DeVry Education Group

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3 people found this helpful  

"TEACH" values are on paper only

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

* Free Education at DeVry and/or Keller
* Life / Work Balance
* Good Location for suburbanites
* OK Benefits

Cons

* Power struggles between departments and personal agendas drove direction more so than what was best for the students or the company. Leadership did nothing to put a stop to the in-fighting, so the people in the trenches were having to work in this this disfunctional manner on a daily basis.
* None of the so-called TEACH values were exhibited by the people I worked with. Teamwork was horrible, lots of back-stabbing, finger-pointing and passive aggressive behaviors.
* There was absolutely no accountability, and as a manager who tried to incorporate accountability measures, I ended up losing. People who made severe mistakes and didn't deliver were shifted around and rewarded while those of us who were open and honest were punished.
* Lots of lip service paid to wanting to be an employer of choice and be on the forefront of technology, but leadership did very little to move DeVry in that direction.
* Misled about the direction I was headed career-wise. I was given a stellar review (including mention of potential promotion) and a great bonus, then 3 months later, was let go without any explanation. My supervisor never had any interim discussions with me about performance concerns. When I asked during the exit interview why I was being let go, the only thing HR would say is that it was an employee-at-will state.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Set clearly defined goals
Don't let unhealthy relationships between departments go on for years without intervening
The TEACH values are good ones, but unfortunately, are only on paper

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mandatory overtime is required and you're not paid for it since you're on salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits were pretty good and my co-workers were great.

    Cons

    Expected you to work 80-90 hour weeks consistently with no overtime pay since you are on salary. Mandatory overtime was put into place when big projects were going on, which was all of the time. If you asked for a day off, you were often told no.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok

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

    Pros

    benefits are great and begin day one

    Cons

    low pay for mangement but not for recruiters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be aware of your suroundings

    Approves of CEO
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