DeVry University Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
368 Reviews

2.7
368 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • decent pay for coming straight out of college and pretty good benefits (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits package, great staff at the local campuses most doing their jobs as best as they can (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is hard to maintain, if you are trying to make the most of the tuition benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Also to show upper management they implemented a checks and balance system (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    I wish I had my last supervisor back.

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    Current Employee - Student Finance Consultant  in  Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Student Finance Consultant in Addison, IL

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

    Pros

    In the beginning it was good. Benefits are available that I haven't had with other companies. Anyone that wants to take classes can after a period of six months.

    Cons

    Promotions are politically motivated. They say it can take up to two years for anyone to be promoted but unless your in good with the managers and the higher ups, you will be stuck for a while. Everything was good till this new supervisor took over the department. Now mostly everyone is looking to leave cause they don't want to deal with the nonsense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    For Profit says it all

    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DeVry University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits for an entry level position
    Catered food regularly and some events outside of work
    Good learning experience for someone furthering a career in sales

    Cons

    If you weren't in the "Click" then you were viewed as an outsider
    Took a lot of heat with the recent media attention on for profit universities
    Very little "Advising" this is definable a sales job
    Work can be very tedious and redundant. Can burn out quickly
    Based on graduation rates, statistically the student would not complete his or her degree at our location
    Unsettling feeling knowing you were enrolling a student that was statistically not going to complete their degree
    Little upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the mindset that this is high school.
    Don't play favorites, everyone is the new person at some point

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University

    Pros

    great programs and admissions dept is helpful

    Cons

    lots of turn over and HR does not work with the employee

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Local campus is the charm, corporate...OOOPS, home office, the big evil.

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    Former Employee - Tech Support
    Former Employee - Tech Support

    I worked at DeVry University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great local management, motivated, dedicated team.

    Cons

    Serious disconnected coming from corporate, do NOT listen to locals employees or concerns. Dictoral decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the expertise of local personnel, they live what happens everyday, unlike the far away almighty corporate head honchos hiding behind statistical data and spreadsheets. DeVry teaches one thing in the classroom, Corp acts out another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    High demands on employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry University for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At my location the people are really nice to work with and are extremely helpful, and the pay rate is really good.

    Cons

    You need to work weekends and late nights. There are lots of demands and some really short deadlines, you can feel as you are spread to thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration of what the staff actually does.

  7.  

    Not a good place for adjuncts.

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DeVry University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The canned nature of the curriculum leaves little need for prep. The staff is supportive of adjunct professors.

    Cons

    The salary is below average for adjuncts and your are categorized as a contractor despite the fact that they dictate the time, place, and manner of the job. This should be categorized as an employee relationship, with DeVry paying their portion of taxes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might rethink your "contractor" categorization of your adjuncts before someone has time or money to file a suit or the IRS starts paying attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's an excellent University.

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - IT Director in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    I believe the best reason to work for any organization is hard work and professionalism.

    Cons

    I believe in getting the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you need a paycheck

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    Former Employee - General Worker  in  Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - General Worker in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at DeVry University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There were 2 reasons why I stayed employed with Devry:
    1. A few co-workers were a pleasure to work with. They taught me a lot about the DeVry culture.
    2. I needed income

    Cons

    The culture at DeVry is not education-minded, it is money-minded.
    This leads to a lot of deception and back-stabbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise to managers, as they are liars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall decent, but there could be great improvements in the company

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    Current Employee - Student Services Representative  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Student Services Representative in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers/team members, decent benefits, full-time status, 3 weeks of training before going live on the phones, tuition assistance for employees after 6 months of employment

    Cons

    Crummy hours for new employees, inconsistency with management's expectations and overall values, more worried about business goals rather than the students' goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency is lacking among members of management; there is always some change going on, usually on short notices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Clear

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    Former Employee - Administrative Supervisor  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at DeVry University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employees and salary was decent.

    Cons

    Leadership and Human Resources are all in bed together. They are deceptive and fraudulent and only have their best interest in mind. The negative atmosphere was draining and the favoritism was rampant. It was hell driving there every day and trying to keep a smile on my face for my employees. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees more and yourselves less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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