DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
126 Reviews
2.7
126 Reviews
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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 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits especially tuition assistance (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • there is little to no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • long hours, and current unknown state of future status (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bogus Positive Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and they use that to attract you.

    Cons

    The leadership style is the Plantation Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DeVry, Are you having people fill out BOGUS positive reviews? No companies does everything perfectly!...ESPECIALLY DeVry!!! Look at your exit interviews and turnover stats. Most people hate/hated working at DeVry. You don't care anything about employees or students. You treat most employees like garbage and you enroll people that have no chance of being college material.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 an 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
  3.  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10.  

    Good Culture, Strong Focus on Values

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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

    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
  11.  

    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 (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

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