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.  

    Good job

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    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
  2.  

    Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of employee development, embrace new ideas. Great salary and benefits, and 100% tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    No cons, this company is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bridgepoint

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Full benefits, including tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Can get tedious, but that's expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The work environment is family oriented.

    Cons

    You are not going to get rich, but you will make a comfortable living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work, sad it ended

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

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    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
  8.  

    Overall, not a bad job

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    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
  9.  

    Good people.

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    • 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
  10.  

    Best Professional Career Crash Course

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning and Development in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Learning and Development in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has good benefits, a matching 401k, a gym and many other perks like great buildings and technology to work with. In this company you can enter as a student fresh out of college , in turn gaining the most fantastic professional career training experience. If you have the drive, you will quickly move up rank in the company finding fantastic professional development opportunities. I started out entry level making hardly $30,000 but 7 years later I was making nearly $70,000. Along the way I met so many wonderful people. Seriously, the talent pool in this company is unreal and many of the people there are like minded young professionals. It is a high stress and high stakes job blended with the environment that young professionals can create that is fun. I am thankful for my time here and the people I met. As these people forever helped to shape me as a professional. I now feel like I can handle any situation that is thrown my way in my new career because at Bridgepoint changes and trouble shooting are part of the job. To sum it up-Bridgepoint is like professional bootcamp.

    Cons

    The con is the changes that always are happening but it also keeps it a dynamic environment. Talent people get burned out here because of the rapid work pace and the constant changes in process. It can be hard to watch talent people leave but that happens at every company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Of the 5 managers I had here 4 were fantastic. Keep up the great work managers I know what a hard job it is!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company, great coworkers, needs to learn accountability

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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