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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    May 11, 2019 - Faculty in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I truly love working for WGU. This is a dynamic place full of people who care about their jobs, their students, and the future of education. I've worked in two departments so far and can honestly say WGU is a fast paced environment that braces new technology and isnt afraid to address areas of improvement. There are likely those who just do their job for the paycheck, but I think those are far and few between. It would be tough for me to want to leave WGU.

    Cons

    There are very few cons other than at times due to the organizational structure, those in leadership fail to consult with individual contributors about changes they are SME's on. Many in leadership could benefit from connecting with faculty and mentors rather than middle management.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Culture and opportunities

    Dec 3, 2022 - Program Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    WGU offers a very supportive top-down culture and many opportunities for professional growth. They invest in their employees.

    Cons

    Consistent changes in processes and programs for the benefit of employees and students. It is important to embrace change and realize that you will have the tools and support to be successful.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    It Depends on Which Department You Work For

    Dec 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    There is a certain level of autonomy that I enjoy. I am fully remote. I get to interact with several departments across the university which is fun.

    Cons

    The pay is not up to snuff with the other higher education institutions. This could very well only apply to certain positions, but the requirements for certain roles are also ridiculous and the opposite of equitable. Just compare some similar positions with say, Harvard. One would think that an institution like Harvard would have one of the more stringent "check every box" hiring requirements, but they don't because they realize not everyone who is intelligent and very capable at their job doesn't have a formal degree. It's called "equal work experience" or "preferred" instead of "required." A lot of talent being left out of this work place.

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