Western Governors University Benefits

3.9
148 Ratings

Employer Summary

Western Governors University (WGU) strives to change the lives of individuals and families in meaningful and positive ways. Our success hinges on you as a key contributor to this purpose and vision.
Similarly, WGU’s total rewards package is intended to help employees and families thrive. Our benefit programs offer comprehensive coverage to help protect your health, family, and future.
WGU offers both employer-provided and optional benefits. Some benefits are provided automatically, at no cost to you. For others, you have the option to purchase coverage, for which you will pay part or all of the cost.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Work From Home(32 comments)

    Consistent support is offered and extensive training is provided.

  • Health Insurance(26 comments)

    The health insurance at WGU is pretty good. Coverage and price is not the best I've had, but it is pretty good.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(17 comments)

    Time off is generous and grows the more years you are at WGU

May 18, 2021
4.0
Current Janitorial Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT, Utah

no vacation, must work 7 days per week with 50 hour minimum commitment, but they hire black people so that's a big plus. I got "pen is" slapped by my superior for being 8 minutes late to work and HR laughed me out of their office. Big daddy wasn't happy about that, I will file a complaint with the government. "Pen is" slapping is a crime.

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May 11, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Western Governors University has excellent health and other benefits - Cigna is the health provider and there is a low and high deductible plan. Dental and vision benefits are also good. There is a 3% employee match on 401K and employees get 75% tuition reduction for themselves and 50% reduction for their families

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May 6, 2021
5.0
Current UX Designer in Salt Lake City, UT, Utah

Great health benefits. 403b investment plan that WGU contributes a base percentage and then matches employees contribution. Part of Perks Spot which gives a lot of great discounts to a lot of companies.

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May 21, 2021
2.0
Current Employee

Only have the option for Cigna, and they don't cover a few things that are vital. Wish we had other options like Blue Cross.

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May 1, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Overall a good package that seems to be adding things that make it better.

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Apr 23, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

No paid maternity leave available

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Apr 2, 2021
3.0
Current Employee

Good education discount for employees and family.

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Mar 19, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

Overall good benefits. Less PTO than at most other companies in the valley, but they do have separate sick leave, which I appreciate. Health insurance through Cigna, with HDHP and traditional options. Good retirement plan with 3% matching and another 3% automatically contributed, though employer contributions don't vest for 4 years.

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Mar 15, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

Great benefits available to full time employees

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Mar 10, 2021
5.0
Current Employee

PTO, sick time, paid vacation, 401(k), tuition discount for employees and their family

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