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DeVry Education Group Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  • No room for growth within this company and the organization is going through multiple lay-offs (in 10 reviews)

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

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  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.


  2. "No True Career Path, Numerous Layoffs Every Few Months"

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

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

    Pros

    The colleagues are the only pro.

    Cons

    They keep restructuring & laying people off.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to keep your good leaders.

  3. "Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. People are very friendly and

    Cons

    DeVry University is still going through a reorganization phase, so future is still uncertain. DeVry is trying to do more with less. They have too many rules and policies that are unnecessary and redundant. So you spend a lot of time documenting instead of networking and assisting students.

    Advice to Management

    Get input from front line employees before implementing new process that slows down productivity.


  4. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great break room

    Cons

    Low pay and no guidance

    Advice to Management

    Get involved


  5. "Different direction"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from Home, Good benefits with the chance of purchasing more vacation time if you need it. Also a laidback environment as far as dress code.

    Cons

    Almost no chance of moving up in the company no matter how hard you might try. The company has a new CEO making some changes that almost doesn't make sense. Also it's the rounds of layoffs each year putting everyone on edge.


  6. "Great Teams, Myopic Showrunners"

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    Current Employee - Senior Help Desk Analyst in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Help Desk Analyst in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry Education Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, technology, and collaboration at DeVry are top-notch and make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Leadership far above even the team supervisors have a very myopic viewpoint when it comes to the business, so change is slow and often in the wrong direction.


  7. "Student Account Representative"

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    Former Employee - Student Account Representative in Bellwood, IL
    Former Employee - Student Account Representative in Bellwood, IL

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, decent wages and great co-workers

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement and poor communication with their students.

  8. "Client Relationship Manager"

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    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Wheaton, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The position I held had variety in the type of work, so the days were not boring and rarely were they the same.

    Cons

    The for profit business sector is counter cyclical and very unfavorable at present making it a tough environment to be employed within.

    Advice to Management

    Improve agility to changing business demands and the needs of the students faster. Greater ability to anticipate is needed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, Work Direction Diminishing"

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    Current Employee - IT Developer in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people who work in the office are good people. They do care about their job and are fun to be around. The office itself is nice -- open with lots of windows, has a fitness center and a cafeteria, plus is right near the Oak Brook mall. Fun Christmas / Halloween / Summer / NCAA Basketball lunch parties.

    There's always work to be done and opportunities to learn new things. The location at Oak Brook has a jeans every day policy, which is nice and they are good about flex-work. Most people do work from home 1-2 days/week. You start with 10 days of vacation and 7 days of PTO, plus you can purchase up to 5 additional days. Because PTO and vacation can be used interchangeably, you do effectively get 17 days off the bat.

    Cons

    Pay is a little below competition. It's not *bad*, but I've talked to recruiters who have similar positions for 10-20% more in salary. Raises are also rather low. 2.25-2.75% is "standard" and I think the scale goes up to only 3.5% -- so basically it's an inflation raise. Promotions aren't easily obtained and the path to promotions can be a bit cloudy.

    Health insurance is pretty horrible. The dental plan only covers the big "corporate" clinics and not your local family dental office. The high deductible plan ($3k) is ~$130/month for an individual and the "premium" plan is $~190/month. For the high deductible plan, DeVry does contribute $350/year into your HSA, but compared to my previous company that did a base of $500/year + up to an additional $400/year based on a pedometer system they had, it seems low. Vision insurance is through EyeMed and requires you to go to Luxottica branded stores (PearlVision, Lenscrafters, etc) to buy glasses, which there are almost no glasses under the $100 threshold.

    As far as actual work, one of the largest complaints our group has is that management is always running in 20 directions for projects. Time to implement changes is measured in months due to a huge backlog and there seems to be a "rebrand" every year, further pushing back projects to accommodate the tight rebrand deadlines. Often times, projects are submitted with incomplete request information and employees are still supposed to meet tight deadlines when often the requirements aren't even defined yet. As a positive, when deadlines aren't met, no one has heads rolling, unlike other companies -- because it happens so often

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick with it. Constant change, rebranding, and lack of continuity, makes it near impossible to ever catch up on projects. Make sure that project requests are complete and detailed so your employees can do their jobs. Nothing is worse than either starting something then having to redo it due to non-finalized plans or not being able to start something due to lacking the requirements, yet still being held to "deadlines" that are outlandish from the start.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Devry review"

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    Former Employee - Student Finance Representative in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Student Finance Representative in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady office type job, learned a lot while on the job regarding my position

    Cons

    double standards when it came to certain employees that had been there longer, the work was very monotonous, I never really clicked with any of my co workers


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