Bridgepoint Education
2.6 of 5 82 reviews
www.bridgepointeducation.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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2.6 82 reviews

                             

26% Approve of the CEO

Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark

Andrew S. Clark

(54 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Understanding what the job is

    Student Inquiry Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Poway, CA

    ProsFriendly co-workers.
    Some very reasonable management.
    An environment that says they are listening from the bottom up.

    ConsLots of phone calls and meetings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience

    Learning and Development Specialist (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsMany learning opportunities, supportive management. This is a great way to learn everything about your industry and grow as a professional. If you are a go get-er you can create amazing opportunities for yourself here.

    ConsUpper management is not great at communicating. Many projects and initiatives contradict. This is getting better.
    If you are not a self starter, you will not get far here. Company values leadership and ability to follow through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease learn to all get on the same page.

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

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    Ok but you could do better!

    SIC (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsSteady job and not that hard to do!

    ConsHard to move up !

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot all managers are qualified for the position

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been a great run

    Director (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat learning opportunity for me. The growth was incredible and sustained for a long period of time. I thoroughly enjoyed all the opportunities that were presented to me.

    ConsIt's now a big corporation with some significant risk because of the accreditation status of Ashford University. The Admissions Counselor job is a rough one that is effectively a sales job with no incentive pay and a lot of turnover. The IT department has been behind for years. They just can't seem to stay up to pace with the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan and communicate - that's where the opportunity is.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit provides flexible work hours

    ConsThe model they are using might take down turn

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company!

    Student Service Administrator (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, awesome co-workers, and willing to help.

    ConsA large company, sometimes can make you feel like a number

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    HAPPY TO HAVE A JOB

    AR Specialist (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsYou are guaranteed raise each year

    ConsThey have no problems lowering your pay if you change positions. HR needs to be evaluated and replaced with competent staff with relative experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a standard practice to promote from within and start with members of your own team.

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

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    After Growing Pains, this company is finally "getting it"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsDecent Pay, good benefits, opportunities for professional development and growth, community partnerships. This company does a great deal of community service projects as well as outreach to the San Diego community. Outside of the admissions department, there is a great sense of job satisfaction, and safety. OUside of Admissions you will find a very professional atmosphere, and an emphasis on developing talents and leadership. Very supportive of the military community.

    Consa lot of turnover, constant change. The Admissions floors are a place that can be very tough. Management puts a lot of pressure on employees and lower management to perform. I have seen people with Masters degrees completely not satissfied, nor appreciated for their value. I can say that the culture is changing though. The company is moving away from overly-aggressive sales tactics. Now they're just aggressive. The company doesn't do an adequate job of addressing parking problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep striving to develop a culture in the Admissions dept. that can support every employee. Everyone should feel proud to have this company on their resume, or facebook page. Continue to be involved in the community, and making the reputation of the brand a strong one. Make exceptions for students if you have to, especially if it means they won't feel ripped off.

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

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    Great Company With Passion For Education

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsCutting edge technology, great employees and talented engineers. Management is not just another layer added for process but helpful and qualified.

    ConsNeed a better plan for consistancy across state lines. Educational depth is lacking in that there are not technical competencies. Benefits are good but not stellar.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn the software the side tech leads and managers are highly qualified and willing to work with team members of all walks to get things done without sacrificing quality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Took some time getting used to the product and types of students....

    Admissions Counselor (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsIf you are fresh out of college, it is a great place to work. Or.. if you are older and seeking some extra income for the family.. it is a great place to work. Since they did away with the matrix, the atmosphere has completely changed. It is a LOT of fun.. not kidding.. a ton of fun. We work hard but we play games, listen to loud musich, throw balls all around, and are caring on the phone with students and each other. Truly never worked in such a fun place where they want to make it fun for you.

    ConsIf you have only B to B experience and are used to making money and having incentives for closing more deals.. it will be VERY frustrating. But if you really need a job, want to learn a new industry... and do not mind the pay.. it is a good place to work till you get a real job. The frustrating part is seeing kids on my team.. making 103K per year and are locked in at that rate. Crazy.. and so not worth it. Good for them though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think they are doing a fine job. I really think you need to stop feeding floor and OAP unassigned to your vets as most of them sit on their rears and wait for hand outs. Give those to the performers of the month, make them work for their money as I see a lot of them getting lazy. So what if they performed for 1-3 yrs, now they are not and are just taking hand outs. I know this is true as I sit with them all day. Nuts and unfair.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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