DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
134 Reviews
2.8
134 Reviews
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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)

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

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  1.  

    might be a good fit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good learning opportunity for someone in accounting

    Cons

    some departments work 60 hours a week and do not receive a bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go private, then you won't need to balance the need of students and stockholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing DeVry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    Sincere, growth focused, student advocate

    Cons

    Internal structure flaws inhibit application of sound business practices

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great education for students, not so great employer for employees

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    free education is the biggest benefit.

    Cons

    hours were long - at least one night is required for admissions department. there is little to no room for growth. even after the company pays for you to go to school, they provide no room for growth or movement within the company. the pay is not competitive - after less than three years and coming in with a lower-end salary, i am "capped out" and will only see 1.5% increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are paying for people to become more educated, you should give them the opportunity to use that education. it would benefit the company and the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company / Job Ever / Sweatshop for educated people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    pros = health insurance and sharing your misery with other co-workers

    Cons

    everything. this job is a joke, this school and corporation are a joke. i wouldn't wish this place on anyone. constant policy changes and you're notified by email. no meetings until after the fact that the policy has changed AGAIN. management doesn't get back to you with responses. nothing but a call center. registrar watches tv all day. everyone hates this place and is lazy. everyone is miserable.

    mandatory saturdays fall on 4th of july weekend and labor day and they force you to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees. take a hint with how high your turn over is...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Why did I ever take this job?

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

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

    Pros

    They pay a decent wage compared to other similar jobs.
    Overtime is nearly always available to those who are interested.

    Cons

    Office culture is very poor. Nearly all employees are openly dissatisfied with their job. The students (customers) are very demanding and unreasonable. Very poor dissemination of the constantly changing information essential to job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the stress levels and dissatisfaction of the employees and stop making empty meaningless gestures to placate employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I really like the people I work with in my role in a call center environment. Room for growth in the many Chicagoland locations.

    Cons

    System of employee development plan completion/evaluation exists but it not given adequate focus. The employee needs to take control of this process if he/she wants career growth within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heading on the right path, keep up in this direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management does not care about the people

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits especially tuition assistance

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employees even if they are decision makers. Even if you are a hiring manager your boss and their boss will make the decisions for you and tell you in so many words that your opinion does not matter and you have to go with their decision. Even when they make bad decisions they never own up to it and will make their direct reports fix their mess ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to hire decision makers give them autonomy. You are going to keep losing good people if you don't pay more attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Concerned about the future

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are decent and the culture is positive and respectful. This is a good place to be an employee.

    Cons

    The "cash cow" of past practices is drying up. If the old ways of doing business aren't reinvented with a new value proposition, the slash & burn reductions in staff of the past couple years will likely continue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvent DVU! Find a curricular focus and stay that course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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