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  • Good benefits/ sick days vacation days/ team builders (in 41 reviews)

  • The university has great benefits (in 36 reviews)

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  • the worst upper management ever in the history of life (in 22 reviews)

  • Feels like typical "outsource" call center (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Very enjoyable

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    Current Contractor - Faculty in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Faculty in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at University of Phoenix as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teach on-line from home. Ability to "give back" to society and help others gain educational knowledge and help them move up in the world

    Cons

    Contract based so pay flow can be unpredictable. As in all teaching the pay really isn't that great


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    Great benefits, professional management, wonderful benefits. Salary (not hourly)+overtime pay.

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    Former Employee - Student Services Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Student Services Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I worked at University of Phoenix

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Raises are annual base on percentage 1% to 5% based on performance. No need to clock-in/out. Managers don't make you feel guilty for calling in sick, 5 weeks on vacation annually...WOW! Trusting non-micromanagers. Therefore, I never feel like I'm walking on eggshells. Observes 10 paid holidays.Fair treatment of employees in the Student Services department. Great benefits. Flexible scheduling. Not a whole lot of politics in this dept. Stability in Student Services dept. Professional and helpful team of coworkers and managers. We are treated with respect.

    Cons

    They want the best employees for LOW pay. Expect priceless benefits like positive culture but don't expect competitive pay. UOP pays employees below market salary rate. Growth in the Bay Area is so competitive that you will likely have to relocate in order to grow. Student Services Coordinator position is under a glass ceiling which hinders promotional growth. That is, unless you have a close relationship with hiring manager. "kissing butt" is required to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Create a career plan for employees so they are allowed to grow. Coach them. Increase compensation at $40K starting since Apollo Group starts receptionists at $40K minimum.



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