DeVry University Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
375 Reviews
2.7
375 Reviews
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DeVry University President David Pauldine
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • decent pay for coming straight out of college and pretty good benefits (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits package, great staff at the local campuses most doing their jobs as best as they can (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is hard to maintain, if you are trying to make the most of the tuition benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Also to show upper management they implemented a checks and balance system (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lab tech

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    Former Employee - IT Tech Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Tech Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Team, education perks, hands-on place to learn

    Cons

    Limited career growth in the longterm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to begin a career. Not a good placenter for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pomona, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Tied with industry standards.

    Cons

    Unstable company. Bad press. Politics. Favoritism. Need to play the game in order to survive here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise to give since they do not listen or take advice from employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    DeVry University

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    Current Employee - Operations Support Coordinator  in  Daly City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Support Coordinator in Daly City, CA

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, close to home, small office

    Cons

    The growth opportunity is minimal

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to develop skills but not a place to stay

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Naperville, IL

    I worked at DeVry University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pros were a good benefits package and reasonable salary for my first job out of college. Tuition benefits were the only reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    The job can become extremely stressful. The workload revolves around an 8 week schedule of classes, with more stress in the weeks right before classes start to register as many students as possible for classes. The job can be miserable unless you enroll a large number of students which makes the managers like you. There is huge pressure to admit and enroll a large number of students. The work schedule was not at all conducive to work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more paths to internal growth for employees. Some employees may not fit into the "sales" role of admissions, but they are excellent employees and should be given the chance to branch into other areas of the company. Stop playing favorites and helping some succeed while ignoring other hard workers.

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

    It was an enjoyable place to work.

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Integrity is an foundational value that was lived and not just posted on a motivational chart. I genuinely helped people at my job. The benefits were great. The team and corporate support were awesome!

    Cons

    The industry is in flux and therefore the university policies were constantly shifting. I did not feel that my campus position was secure because the market seemed saturated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would pace growth more conservatively. Additionally, you should consider more remote/work-from-home options for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Happy employee

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    Current Employee - Student Federal Work Study  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Student Federal Work Study in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at DeVry University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    For someone who has no office working experience DeVry University is a great place to be. Everyone who works their are extremely helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    The commute for FW to Irving sometimes can be a pain because of the traffic and construction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not problems with management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I wish I had my last supervisor back.

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    Current Employee - Student Finance Consultant  in  Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Student Finance Consultant in Addison, IL

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In the beginning it was good. Benefits are available that I haven't had with other companies. Anyone that wants to take classes can after a period of six months.

    Cons

    Promotions are politically motivated. They say it can take up to two years for anyone to be promoted but unless your in good with the managers and the higher ups, you will be stuck for a while. Everything was good till this new supervisor took over the department. Now mostly everyone is looking to leave cause they don't want to deal with the nonsense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Only good as a stop-gap job

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    Current Employee - Faculty  in  Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Faculty in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at DeVry University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The people that I worked with were very good and tried very hard to be supportive.

    Cons

    No professional self determination. The classes are all set up based on the company's curriculum and the text book choice was extremely poor. Course titles were deceptive and that resulted in unhappy students. "Lab" classes were very poorly designed online activities that came nowhere close to deserving the term lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up the game and redesign courses with the education of the student in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pipe Dreams

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool co-workers and great location downtown.

    Cons

    You have to throw your morals and ethics out the door. You are required to recruit prospects who are unemployed, single parents and ask them to invest $75k when in your heart you know that a community college at $7k is their best option. At the end of the day you're putting those who are less fortunate in more debt by taking out massive loans knowing the graduation rate is abysmal. If you can look at yourself in the mirror and be ok with that then its for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop violating Title IV regulations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Mixed review depending your reporting department and manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Working in Higher Education changing lives is a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Management favoritism. Make sure you are in the good graces of the President or you will be out of a job. She runs everything from soup to nuts in that place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate and allow management to manage. They grow from mistakes and from being autonomous. Micromanagement doesn't work in higher ed (or anywhere really)

    Doesn't Recommend

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