Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. A Company That Really Cares For It's Employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    Pros

    Great leadership, work-life balance, support.

    Cons

    Things change a lot in the education industry, so you have to remain on top of your game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring for management positions from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Enrollment Counselor

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Benefits including education paid for.

    Cons

    Micromanagement and not what you know who you know to make it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not think just because you make manager you forget how it was to be in employers shoes and take time to listen to your employers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    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.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Something they don't tell you- Enrollment Counselors are salesmen!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and paid time off

    Cons

    Lack of job security unrealistic expectations are pushed on you daily- VERY stressful. Also, management is not empathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put yourselves in your employees' shoes. Obtaining these ridiculous numbers is not possible- you know that and we know that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful

    Terrible company, treats employees poorly hides and behind "Christian" faith

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    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, easy access to campus as it is located right off interstate 17, they do have quite a few dining options on campus

    Cons

    Terrible executive leadership, the suits only care about money and they treat their employees terribly. Very strict call center environment to try to sell their education to everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to act on the Christian values that you preach when dealing with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 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

    lalalalalalalalallalalala

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Admissions Rep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    -Good pay
    -Career Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Pressure to preform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Operations and Academics don't mix

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Service University Development Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Full Service University Development Representative in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Strong growth market. Home campus in Phoenix is amazing. The CEO is a very dynamic leader.

    Cons

    Training is sub-par. Company does not live up to its values on the operations side. Management communication is very poor. Work life balance is almost non-existent in this position. CEO cannot live up to the promises he is making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Loved my team, but this is basically sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Enrollment Counselor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Online Enrollment Counselor in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, you are working within a specific region of US when calling your "inquiries" aka leads, so having a good team vibe is essential. I would not have lasted as long as I did without my teammates. If I had any desire to get another degree, I would have but that was not the case for me. Great benefit though, having a free degree is awesome!

    Cons

    Super high turnover, and high focus on numbers. This is a sales job. You are selling school. If you are ok with that, great! This job may be a good fit, but if you aren't it feels very salesy and mundane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who are not only deserving, but know what they are doing.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Pressure to call, call, call

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grand Canyon University

    Pros

    Co-workers develop good team environment

    Cons

    A lot of pressure to call, call, and call more. Micromanaged often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less pressure, more support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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