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3.8
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Western Governors University President Scott D. Pulsipher
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3.8
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Western Governors University President Scott D. Pulsipher
Scott D. Pulsipher
670 Ratings

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I work in a Rep Services Call Center for an Insurance/ Investment Company. Currently I'm pursuing my MBA at Western Governors University and I plan to get my Series 7 after my MBA so I can get out of the Call Center and advance my career. I'm looking for some advice / guidance/ideas for growth opportunities from here. I'd like to hear about good experiences and bad experiences people have had in this industry, where did you start, how did you grow from there, what licenses do you have, ect.

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Flexible Schedule; work from home(in 241 reviews)
  • "The ability to work remote is a great benefit.(in 100 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with and being able to work with students reach their goals of going back to school.(in 56 reviews)
  • "Great culture and they truly believe in it(in 39 reviews)
  • "There are many great coworkers that are in it for the student’s success and are recognized for their hard work.(in 27 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay and a lot of work(in 106 reviews)
  • "Poor management and quick to retaliate.(in 56 reviews)
  • "Many managers have only gotten to the position that they are currently in because of the institutions rapid growth.(in 47 reviews)
  • "Senior people keep leaving and the salary is too low to attract new people to fill the position.(in 43 reviews)
  • "Upper management is clueless, reckless, selfish, and greedy.(in 32 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Current MBA Student

    Jan 27, 2023 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Depending on your enthusiasm for learning the competencies, you can learn much in the WGU MBA program. My highlights were Management, Ethical Leadership, and the Capstone. The simulation I worked through for the Capstone was a huge highlight!

    Cons

    You must be self-motivated, a self-starter, and willing to write many papers.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Outstanding experience

    Jan 22, 2023 - Faculty Evaluator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible, ethical, positive environment with fantastic leadership

    Cons

    WGU is a non-profit so pay isn’t very high- but they are very generous in other ways!

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jan 22, 2023 - Anonymous/Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people at WGU are incredible, great positive work culture, good benefits.

    Cons

    Can be slow to make big changes a lot of moving parts.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great University

    Jan 10, 2023 - Records Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule, solid training, fantastic benefits and PTO plans.

    Cons

    Work can become somewhat repetitive.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great atmosphere and great mission

    Dec 16, 2022 - Course Instructor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The mission of providing all students accessible higher education is amazing! And management is understanding and supportive.

    Cons

    Job requires at least 10 hours a week on weekends or evenings. This was very difficult as a parent of young kids They did not provide alternatives.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Breaking Tradition and Loving it!

    Dec 16, 2022 - Senior Evaluator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    WGU understands that change is necessary for growth.

    Cons

    Isolation. Working remotely can be isolating.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome place to work!

    Dec 11, 2022 - Accounting in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The schedule is super flexible, we get bank holidays off! It’s pretty well organized and the systems are user friendly. Working from home is a huge perk, Its a great job and the benefits are really good as well!

    Cons

    Pay could be better, I think if we increase the hourly wage we wouldn’t be as short staffed.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year
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    Dec 7, 2022 - Program Mentor in Charleston, WV
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, desirable culture, flexible scheduling, and working from a home office is a huge plus!

    Cons

    You must be a very self-motivated individual to be effective but if this is understood, it is not really a con.

    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Interview Process

    Dec 6, 2022 - Clinical and field experience assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company and great culture to experience, love all hiring managers and recruiters.

    Cons

    Interviewed with three people, not sure if thats the normal process

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Culture and opportunities

    Dec 3, 2022 - Program Mentor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    WGU offers a very supportive top-down culture and many opportunities for professional growth. They invest in their employees.

    Cons

    Consistent changes in processes and programs for the benefit of employees and students. It is important to embrace change and realize that you will have the tools and support to be successful.

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Western Governors University has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,343 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Western Governors University to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Western Governors University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Western Governors University. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

71% of Western Governors University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Western Governors University 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Western Governors University to be culture, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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The recent article by WGU's President, Scott Pulsipher, in Forbes highlights three key ways that higher education can flip the script on value. By focusing on competency-based education, personalized learning, and innovative pricing models, we are working to ensure that our students receive an education that is tailored to their needs and goals, and that they can afford.
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Did you know that 25% of WGU employees are involved in an Employee Resource Group (ERG)? Our 11 different groups help foster a safe community for employees to connect, learn, and grow together. Here are just a few ways our ERGs made an impact in 2022: - Hosted more than 100 annual commemorative events and activities - Added Land Acknowledgements to our commencements and 25th-anniversary events - Creating training for People Leaders on non-apparent disabilities - Worked with WGU Benefits to secure pay differentials for National Guard Reservists and Guardsmen. Revised DE&I new employee orientation to include military presence. Assisted WGU commencement planners with military and veteran outreach for graduates - Influenced #StopAsianhateday, Afghanistan and Ukraine conflict messages and resources - Offered WGU-wide Pronoun Training - Worked with WGU Benefits to enhance options for gender affirmation
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