Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 85 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark

Andrew S. Clark

(56 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, decent wage for the area, San Diego has a higher cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, awesome co-workers, and willing to help (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Managers and Directors are having extramarital affairs, lots of favoritism-so those people get better treatment (in 3 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Company is in turmoil.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsEducation benefit, healthcare benefits, people are great to work with

    ConsCompany is in turmoil, silo mentality, departments do not share information, CEO and senior management are not visible, managers are inexperienced and not mentored.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on long term goals and culture of the organization. Show appreciation for employees and start communicating with all levels of staff. Be more visible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    CEO running company into the ground

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsIn general the employees are good people who you'd be happy to work/socialize with.

    ConsThe CEO is making decisions just to save his job, and not helping the company move forward in any one of a dozen directions that it could be going in.

    * 10% Annual RIF
    * Budget cuts
    * Training budgets removed

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the CEO and bring in someone who can give this company direction again.

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

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    A company that has values, but does not practice them.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsBenefits, pay (but only in some departments), and friendliness of most employees.

    ConsLack of transparency, firings that do not make sense (I was not fired, but I saw many people who were), corporate greed, and bad upper level management (many people were promoted because they were just there, not because they were great leaders). If you work in a non-revenue generating department, you may be under paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLive up to your values, and stop putting money ahead of the well-being of your staff.

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

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    A place of potential noble work falls greatly short on many levels

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent/competitive pay, nice building, clean bathrooms, nice cafeteria, supportive environment to foster education related goals, some very smart people, a few fair leaders with integrity

    ConsWhere do you start? Ironically, being qualified, focused, or educated does not lead to success or career growth opportunities here. Its about playing the game here. This political place lacks focus from 'leaders' & transparency (& its getting worse), applies dysfunctional processes (even after $$$ spent on expert product development consulting to shake up the org. with agile processes), is governed by arrogant/short-sited management, w/ visions of improvement through constant changes/re-orgs. But the end result is high turn-over, demoralized staff, and uninspiring 'innovation'. Skills available not utilized, new titles/roles fail to reflect true expertise, and many feel insulted/invisible/under-valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't listen, but in the rare chance they do here it is: Management - If you really care about the future of education with the intent to be a leader in this field of innovation for educational technology & if you care about your employees developing solutions for you, then take an honest look at what processes/innovation-approaches are really being implemented & how. Don't assume new leadership is driving things for the better. Don't assume they are really the voice of those hired to innovate. Reach out to the talent that lacks a voice. Your turn-over is high. You are pushing out those who deserve to be respected & appreciated. Employees are frustrated. Your choices are leading to poor outcomes & low morale. You are missing an opportunity to make a difference. You have staff that cares about doing the right thing, but feels undervalued & deeply demoralized.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's an okay company. Not for everyone.

    Student Advisor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits. Good place for entry-level college gards. Will gain experience in cold-calling and sales.

    ConsHigh turnover rate of employees. Didn't like the two week classroom training porgram. Would have rather been trained one on one by a manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to keep more employees for the long term.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood benefits, decent wage for the area, San Diego has a higher cost of living. Very liberal LOA policy.

    Cons"Managers" came from the ranks of "salespeople" on the floor. Many had poor management skills if any at all. I was embarrassed to tell people I worked for Ashford University, since it has such a bad reputation, always said I worked for Bridgepoint Education.

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

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    Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe job paid well, offered great training, and benefits

    ConsHighly stressful environment. If you didn't enroll enough students you would be fired or receive pay cuts. They hired about 200 people ever couple of weeks and most of them couldn't make the cut. About 1/4 were fired for not being good enough. 1/4 were promoted to manager or transferred to another department. And about 1/2 left the position due to stress. Many employees were seeing counselors strictly for work related stress. Also get ready to work a lot!!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees. Don't churn and burn

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

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    I wouldn't attend this school nor recommend it to anyone

    Graduate Admissions Counselor (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat team of people in the graduate division.

    ConsThey operate a classic boiler room. Nothing but high pressure phone calls to prospective students (veiled as admissions counseling).

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut out all the layers of management. It's overkill.

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

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    Upper Management needs a lot of help.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood benefits, coworkers were mostly nice, great gyms

    ConsIt is very political and people who don't know what they are doing get promoted and and unfit for management. Right now there is a lot of uncertainty, and people I know who work there fear that they will be let go at any time. In January they let go of 10% of the company and they say it will happen every year. Many veterans with the company are leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart to value your employees and don't use scare tactics to get people to work. Also, look to reorganizing management, especially upper management, as they are often the least competent.

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

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsCafeteria on-site
    Gym on-site
    Clean bathrooms
    Full package of dental, vision, and healthcare benefits

    ConsA lot of management have no clue what's going on with the employees in their department. They're busy running off from meeting to meeting instead of checking in on their employees' productivity and mentoring them in the right direction.

    A lot of co-workers are conniving and don't teach you everything you need to know because they are insecure about losing their job. Most of management are really incompetent. they only got lucky to be promoted because the company grew so fast

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher salaries, recognize who is working hard vs. workers who are hardly working and just chit chattin with their friends.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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