Strayer University Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2020

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3.2
44%
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73%
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Strayer University Chief Executive Officer Karl McDonnell
Karl McDonnell
70 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits including education(in 20 reviews)

  • "Willing to train; Promotion potential; 90% tuition assistance; Over 100 campus locations; The work environment is like a family(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Absolutely no work/life balance(in 35 reviews)

  • "Some decisions made by the Regional Deans should give more attention to students(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Happy place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Campus Recruiter in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work; tight community

    Cons

    Not a lot of area for growth

    Strayer University2019-11-15
  2. "A good stepping stone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campus Coordinator 

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience if you are looking for academia or admissions work.

    Cons

    Not a huge fan of the for-profit morals. It almost feels like they value money over the education of the student.

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    Strayer University2020-04-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "No respect for the personnel and terrible salaries."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strayer University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gives those who might not otherwise have a chance at College a way in

    Cons

    Money hungry, Top executives way overpaid, all others way underpaid. Librarians are treated like crap and expected to do everything including taking out the trash and changing light bulbs.Librarians and other Professionals are treated very badly.Open one campus after another when they say they do not have the monet for decent pay or hours and top executives paid millions way out of proportion.Wanted to respect the Institution, inthe end could not.

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    Strayer University2020-03-14
  4. "I work here part time"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Corporate can sometimes not listen to worker's suggestions.

    Strayer University2020-02-15
  5. "No growth opportunities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct Online Instructor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and excellent support staff

    Cons

    There is very little growth opportunity

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    Strayer University2020-02-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Career Progression"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Help potential students seek higher education through informed analysis around career goals.

    Cons

    No upward career advancement without having to relocate to another state within a region.

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    Strayer University2020-01-31
  7. "Neutral"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Campus Coordinator 

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Including tuition assistance and life insurance

    Cons

    Rude/intrusive office behavior from coworkers and management

    Strayer University2020-02-01
  8. "Great place to work remotely"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Community of other Teaching Assistants, Excellent Supervisor, Ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Requires advanced degree, but does not pay highly

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    Strayer University2020-01-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn't handle it much longer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Services Coach 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strayer University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, laid back dress code, team building

    Cons

    Workload is unmanageable. Processes are always changing and sometimes the changes come at the worst times. Failure is common and we are left cleaning up the mess while management works behind the scenes but is never student facing.

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    Strayer University2020-01-28
  10. "Decent starter job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Officer 

    I worked at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Paid vacation, paid sick, relaxed dress code, help adults into college.

    Cons

    Very hard numbers to enroll, very monotonous, and mentally and intellectually unchallenging. Poor family-life balance.

    Strayer University2020-01-14
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