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"Toeing the line between education and profit."

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Former Employee - Learning Resources Center Manager
Former Employee - Learning Resources Center Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Strayer University full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Dedicated faculty that believes in the power of education. Small class sizes allow for more intimate instructional setting.

Cons

High student turnover dues to sales culture governing student admissions. Bottom line mainly concerned filling seat every quarter. Fulfilling student needs was very difficult due to way the classes were scheduled.

Advice to Management

Pay your employees what they're worth. Salaries should be comparable to local universities. Take into account the number of hats employees tend to wear due to management trimming positions and consolidating duties.

Other Employee Reviews for Strayer University

  1. Helpful (5)

    "A HR Nightmare, Unethical, Greedy Existence!"

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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 Strayer University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and faculty for the most part. Some who really care about the students...that's it!

    Cons

    Horrible managment and HR department. Not willing to help employees in hostile environments. Regional Leaders are unintelligent with no Degrees and are profit focused.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower level working employees and students who are telling you what you need to make this company thrive again. Get Educated yourselfs! Quit the Cronoyism...putting warm bodies in non deserving seats.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of people I work with daily here on campus are good-hearted, kind, personable folks. That's definitely it for the pros.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of work to life balance. The AO's are put under constant stress, with very little compensation. The students are more often than not coming to school for reasons other than getting an education. This is a fairly depressing environment to be in on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to get back to your roots and re-priotitize.

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