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DeVry University Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "Not as Advertised - TERRIBLE Curriculum!"

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    Current Employee - Current Student
    Current Employee - Current Student
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is easy to enroll in courses.

    Cons

    Group projects in every single course that span the entire length of the course. They are worth most of the points available and they require proof of meetings with people in different time zones. This school is not for people that need online courses for a flexible schedule. False advertisement!!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of group projects in every course, or at least make them for only one week (the the entire span of a course). Also, do not require proof of meetings for people that are in different time zones and work full time or multiple jobs. Your curriculum is making life miserable for students!


  2. "Ok FT work, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Specialist in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeVry University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and chance to get education for free

    Cons

    Very poor communications, lots of turn overs

  3. "The Titanic!"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Things were good for many years until enrollments tanked.

    Cons

    Pay was lowered by 1/3; new software program to learn, number of students increased and overall more supervision by management.

    Advice to Management

    With declining enrollments, Titanic U would be an appropriate title.


  4. "Good place to learn a lot and move on"

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

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

    Pros

    The students, faculty, and staff.

    Cons

    Too corporate and way too concerned with profits

    Advice to Management

    Find someone to buy DeVry so a great institution can be saved!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Professor"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Professor in Remote, OR

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Student centric, outcome-based curriculum , structured course development environment, optional campus-based or online learning environments, progressive assessment system that can be tailored to the topics to be learned.

    Cons

    Course development turn-around in technical areas far too slow, process overbearingly cumbersome, too many personnel involved in the process. Seems that declining enrollment brought constant, relentless change in policies that no one could possibly adhere to.

    Advice to Management

    Place the responsibility for course development in the hands of the subject matter expert and offer a step-wise review of the process after the material has been created.


  6. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and pretty much had the freedom to do whatever for the most part.

    Cons

    There was really no significant downside.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great, now just good"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are generally top notch and dedicated to their job

    Cons

    Constant restructuring has people always looking over their shoulder

    Advice to Management

    Cutting people is the easy cost savings route, but eventually you ruin the company...be more creative.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Undergoing significant and turbulent changes"

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

    I worked at DeVry University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Could not recommend at this time due to changes

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs and uncertain future direction


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not The Most Ethical Place"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeVry University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home. Close to a good coffee shop.

    Cons

    Takes money from students who don't have the skills to be in college.

    Advice to Management

    Ethics!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cutting All Costs"

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

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

    Pros

    It is literally hard to think of any. The pay was decent

    Cons

    Layoffs every single year since I've been hired, upper management has no time for their employees, little to no chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach when you say you care for your students, stop making decisions that only hurt students


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