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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated June 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "The compensation package was good with a focus on work/life balance" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Work from home opportunities are great" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you value work/life balance, Adtalem might not be for you" (in 10 reviews)

  • "No focus on people anymore just on the CIO looking good to upper management with bogus made up metrics" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Overall great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group part-time

    Pros

    good work culture and team environment

    Cons

    much less hiring among students


  2. "Good Colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    People I worked on a day to day basis were amazing.

    Cons

    Management was not all that good to the employees.

  3. "DeVryWORKS is a 4 year old start up and rudderless ship"

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

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

    Pros

    co-workers, tuition reimbursement, work life balance

    Cons

    NO business sense whatsoever. Leadership absolutely clueless. Messaging and marketing inept and irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    Get off social media asking profoundly stupid questions, highlighting webinars, getting no response or takers. You guys don't even know how to chalk the field. You are chumming and hiding behind activity metrics v results. As a company and leadership team you are embarrassing what value is even left in the DeVry brand.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Department Leader in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Department Leader in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for DeVry for over 13 years and was a true pleasure. DeVry's leadership team was very accessible and listened to employee ideas and in some cases, acted upon them. The compensation package was good with a focus on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not enough resources in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Look at areas such as IT and Finance to add additional resources that better support the workload.


  5. "Military Education Liaison glass door review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Management does not micro manage.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more amenable to change.


  6. "I didn't really like it"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They paid well for what the work was.

    Cons

    Working for a for profit school can be soul sucking.


  7. "Numbers driven environment"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Helping individuals further education to meet career goals.
    Accommodating schedule for potential students.
    Flexible options for students.

    Cons

    Schedule includes some late evenings and Saturdays plus skeleton crew on Holidays when campus should be closed.
    Employees are not given overtime pay when earned.
    Numbers driven and taking individuals and into consideration

  8. "Work in IT? Don't even think about it!"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of the people are great on a personal level and there is very little conflict within a lot of the teams. The overall compensation package for recent hires meets or exceeds local job market standards.

    Cons

    Specifically for IT groups, Adtalem suffers from a few issues:
    1) As of Oct 2017, they are actively attempting to outsource most IT jobs. There is a potential for additional unannounced layoffs in the coming months. If you are engaged with them for a headcount or contract position right now, reconsider. They are outsourcing architecture, implementations, and operations across multiple IT disciplines.
    2) Many people across IT teams have only worked at Adtalem for most of their careers and only know "the Adtalem way" of doing things. This means that applications, servers, networks, etc are not configured to the latest best practices and standards which result in multiple outages and war room situations. If you value work/life balance, Adtalem might not be for you. If you press hard enough, you have the ability to get them onto industry standards but that long process may get constantly interrupted by upper management not understanding the importance.
    3) The goals of IT meeting the needs of the business are not clear. The CIO and senior directors don't have the experience working in proper IT shops and second guess decisions that they make. This results in situations where they give you two high importance tasks and then a day later tell you to stop because now they have another task that's even more important. This results in non-stop anxiety in staff and if you ask/look around, it shows. If you have a great manager, they will do their best to filter this bad behavior, but it leaks enough that the impact is still there. People are not proud to say they work at Adtalem.
    4) Adtalem may make you engage one or more vendors because they are curious about certain technology. They may sound serious enough to buy, but in reality there is no budget and they are wasting everyone's time. We've burned bridges with countless vendors to the point they wont talk to us later.

    Advice to Management

    The CIO down to the director levels has to go. Adtalem's IT department has been mismanaged to the point of collapse and outsourcing is not the answer. As most of us with outsourcing experience can tell you, it works 5% of the time and costs a ridiculous amount of hidden fees. Your quality will not improve and you'll be hiring local people back within the next 3 years. When you do this, you had better have made changes to the upper management or things will break again.


  9. "Director of Enrollment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    Really care about the students and the employees. It’s more than a numbers game.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership is not engaged. They’ve worked there for many years and have gotten way to comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Add more training and development for upper level management. In order to encerrase engagement and improve morale.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group part-time

    Pros

    Good Hours, Flexible, 30min -1 hr lunches

    Cons

    Can be slow at times


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