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Grand Canyon University Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance is almost non-existent in this position (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management will have no problem not just constantly berating you, but also calling you out in front of everyone else (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "University Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and as long as you treat it like a short term stepping stone you'll be ok.

    Cons

    This company is run entirely on profit acquisition. There is no job stability and the stability is only good if you can make big money for the company. Management is not at based on merit but entirely on who is drinking with who after work hours. It's also a huge popularity contest and high school type behaviors in some instances.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like people and not cash cows.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Faculty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University part-time

    Pros

    none except for big campus

    Cons

    pay is a lot less than other colleges/universities
    poor quality

    Advice to Management

    spend a little more money in your classrooms and paying your faculty


  3. "AV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Systems in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Digital Systems in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    Too many events that are useless


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales not counseling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - University Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - University Counselor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, good amount of paid days off. Tuition benefit is great.

    Cons

    Although the job description may seem like a consulting position, the University Counseling position is high pressure sales.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and provide more coaching.


  6. "Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    Campus is a christian based university with online programs which has grown since going public in 2008 and has pushed recruiting reps in each state. Customer service focused which can be a pro or a con in the education industry. I learned a lot regarding what to do and what not to do from leadership while being in management and out in the field.

    Cons

    The industry is up and down which is with any industry. Management can make or break the support you have and dealing with people going to school for the financial aid and not their education. There are more and more of these people while the economy is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Stricter admissions requirements needed for online, so not just a person filling out the paperwork is accepted and admitted. Focus on the right students and not the bottom line to get students in to weed themselves out. The ground campus is better at this than the online campus is.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "GCU Review (Public Safety Dept)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Tolleson, AZ
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Tolleson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free college for myself and 2 dependents.

    Cons

    Extreme racism going on in the Public Safety Department. I can’t speak for other departments. People of color are not being promoted is Public Safety (only white males). HR complaints, EEOC complaints, and possible future law suits on the horizon. Working in this department is a job, not a career. GET YOUR DEGREE AS FAST AS YOU CAN AN MOVE ON!

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fair and equal so that employees can advance based on experience & skills, and not race.


  8. "Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grand Canyon University full-time

    Pros

    It has a great environment.

    Cons

    Changes, yet a great place to work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can get a free education for your family or yourself.

    Cons

    Management is a bunch of robots they all agree with the CEO they also are clueless on how to manage. The place is not Christian nor people centric it is al profits and yes man!

    Advice to Management

    Stop making good sales reps managers that have never managed a thing let alone a team. Hold everyone accountable to same standards. Most important this is not a popularity job and a job of who drinks with who or is on each others facebook.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with and great facilities. Every department works well together. Growing to make a better business and university for the state.

    Cons

    Growing so constantly changing and need to change with it. Hard to get ahold of higher ups when you need approval for projects.


  11. "C-Store Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C-Store Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - C-Store Worker in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have a job and it helps my pay for college books.

    Cons

    Hours are bad and not enough money to pay for my tuition as well as other necessities.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people with a busy school schedule have the hours that they ask for.



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