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Probably the best company I have worked for.

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Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor  in  Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Western Governors University full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

WGU is a not for profit online accredited university. They treat their employees well. Benefits and vacation time accrue beginning first paycheck. They have a matching 403(b) retirement plan, short and long term disability, 2 floating holidays start on day 1 as well as the traditional holidays. You do work hard to provide the best for the students that you work with but you are treated well for it.

Cons

Pay scale is lower than it should be if compared to a for-profit school. Days are filled with lots of work. since they are an online school, there are processes and policies that get updated and clarified frequently. As new technology gets integrated into the process you will be expected to adapt quickly. Not for the faint of heart.

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    Student Mentor

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home and flexible hours.

    Cons

    It's about the numbers and only the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should get to know your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    WGU is not what you think....

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    Former Employee - Student Mentor  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Western Governors University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home
    In control of your work schedule

    Cons

    Work from home
    Misleading place to work
    No opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This organization is not what it use to be. When I first started it was really good. However, the culture has changed tremendously. As a student mentor, you will never get the credit that you deserve. They will always find a way to make mentors feel that everything that goes wrong is their fault in some kind of way. They do not offer tuition reimbursement. Senior management only care about numbers. Please don't believe the hype. It will sound wonderful when you start, but after 6 months to a year you will really see who WGU really is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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