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Strayer University

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Industry/Area of Activity:
Higher education, colleges and universities.
Company Stock Ticker:
STRA
Stock traded at:
NASDAQ
About Strayer University:
Univesity/College. Provides services in the area of education and skills improvement.
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Strayer University is one of the largest employers in Washington, District of Columbia (DC) 20005. Tel: (202) 408-2400.

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Go to thread Camden Kid (Twitter @USinjustice), Friday 11/07/14 19:01:25 UTC

Strayer Taking a Beating on Consumer Affairs Website

From everything I'm learning about Strayer, they are going down the wrong path, cutting back on staff and treating their student-customers poorly......http://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/strayer.html
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice ), Monday 10/13/14 18:34:18 UTC

Whistleblowers Need to Contact David Halperin

@Anonymous43267 (and others), you may be obligated to report any fraud or crimes that are occurring at Strayer. On the other hand, you have the right to file a whistleblower lawsuit for damages. You may want to write to lawyer-activist David Halperin about your claims. Mr. Halperin will not ask you to divulge your name. His email is davidhalperindc@gmail.com You can also email me through anonymous email, as this Strayer employee did.....http://theanonymousemail.com/view/?msg=DHHNXCMI
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Go to thread Camden Kid (Twitter @USinjustice), Tuesday 10/07/14 12:25:37 UTC

Strayer Falling into the For-Profit Zombie Trap

Anthem (privately owned), Corinthian Colleges (Wells Fargo), and Education Management (Goldman Sachs) are the first colleges to crash in 2014 ("the 4profit zombie college crash"). Many more schools are on the same path, including Strayer. Those who have been with the company long enough know what I am talking about (I have talked to some of them). When marketing and short-term profit supercede education, there is a problem. When a company banks more and more of its success on targeting customers or clients who will not profit themselves, there is a bigger problem. The collapse for Strayer may be a more drawn out situation than Corinthian Colleges, but the company is following a similar path.
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice ), Wednesday 09/10/14 15:38:30 UTC

Business Media Pumping Strayer

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertfarrington/2014/09/10/be-selective-in-choosing-a-for-profit-college/.....Very interesting to see Strayer get so much media attention. Lots of money to entertainer Steve Harvey, NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs, Jack Welch. Seems like a giant con to me. Can anyone tell me how good Strayer is to work for in 2014?
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Go to thread Anonymous26879, Sunday 08/10/14 06:11:01 UTC

Axed in 2009

I do not regret it. The pay is really bad for the work load employees are expected to complete, there is an absolute focus on enrollments and there is no work-life balance at Strayer. If you are looking forward to working for almost minimum wage and being stressed out all time then go ahead and apply at Strayer.
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice), Sunday 08/10/14 03:23:48 UTC

Where is Strayer Getting the Money?

Hiring entertainer Steve Harvey and co-sponsoring the Joe Gibbs racing team? Where is Strayer getting the dough for this?
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Go to thread Anonymous11262, Monday 06/02/14 19:09:49 UTC

Who owns Strayer?

Anyone?
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice, dailycensored.com), Monday 06/02/14 16:25:37 UTC

Are Strayer Employees Being Silenced?

After having a conversation with a current Strayer instructor, I was informed that workers sign a contract that disallows them from speaking poorly of the company. Has anyone else felt censored by Strayer or been concerned about the repercussions of speaking out or organizing?
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice, dailycensored.com), Wednesday 04/30/14 15:59:29 UTC

Strayer's Phantom Classes and Other For-Profit Sludge

http://www.dailycensored.com/more-in-for-profit-college-and-university-news-the-sludge-keeps-getting-thicker/
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice), Monday 04/07/14 19:09:29 UTC

Phantom Classes

Does anyone know about "phantom classes" at Strayer, classes that don't meet or that end hours early?
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com, @USinjustice, dailycensored.com), Friday 02/21/14 20:49:12 UTC

STRA Profits and stock price increases by making cuts: someone's making a ton of money, while employees and students lose

Profits and stock price increase as STRA makes cuts: someone's making a ton of money...... Student Enrollment •Total enrollment at Strayer University for the 2014 winter term decreased 14% to 41,098 students compared to 47,926 students for the same term in 2013. •Across the Strayer University campus and online system, new student enrollments decreased 2% while continuing student enrollments decreased 17%. Restructuring update As previously announced, Strayer University implemented a restructuring during the fourth quarter of 2013. This restructuring, which resulted in a charge of approximately $55 million in the fourth quarter, is expected to reduce annual operating expenses by an estimated $50 million beginning in 2014. Approximately $6 million of the charge reduced cash flow from operating activities in the fourth quarter.
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Go to thread StrayerEmployee (Campus "Leadership"), Tuesday 02/04/14 19:56:01 UTC

Run, Don't Walk, Away from Strayer University

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Employee-Review-Strayer-University-RVW3625656.htm Pros – The best part of Strayer was helping good students who wanted to work hard and succeed at school and life. If I have to name a pro, it would be those few good students. Faculty mean well but are 99% adjuncts, powerless and clueless. Operations staff are mostly sweating through mandatory weekly, sometimes daily meetings to meet enrollment and retention fantasy goals. A bad campus culture is a trainwreck, and a good campus culture will be ruined by psychopathic regional managers and faraway, out of touch corporate people who are beating a 120 year old horse to death. Cons – Campus staff are dedicated in the short term, but no one can stay motivated and effective with the schizophrenic regional management, who have gotten significantly worse in the last 3 years. Strayer talks Jack Welch Management "principles" but practices the opposite. Regional management, especially in academics, are frightening in their lack of basic competence and willingness to lie, gossip, devalue and derail their campus staff. Google the concept of "relational aggression" which sums up Strayer regional management completely: Female, bullying, backstabbing, and undermining. If you suck up, you get used and abused. If you stand up for yourself, your students, your campus... watch your back. Since October 2013, Strayer has axed 20 campuses and 20% of the workforce, and it has become a nightmare. Strayer enrollment (like its stock... check STRA) is dropping like a stone, and this is one dead cat that ain't gonna bounce. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company.
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com), Thursday 01/30/14 16:41:47 UTC

@USinjustice, dailycensored.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davidhalperin/feds-launch-online-compla_b_4695421.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications..."Federal agencies have this morning launched a new online complaint system where veterans, service members, and their families can report on problems with colleges and universities receiving federal education aid. As numerous investigations have revealed and President Obama has noted, for-profit colleges have engaged in widespread abuses of vets and military families. The new complaint system follows from the President's April 2012 executive order requiring stronger protections for veterans against deceptive recruiting and other misconduct by educational institutions. The Departments of Education and Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Trade Commission are all part of the new system, along with the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense. Veterans can file complaints here and service members here."
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com), Friday 12/27/13 04:15:03 UTC

@USinjustice, dailycensored.com

Take a look at the Strayer photos in this article by Danny Weil of dailycensored.com....http://www.dailycensored.com/profit-colleges-destroying-us-educational-system-democratic-society-general/
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Go to thread Anonymous1710, Tuesday 12/17/13 05:09:57 UTC

Rubber Stampers

Strayer University keeps rubber stampers and let's go people who hold students and other staff members accountable. Ultimately, this will be the full demise of the company as it is already happening in front of the stockholders eyes. Anyone who owns stock in this garbage will soon realize that there $$$ is going south.
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com), Friday 12/06/13 19:15:47 UTC

@USinjustice

A window into the lives of those at the top of the for-profit ladder. I'd guess 80% extracted from US government funds, the rest extracted from working people...http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2013/11/25/university_of_phoenix_founder_lists_pac_heights_home_for_27m.php
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Go to thread Anonymous1001, Saturday 11/30/13 10:54:09 UTC

Thanks Camden Kid

Tx
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com), Saturday 11/30/13 05:56:48 UTC

@USinjustice

Our latest investigative work on for-profit colleges..... http://www.dailycensored.com/profit-colleges-destroying-us-educational-system-democratic-society-general/
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Go to thread Camden Kid (dahnshaulis@gmail.com), Wednesday 11/27/13 14:14:20 UTC

@USinjustice

Our latest analysis of for-profit schools...http://www.dailycensored.com/profit-college-news-strayer-teacher-unions-call-centers-called-colleges/
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Go to thread Anonymous140, Friday 11/08/13 17:41:15 UTC

Rose Mary is a nice name.

RM's a nice person. She's clueless when it comes to business, but as a person, she's supercool!
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 11/07/13 08:17:57 UTC

What one can expect from someone named Rose Mary? Just saying...

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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 11/06/13 23:36:30 UTC
What is funny is the person they promoted from COO to CEO is the main reason of Strayer's failure... numbers numbers numbers he hired a bunch of Disney people and let go of people that had been there a long time. It should be Disney University and his best friend she is just as worst. Shareholders you need to sell karl and Rose Mary are going to run it into the ground
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Go to thread Camden Kid (@USinjustice), Friday 11/01/13 18:58:55 UTC
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2013/10/31/strayer-cutting-jobs-closing-campuses.html...."Strayer will reduce headcount by 20 percent and operating expenses by $50 million beginning in 2013. It will also close 20 physical campuses, mostly in the Midwest, within the next six months."
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Go to thread Camden Kid (@USinjustice ), Friday 11/01/13 18:43:47 UTC
Strayer is next.....http://www.theflyonthewall.com/permalinks/entry.php/APOLid1910370/APOL-Apollo-Group-names-J-Mitchell-Bowling-as-new-COO.....Strayer plummets after reporting enrollment decline...Shares of for-profit education company Strayer (STRA) are tumbling after the company announced that its total enrollment had plummeted 17%. WHAT'S NEW: Stayer reported that its total enrollment had dropped 17% during the 2013 fall term. Meanwhile, the company said it would reduce its tuition charges for new students by 20% starting on January 1, 2014 in order to "further address" the issue of college affordability. On a positive note, Strayer's third quarter profits and revenue exceeded expectations. Despite the better than expected results, Strayer said it plans to close about 20 of its colleges and reduce its workforce by 20%. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Ginocchio wrote that the number of new students at Strayer's schools had tumbled 23% during the fall term, versus his previous estimate of a 10% decline. The company's new enrollment trends continue to progressively weaken, he added. Strayer reported higher than expected third quarter EPS primarily because of its cost reductions, wrote the analyst, who kept a Sell rating on the stock. Similarly, BMO Capital analyst Jeffrey Silber reported that Strayer's total enrollment had fallen more sharply than he had anticipated. The company's EPS beat was caused by higher margins, mostly driven by cost reductions, the analyst stated. Silber kept a $40 price target and Market Perform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Strayer dropped 19% to $39.80.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 11/01/13 09:03:30 UTC
UOP got hit hard
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Go to thread Anonymous (Current employee), Monday 10/21/13 12:23:54 UTC
I could not have been happier to hear that Kimala McClendon was fired last week. She took a previously successful region and ran it into the ground. Under her "leadership," I have never been associated with an organization with lower morale or less employee engagement. Strayer finally made a good move. Good riddance Kimala.
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Go to thread annon, Sunday 10/20/13 13:31:31 UTC
In the recent layoffs they got rid of one of the better vice provosts and kept one of the absolute worst. Wonder who she was sleeping with. Merit clearly has no impact on who was dumped and who was not. The people who run the place clearly have minimal management skills. Add that to the fact they are top heavy and change things every time you turn around... doesn't help.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 10/17/13 01:12:38 UTC
They gave out volunteer resignation to all corporate employees. Deadline is Oct 30.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 10/17/13 00:43:54 UTC
I loved, loved, loved my job with Strayer for years. And then the power structure changed, and it became a horrible, top-heavy, belittling place to work. Trust me, some of us worked hard for this company and were still let go. It was not always about who worked the hardest. Typically, it was more about who knew who, and what they did for them and with them. I understand that they are in lay-off mode once again.......
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 10/17/13 00:40:36 UTC
I loved, loved, loved my job with Strayer for years. And then the power structure changed, and it became a horrible, top-heavy, belittling place to work. Trust me, some of us worked hard for this company and were still let go. It was not always about who worked the hardest. Typically, it was more about who knew who, and what they did for them and with them. I understand that they are in lay-off mode once again.......
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Go to thread Anonymous, Sunday 04/07/13 04:44:00 UTC
The Legal Assistance Group of NYC is collecting information from former for-profit employees in regards to filing a class action lawsuit. Please contact them: (212) 946-0354 or email: JStevens@NYLAG.org
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 02/11/13 04:44:58 UTC
Funny to listen to people complain about this company. They paid your salary for years. No one minded staying there when the money was coming in, but Strayer makes a good business decision and all hell breaks loose. Lazy people sat around doing nothing and are still out of work I bet. I think it is a great place to work and if you work hard you are rewarded.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Tuesday 12/04/12 15:24:33 UTC
Apparently Strayer is trying to fill many positions they just got rid of. Check the career section of their site if you were laid off. If they are trying to fill your former Strayer position before October 15, 2013, you have a solid case against them!
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Go to thread Anonymous, Tuesday 12/04/12 06:34:11 UTC
Just check out UOP board here - it's the same story
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 11/08/12 07:19:56 UTC
It is because democrats are picking them apart since they are a scam and take money from people without providing them a proper education. They haven't been doing well and Jack Welch did not help them as they had hoped he would. Now that Obama is back for another term hopefully he shuts them down!
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Go to thread Anonymous, Tuesday 11/06/12 19:43:03 UTC
anybody know if the layoffs at Strayer are due to business deteriorating or is this a normal pattern every year?
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Go to thread Friend of those pushed aside, Wednesday 10/31/12 06:02:13 UTC
Worst company. Massive global lay offs. They have given every member of our family one more reason to vote for Obama--their biggest fear is him winning the upcoming election. If Obama wins, they will continue to be exposed for another 4 yrs.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 10/29/12 12:15:10 UTC
I completely agree. It is not a good place to work. All they care about is money, but not the students or employees. The higher ups are so out of touch with the employees and students, and it is pathetic.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 10/29/12 12:12:45 UTC
I heard the global online department had a mass layoff. Strayer is not a good place to work. I left last year after being there for 6 years. They used to care about their employees, but everything took a turn for the worse in 2006 and continued to descend from them on. I suggest that all the employees start looking for jobs elsewhere because I don't give for-profits more than 5 years.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 10/25/12 06:42:53 UTC
In the corporate office every dept was effected.
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