DeVry University Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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DeVry University President Robert Paul
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Pros
  • The pros were a good benefits package and reasonable salary for my first job out of college (in 31 reviews)

  • Great work life balance and culture (in 10 reviews)

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

  • Awful micromanagement from upper management (in 13 reviews)

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526 Employee Reviews

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  1. DeVry University

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    Former Employee - Director of Financial Aid in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Financial Aid in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Negative opinion and students who don't want to work hard.


  2. Adjunct Review

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    Former Employee - Visiting Professor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Visiting Professor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DeVry University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students, Support Staff, local Administration, and flexibility of schedule

    Cons

    Location of the campus is sometimes challenging to get to due to the traffic


  3. Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Structured 8 week training program. Good corporate support. Excellent technology tools to communicate making all locations connected. Student focused care.

    Cons

    Spreading employees thin. Providing more on ground courses to create a more connected neighborhood of students, faculty, and show the local community the value of alternative education sources other than Cal State schools.


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  5. Visiting Professor I

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    Former Employee - Visiting Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Visiting Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Carefully designed self-guided curses using current technologies and teaching trends

    Cons

    I do not recall any cons (N/A)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Operations Support Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operations Support Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best place to work! The leadership really cares about the students and staff! They are leading the way in higher education world-wide!

    Cons

    No cons to submit for Devry


  7. Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good Benefits including free education.

    Cons

    Regulations are killing this industry right now.


  8. great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family first was our presidents motto. He was always so happy!! Company is very flexible to work for. I loved our center. Great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Market is now more competitive than ever for online. Devry will have to find ways to enroll new students andkeep current students

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting bottom. Look at cutting costs for students and compete with other online schools before it's to late.


  9. DeVry University In Transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people are good to work with. It's very political. It was a stable company to work. They truly believe they help students.

    Cons

    DeVry University has been a very conservative institution. Unfortunately, it relies on legacy thinking by long tenured leaders who don't seem open to new ideas. Organizational structure is in flux as a result of new senior leadership. DeVry like other for-profit higher education businesses is in a state of transition and is unclear where it will be in 5-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership does not seem to appreciate out-of-the-box thinking though it claims it's part of the new mission and turn-around plan.


  10. Work Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable colleagues; one big company yet the feel of a small one; lots of resources; has opportunities; benefits; ability to make a difference; continuously moving forward/improving field; well known.

    Cons

    Long work days; pay increase could be higher. There tends to be some miscommunication or wise versa, a message gets communicated too much. Sometimes there are too many meetings that are focused on the same message. Give opportunities to be more involved with students.

    Advice to Management

    Reward colleagues more. Open more opportunities to OSC role, give an opportunity to advance into other positions (more positions) provide training to be able to transition smoother and easier. Allow time to interact with students on broader subjects, rather than give limited information.


  11. Family environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with lots of locations to choose from. Great people at the locations that I worked at and worked with. I worked with more than 20 of the locations.

    Cons

    The benefit package is ok but could use some improvement. The health benefits have gone done from when I first started to when I left.

    Advice to Management

    Work on retaining experienced employees in the work place. Keep good people that may need training to be great employees.



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