Strayer University Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Can work towards a degree with 90% tuition assistance (in 17 reviews)

  • Good benefits, including tuition discount (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes Work-Life Balance was a challenge for me but not for everyone (in 18 reviews)

  • The pay is paltry for the work load employees are expected to take on and there is absolutely no work-life balance whatsoever (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Lots of turn-around = room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist, SFS in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist, SFS in Chantilly, VA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for career growth in Student Financial Services. Many people went from temp to Senior Specialist in 1 year.

    Cons

    Declining industry. Very stressful work, always under-staffed, and the future of for-profits is questionable.


  2. Strayer Success Coach

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Success Coach in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Success Coach in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and it can be a very rewarding job.

    Cons

    Very numbers driven. They have gotten much better, but my job is mostly about getting registrations.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people!


  3. Great Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, pay, students and the ability to get assistance if needed by any and everyone on staff.

    Cons

    As an adjunct, you are not guaranteed employment from one semester to the next.

    Advice to Management

    None, at this time. They can only place an instructor in a position to teach if there are enough students requesting the class..


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  5. Corporate Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strayer University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to support people working to better themselves through higher education. Tuition covered at 90% if you take classes yourself!

    Cons

    Not even going to go there.

    Advice to Management

    Study what other employers -- good employers -- are doing right and emulate them. Your own ideas about how to manage employees are not all working so well!


  6. Student Account Rep.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great. I mostly enjoyed the people I was surrounded with. It is fast paste and always changing and evolving. Nothing is ever the same.

    Cons

    The shift were always the worst. Working until 9 at night isn't the best when you have a family. If management didn't love you, your struggled to succeed.


  7. Education Excellence

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus/Admissions Coordinator in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Campus/Admissions Coordinator in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strayer University is a great higher education institution that allows working adults to continue their education journey. I love working with the students face-to-face on a daily basis. Being able to encourage and assist the students is very rewarding. Strayer is concerned with its reputation; therefore, it requires excellence from its employees.

    Cons

    I have no cons about Strayer University.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to the management of Strayer University.


  8. Great environment, low pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, laid back work environment

    Cons

    low pay , numbers driven

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Learning Resource Center Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like working for Strayer because of my interaction with students. The benefits are good. I have a fantastic work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is no career track for this position. The pay is very low for a master's degree required position. Raises are miniscule.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in developing this position. Provide training and professional development . Invest in your people.


  10. Campus Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Campus Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Strayer University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience to meet and help students

    Cons

    pay and benefits for part time is not applicable


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    Campus Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Academic Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seeing students success, the opportunity to take classes at a 90% discount.

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to other universities. High turnover rate. Rapid changes in polices and procedures that do not seem to be well thought out. Campus Coordinator is a title only. Absolutely zero opportunity for career growth unless you want to be an overbearing, numbers driven, stressed out shark. This may not be the position for you.



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