Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
113 Reviews
2.7
113 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.  

    Great place to work, sad it ended

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As a software developer Bridgepoint had a great working environment. You get to work with very current technologies, follow an agile development process, and develop genuine friendships with co-workers. The compensation and benefits package was also very good.

    Cons

    The biggest con was senior management. They seemed very much stuck in the "this is how we made money before" mindset. Due to this, the company overall was struggling financially. This eventually led to multiple mass layoffs in back to back years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forward thinking. Communicate better with staff. Be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job

    • 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

    Pros

    Good manager and good department

    Cons

    Lots of changes, periodic layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Maturing company, going in the right direction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people. Focus on improving lives of students. Maturing and headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Fewer opportunities within the company than there used to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Too many meetings and too repetitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid pay and decent benefits. You get paid every two weeks and it's a full time job.

    Cons

    Very repetitive, no room for growth, too many meetings, a lot of shady things behind closed doors.

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

    It's a great company to start your career with.

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing and you gain experience in a corporate setting. It was a great way for me to learn the ins and outs of the corporate work environment.

    Cons

    The position I was in could get monotonous; finding ways to make the workday more enjoyable for entry-level employees could reduce turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would benefit employees in entry level positions to gain experience in other job functions. I would suggest an official internal internship or mentoring program to help employees advance their careers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One Way or Another Get That Student to Admissions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits & pay, however not all time off requests are honored, even with plenty of notice. Weekend shifts are required. Supportive team environment.

    Cons

    Managers are inconsistent in communicating with their teams changes from upper management. Policies are constantly changing as the university evolves. Shifts, management and team changes are continual. Being flexible is expected. Weekend shifts are mandatory and there is no extra pay for working weekends. Work is not challenging, no room for advancement. Dead end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality conversations with students matter vs. quick as possible. There needs to be room for advancement and leadership within the department as the jobs are not challenging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Educational Sales Admissions Counselor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Great pay and only need 30 credits to start.

    Cons

    On the phones all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance leads to admissions counselors.

  9.  

    Overall, not a bad job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k match, very low stress, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    For-profit online education is a dying industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Waste Your Time!!!

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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
  11.  

    Good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Facilities in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Grew too fast and couldn't get it's legs underneath them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality, not quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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