Chamberlain is growing and is a major player in the nursing education field in the US, and it is also a main driver of DeVry's growth. It is in a good position to cement itself in the lead and also to drive innovation, and above all to set a new standard for student experience in their programs.
Some of that is a desire but amidst ineffective internal lines of communication and management, the ability to fulfill that potential is diminished. There are some good people in the company that do try to push but I have seen quite a few lose their drive - and some become casualties - after too much fatigue trying to get things done or through. There are too many levels of bureaucracy, ineffectiveness and personal desires that get in the way of proper work.
The culture that DeVry tries to push and implement is great on paper and the office environment used to be great. The life-work balance was great in my department, we previously had a sr. director who was keen on that aspect and our work reflected the benefits of it. The ability to grow is not very good unfortunately, and with the school growing as it is, it would benefit more from having a better infrastructure foundation from which to grow than to push growth so quickly - it may not be sustainable.
It is quite common for new hires to quickly feel like they have been there for many years despite it being a few months. I was one example and quite a few co-workers and fellow new hires were the same. I hope and wish for the best for the school and employees because in the end the main objective should be providing the best education possible for the students, and reducing the additional stress and hassle that comes from it all.
Unbalanced benefits, politics