DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
138 Reviews
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DeVry Education Group President & CEO Daniel Hamburger
Daniel Hamburger
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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.  

    Specialist I

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    Former Employee - Specialist I
    Former Employee - Specialist I

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Decent pay for the type of work that is done.

    Cons

    -Employees weren't on the same page regarding policy changes.
    -Mandatory overtime (nice when you need extra money, but difficult if the weekends are the only time you have to completer personal projects or appointment).
    -Little to no recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater communication is needed. Processes need to be streamlined so the whole team is on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn the ropes and good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    good benefits and tuition reimbursement perks

    Cons

    No room for growth, some branches have deans thats have a high tower attitude

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exceptional company to work for

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Wood Dale, IL

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

    Pros

    Working for Devry Inc was a great experience to say the least. Exceptional leadership, training programs.

    Cons

    The possibility of moving up in the company seemed to be a task and a half. The management that was around was exceptional and did not move out of their position for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent work envirnment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management tries to make DeVry a good company with a good culture. CEO Hamburger basically saved the company from insolvency a few years back by diversifying its portfolio of schools -- moving into health care education and other education sectors.

    Cons

    However, there are many pressures on management: decreasing enrollments and has led to tons of major lay-offs, and we're not out of the woods yet! Information systems, most notably the unbelievably lousy "thedevrycommons" website (which is for some reason managed by the former senior legal counsel?), are extremely cludgy and generic. DeVry's implementation of Remedy is atrocious, chock-full of inefficiencies, and has been for years and years. Departmental red tape makes getting things done difficult, exhausting, and sometimes completely impossible!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Earn a Degree While you Work B to C

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

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

    Pros

    The company provides a stable work environment and offers a tuition assistance program that is truly remarkable (covering undergrad and grad coursework). If you do your job and meet and/or exceed expectations, it's a pretty 'hands off' management style.

    Cons

    Micromanaging is a concern and the room for interdepartmental growth is limited. If you accept a position in admissions with hopes of transferring to a different department... good luck.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Another bad year

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    Current Employee - Staff Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    I honestly see none - all senior management talk seems to be rhetoric and they are missing some key items that I predict will come back to harm the company. In fact those key items are negatively impacting the company now.

    Cons

    Use of statistically invalid data to make decisions. I have personally told them this over and over and they simply ignore my input. I think this misuse of data is contributing to a decrease in performance and a loss of good employees . Work life balance is non existent. It is normal to be expected to have to respond to emails, phone calls, attend meetings while you are on vacation or during a holiday. In 8 years I've never worked an actual 40 hour week. Pay is substandard especially for the part time online faculty - who I might add have not seen a raise in 5 years. I have brought this up at meetings as an issue that needs to be addressed on several occasions - but no response or change has been made. Yet during that same five years the class sizes have increased again and again( we are now seeing online class sizes of 40 students when 6 years ago the max was 25) as have the expectations for faculty to contact "at risk" students and then submit reports on them to Salesforce. We also expect the part time faculty to provide detailed reports, with solutions, to another system (Sidebar/ Trello) when they see course errors. We must be mindful that these are part time instructors and we cannot treat them like they are full time. I hear people like Aaron complain that we are losing part time faculty in large numbers yet no one seems to address the issues that are causing this. We are told over and over that 'gainful employment" is a concern...yet the one sure way to impact that would be to lower tuition. We (I ) cannot control what students earn with the degrees and certification they get from us. I can see no real justification for the cost of our degrees either. An associate degree at DeVry can cost $40,000 yet that same degree at a community college would cost less than $5000. I and the part time online faculty are certainly not getting that money - yet a quick search seems to indicate that senior level managers are making millions each year. It feels 'bad" once you look into things a bit deeper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only make decisions on statistically valid data. You have to give raises to your part time online faculty or they are going to leave in even greater numbers than we have been experiencing already. Full time employees must see pay equity - I supervise people who make 35% more than me. Raises have to be meaningful - a 3% increase for exceeding expectations is insulting and is not an incentive to work hard again this year. Stop making so many changes to systems and processes as it is creates uncertainty on how to do things which is expensive and leads to errors. If gainful employment is an issue then do something about it besides sending out emails about how unfair it is. The response I would make is a) then tell me how it is fair to charge students so much tuition b) take a pay cut and lower dividends and reduce tuition....because I see nothing I and the faculty can do about it. We are already overworked and underpaid - we have nothing left to give.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fake TEACH values

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

    I worked at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    Better then not having a job, then again it's trap career

    Cons

    Cult culture, unqualified managers, micromanaging, favortisim, racisim, bad review process, cookie cutter approach to everything, pigeon holed, no advancement, price gauging studends with high tuition, high turnover, on and on and on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Unethical.

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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 (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
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Raises could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IT Tech

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - IT Support in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of benefits, training was great and so culture.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, very hard to move up unless you were working with other IT professionals in their corporate location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set plans in place for people in IT to move ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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