Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
Andrew S. Clark
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    Good company, great coworkers, needs to learn accountability

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    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
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    Disapproves of CEO

Bridgepoint Education Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Systems Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Bridgepoint Education.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was a Phone screen. I then had an in person interview which lasted about two and a half hours.There were two individual interviews, one by the director of product delivery and one by the products supervisor. Each were about an hour. I had a skills test after that and then was presented an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not flexible on benefits and PTO. Ask for more money. Trying to get reasonable increases as an employee is difficult, if not impossible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Website www.bridgepointeducation.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BPI)
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Bridgepoint Education invites students from all walks of life to cross on over to the higher-education side. The for-profit company offers more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs online and at its bricks-and-mortar campuses: Ashford University in Iowa and University of the Rockies in Colorado. Academic disciplines include education, business, psychology, and health and social sciences. Most of the company's campus-based revenues are derived from federal financial aid. About 99% of Bridgepoint Education's nearly 80,000 students are enrolled exclusively online... More

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