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Updated February 23, 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 (1)

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

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    • 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. "Campus coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, supervisors and staff members, and wonderful environment to work in

    Cons

    None so far and very happy I accepted the offer

  3. "Great work environment and people!"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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.


  5. "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership provides frequent communication; Compensation is fair; Hard work is recognized; predictable scheduling.

    Cons

    Many students are not up to par, and plagiarism is very common. Instructors are still expected to have high pass-rates and high student engagement. Therefore, you may feel pressured to "overlook" many academic integrity issues.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your graduates establish the brand for your company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries, ok benefits, tons of free food, good work/life balance

    Cons

    They really take advantage of poor urban black women across the eastern seaboard and southern states, leaving them with thousands of dollars of debt, and no real job prospects; very predatory marketing tactics. Staff wise, they cut people left and right and demand more and more from those who stay, with predictable results.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and listen more to your lower end staff.


  7. "Strayer was a great start to my corporate career."

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Services Specialist in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy tasks
    Friendly Environment
    Great team atmosphere (within the corporate offices)
    Great leadership
    Good benefits
    Decent pay
    Promote from within

    Cons

    Minimal upwards mobility (once you get to be a manager there's only but so far you can go)
    Bad business model
    Doesn't prepare you for anything outside of the company
    Don't value their employees

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t do Strayer"

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    Current Employee - Success Coach in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Success Coach in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Benefits are great
    Strayer apparel
    Good atmosphere
    Pay is decent
    Overtime possibility
    Remote option
    Campus locations throughout the nation
    Flexible

    Cons

    Unappreciative of their employees
    Too much work
    No opportunities to increase within
    High call volume (calls are nonstop)
    No incentives
    Poor leadership
    Lack of communication
    Difficult to get ahold of anyone
    Not structured (No one knows what they are doing)

    Advice to Management

    Try appreciating your coaches as well. Include us in feedback sessions to help implement positive changes. We are always left out of the decision making. Call volume needs to decrease. Have a designated group of people manning the vdn to decrease hold times. Keep cohorts under 600 students. Re evaluate your leadership and actually provide incentives for your employees. So far only management and deans get trips and incentives.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential but makes poor decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strayer University full-time

    Pros

    Building relationships with people; managing your own self

    Cons

    The company is "clique-ish"; remote upward movement is almost impossible; the goals are unrealistic; the focus is not on the student as it should be

    Advice to Management

    Not worth it.


  10. "Adjunct Faculty"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    University tries to stay current with the most trending and innovative technology to enhance the student experience.

    Cons

    Needs to improve on communication with adjunct faculty.


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