DeVry University

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Good company focused on learning, hampered by reliance on marketing

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Former Contractor - Implementation Work On ERP in Chicago, IL
Former Contractor - Implementation Work On ERP in Chicago, IL

I worked at DeVry University as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

They genuinely care about students & learning

Cons

They are caught in trap of relying on federal financial aid and maxing out tuition

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more bold in organizational changes to get past legacy problems

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Believe in the product

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    Current Employee - High School Programs Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - High School Programs Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Truly offering a high quality option of higher education that is INCREDIBLY competitive in terms of cost. I really don't get what people are talking about when they say it's too expensive... compared to what?

    Cons

    Decreased enrollments have equaled reduction in workforce and uneasiness among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the incredible resource you have: the people that are succeeding in their roles. Don't create new plans on your own without that input and be confused when there is resistance.

    Recommends
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    It was great, but hired wrong leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked as High School Presenter. Having the flexible schedule and working with student.
    Technology in the Classroom Presentation as well as the Advantage Academy which they had in 2 states.
    Discounts on grad schools.
    Out of all the For-Profit schools they did it the right away. Accredited, and like any other
    University.
    If you are fresh out of college its not a bad gig

    Cons

    Too Many: ( Should have left at 4 years) Got suckered by the money
    Redundancy in task.
    Minorities were rarely promoted so unless you were a white male or attractive white female then forget it. The Current Director of Channel Admissions has never done admissions but they promoted her over the Hispanic bilingual male who has 9 years of admissions experience. So if you are white male they will keep you and promote you.

    Poor Leadership. The University never made it a priority to track what students came from what high schools. When we went into the homes, we had a better understanding of where are students came from. When we went to the Presenter/ Closer model we lost that. As Presenters when Counselors asked what students from previous years classes were attending the University we could only say " I do not know." or " A few" but we had no idea.

    Lastly the University opened too many campuses too quickly and never concentrated on the Quality of Life of the students. Athletics, Student Groups,etc. Just a new presentation does not answer the questions of " For- Profits Schools"

    We went from 16 week classes to 8 week classes. 12 weeks would have been ideal but shoving too many classes into a tight frame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the people running your High School Program, Invest in your campuses from facilities, campus life and improving your reputation so the students will not only get hired but movies and TV shows will stop using the University as a punchline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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