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Grantham University Reviews

Updated 8 September, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, great leadership, strong commitment to students (in 5 reviews)

  • Free education for employees although you never know if degree is worth paper it's written on (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Human respurces and upper management are corrupt (in 6 reviews)

  • Very political, corrupt work environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Enrollment Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grantham University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. Student support staff really cares about the progression of the students.

    Cons

    Systems need to be improved


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Human respurces and upper management are corrupt. Accreditation is national instead of regional which means that most students who want to transfer out of Grantham will have to retake the courses the took at Grantham when they go to their new school. Middle managers with any ethical ability or talent tend to quit or be fired within months of taking the position.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your front line employees as assets instead of treating them as an evil necessity.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Frontend Developer in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Frontend Developer in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job was easy, ok pay

    Cons

    Management is horrible, especially upper management. Completely clueless and they don't care at all about the employees or the education the college offers - only money

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy turds


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  5. "Student Advisor III"

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    Former Employee - Student Advisor III in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Student Advisor III in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment. Good coworkers. Not bad compensation.

    Cons

    Pushing too hard on employees to enroll on a constant basis and always be on the phone was not always beneficial for the students in a company that claims to put students first.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to make advisors truly real academic advisors for students. After almost 11 years the software used is way under par for what should be used in this environment.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Pitiful institution"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None which are relevant to career growth.

    Cons

    The CEO of their holding company told all employees as long as he's in charge, Grantham will NOT pursue regional accreditation because of bureaucracies. Basically, ge stated he does not want Grantham to have decent education standards because this would prevent the school from earning profits from Pell grant recipients.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to become at least semi competent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Rep."

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Grantham University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Non that I can think of

    Cons

    Everything- This environment is a high school.

    Advice to Management

    Just quit while your ahead


  8. "Great company that cares about Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time

    Pros

    Really treat you well and care about you as an employee

    Cons

    Lack of communication from different department


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Grantham Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grantham University full-time

    Pros

    Co workers were awesome to work with

    Cons

    Management had some struggles with turnover


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grantham University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is my first job out of college and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I've gotten along with my coworkers and I really enjoy all of the different activities that are planned on a regular basis. As a newer in employee, I feel that everyone around me has been willing to help whenever necessary. I believe the pay is adequate, as least for my position. Great place to start my career in higher education!

    Cons

    The only con that I would note is that policies are constantly changing. The issue with that is when a policy is changed, it needs to be communicated to the employees it's going to affect. Sometimes I feel that that doesn't happen.

    Also, a lot of my position relies on other departments to process students through and sometimes, that doesn't happen. That's kind of a vague statement but I don't want to go too in depth about it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue celebrating and motivating your employees!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've ever worked with. Very dedicated

    Cons

    small company has pros and cons


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