course instructors. Don't have mentors oversee everything instructors do in a way that is designed to criticize the instructor's performance. Raise the pay given the number of hours that have to be put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    They over promise, underpay, and under deliver.

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at University of the Rockies

    Pros

    They give you a nice cube and chair to make tons and tons of calls to shitty leads for students that have no interest in going to school and have told the last 20 enrollment advisors. If you can survive on $28k per year and endure all of the politics they may increase your lead flow in both quality and quantity, which should allow you to get an increase in your 2nd matrix which ends at the end of your 1st year of employment.

    Cons

    The management only cares about themselves and the enrollments that you bring in. They micro-manage you beyond belief! They tell you in your interview that you can get a HUGE raise after your 6 month review, but the realilty is that I can only think of 2 people that got even a slight raise after a 6 month review, while the other 99% get there pay cut from a measly $40k down to around $28k, Expectations are to make 200 calls per day minimum, and obtain 200+ minutes of talk time.

    If the job market was not so bad they would be screwed becasue everyone would quit because they under pay you. They tell you that you can make $100k, but the reality is that the highest paid person in the enrollment advisor role is $78k and they have been there for 3+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on paying your employee's a fair wage and teach the managers to be leaders versus yes people. and stop wasting your money on Sponsoring the Holiday via our parent company which is Bridgepoint Capital and invest back into your people in the form of higher wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
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