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Walden University Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
53 Reviews
3.2
53 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefis, work/life balance, good pay, potential to make a difference in people's lives (in 2 reviews)

  • The location is great the leadership team is wonderful and the program offering are the best in the industry (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • There is kind of a command and control culture which seems inefficient, and a weird sort of micromanagement of "KPIs" is pervasive (in 3 reviews)

  • Office politics can sometimes get in the way of career progress (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Academic Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden University

    Pros

    Employees that you work with

    Cons

    Policy and division of teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More programs for employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees are not valued except as a means to an end.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Field Education Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Nurse Field Education Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Walden University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only good reason to work there is for the benefits and the occasional work from home day.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. Leadership is oblivious to the volume of work and the amount of time it takes to accomplish tasks. They claim to care about students but really only care about the bottom line. Salary is low for this profession. Highly stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Take the time to truly understand the processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contributing faculty are small cogs in a big machine.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contributing Faculty in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Contributing Faculty in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Walden University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, relationships with students, varied opportunities to teach courses and mentor students. Some support from other parts of the institution.

    Cons

    Impersonal. No one knows you and you know no one unless you attend the in person meetings which are invite only unless you want to pay to fly to Baltimore or Florida.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Working at this company is rewarding and teaches employees a lot of useful tools to use in another career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The office manager is very friendly and reliable. She is a hard worker and expects the same out of her employees. The doctor who owns the practice is also friendly and very respectful towards his employees.

    Cons

    This office if very disorganized because it has gone through recent management changes. Patients are very rude and there is a lot of office gossip. There is not a lot of room to grow with this company, although that may be changing soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the office gossip, keep work professional, and hire quality employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strange experience being an online only employee

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden University

    Pros

    Decent benefits for part-time employment, though adjunct pay is similar to other adjunct faculty pay.

    Cons

    Little interaction with other faculty; no feedback on teaching except from student evaluations. Sense that the administration is very corporate does not fit with my academic background.

  7.  

    Excellent programs,

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

    I have been working at Walden University

    Pros

    Supportive team, effective onboarding/ training protocols

    Cons

    Not consistent work for adjuncts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Inside sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden University

    Pros

    over 3500 employees and you have a lot of options for transferring

    Cons

    leadership needs a little more help from corp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enrollment Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Walden University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and they allow for overtime on occasion. The teams are close and if you have a good enrollment manager the job is pretty easy. Also, the computer system is fast so that is a definite plus and makes your job a lot easier. Someone is always willing to help you. If you do work hard there is definitely room for growth.

    Cons

    The one issue I came accross, not personally, but on some other teams there was a lot of micro-managing which usually caused rift on teams and poor performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say discourage managers from micro-managing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great online education opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walden University

    Pros

    Wide variety of classes that go deep into various industries.

    Cons

    Some teachers are more challenging than others, which actually makes you stronger/smarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The equal application of standards helps all of us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Employer

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

    I have been working at Walden University

    Pros

    Supportive and exciting place to work.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Recommends

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