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DeVry University Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Upper Management was very stable

    Cons

    the for profit higher education industry as a whole is being attacked


  2. "Good place to begin your career"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Addison, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by great colleagues all around

    Cons

    No work life balance here

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on micro management

  3. "Organization undergoing a lot of change"

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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 University full-time

    Pros

    Good staff; fair benefits and salaries

    Cons

    continuing enrollment declines with no end in sight, lot of layoffs with more "cost reductions" expected in the future.


  4. "Overall Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Great Opportunities for advancement
    Worked with good, caring people
    Cross-training

    Cons

    Cross -training could have been initiated better
    Promotions should be granted on merit & performance


  5. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    The people are wonderful here. Professional, but nearly like family. We have a shared worthwhile mission - to help students achieve their career goals.

    Cons

    There is difficulty with work-life balance after so much down-sizing and restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop upending things quite as frequently as during the last couple of years and having so many new projects and initiatives and new structures. Work becomes a constant learning curve that negatively impacts real productivity.


  6. "Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University part-time

    Pros

    Very sociable place to work. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    As a part time employee no benefits offered but not uncommon.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Increasing class sizes, confusing new platform, still same low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University part-time

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, that's about it.

    Cons

    Devry has increased the class sizes to almost 40 students per class, it used to be 25-30, increased the responsibilities for part time instructors to include having to do videos, audio, lectures, etc...but no increase in pay whatsoever. It's turning a part time position into a full time position without any compensation at all for the extra responsibilities we now have. Some of us do have full-time jobs outside of Devry.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to stick part time faculty with extra duties, then pay should reflect that. Don't pay us the same as we were paid on the old platform where the responsibilities were straightforward and things were easier and smoother.

  8. "Senior Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talent! Reasonble sales quota if you work hard!

    Cons

    No cons- DeVry provides great opportunities!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. "Company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DeVry University full-time

    Pros

    Good employer , excellent work atmosphere, fair compensation, great colleagues and motivated teamwork .

    Cons

    Not a very strong brand so easily affected by industry downtrends.

    Advice to Management

    Brand building exercise required.


  10. "Was good at first"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, not micro-managed, schedule is flexible

    Cons

    Several inconsistencies in pay structure, you are expected to perform at the same caliber as someone who has 20+ years of experience, and who is paid three times as much as you. There is no room for growth, the old days are gone where you are compensated based on your enrollment measure. So those who were not lucky to be in the industry prior to regulations are stuck with a minimal salary. Another issue is as a campus advisor the initial goal was to enroll students for the campus, and it was both encouraging and uplifting seeing the students walk the hall ways. However, now the model is pushing a primarily online program...so the campus presence is shrinking and nearly gone entirely. There seems be a disconnect with the overall direction of where the company wants to be, and what it takes to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly I think it is too late, DeVry is not long for this world.


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