DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
126 Reviews
2.7
126 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and great executive team (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits especially tuition assistance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • there is little to no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • long hours, and current unknown state of future status (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Starts off great and then goes down hill from there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting benefits are great, and salary is a plus. Some of the managers actually do care abiut you.

    Cons

    It's all about who's butt you kiss the most to move up in the company. Even if you work hard to get student numbers it's never good enough. The say they have a zero tolerance but that's a bold face lie. If you have an issue with another adivisor and need to talk to HE or even your manager it gets swept under the rug. If you're looking for a place that has good benefits and pay that will stay the same then work here but don't expect to be able to move up quickly as it take advisor 3 years to even be promoted and those are the ones that work there butt off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management that actually have admissions experience and not people from the outside. Tell your managers to treat everyone of their team member sequal. That way you can keep people and have some teamwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little Room to Grow - Either they like you or they hate you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employee's within your rank all get what's going on and share your sentiment. The organization had grown too fast in the 90's and is now tailing back and laying off staff. However you can get your degree while working there so it maybe a good launching pad for a career elsewhere with an advanced degree.

    Cons

    This industry has peaked and is now on the downturn. Lot's of lay offs in the last two years but hopefully they'll figure it out and create opportunities for growth for their top tier employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just treat the employee's you like well, treat the best employees well with room for growth and a rewarding career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is lots of ways to expand your growth in the field.

    Cons

    They won't promote you. You will be stuck in the same position being overworked for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to speak up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great education for students, not so great employer for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    free education is the biggest benefit.

    Cons

    hours were long - at least one night is required for admissions department. there is little to no room for growth. even after the company pays for you to go to school, they provide no room for growth or movement within the company. the pay is not competitive - after less than three years and coming in with a lower-end salary, i am "capped out" and will only see 1.5% increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are paying for people to become more educated, you should give them the opportunity to use that education. it would benefit the company and the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management does not care about the people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits especially tuition assistance

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employees even if they are decision makers. Even if you are a hiring manager your boss and their boss will make the decisions for you and tell you in so many words that your opinion does not matter and you have to go with their decision. Even when they make bad decisions they never own up to it and will make their direct reports fix their mess ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to hire decision makers give them autonomy. You are going to keep losing good people if you don't pay more attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run far away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Full Paid tuition to a sub par School(tier 4 school)
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Salary vs Market
    - Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know politics play a major roll in many organizations but when the politics are visible and all your employees see it and you continue to do it. It becomes a problem. Live your for your culture if you want to attract students hire people out of college, hire young adults who can relate to the students. Your greatest asset is your employees. It would help if you could keep them. So many good people have left because you fail to realize that. As a recent high level director said when he left here, in my 25 years I've never seen the politics so bad as I have in this organization specifically in IT. Your education programs don't even meet with the times. Change your culture, get rid of your US Cellular favoritism(specifically in IT) when hiring employees and learn how to keep the current ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start out - but don't waste too many years here!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    Vacation buy-up allows you to purchase up to 5 extra vacation days a year. DO IT! Working here, you'll need the extra time!

    Cons

    Stiff office culture. No freedom. Incompetent management. Tedious, redundant work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wolf in sheep's clothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comradery with employees in the same position, good location, not a difficult job

    Cons

    Where to begin? Despite what they say, it is a numbers-based environment. They will say they are looking at soft skills but really they are looking at how many students you apply. Lack of HR presence. Need to document everything to cover your back. Coaching/training is laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit promoting your friends. If you never hear the word "no", you will never improve and get better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Idiot management that treats employees poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Nice coworkers, good space

    Cons

    negative management, elitist management, no place to move up, overflow of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Rotten politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can wear jeans on Friday if the dept. met the goals that week :)

    Cons

    Employees get used, no appreciation / recognition for long hours and weekend effort

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