Pros: flexibility, encourages professional development and dedication to learning
Cons: management does not communicate initiatives, mission or values effectively, compensation is lower than local standards
Capella University offers many opportunities for dynamic, interesting work. Employees with drive are encouraged to pursue solutions that will build the company's strengths. Office culture is business casual, but open and very comfortable. Downtown location of corporate offices is a plus. "Office politics" appear to be non-existent, and openness between employees and supervisors is encouraged. Communication from management remains a significant problem: it sometimes seems that different divisions don't speak to each other, and the direction of the business is not always clear (i.e., you don't always know why you're doing what management asks, and changes may be put in place with no warning or clear communication of why or how). Compensation is generally lower than in other, similar companies in the area, though this is partly made up for by the good office setting and great employees.