Grand Canyon University

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Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
139 Reviews
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139 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Starting with 4 weeks of vacation time, very good health benefits and free tuition (in 12 reviews)

  • Growing company with great benefits (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • With the new campus they are building in East Mesa they are planning on laying off a lot of enrollment counselors (in 10 reviews)

  • Most of the upper management consists of former connections from University of Phoenix (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Opportunity to Further Educational Goals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay for your education.

    Cons

    inability to grow and make more money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives to make more money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Storage and Backup Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with great benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3.  

    gcu soars

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University

    Pros

    Peppy people who love their job and love others around them Christian University

    Cons

    lots of training is required so you become burnt out rather quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  5.  

    Good resources for student workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Student Worker  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Help Desk Student Worker in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is great, the company has good values, hours are flexible, and the senior staff is involved with all levels of the IT department.

    Cons

    Resources for workers can be limited, sometime you need to be very creative to solve problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certification reimbursements for student workers in IT related fields, would improve the quality of support at GCU, and allow student workers greater advancement opportunities after leaving GCU.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Experience!

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

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Students and staff are polite, respectful, and caring. Whole atmosphere is positive and very little stress. Hybrid approach (coursework on computer but students attend class) is very nice and makes teaching easier. The curriculum was already set up for me, which was nice, but I was encouraged to add my own information to it, which was even nicer. Had complete freedom to teach in any manner I chose within the framework I was given. LOTS of professional development opportunities. Collaborative environment. The absolute best students and the best teaching job I have EVER had.

    Cons

    Most instructors are adjunct so there is very little opportunity to work full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more full time, permanent opportunities for the better adjunct faculty members. Otherwise, keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Service Advisor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Service Advisor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have had a couple bad managers and couple great ones. Overall, the schedule is great, pay is above average and flexibility and time off are awesome. You get several paid holidays, dont work weekends and get several days of PTO.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be hard to meet numbers because there are factors beyond your control, but depending on your manager that may or may not be an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Benefits and colleagues shine here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Colleagues
    Non-traditional work schedule
    Evolving environment

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    Undervalued/lack of appreciation from senior mgmt
    Inconsistent policies in managing teams

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, very friendly and family oriented culture

    Cons

    Kind of in a bad neighborhood, depending on department may have to work a lot on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management says they have an open door policy, but they can be very unapproachable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Grand Canyon University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    GCU provides a great work/life balance. Management was very flexible and willing to work with my schedule. Owner at the time, Brent Richardson, created great ethical workplace.

    Cons

    No huge cons, just wasn't as organized as I would've liked. Work wasn't very satisfying although that's more the nature of data entry than the fault of the school.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Place I Have Ever Worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Where to begin...There are so many...

    1. Benefits are amazing.

    Great and cheap medical insurance after 30 days.

     Free employee tuition after 90 days.....Not only for you, but for up to two children and your spouse at the undergrad level. Yes, your children can attend classes at the ground campus FOR FREE.

    20 days PTO, and you start earning it from day one. 13 paid holidays and half days here and there.

    Flexible schedule

    Lots of paid holidays, team building, FUN work environment

    Diversity in workforce, no age/race discrimination.

    Overtime available if you want it but it has never been required of me

    Great training

    Positive reinforcement all the time

    Are you expected to perform the duties of your job? Sure, of course you are but first and foremost you must act in the students best interest always. There is not undue pressure to enroll students. The expectations are very realistic, and if you show up and answer your phone, and make your calls each day, you will meet your goals.

     GCU was named #2 best small company to work for in the United States by Forbes magazine. That did not happen because they are a bad company. I LOVE Grand Canyon University. I hope to spend my entire career here.

    Cons

    I really have not experienced any cons so far. Seriously. If you want a job where you can come in and slack, this is not for you. However, if you work hard, you will be do very well here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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