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Strayer University Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "great benefits they had awesome leave and health insurance plus the rates were not bad" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Good salaries, ok benefits, tons of free food, good work/life balance" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of Work-life balance at times" (in 34 reviews)

  • "Limited access to upper management" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Campus Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and can do to school

    Cons

    I have None to report


  2. "Strayer"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Committed to student success. Evaluated on knowledge and leaving the student better off even if they are not a match for the school. Benefits and leadership is motivational.

    Cons

    None. Best job I have ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "Downsizing"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Professor in Herndon, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    They think like it's a business.

    Advice to Management

    Be as loyal as your employees are.


  4. "Excellent University"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    Needs to share vision of school more clearly.


  5. "It's fine"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including education.

    Cons

    Poor time off policy, instability and inconsistency in company management


  6. "Very grindy work for new employees"

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    Current Employee - Student Advisor
    Current Employee - Student Advisor
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Coffee and decent training

    Cons

    Lots of customer service grinding for students that don't understand what they are getting into.


  7. "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Student Financial Services in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Student Financial Services in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is so much to learn, you are never bored and there are many opportunities if you are there for the right reasons.

    Cons

    The only con would be if you choose to be a complainer. Work hard and enjoy having a job.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "I feel dirty for having worked there"

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

    I worked at Strayer University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some very nice people. It is management that is at fault for failing to provide a decent education and for scamming students who do not know any better into taking out huge debts to attend.

    Cons

    I did not realize how much of scam for-profit institutions are until I worked here. Everything is driven only by profit. Any benefit the students get is from the independent initiative of the faculty (who are rarely tenured). I feel guilty for having worked at an institution that has such little regard for the well-being of others. Students take on massive debt to get a degree that is all but worthless and a crash course in remedial subjects.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and be honest with yourselves about what you are doing. Many managers have honestly convinced themselves that they are not running a scam.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor quality of instructional objectives and course content"

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

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have little positive to say about my Strayer experience. The students are the most positive.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency in communication of course availability and why and how classes are assigned. Faculty Deans are not in charge of scheduling - it is left up to University scheduling that clearly plays favorites and does not respect length of service, quality of student reviews, and overall performance measures.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better enrollments management program. Some classes this term were nearly cut in half of the volume of offerings as well as the class sizes, which regularly were full classes at 10 additional seats by class. The net result was a reduction in 400 plus credit hours and approximately a total of 140 FTE credits for a Profit university. I am sure the shareholders and the Board of Directors would appreciate an explanation of why how this took place. If I was a shareholder I would question the entire Enrollments Management mission.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    higher education experience, helping students, meeting new people

    Cons

    not flexible, late hours, fairness

    Advice to Management

    strive to improve, fair and transparent