Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2020

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3.6
67%
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80%
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Grand Canyon University CEO Brian Mueller
Brian Mueller
445 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great leadership and great benefits(in 45 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and wonderful Christian environment(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "GCU"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor 

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    Great setup, state of the art, great envoronment

    Cons

    I can not find anything wrong

  2. "Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    awesome place to work at

    Cons

    there are no downsides or cons


  3. "Decent student opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LMS Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work as a student

    Cons

    Must be a gcu student

  4. "Great place to be, great culture."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilitator Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They have a great life to work ratio.

    Cons

    Move in week is rough, but after that it is all smooth sailing.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, poor communication and management."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Furniture Installer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The University has excellent benefits including tuition benefits for attaining a degree. You can essentially go to college for almost nothing (only have to pay for your book fees).

    Cons

    Management is extremely insular in the facilities department. Workers in the field are kept in the dark and expected to only do exactly what they are told without taking initiate to go above and beyond and are frequently criticized for any mistake or perceived mistake. Communication between departments is rough at best.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "GCBC Barista"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Barista 

    I worked at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and Flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of communication

  7. "Incredible Organization to Work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Qualifying Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The quality of people you work alongside of is incredible. Many are aspiring towards inspirational careers outside of GCU while getting their free education. Work from home conditions are excellent. Pay is great. Benefits are outstanding. New opportunities to move laterally or upward are available daily.

    Cons

    Just like most companies, your manager can make or break your whole experience.

  8. "Great place to work!"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Esports Arena Student Worker 

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly managerial staff and administrators.

    Cons

    Limited work hours and availability.

  9. "Do Not Recommend Working At GCU-Poor Management-Poor Ethics"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Enrollment Advisor in Peoria, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GCU purports to be a Christian school; there are Christian concerts and events in their arena; Chapel services are held at GCU as well. They offer tuition benefits to staff, which are still taxed at staff expense. Staff could essentially get a degree by paying only tuition tax and book costs. Those in my department received a $10K pay bump after 2 full years of service.

    Cons

    There are so many cons about working at GCU I don't know where to begin. First, this is a Christian school with very few authentic Christians on staff. On my team, someone was able to have an affair with a manager with no repercussions; This same employee obtained a recent DUI at the time of hire and was hired. Weekly staff meetings included discussions about staff getting high on drugs and sex. I also experienced sexually harrassing comments by another staff member, which were overheard and reported to management. The most action they took were to move the staff member to the other side of the office. I and 5 other staff members were questioned about a newly promoted manager, and the manager's poor management continued even after talking to HR. The manager got drunk and high with other team members , who he was managing and bragged about it. I saw our manager at an outside event, and he came up to me drunk and bullying me. The goals in my particular department were unrealistic and phone calls were micromanaged along with bathroom breaks monitored. Overall, GCU promotes managers that don't represent Christ at a Christian University; employees are treated unfairly and negatively in my experience. I also saw a lot of unethical firing of staff, who were great employees and Christians ironically. I was constantly bribed by my manager that if I meet XYZ goal I can work in a different department or have other opportunities available, which never became the case. I would never send my child to GCU knowing about their poor hiring.

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  10. COVID-19

    "Covid-19 Inflexibility For Students"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule For College Students

    Cons

    Extreme Micromanagement, Very Taxed Paychecks

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