Bridgepoint Education
2.6 of 5 83 reviews
www.bridgepointeducation.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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2.6 83 reviews

                             

25% Approve of the CEO

Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark

Andrew S. Clark

(55 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A shady un-ethical company that treats their employees poorly.

    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThey motivate their employees using fear tactics.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect your employees and motivate them with incentives rather than fear.

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

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    100% sales job disguised as an advisor position. Very dysfunctional company.

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe ONLY benefit of working at Ashford University/Bridgepoint education was the people you meet and work with. You feel as if you are at war to save your job and you learn to make friends with others knowing that at any point in time they will fire you or your friends for little to no reason. It's only a matter of time it's not if, it's when.

    ConsThey basically hire people knowing that they will either quit or they will lay them off for no apparently reason. There is no job stability here and management is done with a stick, the only carrot is you get to keep your job. There is no Reward for doing a good job or exceeding expectations other than keeping your job. This is 100% a sales job where you will be ground down to get numbers yet there is no additional compensation no matter how well you do. I was hired in a group of 50 people in one hiring session and within six months there were three of us left. There are a dozen reasons why this is the case but for the most part it is just a miserable place to work. If you are thinking about working for this company consider it a short-term opportunity as they are completely schizophrenic in they're hiring processes and they are basically a sinking ship as they cannot compete with the real colleges out there for now offering online educations. Don't let the starting pay fool you it is not worth it you will be miserable and depressed looking for new job within three months guaranteed... I was in your shoes looking at these posts 10 months ago and wish I took the more seriously. Do not work for this company if you cherish your sanity. I am now stuck looking for new job having wasted 10 months at Ashford University and after knowing what that place is all about I am embarrassed to put them on my resume.This company is based upon scamming people into educational programs which are very seldomly completed because they get NO HELP from over worked teachers and burdened the students with Thousands of dollars in debt. The upper management just keeps getting richer on the backs of those below them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is clueless, they have no idea what is really going on within the company and if they did I don't think they are capable of changing any of the problems which are systemic.

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

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    Phone sales nightmare

    Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee)
    San Diego, TX

    ProsThey pay you, team atmosphere is fun

    ConsYou have to sell degrees to people that don't need them

    Advice to Senior ManagementHand out leads more evenly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great experience on company politics, adding 'spin' to your email replies and testing your patience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsYour surrounding coworkers aren't blinded by the obstacles - they get it and can definitely empathize. You can get tuition reimbursement if electing to do your education through Bridgepoint products.

    ConsThe lack of product ownership, planning/roadmapping and busy work really takes a toll. The amount of technical debt can be addressed but stakeholders don't push that effort as a top priority. It's a very reactionary environment, so take note of that. Real work and forward thinking approaches are overlooked for the 'ASAP' or 'shoot now ask questions later' strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate next year's roadmap. Get resources. Maintain resources. Rinse. Repeat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Database Administrator (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with, I have to recognize that most people at BTS . We're good employees to work with. Free education opportunities and some training.

    ConsNo leadership ,the CEO main focus is only on profit and his bonus check. Every 6 months the company laid off employees across the board. Most Systems are now been outsource.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn leadership skills and to The CEO "Please control your greed and learn how to live with Only 5 million dollars a year"

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

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    Bad culture but great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMet great friends and learned how to be in a tough sales environment

    ConsPoor upper management team, don't care about their people, terrible culture and like a boiler room

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

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    Garbage Place to Work For

    Admissions Counselor/Student Advisor (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe environment and the people you work with can be great.

    ConsSome managers suck at their job. Upper management never knows what they're doing. Constant change and inconsistency with policies can add stress to the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up because you are losing valuable employees. Andrew Clark stop being so greedy and give back to your employees who work hard to fill your pockets.

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

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    The worst/most stressful job I ever had.

    Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsMy co-workers were fun, friendly and smart despite the overall negative vibe created by leads and managers.

    ConsInexperienced managers who did not practice what they preached.
    Highest turnover rate of any employer I have ever known.
    Outing employees in group meetings for job performance -- who trained these people?
    Harassment of employees and open discrimination.
    There is no salary that can compensate for being treated as sub-human.
    Salary in my department was low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some leaders who have leadership skills and experience.
    Treat employees as people and not machines.

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

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    NIGHTMARE, boiler room tactics, managers that are 22 years old and have no idea what to do but abuse people, terrible!

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsNONE, working here will stress you out so bad you will need up needing meds just to watch their commercials.

    Consif you want to be abused daily and then fired without cause, work here

    Advice to Senior Managementyou are scum

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

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    Pushing Ethics

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsCo-wokers were mostly fun, there is a certain level of professional development here though it plateaus quickly.

    ConsThis company is under constant pressure now from the Congress to change its practices, and is being investigated by the department of justice. They essentially lied to me about the job I would be doing when I signed up. They have no idea what they're doing now. This place is a dead end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of your ENTIRE executive team and start over. Terrible.

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

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