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Western Governors University Overview

Salt Lake City, UT
201 to 500 employees
1997
College / University
Education
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Capella University, Kaplan University, University of Phoenix
The idea for WGU was born in 1995 at a bipartisan meeting of the Western Governors Association (hence our "western" name). Going into the meeting, the chair of the association—Utah governor Mike Leavitt—had the ... Read more

Mission: To do this, the governors enlisted the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) to help design the newly envisioned university. Five themes remained central to the ... Read more

Western Governors University Reviews

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    "Great 80% of the time"

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    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, Ability to choose hours of work, New leadership focused on employees, Constant new initiatives

    Cons

    Isolation from coworkers (if working from home), constant change, support depends on immediate supervisor, upper admin can be clique-y

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of Yes Men. More personalized training and professional development please!

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Western Governors University Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Western Governors University.

    Interview

    Applied online and received an email with an offer to schedule an initial interview via adobe connect. Interviewed with a talent acquisition professional who outline the job and verified my resume experience. Interviewed a few weeks later with a program manager.

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