DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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DeVry Education Group President & CEO Daniel Hamburger
Daniel Hamburger
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Pros
  • Good benefits and great executive team (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits especially tuition assistance (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little room for growth beyond entry-level as company is downsizing (in 5 reviews)

  • Employees get used, no appreciation / recognition for long hours and weekend effort (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Good school, bad recruiting policy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Naperville, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including free education.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to enroll students whether they belonged in school or not. Management plays favorites and gives certain people better leads.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with your employees.


  2. Adjunct Faculty-Online

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

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good students in graduate program overall. Very little oversight after you've established yourself. Very few meetings compared to most colleges. An employer I'm comfortable with.

    Cons

    Most colleges inform you of teaching assignments months ahead of time. Devry was like this at one time. Devry can be less than one week before the term begins. Also, pay increases used to be automatic. Now, pay is frozed. Also, going through some rough times with drops in enrollment. New full-timers hired have taken many courses from adjunct. Also, the administration staff to support faculty has decreased, and as a result, there is less support for course changes and the like.

    Advice to Management

    Allow faculty to have advanced schedules for work. Also,an accolade once in a while versus just a pay check would be helpful as well.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Mediocrity is Rewarded

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's easy to skate by at DEG. The directors/managers are mediocre and set no incentives for employees to produce.

    Cons

    Because there are no incentives to produce and no rewards for producing more than your peers, you don't get paid for going above and beyond.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to incentivize all workers from hourly to salaried and you'll see the culture of mediocrity change.


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  5. Enrollment Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Enrollment Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No weekend hours, easy job, little stress, ec management doesn't know how to do the ec job is so you can do what you want and make your own decisions.

    Cons

    Team leads should know how to do the job so they can help.Too many managers, small dept doesn't need three upper level mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Save money as much as you can


  6. Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Challenging projects - Opportunities for growth - Benefits - Flexible

    Cons

    - Office location - Shifting responsibilities


  7. Senior Director, Finance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job mobility between institutions. Leaders take an interest in your career. Wish I had stayed.

    Cons

    Busy. Lots of students to support. Wish pay was a little higher.

    DeVry Education Group Response

    Jul 21, 2015 – HRIS Analyst

    Here at DeVry we focus on our core "TEACH" values and I am glad to hear that the leadership team was Engaged in your career. Our students at DeVry are just as important as our colleagues and that is ... More


  8. Great Company

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

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DeVry Education Group is a great company to work because they value their employees and live up to their values. If your looking for a relaxed environment this is a great place to start.

    Cons

    Project should be planned better with proper resources and time allocated them.


  9. Senior Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership and people really care about colleagues. This place puts a premium on treating people well.

    Cons

    Yes, the market is changing, but overall DeVry Group is diversified and a great place to work.

    DeVry Education Group Response

    Jul 21, 2015 – HRIS Analyst

    Thank you for the review. We are proud of the culture we have created here at DeVry and are glad you feel the same way.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Adjunct Professor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct English Professor in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Adjunct English Professor in Roswell, GA

    I worked at DeVry Education Group (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience Worked with adults Blended learning and teaching environment Supportive administration and deans Positive work atmosphere Strong presences from technology support Classroom supplies provided

    Cons

    Contract only Inconsistent class availability No benefits Student population inconsistent Adjuncts had to pay for parking Textbooks not available on line Need software where teachers can monitor student monitors while in class


  11. Helpful (1)

    Enrollment Coordinator I

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

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The environment, the great team and management, location

    Cons

    for profit education sector is under huge scrutiny, job stability is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the budget is in alignment with enrollment.



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