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Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Good place for experience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything was great at this place

    Cons

    Raises for student works in tech support


  2. "Contract education"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University as a contractor

    Pros

    It is convenient to teach from home

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive, they should be a leader in paying nurses to teach

    Advice to Management

    Pay your leaders for their experience and education

  3. "Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    gained good phone conversation experience

    Cons

    rude costumers can make work challenging


  4. "A top contender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Career opportunities, flexibility, pay, brand, and vision.

    Cons

    Aggressive work environment, cubicle life.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive rather than reactive with coaching.


  5. "Excellent Student Leader Job"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved working for GCU. I worked as a life leader and as a resident assistant. Both of these jobs were challenging, demanded responsibility, accountability, and passion. I loved that the school helped me with housing and some food, as well as give me a great experience! The supervisors are great, in my opinion, and they really put a lot into your spiritual and academic growth. My favorite part was definitely my teams. Each year I got to work with amazing people who pushed me to be a better person, employee, and leader.

    Cons

    I think the only cons of working as a student leader was that we were underpaid. For the entire year, I made $7,400. This covered my housing (that I did not get to pick) and a meal plan that was less than the minimum. While I am greatly thankful for GCU's opportunities and generosity, I feel for the amount of work we put in, being on-call throughout the night, helping students when we are off-duty, etc., we at least should have gotten a higher meal plan that would have lasted us the semester. It's even worse if someone is an RA in the apartments, because their meal plan is only $500 (since their housing is more expensive...also, they did not get to choose their housing). In essence, these RAs had no choice in living in a more expensive area, but were given less money to eat.

    Advice to Management

    Please raise meal plan allowances.


  6. "Great Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    Many kind like-minded people working with me, lots of face-to-face human experience, big beautiful campus

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow unless you can complete a masters or doctoral program while working. But that's too be expected in an academic setting.

    Advice to Management

    Doing great!


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral University Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Doctoral University Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Free tuition, good PTO, and more. Jobs are constantly being opened and thus movement is easy.

    Cons

    Numbers are though to meet and management puts a lot of stress on those who are just one number short.

    Advice to Management

    Become more realistic regarding numbers not all departments should have the same requirements

  8. "IT - Nice Campus, friendly people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many different roles here so it's difficult to speak for every department. The benefits were great, workers friendly. There are lots of departments to move to. The campus can be used for other things when you're not working (gym, pool, eateries, events, sports, etc).

    Cons

    Lots of overlapping management in IT that seemed to bug alot of people. I didn't mind though. Image/student focused budget.

    Advice to Management

    Internal transfer if possible to reward dedicated employees. Doesn't apply to all departments.


  9. "University Counselor"

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    Current Employee - University Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - University Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honorable product/service (education). Free education provided. Expansive and growing organization. Good flexible hours

    Cons

    Has become more transient, less regard for veteran staff in favor of hiring their own college graduates and paying them less, high turn-over, lack of transparency between stakeholders and the majority of employees. Outside parameters effecting enrollment often disregarded by management. .

    Advice to Management

    Cost-cutting with seasoned personnel may yield good short-term effects, but trust and loyalty will soon become superficial


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good benefits, but not much advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great tuition benefits, and work life balance

    Cons

    No real raises, just small cost of living style pay increases. Virtually no advancement opportunities unless you know someone, or are related to someone in senior management


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