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Lacking major organizational structure in numerous ways, in every level of management.

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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 for more than a year

Pros

The building you work in downtown is very nice, it makes you feel like you have a real job before you enter inside.

Cons

Those in leadership roles have no prior experience in management, you are on a very restricted schedule, 9 to 6 pm. You receive two, 15 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch. These must be taken at the exact time they are scheduled, it resembles a K-12 school schedule, no autonomy in your day. Structure is necessary but this is micro managed to the point you just can't understand how this works in a beneficial way…for anyone. They terminate people very randomly, from what I have seen here and some individuals quit because they cannot take the feeling of being so trapped for a paycheck. It's a job, not a career. The irony here is, the University of the Rockies is a Graduate school for Business Psychology degrees and Organizational Development and Leadership".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revamp from the Senior leadership down, or it will never change. It may be structured like this purposely? Executive management and floor managers collect large pay checks to perform only a status quo mindset, maybe they feel change would only disrupt their current carpet rides and why work harder than they have too. Classic "Gravy Train Leadership", at best.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for University of the Rockies

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for more than a 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
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Good for Robots

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a 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
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