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DeVry University Admissions Advisor Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good place to work

    Cons

    Need better work balance for people with families


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Adnissions Advisor/ Salesperson"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Tinley Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits (Full 401k match, great insurance)
    The schedule (flexible)
    Paid days off

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Office student enrollment quotas
    Could be laid off at anytime
    Ripping students off who really want better

    Advice to Management

    Management only cares about profit and its shareholders, not the student who paid $70K for a worthless degree.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Almost completely free MBA through colleague discount. Flexible hours, ability to work weekends. Some OT at times.
    Overall a great way to build experience in higher for profit education

    Cons

    Budget cuts and layoffs. Not so secure
    Constant changes in programs. Less and less onsite classes moving more towards an online school. Not enough resources for students onsite. Less and less onsite staff as we continue to shift to online

    Advice to Management

    None, great management in place now


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away!"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    There were no pros. Zero.

    Cons

    Everything. This was the worst job experience I ever had and actually quit within a month of employment without having a back-up job, because I couldn't take it anymore. You are literally trained to brainwash youth and adults that getting an education at DeVry is wise, when in reality they are better off attending a community college. I had too much integrity to fool the public into thinking DeVry is not a garbage institution. Oh and "Admissions Advisor" is a fancy word for telemarketer at DeVry. Yes, you will be that annoying person who will call hundreds of people daily and try to sell them DeVry.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Good managers, colleagues are genuinely interested in helping students. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes and layoffs.


  6. "Admissions Advisor"

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

    Pros

    Team members fun and good benefits

    Cons

    No real job security always looking to reduce headcount

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind on key decisions


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like screwing people out of their money this is for you!

    Cons

    Well beyond the fact that behind closed doors it's all about stakeholders and the President thinks he's Thor. I mean literally this palooka plans all of of his strategy with Marvel and DC characters. This is a university that has the Spider Man initiative...For Christ sake! Every one in Admissions is constantly worried about their job, If a meeting is called they think they are fired, a lunch, fired, a run to the park, fired.

    This company is cruel as well. When they don't make their numbers they will fire a 30 year veteran in a heart beat. It's not good enough for them to make 350 million dollars oh no they need 350, 000, 2345. Beyond the leadership lying to your face everyday that they care about you all they care about is their bonuses.

    This is not a University it's a SHAM they are ruthless predators of the lower class, or poverty stricken neighbor hoods. They lie about their placement rates and settle millions of dollars of la suits a year. THEY ARE EVEREST and ITT. They just settled again for deception to the federal government. I only pray they will shutter their doors so they no longer can feed off the poor@

    Advice to Management

    My god get rid of that idiot Rob Paul...what a schmuck it's humans like that moron that give humans a bad name....God THOR..lmao

  8. Helpful (1)

    "DEPRESSIVE CULTURE"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Meet good people here. Pay is ok,but you get low balled, benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Not open with employees, alot of behind the scenes business, alot of office politics.

    To conservative too overly conservative. Culture is not for the ambitious

    Advice to Management

    Quit!!!


  9. "Devry"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in teams and was able to work together

    Cons

    Had to meet sales quotas and a lot of micormanaging

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanaging


  10. Helpful (3)

    "would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Admissions Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    changing the lives of students and having the opportunity to motivate others, education benefits after six months employment

    Cons

    stressful work environment, continuous layoffs, long work hours and "black out weeks" where we cannot ask off- even for family reasons. Upper level execs put immense stress on line managers to put pressure on employees to "work harder".

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and stop guilting them into performing better- it does not work! Put more emphasis on work life balance.