Strayer University

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4 people found this helpful  

It was okay too much favoritism

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Former Contractor - Military Coordinator in Herndon, VA
Former Contractor - Military Coordinator in Herndon, VA

I worked at Strayer University as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

If you do your job they will pretty much leave you alone and not bother you.

Cons

Too much favoritism in this company. Its like high school all over again. If one person from the clique doesn't like you then you might as well pack your bags

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Hire some drama free personnel

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional organization - Incompetent Leadership

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    Former Employee - Campus Leadership
    Former Employee - Campus Leadership

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits- 90% tuition reduction

    Cons

    Strayer is a dysfunctional work place. A top to bottom management hierarchy, people at the top makes decisions and shove it down the campus staff’s throat. If these rampant and rapid fire decisions/projects don’t work out as presented, all the blame is dumped on the campuses. So, the blame game is a great pass time in the royal corridors. New and half cooked policies are created, revised and revoked at an insane speed, leaving campuses confused and frustrated. It seems that there is some kind of addiction to writing memos. Managers are in a hurry to get their names out via memos ASAP without considering the impact these memos will have on the campuses.

    Unfortunately, most of these policies are not well thought out or even discussed thoroughly with the people who will implement it. That’s why revisions to these changes follow afterword. Sometimes, these memos are revoked or cancelled later on, as these changes fail to work when put to action. Moreover, campuses are not given ample time to review and implement these policies.

    it is evident that no one at the senior level cares about having a solid organization which runs smoothly and efficiently. They are only possessed with the daily enrollment numbers, and they make sure that every individual at the campus is focused and obsessed with the daily, minute by minute enrollment numbers as well. This is the main thing, and everything else doesn't matter.

    A deep chasm exists between the campuses and the top brass. The top brass doesn't bother to visit campuses, meet the campus staff and students. Many years that I have worked for Strayer, I have never seen anyone from the senior management spending one whole day at a campus meeting staff, students or professors. Communication flows from top to bottom.

    Some in the leadership role don’t have advance college degrees, but ironically they run the university. The HR department is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the CEO sincerely cares about the university, start visiting campuses, meet staff and students in person. The idea of meeting students directly may be intimidating to you, but you will learn much more from these direct contacts than the spreadsheets reports or via the current grapevine system in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Going downhill fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the faculty really want to do what is best for the students.

    Cons

    It used to be a school that respected and honored those who gave their all. But no more. And those faculty who WANT to do well? They have their hands tied at every turn by those in power who only care about more power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look backwards for insight into what worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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