Walden University Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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2.9
44%
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Walden University CEO Paula Singer
Paula Singer
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "You can work from home so you can keep your job during a pandemic(in 20 reviews)

  • "Job security, great benefits, low stress(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "For profit university, you can see this in their policies and enrollment standards(in 10 reviews)

  • "Low pay, graduate assistantship doesn't cover all of the tuition(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Walden"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walden University full-time

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, low stress.

    Cons

    No incentive pay for high performance.

  2. "Consistent Courses"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Walden University part-time

    Pros

    Always a solid courseload Flexible hours Great leadership

    Cons

    Quarter-based, no time off Fast grading turnaround


  3. "Flexible work with a noble mission"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Core Faculty in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Walden University full-time

    Pros

    Remote, flexible work Mission for social change

    Cons

    Year round calendar means no break in teaching responsibilities

  4. "Flexible Work Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walden University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible department, easy to work with. Great atmosphere and team unity across department

    Cons

    Work load can be high at times, benefits could be better

  5. "Graduate nursing faculty"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Nursing Faculty in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Walden University part-time

    Pros

    Virtual, Excellent resource center, Extensive library for faculty and students

    Cons

    Low pay No raise given ever Large class size

  6. "Communication & Change Management Gaps"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Individual Contributor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walden University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, student outcomes, committed and engaged staff, social change focus and drive

    Cons

    Executives and cabinet members infighting and disconnect causes ongoing issues and communication gaps, top down communication by functional leadership not timely or disconnected from internal realities and external challenges, perception of more senior diverse staff promotion for diversity quota vs. essential skillset and credentials

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  7. "Great people and great place!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Walden University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management and training. Teams approach to calls and lots of people to lean on.

    Cons

    This can be a pro or con, but this roll is a sales roll! Lots of calls and emails, you will be very busy everyday.

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  8. "To be avoided"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walden University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The academic teams are fantastic

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exists It's a revolving door

  9. "Great people to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Course Writer in Newport, MI

    I have been working at Walden University part-time

    Pros

    Make your own schedule and work on a variety of projects in different disciplines

    Cons

    As a contract employee, there may be times with little to no work

  10. "student"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at Walden University full-time

    Pros

    Online schooling for working parents

    Cons

    lack of proper communication with students.

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