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DeVry University Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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  • "There is difficulty with work-life balance after so much down-sizing and restructuring" (in 30 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance or food places in close proximity" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience As Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and easy going atmosphere that allows for students to assist the rest of the student body with research, but also study during free time while at work.

    Cons

    The only real downside to the job is automatically having your position terminated once you graduate.


  2. "Work Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Well managed time to complete work assignments and in the down time there is possible time to work in school assignments.
    - Already in school so can stay after to study further
    - Become acquainted with all professor and Deans

    Cons

    - Don'y have any. Enjoy the perks of working in school

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Federal Work Study"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Intake Coordinator in Upland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is great clerical work experience

    Cons

    Company provides a low compensation

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues and staff and the ability to help students reach their goals.

    Cons

    Tough times in the industry and uncertain future regarding the for-profit industry in general.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and be receptive to changes.


  5. "Admissions Advisor"

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

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Great training from Managers and team. Good support from Managers.

    Cons

    Hard to move up to the company because the industry is changing fast.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more stretch assignments to advisors to build their confidence to get into management.


  6. "Sr. Career Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Career Advisor in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Career Advisor in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leaders provide open communication about updates with DeVry. Ethical. Good benefits. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    To have more career pathway options.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Willing to train the right person

    Cons

    Does not compete with salary

  8. "Adjunct professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students is the only pro

    Cons

    Very selfish, back stabbing management. Most managers are of color and a lot of racial contention from management.

    Advice to Management

    Management should champion their employees and customers.


  9. "For-Profit Dilemma"

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

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Loved my work with students. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Tension between the goal of education and the "bottom line" profit motives.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the students and (lower-level) staff with respect across the board, and you can be assured of profit.


  10. "Was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Professor in Downers Grove, IL
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with good pay, faculty load was light.

    Cons

    Annual increases were next to non-existent, frequently management rotated and had no clue how to manage faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that faculty have flexible hours beyond a cube...get a clue.


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