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"Working at DeVry as an Educator combines both Corporate and Academic Experience"

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Current Employee - Professor in Tinley Park, IL
Current Employee - Professor in Tinley Park, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work with Top-Notch, High Quality Faculty. On any given campus, Faculty have thousands of years of relevant real-world work experience, unlike schools with pure academics teaching. Students are above average, they work hard, and deserve the great jobs they get after graduation.

Cons

DeVry is the premiere private sector educator. Others in the market space dilute the segment and give it a bad perception. The truth is that the education at DeVry is as good as the professors that teach there, who are superb and can stack up against any Ivy League school. The problem is that too many outside political powers have targeted private sector colleges to perpetuate the misconception that public schools are better.

Advice to Management

Give Faculty more autonomy and opportunities to grow. The Faculty are the most mission-critical component of the organization. DeVry could not exist without the highly experienced and talented teachers that work hard to develop our students into highly functional contributors to our workforce.

Other Employee Reviews for DeVry University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers. Good benefits. They are expensive but decent. You can choose your healthcare options. They have employee get togethers twice a year, such as at the zoo or dave and busters.

    Cons

    This is a corporation, don't let the word "university" fool you. You will be managed by sales managers, in every department of this organization. It's not about the student, or lower level employees, it's about the company and the money they make. Low level employees are not treated well. Rude managers will fire you for the slightest infraction, which could be, not following the script when talking to students. It's that bad. Non existent raises and managers covering their own job run rampant here. I even found a power point from a manager making fun of the people who put together an awards ceremony. You will never move up. Ever.

    Advice to Management

    Be a real manager, be a real university. It could have been a great place. Now it's so cut-throat even in call center good people are leaving.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist II in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Specialist II in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free classes if you take them at Devry

    Cons

    Terrible management, low pay, no opportunities to grow professionally. If you get laid off they offer you a bad package and if you accept it you becomed banned from working at Devry again. Many people have been laid off in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Quit!

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