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Strayer University Reviews

Updated May 12, 2018
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Strayer University Chief Executive Officer Karl McDonnell
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  • Lack of Work-life balance at times (in 34 reviews)

  • No work/life balance and management does not care about its people (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    ""Its not a 'job'...its a Career!""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Resource Center Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Learning Resource Center Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strayer University values the employee as a human being, and does everything in its power to enforce that. While it is a for-profit business and tough decisions need to be made, from time to time, those decisions are made with the best possible interests of its people in mind. Further, the promotion potential (for those that actually want it) is outstanding. I cannot say enough about this, the most amazing place to work!

    Cons

    The only "con" is that organizational change is handled a bit haphazardly, but is almost always worth it in the end and easy to get through with the team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! For when you change, you only ever change for the better!.


  2. "Great visionary company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Full Time Faculty in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, creative and innovative organization from the top down

    Cons

    It can get pretty busy sometime

    Advice to Management

    Great CEO

  3. "Admissions Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strayer University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An exciting higher educational experience that allows you to meet new people and assist them in the process of furthering their education. The university itself, allows you to recruit freely and use your personality to do so.

    Cons

    It would be more of an advantage to the company if there were more constant round table meeting with those who receive, recruit and interact with the students on a more consistent basis. By doing this, upper level management can a better pulse of what goes on, on the ground level.

    Advice to Management

    Admission's officers and other front line employees have first hand knowledge as to how the admission's process works, therefore it should only make sense to promote from within. This allows the new management team coming aboard to have a wealth of knowledge from the ground up.


  4. "Adjunct instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time

    Pros

    Good support system for adjuncts.

    Cons

    Poor communication regarding future career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Work with instructors in terms of performance development and improve communications


  5. "Great culture - poor management"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture in the office was great, we had potlucks and catered lunches often. We always celebrated birthdays and baby showers. Great group to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work required. Awful management. No room for advancement. No trust, you are constantly being monitored and critiqued.


  6. "Student Financial Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Casual environment- wear jeans every day
    Free food every couple weeks

    Cons

    Stressful work
    Expected to do the work load of 2-3 people


  7. "Strayer is a great place to work!"

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

    I worked at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Strayer has a great culture and is a fun environment to be in.

    Cons

    The job get monotonous and there are not very many opportunities to advance in the company without being willing to move out of state.

  8. "Financial Aid Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company has good benefits

    Cons

    No growth in the company and poor job security

    Advice to Management

    Give people the opportunity to grow and learn new things in the company. Stop with the favortism.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment and people!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strayer University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of perks, fun team culture, employees most get along, easy access to C-suite for mentoring, HR dept available for advice/help

    Cons

    Not great for remote work, strict deadlines, not enough headcount


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct facuty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time

    Pros

    The students are hardworking and dedicated. The classes are already planned so there is no curriculum building.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. Many of your supervisors you never meet in person, just online interactions. Corporate model of education.


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