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Western Governors University Benefits

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  • Nov 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Faculty in Salt Lake City, Utah

    WGU offers nice benefits including health and dental insurance, PTO as time off, Sick time that accrues until you hit a max, retirement, and a yearly bonus that all employees qualify for if metrics are met.

  • Nov 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, Arizona

    Best thing about the benefits was the 50% off for education!

  • Oct 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Evaluator in Dallas, Texas

    The full-time benefits seem on par with my main job's health insurance. I would recommend their coverage and that WGU's contribution to the health insurance premiums is excellent. As a part-time employee, I enjoy the benefit for 3% base into the 401(k) and an additional 3% matching contribution from WGU! My favorite benefit is the generous employee discount, which is available to employees after they work six months. As a WGU alumnus and current evaluator, I understand the quality of the degree! I really love WGU!

  • Oct 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Service Desk Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Great tuition discount program, get up to 75% off as long as you maintain progress in your degree.

  • Oct 09, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Benefits packages are better-than-average and offer employees some choices. Retirement savings plan is excellent.

  • Sep 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    This job offers great benefits. From healthcare to employee discounts. I really like the benefits package.

  • Oct 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Murray, Utah

    Best thing about benefits? Not much. Its pretty slim. Worse thing, its pretty behind the times on other employers I have had. IE Paternity/Maternity leave is part of the FMLA, not paid. That's kind of behind the times and should be updated.

  • Sep 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Health benefits are good. Time off is terrible.

  • Aug 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Mentor in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Very good health insurance and wellness benefits.

  • Aug 16, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Compliance Specialist in South Salt Lake, Utah

    Plan was changed leaving WGU employees in the dark. WGU is legally compliant, but a very noninclusive policy for trans people.

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  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
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  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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