DeVry University

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DeVry University Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
405 Reviews
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405 Reviews
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DeVry University President David Pauldine
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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.  

    Manager of Local Accounts

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    Current Employee - Manager of Local Accounts in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager of Local Accounts in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and you are in control of your success

    Cons

    Innovation lacking, but the company is working on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are treated fairly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    DeVry Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Helping students achieve their educational goals.

    Cons

    Upper Management's decision making is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great place to work and further your education.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, healthy work environment, employee appreciation events are held regularly

    Cons

    I haven't worked here long enough to comment on any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm a student worker so I don't really have any further information to give about this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tons of bureaucracy, terrible infrastructure and whiny students

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DeVry University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not a lot of course development or grading if you are up for using mediocre and often hodge-podge lesson plans provided by school

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is maddening. They have countless different intranet systems that don't communicate well. No benefits, no stability. Semesters are 2 months, and lowly adjuncts get last picks, so you only find out what (and if) you are teaching at most two weeks prior to the semester. And there is a weird whinyness in the students. Too much work, or this is too hard, or I don't like this. This is college folks, suck it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut back on all the unnecessary managerial stuff. I know accreditation is a problem and you hope to patch it over by employing coutnless software platforms to cover your butts, but you are going to drive away any teacher with half a brain - which might be more important to you mission as educators

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

    Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Success Coach
    Former Employee - Success Coach

    I worked at DeVry University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits - Good
    100% preventative covered
    Nice Co-Workers
    Convenient Location
    1 outing a year

    Cons

    Everything else
    Poor Managment
    Office Politics
    Money Hungry
    Low Pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good college to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small class sizes, students care to be there and to do their work. Friendly staff.

    Cons

    As an adjunct or a visiting professor , there isn't much more room to get better opportunities or any benefits or higher pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Industry going downhill.....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If they keep you around, you have great vacation accrual.

    Cons

    They seem to get rid of tenured staff so they dont have to pay higher salaries and increased benefits. Admissions is a good job for someone right out of college that wants to learn sales. No opportunity for advancement at all. Industry failing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front lines.....dont make such knee jerk decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Good Job, benefits, and boss

    Cons

    Nowhere for you to go from this position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work as Tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great chance to hone skills and give back to others

    Cons

    none, freedom to teach students as you feel necessary

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