Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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Grand Canyon University CEO Brian Mueller
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Pros
  • Starting with 4 weeks of vacation time, very good health benefits and free tuition (in 14 reviews)

  • Friendly environment, bonuses, great benefits, fantastic co-workers (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • With the new campus they are building in East Mesa they are planning on laying off a lot of enrollment counselors (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. excellent employer with great benefits!

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful Christian atmosphere and family friendly.

    Cons

    I have no complaints regarding this company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the growth.

  2. Decent

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

    I worked at Grand Canyon University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Massive school discounts for people that need education. Good job if you like to sell 30-50k degree to someone that is poor desperate and only going to get 4 classes done and hang debt on them.

    Cons

    They don't pay, the best part about this job is working for the school benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to better compensate employees other than free school. Have more team building activities. If your not going to pay make the teams smaller for more management advancement opportunities.

  3. Best organization I've ever worked for!

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

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Everyone has a voice, you're not just a number. Respect for each other. Christian Environment, can openly share your faith at work! Great PTO Package

    Cons

    To get those great company benefits, you will work really hard. Each day, everyone is very focused - not a job you can slack off in.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember your passion for the GCU Community

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great vacation benefits and holidays.

    Cons

    Hard to promote. Human resources aren't really on top of recruiting.

  6. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    tuition reimbursement Salary benefits work life balance

    Cons

    new department still putting the pieces together

    Advice to Management

    Don't take on too many roles

  7. Excellent Opportunity to Further Educational Goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay for your education.

    Cons

    inability to grow and make more money

    Advice to Management

    Incentives to make more money

  8. Helpful (1)

    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.

  9. 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 Management

    lalalalalalalalallalalala

  10. Good resources for student workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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