DeVry University Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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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)

  • 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. Great Company

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

    I have been working at DeVry University

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

    Pros

    Great company, great family work environment.

    Cons

    They are going through changes and have been doing alot of layoffs.


  2. Good People, Flawed Organization

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuinely friendly andotivatee employees
    Organization requests staff/fairly feedback regularly
    Supportive of internal position changes

    Cons

    Prescribed curriculum - very little control over teaching materials
    Condensed classes (8 weeks)
    Non-standardized pay (which could be a pro for some depending on the position/expertise)
    Current job instability

    Advice to Management

    Allow more employee feedback to be anonymous. You will get far more honestly. Also be sure that compensation matches the amount of work required of individuals.


  3. Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Show Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Trade Show Specialist in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at DeVry University (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible schedule, excellent educational benefits, located throughout the country

    Cons

    I do not have any CONS

    Advice to Management

    provide clearer career paths within the company


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  5. Great Company to work for

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

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, excellent group of people to work with. Primary focus is servicing students needs and ensuring they receive what is needed to succeed in their future careers.

    Cons

    Challenging to advance unless willing to relocate or change groups. To centralized and not enough flexibility for local campus to make own decisions based on their demographic location.

    Advice to Management

    Overly conservative approach to business is stagnating potential opportunities for growth at local level. Trust management team to run their campus based on what is needed for their location.


  6. IT student worker

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Las Vegas, NV

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

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

    Pros

    It is a nice environment and everyone wants you to succeed

    Cons

    You can't really grow in this position and can only hold it for a year


  7. Second Thoughts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at DeVry University (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team Environment. Poor treatment of exceptional employees. Too much focus on profit. Customer Service Exceptional. No clear path to advancement.

    Cons

    Exceptional employees no longer working at DeVry.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping productive employees.


  8. Climate of Culture

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

    I have been working at DeVry University

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule and having to make changes.

    Cons

    No room for advancement to other positions.

    Advice to Management

    Implement Career planning with employees. Promote from within.


  9. Convenient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Librarian Assistant in Flossmoor, IL
    Current Employee - Librarian Assistant in Flossmoor, IL

    I have been working at DeVry University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can work and go to school. I worked in the library so it pretty easy work to learn. Not time time consuming, I just help with basic tasks.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't great. I think I was making minimum wage and working pay time so you can imagine what my check liked like.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Student Support Advisor 1

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are a major plus

    Cons

    Downsizing over the past 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Ensure job security


  11. Helpful (2)

    So much potential

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

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Helped students who may not have had a shot at a college degree get an education. Good team mates. Pay was pretty good.

    Cons

    The focus went away from serving students to generating numbers. It's a business so that's important but people were putting students into programs that weren't right for them just to hit their numbers. Upper management gave no freedom to run your team the way you wanted to run it and forced you to micro-manage every person on the team.



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