DeVry University

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DeVry University Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
416 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pros were a good benefits package and reasonable salary for my first job out of college (in 31 reviews)

  • Co-workers, benefits, work life balance were great (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The work schedule was not at all conducive to work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    adjunct

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    grwwat place to teach, good support for adjuncts

    Cons

    Not many fulltime teachung opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed it, wish I didn't have to leave!

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were fantastic and they also had a good training program. Chris Vock was great. Seems like they do have a solid path to growth with the company Academic advisor I, II, III, team lead, supervisor etc. The only reason I left was due to relocating across the country, but I still keep my eyes open for any job openings at DeVry in NC.

    Cons

    I worked at the Naperville Call Center, and it does get slightly repetitive. You have at least a few calls each day that the students are VERY angry and will cuss at you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push towards the 'work from home' goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my ensure with DeVry University. My position was a perfect fit for me. I respect the University for its high integrity.

    Cons

    Those in positions not in high level administration could feel disconnected to the University's operation.

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  5.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist - Student Worker in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist - Student Worker in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great teamwork and willing to help others

    Cons

    Sometimes staff forget about other issues when there is a major issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Military Education Liaison and Manager of Local Accounts

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    Former Employee - Military Education Liaison and Manager of Local Accounts in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Military Education Liaison and Manager of Local Accounts in Seattle, WA

    I worked at DeVry University (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting salary with the independence of being able to build your own book of business. Average training to prepare for hitting the streets. Pursuing personal initiative and drive will allow you to shine in this position. Great people to work with. Great benefits package accompanies the pay.

    Cons

    Very metrics driven. Metrics are driven not only on your ability to gain interest from those interested in attending school but also in the Admissions team to close the deal with prospective students. The problem is that as the "recruiter", you are held to the metrics where the admissions teams are not. Once you have gained the potential prospect, you are no longer allowed to speak to the prospective student and must jump through hoops to find out who on the admissions team contacted the prospective student and then you have to stay persistently in contact with them to ensure your metrics can be met. The system does not make sense. How can I be held accountable in metrics for someone else who has no accountability? Really?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes are needed to balance the metrics and place emphasis on the efforts put into work rather than creating greater friction between the recruiting and admissions teams. In addition, when opening a new area to build business, common sense needs to be at the forefront and the understanding it takes more than just a few months to build rapport and relationship in an area that has never been canvassed. Unrealistic goals cannot be attained when opening a newer area for business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very convenient

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Flexible, you meet great people

    Cons

    no sense of community, fragmented.

  8.  

    Okay, just no regard to career path

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    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor I in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great environment for the most part.. Office culture is great, lots of great individuals who are part of devry.

    Cons

    Leadership has no regard for career path, all they care about is the number of applications taken. They are not supportive at all and there is no recognition for a job well done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more leadership skills and better training. Have concrete career path to help people move forward in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    DeVry University Houston Campus

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Professional group of women and men to work for, wonderful family values, very caring of students and their needs.

    Cons

    at any moment job could be cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should give more of a heads up before cutting position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    one person's view

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    originally a great bunch of people from diverse backgrounds to work with ....decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Very unstable environment seems to constantly hire and layoff one year later....curious way to conduct business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    unfortunately due to the intense and growing competition for online education DeVru must rid itself of excess higherups....there are wayyy too many people making alot of money that do not affect admissions....if DeVry does not get leaner soon it will cease to exist

  11.  

    A good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Collaborative team to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career advancement opportunities.

    Recommends

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