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Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "good benefits, but not much advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Lowest Pay Ever!"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Online Faculty in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Adjunct Online Faculty in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Christian environment is a positive and the students are wonderful.

    Cons

    Faculty are treated poorly. Just a body. Classes are paid by the number of students that are enrolled after THREE weeks. I teach graduate courses and my second class enrollment was 11 to start. On the second day, it dropped to 10 students. This equates to $1000 for 8 weeks of work. I give a lot to my students and being paid $125 per week (gross), $12 per student per week is ridiculous - especially for a PhD. When I ask a question, I am told this is the online world and courses are assigned "by student need and enrollment." Typical canned response. I have been teaching online before it was even popular.

    Advice to Management

    GCU - Your faculty is what makes you. Wake up. I cannot even rate senior management as I have never met anyone except a scheduler and a mentor for the first course.


  3. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camas, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, and location

    Cons

    Time, training, interview, and people

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Great place to get an education. Sucky place to work."

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    Current Employee - University Development Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - University Development Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits!

    Cons

    High pressure sales. There is a strict monthly quota and if you don't make your "numbers' (i.e. recruit enough students) your job is threatened.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off. Stop with the high pressure sales tactics.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    free education for yourself and your family. 3 options for health plans

    Cons

    Zero room for promotions, a lot of low lining fruit, CEO is money hungry. HR is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism


  7. "Public Safety Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equipment is provided and parking is free.

    Cons

    Management. Good Ol' boy system

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your booty


  8. "Was nice while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - SQL Server Database Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a Christian-based organization, even if the folks I worked with weren't.

    Cons

    Quite a drive from my home

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Good stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Company has a great environment to take care of your needs and help you grow if you are willing to put the time and effort into it.

    Cons

    The company seems to change constantly with different strategies or metrics


  10. "Management while working is terrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling, can be a lax job if there is enough staff on hand, fairly constant schedule

    Cons

    Removal of shift leads left a hole in management for front end workers, scheduling is to lax where people can just request for days off and have only half of a normal shift or less working with no covers, no proper training whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Train people to do everything in the front end of the store so workers can equally share the workload.


  11. "Information Technology"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working people (for the most part). Generous Holiday schedule and depending on management, flexible work schedule. The biggest benefit is their education benefit, which is VERY good IF you plan to or do use it.

    Cons

    Management and employee turnover
    Micromanagement
    No accountability
    Annual increases are very little so get in higher if you can

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who work hard, improve accountability. Encourage an environment that allows autonomy again. No one likes to constantly be told how to do their job.



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