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Shady

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

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

Pros

Easy to make friends, on-site cafeteria and gym facilities, transferring to other departments is easy. Tuition free education for those who want to take advantage of available programs (quality is questionable though). You can do work and listen to your music at the same time.

Cons

Managers acting holier than thou, micromanaging instead of managing, promotion is a joke. Questionable practices in certain departments. Admissions counselors make more money than other staff even though they don't have undergraduate degrees. Company is really numbers-oriented but denies it. School tries to place up to par with (probably cheaper and better quality) online programs from "traditional" campuses but does poor job of actually disclosing WHERE their graduates work (other than Ashford/Bridgepoint).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get your act together and listen to your employees!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Decent Pay, Horrible Job

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    Former Employee - Student Advisor  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Student Advisor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to find an entry level job that pays well.

    Cons

    It pays well because it's an awful job. If you can tolerate being yelled at by all day unintelligent students who are going to school so they can live off of a stipend and then go home without feeling defeated then this would be an okay job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support. Don't combine positions without training people. Stand up for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Its a sales job

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Opportunity to learn and improve communication skills. Young fun demographic of coworkers.

    Cons

    High stress, pressure to meet monthly minimum number of student enrollments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make degrees more affordable. A $50,000 online bachelor's degree can be difficult to justify.

    Neutral Outlook
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