Grantham University

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Grantham University Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wonderful work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Grantham University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging, friendly, and outgoing co-workers made going to work daily both enjoyable and an adventure.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the administrative office to the IT team caused many problems and unnecessary challenges to my team and our entire group.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Grantham University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am not sure about the pros with working for Grantham University. From what I have noticed, there is a lot of administrative turnover at this company, which is never good. I classify this place as a company, since they really demonstrate through their actions that they are really a "for profit" school and nothing more.

    Cons

    They overwork you, very little support. An adjunct instructor that has 5-10 different courses at once is not going to be very effective managing them.

    At Grantham, it is all about the bottom line and student retention. They really give "for profit" schools a bad name

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your standards. If you are really out to help students gain knowledge with a valuable degree, prove it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very unprofessional & underhanded company

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    Former Employee - Web Developer II in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Web Developer II in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The other employees were great to work with. There are some good managers here but not enough.

    Cons

    Management isn't trained properly, nor is there any standards on treatment of employees so many shady & borderline unethical things go on here. Work here only if you don't mind the risk of getting a horrible manager that has no oversight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your lifeblood. Learn to listen to them & treat them fairly & honestly & you will have much better retention & morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Turnover is extensive and senior management remains aloof to issue affecting employees

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Instructor in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are excellent and helpful

    Cons

    Senior management is very poor. Tremendous turnover and firings predominate this institution. Everyone is an at will employee with no due process rights found in other institutions of higher learning.

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

    Dishonest, dysfunctional executive team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you do not have your undergraduate or graduate degree, one can take classes and graduate by taking online classes at no cost.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Lots of turnover in the management and executive ranks. Environment created by C-level/owners encourages dishonesty and throwing colleagues under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst experience ever

    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and learned a lot. They hire a Lot of skilled people then pummel them. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    The firm has no strategy or cascading goals and objectives. It is the most Balkanized organization I have ever worked for. Staff are told what to do instead of establishing mutually agreed upon objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Open the books of the classes we teach about organizational behaviors!!! Otherwise you will keep losing good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best place to work!

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Knowledgeable management. Great environment all over.

    Cons

    Flexibility of scheduled hours was limited to 8-5 or 9-6.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience has been mixed at Grantham University.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Grantham University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is fairly young and still growing.

    Cons

    Grantham has unusually poor benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a better benefits plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Power Tripping

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    Former Employee - Temporary Helpdesk Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Temporary Helpdesk Technician in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Grantham University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent manager. 1 hour break for lunch. Employees were very nice.

    Cons

    Fired after two days for using my cellphone despite there being no written or verbal policy regarding cellphone usage. Other employees also used their cellphones during business hours, including one who used a company laptop to charge his iPhone. Scheduling was done on a day to day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to workers if you have issues with them. Spell out cellphone usage policy in writing if there is an issue with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was ok, not anything to really get excited about.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor

    I have been working at Grantham University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Class size, online format, and discussions with the students

    Cons

    Department chair does not care about staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to staff and less to students who do not want to learn basic APA format.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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