DeVry University

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DeVry University Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
399 Reviews
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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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    A good college to work for

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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
  2.  

    Anonymous

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    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
  3.  

    Good Job

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    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
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  5.  

    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

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Industry going downhill.....

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diploma Factory - Felt Bad for Students Who Wasted Their Money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    I loved my immediate coworkers. We were a close group and that helped me get through all the craziness. I also really liked my immediate boss. The student workers who worked in our office were also a great group. The building was also kept nice with fresh paint and pretty landscaping. Plenty of easy parking, too.

    Cons

    The biggest problem was how embarrassed I felt for working at DeVry. I knew the money that the students were paying for tuition and how they truly felt a degree from DeVry was more meaningful - or just as meaningful - as a degree from another college. Here are some of the reasons for my embarrassment:

    ACT Scores: I dealt with a lot of the ACT scores of students who were already admitted into DeVry. Note that I wrote "already admitted". The vast majority of ACT scores that I saw were 9's or 12's for the Math category of the ACT. When I saw a "15" for the math category every so often, it stood out for being "high". Then, there would be students who had a "24" for their ACT score. I felt bad that they were admitted just as much as those who received a "12". When a school takes students with incredibly low ACT scores, that's a sure sign that it's a diploma factory.

    Transcripts: My advice for anyone who requests a copy of their transcript from DeVry (and especially Keller Graduate School of Management) is to look it over very carefully. The system that produced transcripts (at least back when I was there) was notorious for having the wrong grades and cumulative gpa. Especially for Keller transcripts, the computer would sometimes list a cumulative gpa of 0.00.

    The Terrible Trimester System: The school does a trimester system. And then each trimester is broken into two parts: Session A and Session B. This allows a student to cram through more classes in less time, but it's a financial nightmare. If a student attends just one class and then drops the class, they already will already have to pay a significant amount of money. This system also made it more confusing for employees who were trying to assist students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Keep in mind why the Roman Empire failed - it simply became too large to manage. There are too many DeVry brick and mortar locations. Downsize how many locations that you have and focus on having an awesome online program.
    2) Raise the ACT acceptance scores.
    3) Stop the trimester system.
    4) Update the transcript processing system to ensure that transcripts are always accurate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Admissions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Free tuition, colleagues, students, training

    Cons

    No work life balance, starting salaries have decreased significantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance, salary, campus leadership

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

    Turn Around

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

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

    Pros

    Fair healthcare, Work life balance, good people to work with.

    Cons

    work life balance, small raises, micro management, RIF...... communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure it is ready before releasing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a great experience. Hard work has paid off and led to 3 promotions in 2 years!

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    Current Employee - Executive Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Executive Advisor in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    The environment is great, love the staff and supportive team!

    Cons

    The biggest challenges are the work hours, makes it tough to balance personal and work. Work always out ways home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My upper management is great and have really helped me to reach my full potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good hands on experience

    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Part time works well with school schedule

    Cons

    Low pay, but it is part time and a work study program.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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