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Flexible Hours with a price.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Mentor, Faculty in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Mentor, Faculty in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Work from home with flexible hours. Much autonomy to do the job the best way I see fit. Non-profit allows affordable education for all students. I feel called to educate. I love working with students! Full time jobs in education are hard to come by.

Cons

Flexible hours become long hours- usually at least 45-50 per week. Heavy workload/number of students. I am evaluated/ salary increases are based on student performance. Some students will not do the work or be successful. I can only do my personal best. It never seems to be good enough. I am worried about keeping my job for the long-haul because of this constant pressure to perform. I am a professional with a Master's degree plus further education. I do not need to be, nor should I be micromanaged.

Advice to Management

12 month salaries are equal to 9-month salaries at other universities. Salaries should be increased accordingly. Metrics used to evaluate performance should be re-evaluated- they do not give a clear picture of employee performance. Middle management must learn to motivate by
encouraging others, not belittling. Quality faculty have been lost because of this. Quality faculty are valuable employees- NOT easily replaced!

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Enjoy the remote positions

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    Current Employee - Student Services in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Student Services in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working from home, full benefits, 70% tuition discount.

    Cons

    The pay is low and not a lot of options for moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns.


  2. Helpful (2)

    I was a mentor at WGU

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Western Governors University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with students from all over the mainland US and Hawaii. Helping them to stay motivated and committed to achieving their degrees both Bachelor's and Master's. Working from home and having flexible hours.

    Cons

    I would appreciate more opportunities to collaborate with peers.

    Advice to Management

    Treatment of employees when FMLA issues are involved. Be more sensitive-HR department.


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