j rocks

United States

#1 Jul 6, 2006
Do you like the school. Do you think you'll be able to get a job when you graduate?

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Sep 25, 2008
Do you realize that the Online academic advisors at Devry get hired at a certain rate of pay or salary. But did you know that if they dont sign up 10 applicants per session that they will get a reduction in pay. Is it legal? If you sign up 10 applicants per session you will get higher compensation. If you dont sign up 10 applicants your get you pay set to a lower rate. They intimidate people and make them feel like dirty. They dont practice what they preach because the Managers of the online advisors are expected to sign up 10 applicants too but the are not reprimanded with a salary cut! What you think its not a bonus but they cut your pay that you were hired on with!
KH FLorida

Saint Cloud, FL

#3 Jun 11, 2009
DeVry needs to clean up their act and deliver the high standard education they always advertise but obviously donít deliver in most of their locations. The majority of their profits goes to advertising to get new enrollment that mislead students only to acquire their state grants .Meanwhile because of DeVryís financial shortfalls they can barely provide the essential elements needed in their core courses & hired many unqualified instructors who are simply local businessmen & have never have taught in a school environment prior to being hired at DeVry. This seems to be a new wave of American business strategy in education when a for-profit university is simply a business prospect rather than a relevant educational facility. As long as the big executives get their 6 figure salaries and bonuses they couldnít care less about the quality of service/product they sell. This demonstrates the fall of once honest business practices in the USA and now reveals their lack of integrity without appropriate government regulations.
The admissions personnel spend more time reading their scripts than actually knowing what really goes on at DeVry. But they are simply employees working on how many new students they can enroll for their earned commissions. DeVry has become a lucrative business for the key executives that now run the corporations. Many reputable corporations will not hire from DeVry graduates since they don't feel students received the essential education needed in today's high demanding technical fields, etc. Some DeVry recruiters are honest and tell you the truth but most just want the commission they receive for enrolling as many people as they can that walk through their doors. State grants are easily distributed by government agencies and never hear the voices of students left without a reliable education after receiving their degree. DeVry executives all got their real educations at Harvard, Stanford or Princeton and I highly doubt they would send their own children to DeVry. After all itís just considered their business that provides them with their personal wealth to achieve their goals.

Saint Cloud, FL

#4 Jun 11, 2009
I am a former recruiter for DeVry, and can document that my salary was increased when I made my goal for the number of students I convinced to attend DeVry. Several of my friends received pay cuts when they failed to put the set number of "as*es in classes" (the DeVry mantra).
I watched in horror as students with little academic qualifications were told that if they had the "interest, desire, and motivation" they could graduate in 3 years and have a terrific career. What most students realized was the classes were way above their capabilities and trying to graduate in 3 years is nearly impossible unless they have parents with fat wallets.
One of the more notoriously successful recruiters in the Chicago area told me he routinely took applications (and the hefty application fee) from students with a 13 on their ACT's (out of 36). It's all about cash flow. Recruiters are trained to guilt trip and trick families into sending their kids to DeVry. We were taught how to show parents how they could afford the school by breaking the cost into chunks. What was routinely omitted was the reality of what would transpire.
When I attended "clinic" a Faganish week of "how to" there were approximately 28 new recruiters in my class. The next year there were five of us left. Turnover at DeVry is at least double digit. I my region there were approximately 18 reps. In the 3 years I was there I saw 22 reps come and go. Most didn't realize they were expected to work in excess of 60 hour weeks, sacrifice all personal and family time, and work holidays and all weekends. DeVry has lost 2 class action law suits brought against them by former employees because they paid NO overtime.
What amazes me is how DeVry has escaped being found out for so many years. But then, for quite a while one of the 8 most influential men in America sat on their board. Things that make you go hmmmm.
The most telling example of how inflated DeVry's promises are is in their own computer systems. For 3 years they worked on ISIS to the tune of between $5-$8Million dollars. When it was launched it was a never ending train wreck. After finally spending around $80 million total to patch it up, it's being replaced. And these people proclaim to be the technology leader, when they can't fix their own problems.

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