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DeVry University Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
426 Reviews
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426 Reviews
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DeVry University President David Pauldine
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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)

  • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    ITs an okay place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    medical benefits, education benefits, that's all

    Cons

    micromanagement, used to be student focus, now corporate focus

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor
    Current Employee - Admissions Advisor

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

    Pros

    Passionate colleagues and love the company values. There are so many "for-profit" schools who only seem to care about getting students in the door. Trust me, I've worked at them. But DeVry really cares about making the right decisions for the student- not just the bottom line.

    Cons

    Hours/working weekends can be tough but everyone is required to make the same sacrifices (including management) so at least we are all in it together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

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

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    I went for GSP, Game Design and Simulation, and was happy with the small classes and face to face time with instructors.

    Cons

    Syllabus was irrelevant because professors didn't follow or made up their own on the fly.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    great entry level opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Support Coordinator in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Support Coordinator in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great consistent training that is on going.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to develop employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exceptionally talented workforce

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    DeVry University has an exceptionally talented workforce. It's advisors, student services staff, and throughout iot's local campuses. It's reputation as an industry leader in IT is truly deserved. hey have an extremely experienced faculty which is an asset tot he organization

    Cons

    Highly conservative in innovative approaches. DeVry strives to compete with cutting edge technologies to integrate within the classroom. The only issue is that they overly regulate themselves. It's a double-edged sword. On one hand it keeps the company out of the negative spotlight. However, as a University they are struggling to keep up with innovative technologies to enhance an overall student experience. Universities that utilize Open courses, self-paced instruction, certification programs within their undergraduate degree programs far outweigh what DeVry is offering. Plus, the tuition is very costly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the advice of your workforce seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Advisor

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

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Working with students on a daily basis

    Cons

    Having a quota for students to enroll

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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