DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
121 Reviews

2.8
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DeVry Education Group President & CEO Daniel Hamburger
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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.  

    Admissions Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Built great relationships and met great people. I made life long friends with some former colleagues. It felt good to help students that actually needed and wanted the help.

    Cons

    Its hard to get into other positions unless you are good friends with management. There are 300 other advisors that want to get out of admissions. Position can sometimes be repetitious if nobody is answering the phones. Hiring managers are not honest with prospective employees in interview about having to have so many students start class each session.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest in hiring interviews, people have left great companies to come here and find that the position was much different than what they were told it would be.

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    Great opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    you can move your way up
    great working environment
    higher ups are very down to earth and approachable

    Cons

    terrible pay
    some positions are hourly and over time is always offered but those hourly positions usually end up making more than the supervisor each year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    If You Are Caucasian...DeVry Education Group Is the Company For You!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    For the most part, salaries and benefits are good.

    Cons

    If you are a black American, you will be treated like a second class citizen. Daniel Hamburger is ruthless and looks out for a very few chosen minorities. You have to "drink his Kool-aid" in order to make it as a minority. The lack of respect from the senior leadership team is very well accepted. Turnover statistics are off the charts. If they can use you before they skillfully displace you, your reward is a severance that precludes you from suing. There are so many skeletons regarding operations, finances and human resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop advocating discriminatory tactics, lying and cruel management practices. Treat everybody with respect and stop all that underhanded backdoor business practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great place to learn the ropes of a company environment...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was working there as a intern. I was given the opportunity for an intern position through a workshop I attended. It is a great place to work and learn if you are still in school. They allow you to go through many of the programs they have deployed and developed. You get the sense of the real-world experience working for a company from 9 to 5 work load. As an intern you get about $12.50 an hour, but I didn't complain. It was the experience that I wanted more.

    Cons

    The time here can be short and if you are looking to get a full-time job here, it may not happen. Of the 10 intern that applied for various intern positions, only one was given a full-time job because there is a need for this individual. There are a lot of departments where interns go the get experience in their respective fields, but they only hire if they need you. There is a possibility of full employment a few months down the line. I have known other interns who experienced that when they went through the internship program and where called a few months later, to fill in a need. This is mainly a job for learning and getting used to a company culture. To prepare you for the real-world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. There is some politics, but not enough for me to really gauge what was going on. For the most part, most of it was not my business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    RN Faculty

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    Current Employee - Manager, Government Relations  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager, Government Relations in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group for more than a year

    Pros

    The vision of the President

    Cons

    No everyone shares this vision and leadership style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just assign, talk to your staff and faculty in order to obtain buy-in,if that is what you really want. Authoritative leadership styles are ineffective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Too many layoffs

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good, even though you are requied to work some Saturdays. Co-workers are fabulous. They really do care about the students. Try to make the work environment fun.

    Cons

    layoffs every year. disconnect between home office and branches. Too many changes going on between all departments. Admissions are blamed for everything. They have cut inquiries by half

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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