Ashford University

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Ashford University Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
Ashford University – US – “Cubicle life”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.5 268 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

Ashford University President Richard L. Pattenaude

Richard L. Pattenaude

(94 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company offers relatively good benefits(in 26 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits-good enough to sustain you while you actively seek different employment(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • It is a sales job regardless of how they spin verbiage(in 15 reviews)

  • Of those, more than 100 were Admissions Counselors(in 14 reviews)

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    Great for the right people

    Financial Services Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat company culture, team atmosphere, freedom to design and implement solution, good co-workers, free school!!!!

    ConsNon of the pros apply if you have the wrong boss

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of your bad managers and above. You have good people who deserve an opportunity to grow and develop.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was a great experience

    Student Services Coordinator (Current Employee) Clinton, IA

    ProsCulture and drive of student services to help students

    Conscommunication between staff and leadership, while evolving, needs more improvement

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    Faculty

    Online Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat structure and professional leadership.

    Consnone at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great organization to further your career opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey pay for successful courses completed for your BA

    ConsYou cannot move up quickly without a degree

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    Underrated. This is an awesome organization to work for. Very pleased.

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsI have the best job in the world. I work from home and I am designing new courses and teaching the classes that I want to teach.

    ConsIt is always busy. Rarely any downtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to promote within. Consider giving bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The management at times was out of sorts but it has great benefits such as access to discounts for tuition.

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsTuition discount for yourself and dependents.

    ConsManagement changes are constant making it hard for employees to know what is going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStability would help make employees feel better about everything.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsExtremely well trained/prepared for the job. I really liked the vibe on the floor, and most employees got along with each other well. Some of the older reps, however, who benefited from old ED regulations and who made substantially more, had an arrogance that was not cool.

    ConsBullpen environment at times...not a clear path for promotion. The opportunity to participate in leadership development programs is based on interviews and eligibility criteria. One can meet the criteria, but not get much of an interview (the list of those accepted was known prior to the actual interview).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the team vibe going...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great employer. Very attentive to online instructors.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupportive staff and strong staff community.

    ConsA little disorganization for new hires, but nothing major.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits, Ok job.

    Student Services Coordinator (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsBenefits are nice, they sponsor sports teams so they raffle off tickets a lot which is nice. Great pay and a lot of room for growth. They try to build their employees' leaderships skills even if the employee doesn't plan on staying with the company.

    ConsMy position is very micro managed. Literally every second of your day is accounted for and you will get questioned if you have like 5 minutes of time off the phones. People that call in are extremely rude and demeaning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSSCs need a little more freedom to perform their duties, but overall management seems to care.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Phenomenal Leadership at the top...

    National Accounts Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThey care about you as a person and your family as well.

    ConsNo Cons from me. I love Ashford University and its good leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue your great focus on the students and change more lives....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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