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Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    One of the best experiences I have ever had with a company.

    Cons

    The commute from my home took awhile, but it was worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do. Really great environment.


  2. "Student Services Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, partnered with awesome teams.

    Cons

    This company has some growing pains, flexibility with the amount of change that happens with this organization is a must to be successful. It can also be challenging for career growth - some positions hit a "ceiling" pretty quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Roll out changes more effectively - Be proactive instead of reactive.

  3. "Doctoral University Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very encouraging to continue your education.

    Cons

    Depending on your division, schedules are not flexible.


  4. "A top contender"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Adjunct"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    It is a nice environment

    Cons

    You could or not have a course in the semester


  6. "Excellent Student Leader Job"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Sales job for low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Decent company to work for in terms of benefits, training opportunities

    Cons

    It's a sales job but without a sales salary

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dehumanizing treatment; cares about profit, not education"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Pay rate was not bad.

    Cons

    They treat employees, especially professors, like nothing more than widgets in their money-making machine, not like human beings. There is a tremendously abusive culture of fear that permeates this institution, leveraged by those who hold a disturbing amount of consolidated power. Professors are penalized for legitimately caring about student learning. Teachers are handcuffed by a model that only cares how many students we can cover, not how well the students are actually educated. For a supposedly Christian University, the hypocracy of GCU is morally disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Diffuse power. Check your massive egos. Stop worshipping Mammon and treat people with dignity and respect.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment and Great People"

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Value their employees more than most successful corporations do

    - Great PTO policy along with good benefits

    - Pay is in line with industry averages

    - Free/Discounted College for you and immediate family members

    Cons

    - Only one I found was limited opportunity to advance in my field. Only so many positions to move up to and most are filled people that don't appear to be leaving anytime soon.


  10. "A wonderful place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great pto. Good benefit options. Lopes time! Free events. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Can be political. The employees alone make up a small town!


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