Pros: good work life balance
Cons: too much change
I worked as a University Development Representative for GCU. The training was extensive and good. On a day to day basis, I made sales calls, followed up on various applications, set appointments for various events, and about 3 days a week I would be on the road at events and representing GCU. In my particular territory, I would often have to drive long distances (3 hours one way) to get to my events, as I worked almost exclusively on the Navajo Reservation. Often my drives would be almost entirely without cell coverage and in very remote areas on The Reservation. This is not the norm for most GCU UDR positions.
My manager was excellent. Our Director was intimidating (I'm not easily intimidated).
I did not have much interaction with my coworkers, as I worked from home and managed my own territory. However, there was a high retention rate amongst the Tribal Team staff. I felt most of the people I worked with were friendly, but could have been more helpful to the newer people on the team. They seemed mostly to care only about their own areas of responsibility and didn't take much time to help new people get up to speed or explain the bigger picture.
The hardest part of my job was trying to sell an expensive education to an impoverished population. Most GCU UDRs do not work with the various tribes - only the small Tribal team - and thus don't face the economic realities that I faced.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working from home (when not traveling) and setting my own schedule.
I recommend GCU as an employer for people who live in more populated areas. In my case, I resigned partly due to some life circumstances and partly because I didn't feel the region and population I was assigned to were a good set up for success.