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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  • No focus on people anymore just on the CIO looking good to upper management with bogus made up metrics (in 15 reviews)

  • While the flexible work schedule is appreciated, the amount of work is unrealistic to maintain a healthy work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Student Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team comradery! It was liking having a 2nd family. The environment was friendly and the manager was inclusive and supportive.

    Cons

    Expectations were often unrealistic. During peak enrollment periods, call volume was very high and the expectations were set even higher. A lot of micromanaging during this time, which was frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Front line employees should be given opportunity to manage their time and responsibilities in a way that allows them the ability to do their jobs efficiently without having managers constantly hover and set unrealistic expectations during peak periods.


  2. "DeVry Education Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    DeVry Online Leadership - Smart, eBusiness Leadership. One of the best presidents I've sork for.

    Cons

    Sometimes they forget that they are there for Students, not the other way around

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working at DeVry"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Professor in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary, benefits, opportunities, academic freedom, on the job training

    Cons

    Lack of communication between organizational departments

    Advice to Management

    Act in cooperation with other departments


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Recruiter in Orange, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and nice people to work around.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership Team is rank amateurs.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Used to care about employees and students. Good team to work with

    Cons

    New leadership is focused in streamlining the business. Creating more and more silos. Employees are overworked but increasing number of layoffs mean double duty with no replacement.

    Advice to Management

    Start communicating with employees as much as you can about changes and encourage employees to try to enjoy their work. No one speaks to one another for fear of getting into trouble.


  6. "Longing for the Past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Professional, smart, knowledgeable about education needs of the adult or non traditional student, Really good materials and class offerings

    Cons

    Non that I can specify. Really good company to work for.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior International Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a new department with growth potential. Work from home two times a week. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    There was layoffs every single year that I worked there. The Education Industry as a whole has been having trouble bouncing back after governmental regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the students first always. Train all representatives to always give the best customer services throughout their student experience from Admissions, Classroom Experience, Education, and Career Services.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not different as advertised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, salary, income, take home, compensation

    Cons

    Micromanaging BD regional leader with many HR complaints


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Who moved my Cheese?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DeVry used to care about it's employees - Leadership genuinely wanted to see strong teams succeed. They used to have celebrations throughout the year to celebrate the company as a team - changing the culture to think of employees as colleagues instead of levels. Flexible work arrangements, 'dress for your day' program

    Cons

    With the shifting winds in for-profit education and the profitability forecasts since now everyone can offer online learning; DeVry failed to revitalize their niche and continued with 'status quo' that caused them to become obsolete. New CEO wants each school to prove themselves from a profitability perspective - this has produced an 'every man for themselves' existence.
    People are constantly trying to justify their existence but finding fault with individuals which has created a very toxic, stressful, and mind numbing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the roots of Bell & Howell & Devry as a top notch technical university. Instead of saying you have heart be the heart that beats for it's students and colleagues again. Listen to your teams and innovate based on their suggestions they are the future. Set one focused direction to get back to what you were good at and make DeVry great again.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, but challenged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, with so much heart, who always do the right thing for the students.

    Cons

    The business is challenged. Lean teams, fast paced, tough workload and cuts are too often.


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