University Development Representative (Former Employee) – Central, AZ – 12 December 2017
Make sure you speak to a lot of past and current employees in the same or similar role you are seeking at GCU to ensure you are comfortable with the culture and working conditions before you move forward with applying for any positions.
Manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 7 December 2017
If you're part of the "in-group" it's a great place, otherwise, favoritism and nepotism are rampant regardless of how hard you work. Promotions and salary increases are given based on who you know, not what you contribute. Best way to describe the culture is a college fraternity that you are never allowed to join.
University Counselor (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 1 December 2017
Grand Canyon University is an amazing company that really cares about their employees. A typically day includes cold calling and helping potential students find their motivation to go back to school and achieve their dreams. Management is awesome and they really try their best to help you succeed in the job. The hardest part of the job is on the days when you have no appointments and don't actually talk with anyone and you just dial for the full 8 hours. The people you're surrounded by, however, make it much better.
Clinical Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 20 November 2017
Enjoyed working with student nurses and helping them gain the skills needed to become a RN after graduation. Working in the hospital and watching them learn new skills and get to interact with patients,
Doctoral Specialist (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 13 November 2017
Provided daily consultation to prospective PhD learners via outbound calls, email and face to face interactions. Made and often exceeded my quota on a monthly basis bringing in a possibility of a return on investment of at least $172,000 per month. Managed a diverse demographic of PhD students on a monthly basis to prepare them for their monthly start dates. Discussed prospective student’s background, goals and objectives to determine fit with GCU doctoral expectations. Overcame unrealistic objections and provided de-escalation when necessary.
Opportunity to work closely with a very diverse, highly intelligent group of individuals.
Junior Admissions Representative (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 8 November 2017
Grand Canyon University is a fantastic place to work. They have a clear objective within the next few years and that is to grow and become a prestigious institution. As a University Admissions Representative you are constantly looking for students that would like to attend GCU through a well thought out CRM and sales cycle. The environment is friendly but very serious when it comes to achieving goals. The school does take care of its employees but you need to make sure you are taking care of the school. GCU is a business and is run ambitiously so a lot of growth can take place. Make sure you are on top of things and are doing what you are suppose to do and you will be just fine.
EXEUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – 31 October 2017
Typical day was filled with regular daily responsibilities along with fun, unexpected exciting and challenging tasks. I learned to be more compassionate and loyal. Learned new things with MS Office applications. I had a wonderful, strict, fair and honest manager (Exec VP for College of Education). Really enjoyed all the management and staff. As a Christian company, the workplace was full of kindness and desire to succeed. The most difficult part of my job was seeing other employees come and go for whatever reason. The most enjoyable part of my job was serving others, and learning new things.
Good employee benefits. Great management and staff