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Former Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA

I worked at Ashford University

Pros

The team I was on had expecptional leadership from team leads up through my divisional manager. Great relationships and wish I could have continued working for much longer.

Cons

During shifts in the managment communications to lower level employees seemed to lack.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what your doing and promoting the right people and everything will continue to grow successfully.

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    Get underpaid at Ashford!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton, IA

    I worked at Ashford University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is quickly growing, so in the right department there can be room for growth. Benefits for full time employees include tuition reimbursement for online courses.

    Cons

    Working here, you get the impression that this is a company that fell backwards into success, grew too fast, and now doesn't know what to do with itself. Employees are underpaid compared to the industry, and you are treated differently depending on the state/location you work at. People are hired and fired for bizarre reasons, and the company often makes decisions only to end up cleaning up the mess made afterwards. The company does NOT offer maternity leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While working at Ashford, it feels like the company is more concerned with appearances than with really taking care of their students and employees. It would also be in the best interest of the company to strive harder to place employees who have earned their degree in positions that reflect their education. Too many employees take advantage of the tuition reimbursement benefit, but end up leaving the company because job opportunities are given to applicants outside of the company, rather than to employees who have bettered themselves.

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    It was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Ashford University

    Pros

    Get a degree for free
    Good benefits
    Very generous starting pay
    Great work and life balance
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Limited advancement unless you brown nose for years
    Horrible management
    It's a sales position but it's not.
    If you enroll students but have a couple of bad weeks after you can get fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ashford has the potential to be a great place if management would understand admissions counselors situations and understand instead of telling them with job loss if you don't convince someone who doesn't want to go to school to start the following weekl.

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