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Grantham University Reviews

Updated 7 December, 2017
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  • Human respurces and upper management are corrupt (in 6 reviews)

  • You will also work with students who cannot write at even a high school level, but somehow still get A's (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grantham University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to come to work. Get to work with people and students that make a difference.

    Cons

    No real issues, overall there is a sense that employees love what they do and feel they are making a difference.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  2. "Student Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Student Advisor
    Former Employee - Student Advisor
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - People were great. I met a lot of great people and friends while working at Grantham
    - Pay was decent for position
    - Free education if you don't already have it
    - Telecommuting options
    - Promotions easy to get
    -Flexible - they are okay with you making up time if you need to take another day off

    Cons

    - For profit school. They really care more about the quantity of students, not quality, so don't be surprised if you work with students who signed up for an online school who have no idea how to do just about anything on a computer. You will get cussed out by students only there for a FA pay check. You will also work with students who cannot write at even a high school level, but somehow still get A's. You will work with students who plagiarize multiple times with no punishment, because they need that $$. These things might not bother you, but it made me feel like I had to throw my morals and ethics to the side to keep my job.
    - They really take advantage if you get to telecommute. You have to cover the phones when everyone else at the university is at a training or meeting that you yourself should be at. You don't get to leave early before holidays like everyone else.
    - Policies are constantly changing and not enforced. If a student bullies their way and complains enough, they will get their way
    - Expectations are not across the board. You have goals for enrollments every month- that's all they care about. That means some people with the same job as you will have their work passed off to someone else. If you are a hard worker, expect to just get lazy workers stuff dumped on you to do, so you might as well be lazy too.
    - Micromanaging. When I first started, they let you have much more control over your students. Now, they want you to baby them - they will have expectations of how much you should be on the phone, even if your student prefers email.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the good employees - stop coddling the people who don't do their share of the work. Get systems that work instead of kicking you out every other hour. Back your employees up with students who show so much disrespect. This is suppose to be a higher education business, not Comcast.


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grantham University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best industry training in education with slick technology

    Cons

    Need more leadership (as opposed to management) training


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  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. "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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. "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


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