DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and great executive team (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits especially tuition assistance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between Upper management and middle management (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours, and current unknown state of future status (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked part time in Payroll/HR department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was only Part time but the employees I worked with were helpful and friendly. The leadership took time to know you and also care.

    Cons

    Since I was only part time I have no cons about the company

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good company to work for, great benefits, awesome free tuition, not much room for growth at all.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL

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

    Pros

    Graduate Admissions is very flexible with their work schedule, the managers are very relaxed and the atmosphere is easy going. The benefits are great, you can get education benefits for free. The insurance and PTO benefits are good.

    Cons

    Annual raises are not based on performance, you basically get the same raise as everyone else in your pay grade, which is not great. Advancing to a different department is a joke, there is really no room for growth unless you wait years and years and it is still not guaranteed. Lots of advisors still in level one after years, the raises and promotions are subjective. They also do not recognize or compensate higher education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor recognition, promote advisors that have been there for years and deserve it, appreciate employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Culture, Strong Focus on Values

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work conditions -- implemented "Work from Home" policies and this is an option for most employees.
    Strong benefits package with good profit-sharing incentives and bonus packages for many employees
    Great place to learn if you take advantage of internal T&D opportunities or choose to take Graduate or Undergraduate courses either online or onsite.
    Great location in the Western suburbs
    Clean, modern work environmentwo
    Continuous focus on improvement and quality
    Develops teamwork and cooperation among employees
    Management is always looking for ways to build the business

    Cons

    Some managers tend to show favoritism with perks
    Tough industry and slow growth due to government regulations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change marketing approach and try to go back to basics for attracting customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Student Finance Analyst

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    Current Employee - Student Finance Analyst  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Student Finance Analyst in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, company values and culture are positive, leadership is supportive of talented individuals.

    Cons

    Co-workers ability and competence is sub-par; if you work here you'll easily stand out as a big fish in a little pond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your quality talent, before they jump ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    DeVry: In a nutshell

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    Current Employee - Student Finance Representative  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Student Finance Representative in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Great team environment and employees tend to respect others. I was able to complete two Masters while employed which was a perk. Team building events and outings were always a nice bonus as well.

    Cons

    Compensation packages changed yearly and required constant monitoring. Numbers driven environment caused tension at times amongst teams and departments. An overall weak brean in the job market, and with fluctuating enrollment came massive layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Why not DeVry?

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Good entry level position for someone who has no experience, ideal for someone who does not have a college degree and or a new college graduate looking to start off a career.

    Cons

    Naperville office is dirty, you are working with a lot of incompetent people, inexperienced managers, constantly pressured to enroll more students even if it's not a good fit for the student, long hours late nights weekends, you walk out of meeting having heard the same things over and over with no real solution... need more apps, increase talk time, improve contact to interview, enrollments are low, we are behind, as admissions advisors you are constantly beaten by managers who are constantly take beatings from senior managers to perform... its not about helping students achieve their goals, it's about helping DeVry reach it's goals... TEACH values of Team work, Employee focus, Accountability, Continuous improvement and Helping students achieve their goals... very fake culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use this as a transition to find a better career, do it while you can
    This goes to all DeVry Education Group, Chamberlain, IES and Keller Online

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Designer

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Designer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time for 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
  9.  

    OK Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Employees have the option to work remotely

    Cons

    Beware of the office Politics

  10.  

    Layoffs Continue

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, and I was able to complete my degree while I was employeed. Most of the time management is flexible with you, assuming you are meeting and/or excedding expectations.

    Cons

    Compensation packages changed every year I was there. The company grew too fast, and now they have had an average of 2 layoffs over the past 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is very disconncected from actual day-to-day actvities, and misunderstands the kind of support that their employees need in order for the company to grow again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I hated DeVry Education Group

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    Former Employee - Student Service Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Service Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Free tuition for associates, bachelors, or master degrees

    Cons

    Everything! Over worked! Poor leadership! Ridiculous metrics! Have to ask to use the bathroom!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your advisors on the phone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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