An employee for 7 years, I've had the experience of serving in many roles with DeVry. I've met some really good people along the way. I believe you make the most of your situations in any place that you work. DeVry could do a much better job of career pathing for its talent and bottom line workers, but loses a lot of great people because of indecisive and stagnant management. I personally recognized opportunities to improve ROI through the termination of marketing campaigns that were unprofitable. This saved one institution over 3 million dollars per year. It didn't get me a promotion, it got me no recognition, and no clear path to a better future. After 7 years of service, I took my MBA, and left.
If you need experience and want to get your hands dirty to learn, this could be a great place to start. They will load on the stretch assignments and resignation of other employees' work pretty heavy. If you're competent, your job description may change multiple times in the same year. Sometimes you will find yourself training managers on how to do their own jobs. The pay is ok, but you can make a lot more somewhere else. I enjoyed the culture, and the executive team tries to make it a good place to work.
When asking for feedback from the staff, do not just go through the motions to suffice the masses. Listen.
I have been working for DeVry University since December, 2009. It is a great campus and the campus in Long Beach has a great mood from what I have experienced as a student and being in the Federal Work Study program. If there were chances for growth, I would definitely consider staying. However, I have to do what is best for me and the future to come.