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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  • 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. "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.


  2. "Dishonest or Inept Leadership Team-Destined for Fire Sale/Failure"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry Education Group full-time

    Pros

    DeVryWORKS: This is the place if you thrive on:
    being lied to
    being led to believe what is being packaging to employer partners is proprietary, unique or different than the multitude of more viable and better options already available, proven and successfully solving the same workforce challenges. Academics + Compliance = Total and complete lack of business intuition, intelligence. Layers of VP and Sr. Director titles completely in the weeds with inaccurate data and neutered from any intelligent decision making. SAM's paid on activity v results. Leadership fundamentally and philosophically opposed to incentivizing and compensating any form of variable incentive compensation.
     Leadership team and org has ZERO sales culture and are clearly on a totally different pay plan (paid upon sale) than rank and file. Should find out soon what an updated salesforce contact database sells for.

    Cons

    Non viable or credible sustainable offering valued by the employer market. Culture that doesn't want to pay incentive, variable compensation. Any job functions are only and all about updating and potentially validating a current contact database.

    Advice to Management

    Put DevryWORKS on its own P/L. Get the lid off the lipstick and on the squealing pig already. The Adtalem teat has dried up.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Basic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Long term growth opportunities and classes

    Cons

    Pay rates and benefits along with culture

    Advice to Management

    Less politics and more structured work


  6. "The growth of Devry and Chamberlain is diminishing leading to more work for those left and a horrible work environment."

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Student Services in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands off management due to leadership having no clue what the department did.

    Cons

    No work life balance.
    Campus leadership is clique-ish and only wants whats best for their friends.
    Gossiping culture with no care for the students.
    Its a for profit school, they only care about making money.

    Advice to Management

    Actually live the culture you preach. The bottom line is all you actually care about while running great people out because of the workload.


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. 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


  10. 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.


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