Ashford University

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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 (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
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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 (less than an 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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    Not a real institution of higher learning

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    Former Employee - Associate Faculty in Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - Associate Faculty in Clinton, IA

    I worked at Ashford University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing worth mentioning, as the Cons totally outweigh anything positive about this university.

    Cons

    1) no true learning going on in this place - only money-making, which is not apropos to true education
    2) administration blatantly lies to their associate faculty
    3) youth-based administration does not know the value of education - only interested in making money
    4) no instructor authority in the classroom, as this has been removed in deference to student-based authority, which is an unspoken mandate of the administration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop concentrating on making money and start focusing on the true meaning of education! In short, listen to your faculty members - the ones in the classrooms! Get out of the ivory tower of finance and down to the nitty-gritty of teaching!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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