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Helpful (15)

"A step up from adjunct"

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Current Employee - Course Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Course Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Work from home
Colleagues are top notch
All faculty are full-time with benefits
Students are appreciative
Offers a great value for students

Cons

Micromanagement
Faculty are given little autonomy and are not treated like professionals
40 hour per week schedule with mandatory evenings and weekends impacts family time
Only two weeks vacation
Minimal reimbursement for faculty pursuing PhD
Computers issued to faculty are bottom of the barrel and insufficient for some required duties, for example, editing instructional videos

Advice to Management

Recent shift to have mentors report to multiple managers is not a good model

Other Employee Reviews for Western Governors University

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, but compensation can be lacking"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    WGU is a wonderful place to work overall. There is opportunity to advance and you have the ability to contribute to student success. The culture is great. It is very family friendly and most everyone understands that family life is more important that work life.

    Cons

    Due to the University's non-profit status the compensation possibilities are limited.


  2. "Enjoying It"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Services in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Academic Services in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Governors University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many employees outside of Salt Lake work from home full time. Living in Salt Lake, I get the best of both worlds. Working from home is really nice to be able to do when needed. My boss and (and their boss, too) is very supportive and great to work for. Most co-workers really care about helping students which makes it a positive place to work. Company is actively trying to make it a great place to work. Employee tuition discount is also a nice perk.

    Cons

    The biggest con kind of comes with the territory of working on the phones with people: students can be really difficult sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GPTW initiatives!

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