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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A great place to work

    Oct 21, 2014 - Student Mentor - Faculty in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Where to even start. There are so many great reasons to work for WGU as a mentor. While some say the salary is low, think about the cost savings of working from home: no new shoes to buy, no suits to buy, no gas for to and from work and no daycare costs. Those benefits far outweigh a larger salary. WGU provides all of the necessary technology and also has an amazing training for new mentors. The mentoring teams are made up of great people who are there as a team - not as an individual. Everyone works together. Another poster suggested that promotions don't come from within. I beg to differ. Promotions do come from within. There are plenty of opportunities to find your fit at WGU and do what you love to do.

    Cons

    Sure, as others have said the KPIs and metrics are tough, but if you do right by your students the numbers of the KPI will reflect that. Also as others have stated, some managers are not the best but isn't that the case wherever you go. Remember you are working from home so you don't have to see your manager day in and day out. The only con might be working from home (yet its also a pro). Working from home makes it easy to work way more than 50 hours a week.

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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. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Shockingly Great Place to Work

    Nov 29, 2022 - Event Planner 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I enjoy my work at WGU. It’s fast-paced, innovative, and you know everyone is working toward a worthwhile goal.

    Cons

    It’s a non-profit. The pay is competitive, but they’re pretty tight lipped about salaries.

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