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"Good"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay and great recognition

Cons

Direction of executive leadership in question

Other Employee Reviews for Capella Education

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    "Capella"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work at home arrangements for faculty. Employees support each other. Communication technology is very good and culture is friendly. Excellent library.

    Cons

    As a for-profit university, the goal of Capella is to maximize technology, minimize employee costs and maximize profits. Most faculty are adjunct or part time and are paid low wages with minimal or no benefits. Faculty are treated as interchangeable extensions of the technology in a "take it or leave it" approach. The unstated message is that there are plenty of part time and adjunct faculty "out there" to do the job if an employee is unhappy. Policies and software are designed to apply downward pressure to document minimum competencies rather than reflect quality in the product or delivery.

    Advice to Management

    The key product of Capella is that of students and faculty interacting with each other to educate the student. Cutting costs and increasing workloads has created a culture of demoralization among faculty and employees. The constant shift from human interaction to templates and technology as a way to decrease costs also erodes the quality of the final product. Students are frustrated and employees are burned out. Poor interactions are less productive and unsatisfying and over time will come to define the Capella experience.


  2. "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Capella Education full-time

    Pros

    Culture is strong- midlevel leadership keeps their finger on the pulse of what is happening overall with employees

    Tuition is paid for employees

    There is a desire to try to balance work and life. Capella is trying.

    Ethics and values are high. You get a sense, fast, that Capella want's and pushes to be at the very high end of integrity in the online education world.

    Cons

    I noted above that Capella is trying to keep work and life balanced. It would make a lot of sense for them to look at the pros of many of the more up to date companies when it comes to overall benefits and try to model more closely to what is needed and wanted in today's workforce, ie more flexibility, sick time, pto time separate, etc.

    review timeline is very inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    work to find the value that employee's truly want and then live in that space. Take care of your people and they will take care of your customer.

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