Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
107 Reviews
2.6
107 Reviews
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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, decent wage for the area, San Diego has a higher cost of living (in 7 reviews)

  • positive working environment, work life balance is positive (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many managers and directors (in 4 reviews)

  • The upper management just keeps getting richer on the backs of those below them (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a great company to start your career with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and you gain experience in a corporate setting. It was a great way for me to learn the ins and outs of the corporate work environment.

    Cons

    The position I was in could get monotonous; finding ways to make the workday more enjoyable for entry-level employees could reduce turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would benefit employees in entry level positions to gain experience in other job functions. I would suggest an official internal internship or mentoring program to help employees advance their careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, not a bad job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k match, very low stress, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    For-profit online education is a dying industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Facilities in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Grew too fast and couldn't get it's legs underneath them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality, not quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Professional Career Crash Course

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning and Development in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Learning and Development in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, a matching 401k, a gym and many other perks like great buildings and technology to work with. In this company you can enter as a student fresh out of college , in turn gaining the most fantastic professional career training experience. If you have the drive, you will quickly move up rank in the company finding fantastic professional development opportunities. I started out entry level making hardly $30,000 but 7 years later I was making nearly $70,000. Along the way I met so many wonderful people. Seriously, the talent pool in this company is unreal and many of the people there are like minded young professionals. It is a high stress and high stakes job blended with the environment that young professionals can create that is fun. I am thankful for my time here and the people I met. As these people forever helped to shape me as a professional. I now feel like I can handle any situation that is thrown my way in my new career because at Bridgepoint changes and trouble shooting are part of the job. To sum it up-Bridgepoint is like professional bootcamp.

    Cons

    The con is the changes that always are happening but it also keeps it a dynamic environment. Talent people get burned out here because of the rapid work pace and the constant changes in process. It can be hard to watch talent people leave but that happens at every company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Of the 5 managers I had here 4 were fantastic. Keep up the great work managers I know what a hard job it is!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, great coworkers, needs to learn accountability

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    I have been here about 7 years. I love working here, and have always liked my coworkers. I have found some life-long friends here. I also really enjoy the work I do, and have seen my professional career take huge leaps while I've been here.

    I have earned several promotions, and am happy with the pay. There were times where I felt underpaid, I put my head down... worked... and earned a better job with better pay. I will always recommend this company to the right person.

    Cons

    The training is a bit lax here. It hurts that the company is not doing great financially, but it should still invest in the people it has. Since layoffs have hit over the last year or two, moral has been negatively affected. And immediately following a layoff, a lot of the top talent leaves for other opportunities. I've seen a lot of smart, good people leave, and I believe it hurts the company in the long run.

    Reading a lot of the other reviews, the Admissions (recruiting/telemarketing) group seems to write most of the negative reviews. The culture in Admissions is not good. There is a lack of accountability to leadership, and in general poor management in the middle-management layer. People are cleaning the wrong house by letting lower level people go, and they seem afraid to let go of Directors and VPs in the Admissions group. Yet those are the people who seem to generate the culture of fear. Until that changes, I don't see a great future for Admissions. And since Admissions drives the revenue... the company as a whole...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be accountable to what you say. Offer a message we can believe in, and we will follow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I love my work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is always seeking out ways to create a work culture that exceeds the norm. The people I work with are great. There is hardly a dull moment.

    Cons

    The only con, which can be viewed as a pro, is that there is always change. Any company not adapting is sure to fall. So while adjusting can be annoying, it also helps the longevity of my employment!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Slowly maturing in the last couple of years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Has a decent budget to work with enterprise solutions.
    Lots of great problems to solve.

    Cons

    Too many engineering teams with different goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos!!!
    Upper management communication seems to be lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was able to work on new technologies and add immediate value due to short implementation cycles. Work/Life balance was very good and the company had a good training budget. I was able to obtain multiple certifications and my MBA while employed at the company.

    Cons

    Politics are horrible. Orgs do not talk to each other and have their own agenda. Initiatives get squashed after months of work due to some director changing their mind about the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs to stop trying to control first level management. Set direction but don't tell them how to get it done. Provide a positive outcome and trust subordinates will figure it out how to accomplish it on their own.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Understanding what the job is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in Poway, CA
    Current Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in Poway, CA

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of phone calls and meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please learn to all get on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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