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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing place to work

    Sep 2, 2021 - Enrollment Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fantastic company culture, they take a lot of time recognize their employees Amazing company mission Sense of purpose Flexible Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Health insurance is only okay - could be better

    6 people found this review helpful

    Western Governors University Response

    People & Talent

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and for letting us know where we can improve.

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love working here!

    Sep 28, 2022 - Enrollment Counselor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Family atmosphere,. Friendly, supportive, and goal oriented leadership.

    Cons

    Challenges with communicating with other departments.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Don't... unless you simply have to

    Sep 26, 2022 - Instructor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Any pros depend on your immediate supervisor. Don't have to commute or buy "work clothes". Have some say in your work schedule, but will work more than 40 hours/week to try to "keep up" until you learn shortcuts or not to care.

    Cons

    Lower pay across the board than national averages; generally about 25-30% lower. Favoritism and "secrecy" about everything including performance appraisal process and promotion. Impossible job performance goals and time when you're not at work for weekends or vacations counts against your required Goals. General lack of respect and requirements to treat adult students as customers VS adult students or learners. If a student doesn't complete a course or assignment on time, the instructor takes the hit on performance goals. Must tell students to call you by your first name; can't ask students to call you Dr. _____. Admin sees that as a potential intimidation factor and a "barrier" to student success. (some people care about that, others don't). Many mid managers promoted to that position have less knowledge and experience than those they supervise; admin likes that so they can train them "their way". Many managers micro-manage terribly. Total lack of academic freedom. Must teach content their way and with only their resources and texts. I could go on...

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    3 people found this review helpful

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