DeVry University Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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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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  1. HR Business Partner

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the camaraderie and the strong focus on employee engagement. DeVry really cares not only about the success of its students, but also very much on the personal development and success of each employee.

    Cons

    At the time, the university went through some struggles due to the external environment, but it actually managed things quite well and has really done some great things to improve the student and employee experience since then.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest asset. Keep focused on a strong culture of care and you will keep your employees happy and engaged.


  2. Admissions Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Carol Stream, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Decent Pay, Plenty of time off for work - life balance. Very fun people work work with and students to help.

    Cons

    Not sure if you will have a job, environment seems very unstable. Overall a phone sales position, making a lot of calls to barley decent leads.

    Advice to Management

    Dont hire new people if your going to lay them off in less than a year...


  3. General Company Overview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at DeVry University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very well defined vision and TEACH values. Good people with all the right intentions and a strong focus on students who might not otherwise be going to college. Every program offered has a career path which really affords those who graduate a good future

    Cons

    Constantly having to adjust to the pressures being brought on the for-profit sector of high education has caused constant changes in administration approaches and structure. Focus is still on education but too often the business side of things gets in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Give change a chance to work before changing the change. Things do not just flip overnight and if you do not allow faculty and staff time to adjust to changes and then implement them they will never work.


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    Visiting Adjunct Professor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great pay! Not to much to grade each week.

    Cons

    I find that student plagiarize often


  6. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful training program, helpful management, promote within

    Cons

    It is like a high school atmosphere


  7. Admissions Advisor I

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and coworkers! Amazing corporate benefits as well (affordable insurance, 401k with match plus profit sharing and more)

    Cons

    The hours required are difficult to maintain with a small child (til 8 or 9 pm most nights). Difficult to move to a different area of the company at my location.


  8. Associate Professor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwood, PA

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

    Pros

    The students that I have

    Cons

    The number of mandatory hours


  9. Above average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Salaries are above market Flexible hours There is no micro management School is student focus

    Cons

    The engineering, information systems, and business schools have been affected by new regulations and economy. They are continually loosing students and so far unable to turn it around. The students have too much saying, professors are afraid to penalize students for fear of punishment from management. More layoffs are expected


  10. Constant Change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HS Programs Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HS Programs Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, employees, salary/benefits

    Cons

    constant change, higher up management was heartless with employees during layoff

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees, if you know trouble is in the pipeline, be up front and honest about what's going on and allow people to decide their future with your company. Don't promise something that you know you can not fulfill. Remain honest and ethical with salaries and increases. If a person meet and exceed requirements on their evaluations compensate them properly and don't change the pay matrix when its time for raises that ironically don't allow your employees to get increases. Finally, before you change something, give it ample time to work.


  11. Operations Support Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can further your education at DeVry University for free to employees

    Cons

    There is no room for advancements and raises are really small.



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