DeVry University Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  • 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. Fantastic work place.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    The atmosphere itself and interacting with my fellow students.

    Cons

    No cons outside of the hours.

  2. Loved working there!

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    Current Employee - Career Advisor
    Current Employee - Career Advisor

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    The people, the benefits and the job.

    Cons

    Work hours could vary, students didn't always have correct expectations of our department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Classes are small...teachers actually care and help you

    Cons

    classes aren't always available when you need them

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. I worked in a public service area of this university.

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at DeVry University (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I worked with.

    Cons

    All employees need to update their job skills on a regular basis. Communication could be better at this university. Morale was at often times really bad. Staff need to have the most updated computers, etc. to make their jobs easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward all employees for the jobs they do. Have a on-site food service... vending machines are not enough. Free coffee and tea for employees would be great...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Academia can take the fun out of teaching if you aren't careful.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    + Great opportunities for teaching
    + Quality processes keep the organization oriented on improvement
    + A business focus on profit keeps company goals grounded and realistic, not choked by academic certifications
    + Good core values that encourage teaching
    + Fantastic staff and part-time faculty, hired without the arduous filters that state academic institutions require, but instead hired based on practical experience and (inadvertently) altruistic desire to teach
    + Excellent opportunities to reach out to students and genuinely improve lives
    + DeVry's focus on developing practical job skills is really solid, and very helpful for students, and makes me feel good to be a part of

    Cons

    - Meaningless promotions for faculty members
    - Quality of campuses varies significantly from site to site
    - Disconnected administration that makes decisions on behalf of the business, not the education of students
    - Poor administrative support for developing faculty. We are a school for goodness sake, we know how to develop people!
    - Immature approach to new course development.
    - All courses rely on their eCollege implementation, which probably still has room for improvement.
    - All problems are magnified with Online curricula, where faculty have less interaction with students.
    - Clear, yet unspoken focus on profit (as opposed to a genuine corporate focus on student education), which hurts the brand
    - A culture of jumping through hoops rather than really pushing to make a positive difference (pretty standard bureaucracy)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Reduce the cost of the education for students. Take pay cuts at the administrative levels to do it. That will improve both student AND teacher morale, and improve the attractiveness of the programs.
    * Find your most respected and impactful faculty members and empower them to re-define the curricula and culture from the inside out.
    * Hire the good part-time faculty as full-time, and give the full-time ones enough actual time to improve courses for the benefit of students (instead of filling them up with courses).
    * Don't try to push marketing onto your faculty members. We teach for a living, and regularly have to fail spoiled millennial kids. We have gotten pretty good at seeing through B.S., and lose respect for people who try to do it to us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Federal Work Study in the IT Department.

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    Former Employee - IT Technician Federal Work Study in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - IT Technician Federal Work Study in Dayton, OH

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Was a very challenging position as the job was never the same every day. There were many challenges daily with helping students or employees with different problems. This gave me a great chance to put my skills from my classes to practical use before I graduated.

    Cons

    Not always having the permissions needed to perform some jobs with out calling someone else in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    great learning environment provided you have a good supervisor.

    Cons

    because its a student job hours a limited

  9. Fair for an entry level position.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great training for new hires.

    Cons

    Low pay & bonuses were eliminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good entry level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Adjunct Professor

    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Training, relationships with staff and students, enabled students to learn from SME

    Cons

    At the time there were no cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. It was a rewarding experience, and I enjoyed working with students at DeVry.

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    Former Contractor - Visiting Professor
    Former Contractor - Visiting Professor

    I worked at DeVry University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Dean I worked for was awesome. He gave great advice and was extremely supportive during my time there.

    Cons

    There were not very many cons except for that whiteboard--it was a wall painted with paint that turned it into a whiteboard of sorts. The board was quite difficult/impossible to erase.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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