DeVry University Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. DeVry's Anti-American and Racist Middle Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you like a place that does not value fair grading practices and punishes professors that don't give A's to employee students this is the place to be. What is ironic is that the middle management does not value student input they are the most racist organization and they should not be allowed to receive government aid and or accreditation. The PROS of DeVry is if you are white and upper middle class that did not have good grades in high school this is a great place to be you can bribe the middle management.

    Cons

    The Phoenix DeVry campus and President Anthony Spano is a racist neo-Nazi as well as his Dean and academic servants that hate anyone that does not follow their political ideology or religious views. If you have different beliefs then them you will not be promoted and you will not have a job long. They have attacked anyone that is not ultra christian and Mormon. President Hamberger has no clew that DeVry is a symbol of hate and absolute cruelty. One Professor received death threats and was followed by I retired dean who sent skinheads to harass them. The FBI and Federal government needs to investigate the DeVry Campus at Phoenix because they will kill people if they are allowed to.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all of your middle management and follow the Constitution instead of a system that rapes students and threatens people that are not christian.


  2. Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Professor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and ease of getting onboard. HR Specialist assigned to recruit was great at staying in touch and following through to keep the process smooth. She arranged telephone conference calls with three Senior decision-makers in three timezones; set-up the out-of-state interview and everything happened as she said it would. This was a very impressive hiring model.

    Cons

    Corporate office makes all the decisions and each Campus implements. 90% of the time, the decision was an inappropriate action for our campus making the local leadership seem impotent, and unintelligent. Poor students were recruited for science and technology programs who had 10% chance of success and then put the responsibility of the faculty to "make them successful"

    Advice to Management

    Raise the standards and better recruiting of the appropriate students for programs in the areas of technology and the sciences; or discontinue these programs.


  3. DeVry University In Transition

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people are good to work with. It's very political. It was a stable company to work. They truly believe they help students.

    Cons

    DeVry University has been a very conservative institution. Unfortunately, it relies on legacy thinking by long tenured leaders who don't seem open to new ideas. Organizational structure is in flux as a result of new senior leadership. DeVry like other for-profit higher education businesses is in a state of transition and is unclear where it will be in 5-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership does not seem to appreciate out-of-the-box thinking though it claims it's part of the new mission and turn-around plan.


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  5. Admissions

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job if you pretend to work hard

    Cons

    Poor education provided to students

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  6. Helpful (3)

    If you love yourself...at all...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Imagine playing the lottery every weekend and believing that you could win just to escape the hell of returning to your job on Monday. That was me every single weekend. Unprofessional management, poor decision making from upper management, blatant favoritism, biased and unhelpful HR. The proprietary school industry is dying. If you love yourself at all...you would avoid this God-forsaken place.

    Advice to Management

    None as they would not listen to a voice of reason anyway. No faith in them at all.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Run don't walk away from this organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality education for students They will stay out of spotlight at all costs (negative publicity)

    Cons

    Management - who have lost connection to the actual employees For-profit mentality, it is all about the bottom line, they do NOT take students first. They had us try "working Sunday's to reach students" - while they stayed at home relaxing with their families. I have never worked somewhere where a 7-day work week was the norm for new employees (think 5 -6/hours a day 7 days a week...burnout)

    Advice to Management

    Instead of cleaning house from the bottom, look around...YOU NEED to stop protecting your own jobs and start doing what is right for the organization - you need to go.


  8. Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Much room for movement and growth

    Cons

    Instability with for-profit schools...less job security


  9. Adjunct Review

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    Former Employee - Visiting Professor in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Visiting Professor in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DeVry University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Students, Support Staff, local Administration, and flexibility of schedule

    Cons

    Location of the campus is sometimes challenging to get to due to the traffic


  10. Helpful (1)

    current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    decent starting salary, growth opportunities

    Cons

    constant changes, making 50-100 calls a day


  11. Helpful (2)

    Academic Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The relationships built with the students and faculty. The ability to play an instrumental role in students lives by encouraging them throughout their degree programs.

    Cons

    High turnover at the top level, mainly the role of campus president. Pretty cut throat employees and shady management practices. Admissions team gives students false hopes about the timeframe required to complete degree programs. Demotions are commonplace.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for your staff. A lot of good people leave because they are treated poorly.



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