Western Governors University

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13 people found this helpful  

A step up from adjunct

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Course Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Course Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Pros

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

Cons

Micromanagement
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 ManagementAdvice

Recent shift to have mentors report to multiple managers is not a good model

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Former 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working from home, setting your own hours, control of your time. Helping students and changing lives. Great medical/dental/optical benefits. Contribution to retirement.

    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 put in. Managers are typically WGU graduates. ABSOLUTELY NO OPPORTUNITY for career growth. Once you become a mentor you are one until you either go to Program Manager or another company

    Mendenhall is more concerned with his salary and money than he is the staff. He's very stand-off-ish and he sets unrealistic goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with the salary structure. Train the managers on how to manage people. Advertise as a sales job since that's what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but compensation can be lacking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (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 success. The culture is great. It is very family friendly and most everyone understands that family life is more important that work life.

    Cons

    Due to the University's non-profit status the compensation possibilities are limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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