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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great work/life balance and high pay

    Nov 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Pay is better than most universities Work from home Good work/life balance Great colleagues Innovative

    Cons

    Miscommunication - multiple communications happening simultaneously- creates disorganization

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Current MBA Student

    Jan 27, 2023 - Graduate Student 
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    Pros

    Depending on your enthusiasm for learning the competencies, you can learn much in the WGU MBA program. My highlights were Management, Ethical Leadership, and the Capstone. The simulation I worked through for the Capstone was a huge highlight!

    Cons

    You must be self-motivated, a self-starter, and willing to write many papers.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Increasingly dissatisfied

    Dec 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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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    5 people found this review helpful

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