DeVry Education Group

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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
122 Reviews
2.7
122 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 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Idiot management that treats employees poorly

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Decent Pay, Nice coworkers, good space

    Cons

    negative management, elitist management, no place to move up, overflow of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Rotten politics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Can wear jeans on Friday if the dept. met the goals that week :)

    Cons

    Employees get used, no appreciation / recognition for long hours and weekend effort

  3.  

    Experience at DEG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group

    Pros

    Tuition Benefit is great for those wanting to finish degree.

    Cons

    Young management hinders growth for staff with the ambition to learn and develop; pay is ok, and will have to wear multiple hats.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    This was a great place to work, especially for a work-life balance.

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation
    401(k) matching
    health insurance choices
    Work-life balance
    Friendly environment
    Open communication
    Gym
    Cafeteria
    Talent development
    Large number of paid holidays

    Cons

    Regulatory environment
    Company politics
    Cost cutting measures
    Office location
    Bureaucratic
    Very slow to make decisions
    Too many meetings and committees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer a fair work-life balance, while maintaining honest with employees about financial standing of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, and a good learning experience in how not to run an office.

    Cons

    This place is a study in how to not manage an office. Between clear favorites, and the constant blaming of others it is not exactly an ideal place to work if you have standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management doesn't look at development until engagement surveys are bad

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits especially tuition assistance. Teams do lots of activities especially on holidays

    Cons

    Management doesn't care until they are forced to. When employee engagement surveys come out and they stink then managers are forced to find ways to fix it....only to forget about the whole process a few months later.

    There is no work-life balance. Managers come and go as they please but want you to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and any other day even when you have a family.

    Micromanaging is horrible especially in my former department. There are also way too many "managers" trying to make decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show genuine care for your employees and give them some autonomy. Don't micromanage and embrace change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Admissions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions
    Current Employee - Admissions

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

    Pros

    Not many to list here

    Cons

    To many to list here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother they do not listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good pay, shitty job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor  in  Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good time off
    OK benefits
    401K
    Diversity

    Cons

    Too much favoritism in management
    Not too many advancement opportunities
    They dangle a carrot to make you produce more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with other training topics, be more creative
    EXCEED IN THE POSITION FIRST before trying to tell someone else how to do it
    Be fair

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to come to work everyday

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Individual Contributer  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Individual Contributer in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative culture; mission driven; nice work life balance; suppportive HR leadership; high standards.

    DeVry is in a time of change however this change is good. We are adapting to a changing environment and in doing so, staying relevant. We are using new technologies which create effeciancies. Students need these changes.

    Yes, some change is hard but ultimately change is good and required. Some folks have a harder time understanding the need and reasons behind the change. If we didn't change, we wouldn't exist, plan and simple.

    Cons

    It would be nice to have a jeans day more often. :-)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep communicating; change is necessary and welcomed when communicated correctly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, it is a great place to work. The grass isn't always greener on the other side

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

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

    Pros

    Senior Leadership has great values and mission.

    Cons

    Very difficult to drive any type of change. Huge disconnect between Upper management and middle management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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