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"Good"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 University

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Capella"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capella University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff that works well together. Extremely collaborative.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow ones career.

    Advice to Management

    Watch for growth opportunities for your employees.


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