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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
24 Reviews
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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.  

    Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    proprietary education is an interesting and quickly growing industry

    Cons

    inefficient executive team and higher level leadership; sales environment, people seem to mainly be concerned with the bottom line and not actually working to efficiently and effectively address operational matters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees; implement some of their ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't Waste Your Time!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    None! There is no personal growth, and the management is poor.

    Cons

    Bridgepoint has some serious prolems within the organization. There is no upward careeer mobility. Management does not listen to any recommendations by its employees, nor do they bring on the most qualified people they interview. Bridgepoint is known for interviewing a dozen people at a time and then never extending an offer. Only to repeat the process again, again, and again. Many times they will tell the people prior to the interview a specific salary range just to get their foot in the door. If Bridgepoint does extend an offer, they do the old Bait-and-Switch with a lower salary figure. If you are looking to move your career upward I would highly recommend not wasting your time with Bridgepoint!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Would you tell your mother, wife, or sister to stay with a good looking rich guy that mentally abuses her 24/7?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees. Nice building. Benefits.

    Cons

    They think they own you and you should have no life outside of work. Good luck trying to use your great benefits, won't get a dentist appointment approved- ever. Also, they micro-manage worse than the DEA in a meth house raid. You won't be able to take a number 2 in the restroom without being questioned where were you for 2 minutes. They give you the worst, beat-up leads that are over 5 years old and expect you to convert them or they will write you up for not meeting their core competencies. They get very intimidated if you question their unethical sales tactics and will fire you immediately if you say you believe they practice unethical sales tactics. I had a student that her husband was a marine and he was killed in the war so she wanted to take a break in between her class so I told her it was fine and my manager was listening to the call and wrote me up for not being able to overcome her objection of wanting to put off school. I looked at my manager and told her I have morals and karma will have its way with her. I had 11 different managers in 3 years and also 5 different directors. If you are a minority and love to brown nose - you will be promoted quickly if you drink the Kool-Aid like they tell you too. They will degrade you, ride you, and threaten your job every hour on the hour. I was making great money in a very tough job market in San Diego, CA and I would rather eat out of a trash can in the men's bathroom on the beach and sleep in prison in Tijuana, Mexico than put up with micro-managing, losers that would enroll anyone as long as they qualify for financial aid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better go to church every Sunday because you are in line for the incinerator in hell!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    All jobs have honeymoon phase

    Former Employee - Facilities Associate
    Former Employee - Facilities Associate

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here as I had friends and family that also worked at the company. I had a great opportunity to cross train in different positions.

    Cons

    when I cross trained I ended up doing the job of someone else, a position that was much higher paid than I was and I did the job better than her. When that person left the company, I did her job. When I was offered the position they were only going to give me a 5% raise which wasn't even in the neighborhood of what that position should have been paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take advantage of a hard working employee to do the work of someone else if you aren't going to compensate them accordingly.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Titanic with music band and all.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hardworking employees who enjoy teamwork.

    Cons

    Andrew Clark only cares about himself and not the employees
    Benefit plans are substandard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust your staff numbers accordingly sooner rather than bit by bit. You are slowly killing your staff's loyalty because of the fear of rolling heads!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Realistic view of BPI and Ashford U

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    Current Employee - Training in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Training in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people, the ones that are left

    Cons

    In many ways, the organization represents what is worst about for-profit education. It is more concerned about profit then actually teaching students. As I have mentioned to current employees, it is time to get out. The for-profit sector is in trouble due to a negative public perception and heavy competition This institution in particular is very ruthless and cutthroat as it relates to its employees, as evidenced by the multiple layoffs and low morale of those who are left over

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    *Appears* to be an exciting environment full of opportunities for growth and efficiency
    Somewhat progressive adopting newer technologies

    Cons

    "Business as usual" approach to problems
    Reactive to issues but no traction to devise solutions
    Barriers between teams within the same dept
    Management hides the issues within each each group to avoid the spotlight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at the communication and readiness among teams to work towards a common goal in improving the customer experience. There is more focus on keeping things out of the spotlight than there is cooperation between the various teams to grow the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is an unpleasant one to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free coffee. Sometimes kind co workers who all wanna get out. Free tea. NEar downtown of San Diego

    Cons

    Everyhthing else. Micro management. Weekly meeting to talk about how many students you've gotten because each student is %50,000 in the schools pocket. Meetings senior people talk about who got fired. Or they threaten you so you think you'll be getting fired next. Its a mess. Focused on money and numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run for your life!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Medical, dental, and vision are reasonable. If you work overtime, they pay you.

    Cons

    You are just a resource. You are not valued as a person. You have to deal with managers that are not trained on how to manage. You have to look a certain way to 'fit in'. People are stressed out and on edge all of the time. Very low morale and employees feel unappreciated. Layoffs are common. They even let people go that just had babies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say things in meetings like, "We are bringing sexy back." This is what one of your Vice President's said in a team meeting of 30 people. Do simple things like say, " Hello. Good Morning.", instead of walking right by your teams silently. When you have team events, don't say things outloud like, "I don't want to go and be around these people." Remember that your 'people' can hear you and watch everything you do. Get rid of the 'Love Contract'. It will stop the nonsense of so many people dating each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A shady un-ethical company that treats their employees poorly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    They motivate their employees using fear tactics.

    Cons

    Low moral. Horrible HR practices. Employee churn and burn mill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees and motivate them with incentives rather than fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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