Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 14, 2018
Shockingly bad management fosters a culture of office politics that reminded me of high school. At best it was a semi-functioning workplace. At worst...well lets just say I left and everyone but 1 person I knew working there all left withing a year or two. Its bad. But hey...the pay is pretty decent.
Assistant Director of Career Services (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 24, 2018
The best part of my experience at Independence University was the team I worked with. Barbara McCann is an incredible Director who has taken the time to create a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
This was a remote internship job that I really enjoyed. I would work on the SHARC website on a regular basis unless management gave me something else to do. I learned a lot about php. I was allowed to be creative when I was handed a graphics to do for the SHARC website. The most enjoyable part is that I got to work remotely and as long as I put my hrs. in and did my work they didn't care when I worked
Jr Financial Planner (Current Employee) – Glendale, AZ – January 19, 2018
There are somedays that we are completely dead with little to no calls, but we also work with Skype and the chat rooms help keep us busy. But on the days that we are busy, we take call after call after call. It gets insanely busy which in my book is a good thing.
Admissions Consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 18, 2018
I am a former admissions rep here and I loved the working environment. I made a lot of great friends and it was overall very relaxed. Many of the managers were great, but mine was not and ultimately I left because of him. I would go back in a heartbeat if it were on a different team. The are many team builders, very student focused, amazing pay, awesome hours, many benefits. Now most reps even work from home. I would definitely recommend this place, I miss it a lot.
Admissions Counselor (Current Employee) – Murray, UT – December 27, 2017
There was a HUGE lack of positive motivation. ALWAYS negative. Whenever anything went wrong, the worst was assumed. There was never any concern for the employees' feelings or well-being. I think the whole online university thing is a scam anyway.
Assistant Director Financial Planning (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 13, 2017
My Manager was fired for treating his managers horribly. He played favorites and created drama between people by spreading rumors. He has poor skill sets for management and no knowledge of financial aid. He was leading the site into dissolution when he was finally fired.
unrealistic production goals, clique management, poor leadership
Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 18, 2017
My first month on the floor I enrolled 9 students soon as I had a month less than 4 I was let go... It’s almost as if you have to fool student into going there if they any research they would have never started
Career Advisor (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – November 15, 2017
Independence University has poor management and training. Bonuses were constantly unpaid. Promises were never kept about bonuses. There would always be a "catch" or unspoken rule on why we weren't receiving bonuses. Our job was to harass students.
Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – November 7, 2017
The direct supervisors and on up the ladder are always available and encourage communication without the "only up the ladder" mentality. Always available and willing to assist with students to personal development.
remote opportunities, work, life, home, balance, employee participation in changes.
Student Services Advisor (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – October 16, 2017
Management could not keep policies straight. Everything changed weekly. I understand that change is the constant but there was absolutely no consistency. Management repeated over and over that the only thing they cared about was making a profit, no concern for students or employees. Although one benefit of employment was completing a degree program for free, upper management constantly complained about the employees who took advantage of this benefit. Raises were promised and never given. Employees were always being asked to provide feedback but then chastised for doing so. No advancement opportunities. Overworked and underpaid. Very negative experience.