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"Student mentor"

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Former Employee - Student Mentor - Faculty
Former Employee - Student Mentor - Faculty
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Western Governors University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Work from home position, and that's about it

Cons

Many policies only learned about after a mistake was made. In trying to change jobs within I NEVER heard back from HR.

Advice to Management

Make sure training includes very clear reviews of policies and procedures. Get HR to move a little faster and at least tell employees why they did not qualify for a job.

Other Employee Reviews for Western Governors University

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    "Student Mentor"

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    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Governors University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home and flexible hours.

    Cons

    It's about the numbers and only the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    You should get to know your employees.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Unqualified Faculty in Faculty Managerial Roles"

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    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Student Mentor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    100% work from home, except for faculty meetings twice a year

    Cons

    Long hours, most Mentors (Faculty) work 45 to 50 hours per week sometime 60+ on busy weeks if adding many new students in the same week. If you are considering joining the IT college as faculty, look somewhere else. The Managers and Senior Managers in the IT college do not have degrees in IT, CS, or IS. They are not qualified to do the work you will be doing and they are pretty clueless. I have rarely had worse management in my whole career. I had 4 managers in 3.5 years and none of them had a background in IT or a degree in IT. I think most colleges require a degree in the field to teach in the field. Business, Teachers, and Health Professions colleges all have faculty with a background and degrees in their fields, particularly in management roles. IT has had poorer student performance when compared with the other colleges and because you are not compared against your fellow mentors, but rather against those in other colleges, you are set up for failure from the start. For 10 years IT has underperformed the Business and Teachers college and has had much higher forced turnover that other colleges, as well as fewer raises, and a double the number of faculty on performance review of the other colleges. If you want a fair shake and you are set on WGU, be sure to go for business rather than IT.

    Advice to Management

    For those Managers in the IT College, leave before you destroy a good thing. For the upper management, what the hell are you doing having incompetent middle managers who have no background in the colleges where they are managers. You should respect the IT college like you do the others and you should judge Mentors against their piers within the same college.

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