DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
123 Reviews
2.7
123 Reviews
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DeVry Education Group President & CEO Daniel Hamburger
Daniel Hamburger
55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and great executive team (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits especially tuition assistance (in 10 reviews)


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

  • Huge disconnect between Upper management and middle management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Why did I ever take this job?

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

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Great Place to begin

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

    I worked at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    If you like like to work alone this is the place for you,

    Cons

    People are not really that friendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should offer the ability to let people work remotely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run far away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    - Full Paid tuition to a sub par School(tier 4 school)
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Salary vs Market
    - Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know politics play a major roll in many organizations but when the politics are visible and all your employees see it and you continue to do it. It becomes a problem. Live your for your culture if you want to attract students hire people out of college, hire young adults who can relate to the students. Your greatest asset is your employees. It would help if you could keep them. So many good people have left because you fail to realize that. As a recent high level director said when he left here, in my 25 years I've never seen the politics so bad as I have in this organization specifically in IT. Your education programs don't even meet with the times. Change your culture, get rid of your US Cellular favoritism(specifically in IT) when hiring employees and learn how to keep the current ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start out - but don't waste too many years here!

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

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    Vacation buy-up allows you to purchase up to 5 extra vacation days a year. DO IT! Working here, you'll need the extra time!

    Cons

    Stiff office culture. No freedom. Incompetent management. Tedious, redundant work.

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

    Room for Growth

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

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth! Get your degree while working. My hours were flexible. Great open door policy and for the most part, good team environment.

    Cons

    Poor recognition for employees - employees that should get the proper recognition don't receive any and employees who do receive recognition shouldn't have!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities for recent college grads.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, meaning the tuition reimbursement. Print the Teach Values make great table mats.

    Cons

    Management does not take a serous interest in the development of their direct report. Succession planning what is that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more than just read the TEACH Values try living them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great People but Short Ceiling for Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with were all great & friendly & made many lifetime friends. Opportunities to move around departments & other DeVry locations. Discounted/free tuition.

    Cons

    There is very little opportunity for those who get in 3-5+ years there as many employees come in straight or just out of college but after gaining all the skills & mastering them there is little room for growth opportunity. Now that the economy has slowly turned around, enrollment is down which means budgets are being cut along with fun activities & positions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Getting worst day by day!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, location of my office

    Cons

    Selling over priced degree programs to the poor, Lack of integrity and diversity from a Leadership stand point. Too much change in a short time. No incentives or growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees, We all know that the forprofit education sector is in trouble!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Director of Career Services

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to empower students to achieve their educational and career goals

    Cons

    Growth is often based on student size

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wolf in sheep's clothing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Comradery with employees in the same position, good location, not a difficult job

    Cons

    Where to begin? Despite what they say, it is a numbers-based environment. They will say they are looking at soft skills but really they are looking at how many students you apply. Lack of HR presence. Need to document everything to cover your back. Coaching/training is laughable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit promoting your friends. If you never hear the word "no", you will never improve and get better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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