DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
36 Reviews
2.0
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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 5 reviews)

  • Very long hours for some departments, pay for certain departments were average at best (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    This institution is very political

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    Former Employee - Admisssions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admisssions Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    schedule flexibility, other than that the company is very biased

    Cons

    racism, secretive and sneaky..if upper management does not like you they will target you until you are fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Company is flexible. Has flex work options.

    Cons

    Absolutely nowhere to go. Kind of a dead end job and they expect way too much out of you for what you get paid. Set ridiculous goals in order to get a promotion and the promotion amount is pretty pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your own employees more and invest in them some before buying up all those schools trying to expand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company-Poor Leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    Company has fair business practices, strong benefits for employees and allows is working towards improvement for the students.

    Cons

    Leadership, outside of campus level, is lacking and out of touch with the needs of the campuses, students and employees. Leadership accepts mediocre performance and bad behavior of some and disposes of the truly talented to save a few.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the Steven Covey Training Seven Habits of Highly Successful People which prompted me to leave the company. As a manager, I enjoyed large annual profit-based bonuses, but often felt shame about the source of our sales revenue.

    Cons

    Several difficult years there. Leadership is lacking and the corporate culture is negative. Few managers follow the policies, higher education regulations, or common business practices. HR lacks forward-thinking, innovative or functionally-educated leaders (e.g. degrees in HR). IT systems are antiquated.

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

    Get in and get out!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative

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

    Pros

    If you need experience this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Run! This place is subjective and not objective. It's all about favoritism in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote because of performance not because of situations or favoritism!

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

    Starts off great and then goes down hill from there

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    • 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  9.  

    Designer

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    • 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 a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    great education for students, not so great employer for employees

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management does not care about the people

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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