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Best Learning Experience---what not to do!!

Student Relations Specialist (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

Pros*Great benefits package with vacation/sick/holidays; they offer overtime frequently
*Nice building
*Energetic work environment with gym and cafe
*Free tuition if you want to attend school there
*There are lot of employees who do care and are there to help students succeed that would never have had the chance otherwise
*Great learning experience on what not to do, and how not to manage

Cons*Admissions is a complete sales job. It is stressful, with lots of high pressure and you are NEVER good enough. It is not about the student, it is about the number for the day. Honestly, this is education, not sales!
*Pressure you into working weekends when it is unnecessary
*Zero communication skills---they never tell you what is going on and then the next day, everything may be different in your department and they expect you to just "embrace change"
*They do not value their employees and everyone feels extremely disposable
*If one is "producing" they can get away with almost anything. I have seen the most unethical workers keep their jobs because they were enrolling students like crazy (the students end up dropping and are left with a huge bill they cannot pay)

I hate writing reviews like this because normally I am such a positive person. The way this company is run is so frustrating that I needed to speak the truth.

Advice to Senior Management*Realize what is actually going on with the company and do something to change it. Stop turning your backs on what is really going on. Also, please start promoting people that actually have some intelligence; most of the managers were not promoted for the right reasons and are not very bright
*Stop making changes just because you HAVE to (or they will lose accreditation) but because you want to and actually care; practice what you preach
*Start following your core values; integrity? Though there are some great employees that work at the company (mostly because the economy is so bad), the culture does not promote ethics or integrity by any means

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Admissions Counselor

    Admissions Counselor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Ashford University full-time for more than a year


    Pros: If your on a good team,its okay. Good benefits, good… Cons: SALES! Threatening situations if your not meeting numbers. unethical means to enroll students. lets have them "guess on their FA docss' to get… Advice to Senior Management: stop hiring so many of you. slow down on the admissions process- put tests into play so that not ANY student with a Social security… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Pays well but stressfull environment.

    Admissions Counselor (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ashford University full-time for more than a year


    Pros: pay for you to go to school Cons: very stressfull, dial a lot of peopel that dont want… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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