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  1. Great company

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    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Strayer Education

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits here are great, lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Hours are not consistant for all employees

  2. Helpful (4)

    From bad to worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Strayer Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being able to say you have a job. Of course, these days, that could change in an instant.

    Cons

    Those at the top are unethical, and they trickle down the unethical demands and want lower management to sell it as acceptable "in the best interest of the student." NOT. It is in the best interest of the bottom line and the continued vacations and dollar growth of the top 1%, however, and this seems to be the important thing.
    Layoffs are used to get rid of old-timers who remember how good things used to be, and their jobs are given to those who have no idea what they are getting into. Campuses are understaffed and overworked. Deans are glorified button pushers who might as well work for and not with the director. ……….. It goes on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics. Treat your employees like people instead of cattle.

  3. Helpful (2)

    This is an unethical place to work.

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    Former Employee - Campus Dean in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Campus Dean in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Strayer Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for until the money ran out!!! Then they embraced Jack Welch and he encouraged them for stab their own employees in the back.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is very challenging since you are always understaffed. The company goes through different regimes. There is a rogue group from Texas running the company's academics department now. They legally stole my job due to the convenience of a layoff. However, everyone else from my for office was given a job or the option of having a job. I had a handicap, and I went to the hospital last year. They were able to discriminate against me legally.

    Advice to Management

    Run your company. Stop trying to run your company through reports. Just like all of these other overnight colleges; how can you hold people responsible for retention, when many of your students shouldn't be in college in the first place.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Zero personal growth, terrible office politics

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Strayer Education full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I had an abnormally high salary, especially given the fact that I had no experience in the industry or the occupation. Most others were not paid so well.

    Cons

    Was worked to the bone and treated poorly. Department "cleanouts" are almost a part of the culture at Strayer; they happen all the time. if your department gets new leadership during your time there, be wary. I've seen some very highly competent, accomplished, and charismatic managers who had been with the company for 15+ years get pushed out solely their new boss did not personally hire them.

    Advice to Management

    My story is similar to many others': I had a boss who always took credit for my (very significant) contributions for the company, and then tried to claim I did absolutely nothing during my time there. It was unbelievable. So, my advice, get rid of these leaders, fast! It is toxic to the work culture.

  6. Exhausting.

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    Former Employee - Campus Dean in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Campus Dean in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Strayer Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots and Lots and lots of experience in change management.

    Cons

    Experience becomes a death wish.

    Advice to Management

    All top management from Disney and Goldman Sachs does not give you depth and understanding of the education process.

  7. Not exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Strayer Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    less commute, no politics within team members since you don't work with team

    Cons

    No formal new hire orientation, poor management vision, laid back, not challenging, hard to make friends, working here feels like you are seating in a class.

  8. ...coming home to roost.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Strayer Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Convenient work locations... for the time being.

    Cons

    Micro management overload; inner-circle mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the hockey stick...

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