Western Governors University

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1 person found this helpful  

Excellent Company. Very innovative and generous.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Adjunct Evaluator in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Adjunct Evaluator in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Western Governors University part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Exceptional leadership and clear vision.

Cons

Low wages for evaluators and other staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing an outstanding job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home; save gas

    Cons

    Constant, disorganized change
    -Poor internal communication
    -Fear-based micromanagement
    -Mentors held to metrics that are based on student behavior.
    -Work week is MUCH longer than 40 hours.
    -No change management; changes at any level, in any system, result in increased workload on already overworked staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Drop the call center, sales force mentality and respect your employees as the professionals that you required for the positions.
    -Control and manage growth so that employees are not working 50-80 hours/week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    A step up from adjunct

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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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