Western Governors University

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11 people found this helpful  

A step up from adjunct

Course Mentor (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

ProsWork from home
Colleagues are top notch
All faculty are full-time with benefits
Students are appreciative
Offers a great value for students

ConsMicromanagement
Faculty are given little autonomy and are not treated like professionals
40 hour per week schedule with mandatory evenings and weekends impacts family time
Only two weeks vacation
Minimal reimbursement for faculty pursuing PhD
Computers issued to faculty are bottom of the barrel and insufficient for some required duties, for example, editing instructional videos

Advice to Senior ManagementRecent shift to have mentors report to multiple managers is not a good model

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but compensation can be lacking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: WGU is a wonderful place to work overall. There is opportunity to advance and you have the ability to contribute to student… Cons: Due to the University's non-profit status the compensation possibilities are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    4 people found this helpful  

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    Student Mentor (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Western Governors University full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Working from home, setting your own hours, control of your time.… Cons: Sales job. Numbers driven. Change frequently. Individuals hired as Managers but they don't have management skills. Low salary for the hours and work that you… Advice to Senior Management: Be fair with the salary structure. Train the managers on how to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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