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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Mission Focused but Little opportunity for growth

    Nov 22, 2022 - Project Manager 3 
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    Pros

    Everyone I work with, great passion to serve students. Very mission and purpose focused.

    Cons

    Promotion proceeds is not transparent at all. Little opportunities for growth unless you are a “people leader” as opposed to an individual contributor.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Outstanding experience

    Jan 22, 2023 - Faculty Evaluator 
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    Pros

    Flexible, ethical, positive environment with fantastic leadership

    Cons

    WGU is a non-profit so pay isn’t very high- but they are very generous in other ways!

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Increasingly dissatisfied

    Dec 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    It’s getting harder and harder to enjoy my job. The expectations are unrealistic, workload/caseload has increased significantly (more than an additional 30%) than what I was initially told I would be responsible for. Feel duped, to be honest. Hard to find a pro with the pile-on of excess work.

    Cons

    The CEO (that’s what he actually is, but his title is university “President”) has changed the management structure so that it’s now more top-heavy and key decisions that impact the lower ranks are made most often without consultation from the people it impacts. It’s becoming more and more like Amazon (where the CEO came from), with crazy , stressful, workload expectations. Can’t take a vacation without your Key Performance Indicators being impacted (they never shut off even when you’re out of office for weekends or requested time off). Major issues with accountability, and an employee often feels pressured (by KPI or other) to work even when out of office.

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