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.  

    Ok but you could do better!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SIC in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - SIC in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Steady job and not that hard to do!

    Cons

    Hard to move up !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all managers are qualified for the position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic learning environment.

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

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Especially within BTS (IT).

    Cons

    Majority of the growth is in CA alone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the same company they've been in the past, and that's good!

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

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

    Pros

    -education benefits
    -easy work, easy jobs, few expectations

    Cons

    -poor management due to lack of training and experience (the internal management prep program is a joke)
    -favoritism & nepotism over merit based promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on skill and merit over tenure or favoritism.

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

    Pleasant

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    it provides flexible work hours

    Cons

    The model they are using might take down turn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a great run

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

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    Plan and communicate - that's where the opportunity is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Service Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Service Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    HAPPY TO HAVE A JOB

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

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

    Pros

    You are guaranteed raise each year

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent 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.

    Cons

    a 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company With Passion For Education

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Need 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 ManagementAdvice

    On 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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