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Ashford experience has been up and down.

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

I have been working at Ashford University as a contractor for more than 5 years

Pros

You have a lot of freedom in your work. They are not always hovering over you and micromanaging.

Cons

They have you work on contract only, and then they do not give you consistent work. The University also has a policy that they will not give reviews, or referral letters.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to value your employees. I know the students are the money makers, but stop catering to them at the detriment of your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Other Reviews for Ashford University

  1.  

    Admissions is a rough gig, but so is any sales job

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I find that far too many people on these sites are complaining about the way that they were treated as an Admissions Counselor at Ashford, when the truth of the matter is this is a sales job. You can try to sugar coat it anyway you like, but in the end of the day, you are slanging degrees over the phone. And that's ok. And if you suck at this job, then maybe you should have been fired and should go do something else, because they pay you to enroll students. All told, if you bust your butt, this is a good job. Free gym onsite, cafeteria onsite. Good hours, very few weekends (only during peak seasons like August and January).

    Cons

    Parking at the Sunroad location sucks. If you get there after 830am, you may be walking for a mile from wherever you end up finding parking in the surrounding community/business area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key. Quit keeping employees so in the dark, the information gets out anyway, and then it creates a distrustful relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Decent Company, Below Market Rate

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ashford University as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is organized, has set parameters on what is expected and how to solve issues from technical to course content.

    Cons

    Contracts are not guaranteed. Some months you get an assignment, some months you don't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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