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Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of the Rockies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great coworkers that have become life-long friends.
    -work/life balance

    Cons

    It is sales. No if's and's or but's about it. Wish they would make that clearer through interview process.

    Advice to Management

    Its a call center-sales job. You guys are doing the best you can to make it okay.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unfortunate organization"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of the Rockies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people. Everyone on the floor has a degree, which brings forth an educated atmosphere. For the most part, everyone is ethical.

    Cons

    Business is ugly. When things are good, you get to keep your job, when things are bad, everyone starts looking for a job. Managers are not at risk when things are bad.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accountable


  3. "Admissions Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of the Rockies full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and working downtown was nice. Also, employees are able to get their MA paid for.

    Cons

    No room for growth, executive leadership continued to make poor decisions. Seemed like Bridgepoint education made all of the decisions for the university.

    Advice to Management

    create a better work environment


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  5. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    Current Employee - On-line Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - On-line Adjunct Faculty in Remote, OR

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, small class size, repeatedly teaching the same courses (which helps decrease preparation time), 6-week courses, standardized course curriculum (e.g., assignments, textbooks, etc.) across faculty teaching the same course

    Cons

    Changes are made without communicating them to the on-line, adjunct faculty. Pay was significantly decreased and management tried to sneak it by employees. No notice was given about the decrease and no reasons for it were provided. An email was sent out listing the pay rate, so if an employee did not look at the previous one (or know the previous pay) the decrease would not have been recognized. The decrease was substantial. Employees who had previously received raises for longevity lost these raises without any notice.
    Students who are not academically prepared (e.g., can't write complete sentences, cannot write research papers, cannot think critically about research) are being admitted into the master's and doctoral programs.
    Doctoral students are told they can finish the program in a time that is not realistic to get them to enroll. When students do not finish their dissertations the time UOR has allotted (which is less than 1 year) they are charged more money for extension courses, while dissertation chairs and committee members are paid less than half their already low compensation for these roles. Many students are completing the academic portion of the program and then dropout after working on the dissertations with no progress after 1-2 years.
    The academic coursework for doctoral students does not prepare students to design and complete a dissertation.
    There is no consistency among faculty regarding APA format, which confuses students.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate changes, policy, etc. to all employees.
    If you need to decrease pay, be upfront about it and provide this information directly to your employees.
    Help on-line faculty feel included and informed.
    Be honest with potential students.


  6. "Accounting and Collection Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Great staff and benefits, good location.

    Cons

    There was not much of an opporutnity for advancement.


  7. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of the Rockies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location if you are near downtown. They also offer free eco passes for the trains and buses. All in all, it is a decent place to work.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to advance. There is also a level of uncertainty due to many changes at the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    The pay scale is low. You could retain your better employee's with better pay. There is also a lack of visibility from leadership.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away...!!!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Adviser in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Admissions Adviser in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of the Rockies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many to speak of...!!! If you like downtown Denver...then maybe this place is for you considering its located off the 16th street mall...otherwise the pay is somewhat decent considering its an easy 'inside' sales gig. Your peers, co-workers, and a small number of the managers in the various departments are pretty cool for the most part as well.

    Cons

    Management in general is utterly aloof and doesn't do anything all day long other than take multiple smoking breaks as a group. Management top to bottom fails to lend its support or help their admissions advisers with student enrollment and spend much of their time 'holed' up in their offices with the door closed.

    Advice to Management

    Find new jobs and be replaced by others within the industry that actually care about the performance of their admissions advisers.


  9. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of the Rockies full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people I personally worked with were very nice and encouraging.

    Cons

    Practically no room for advancement. Very little interaction or support from upper management. Poorly run company.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.


  10. "Small by Design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of the Rockies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to academic quality, diversity, dynamic environment. Really great people who are committed to the core values of the institution.

    Cons

    Tremendous amount of change, can lead to feeling unstable in roles and responsibilities, if you cannot handle change. Does anyone really like working in a cubicle?

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on culture, it will greatly impact the future success and achievement of the institutions goals.


  11. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of the Rockies full-time

    Pros

    Good people work here. Although there were a lot of meetings, some of which did not apply to my position, they did offer plenty of chances for training on the organization and the student commitment they were dedicated to. Also, there was better than average opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Upper level changes that eventually impacted lower level employees and sudden changes to operational procedures that employees were just expected to accept, often without understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to "bring employees with you" during the development process of new or revised operations, instead of just dictating or announcing edicts with a minimal explanation. You'd get more "buy-in" from employees when they are aware of the reasons, and the development process is transparent.



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