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Horrible management and no incentives
Like previous comments and similar comments on Glassdoor, CEO hires family/friends. All directors are family members or friends. No incentives to stay long term. Raise after a year is minimal. Management thinks micromanaging is the way to manage a team/company. No HR Department, no employee catalog, constantly changing "HR" policies. Just a very negative and toxic experience, no wonder they're always hiring. Doesn't help that most students don't speak English, so your repeating yourself over and over.
Pros
nice new campus (outside of the school)
Cons
management, work load, toxic place
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Very poor management
The management of this university is very poor, incompetent Curriculum, toxic work environment, and substandard facilities. This is the most unprofessional environment that one can expect. Stay very clear.
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Depressing, soul-draining, and hypersensitive work environment
The admissions department is very insular and promotes an atmosphere of constant sucking up, and being disingenuous. Coworkers and management gossip amongst each other constantly, the managers namedrop employees who don't like working with you, and the entire department has an air of hypersensitivity. I've never worked in any work environment so sensitive where I felt like I was walking on egg shells. Don't ever expect to be given the benefit of the doubt as anything you say or do is looked at in the worst possible light. Management committed several very inappropriate actions that I wanted to tell to HR but thought it'd be easier to just quit and not expect anything to actually happen given the power dynamic.

The management also contradicts their own words often and never gives clear messages, and then discourages clarifying questions. I got eye-rolled constantly for asking basic questions and only seniors got to ask questions or ever be taken seriously. Meetings are always negative in tone. They only care about "numbers", no matter the cost.


They talk about being like a "family" all the time but that only applies to senior-level employees and people who worked with them for a long time. I'm sure some in the company truly believe it, but I wasn't fortunate enough to work with those people.


Take note of the reviews here and see which departments they're from. There's a reason why admissions has a very high turnover rate and reviews here mentioning it are one-star.


There's little pride to take in your work as well when most students are not here to study,
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Staff is great. Management not so much.
The people who work here are great. The management not so much. They make policies as they go and have no implemented protocol. They underpay everyone and each employee wears many hats so that they do not have to hire more people.
Pros
Great staff.
Cons
Low pay. Poor Management. No implemented protocols.
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Good company to work for!
Westcliff University is a great company to work for. Fast-paced with growing pains, but staff and management are supportive and friendly. Lots of opportunity for career growth.
Pros
Friendly staff, open-minded management, nice facility
Cons
Negative former employees
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Terrible place to work..don't waste your time
Horrible pay and upper management. Overworked for little compensation. The school is ran more like a business. Policies thrown out the window just to take students money. A degree from here is essentially pointless. This school is going no where. When you actually do get a raise, its very little. CEO mainly hires long time family friends and actual family. Very difficult to advance.
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Great company culture
Very inclusive environment focused on student success and achievement. Great level of autonomy. Workplace culture promotes teaming and collaboration at all levels.
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A work family with students goals in mind!
While working at Westcliff Unviersity I had many opportunities to grow and gain new experiences. I definitely wore many hats and had plenty of tasks. When you join the staff at Westcliff you become part of a family that is dedicated to helping students of any age or background achieve their academic goals.
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