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DeVry University Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
427 Reviews
3.0
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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.  

    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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Advisor

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

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Company matches 4% in the 401K through Fidelity. Great health insurance with optical included. Dental is available.

    Cons

    Consant employee and management turnover. No job security at all. A lot of lay offs every year. Performance reviews are more subjective than anything so a manager can manipulate either for or against an employee at any time. There is no set standard to go by the "Does not fully meet expected results =1", "Steal Developing = 2", Fully Effective = 3, and Exceeds expectations = 4 on an employee performance review. It is all subjective because it depends on the managers opinion only with no set criteria of what these standards are defined. Job performance also depends on who is in the managment position at that particular time. Some managers feel that certain matters are more important than others and they judge an employee's job performance on that belief. It is a constant battle everyday. The pay is not worth the headache of losing great colleges while knowing you could be next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve all the above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admissions Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good if you want a career. Okay for a first job...

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    Former Employee - Student Support Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Student Support Advisor in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Front line employees are great. Good teamwork and lots of fun on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Management only cares about bottom line. They don't care about the students and only see them as profit/loss. Management also doesn't share in burden of stress. For example, they'll ask you to come in on a paid holiday when the campus is supposed to be closed but they won't volunteer to do the same. Before breaks (Thanksgiving, X-mas, etc.) they'll all be gone by 3pm at the latest but they'll keep you there until 8. At least in this metro, it's run as a dictatorship. They'll tell you they want you to speak up and share ideas but then you'll be punished for it. They also don't value employee development. The TEACH values are non-existent in management in Philadelphia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your priorities straight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    ITs an okay place to work

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    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

  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10. 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
  11.  

    great entry level opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
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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

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