Ashford University

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

I have been working at Ashford University full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good Co-workers. I've met some great people who ultimately move on from Ashford once they get their MBA etc or with the economy returning.

Cons

For the most part the management staff is a bunch of shady mortgage brokers that went bust in the recession. If your manager or director as been there 5 plus years then chances are they are in the good ol' boys club when there was a matrix and enrolled anything with a pulse. They bought their accreditation...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to restructure their management and fire many mid/upper level people.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing students a disservice

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Teaching Assistant in Clinton, IA
    Former Employee - Adjunct Teaching Assistant in Clinton, IA

    I worked at Ashford University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great students; plenty of opportunities to interact with students and to implement your own curriculum enhancements; good support staff

    Cons

    No guarantee of employment, and a tendency to phase out positions without much warning. The elimination of the Teaching Assistant position was a disservice to students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone, lot of growth needed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ashford University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay in comparison to others in SD
    Lots of great staff
    Nice environment for Grad Advisors

    Cons

    High risk employer - layoffs and turnover are high
    Overboard with changes
    Lack of training for relevant things
    Admissions is easy, responsible for retaining poor quality students
    Lack of experienced management or C level staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some formal training and stop showing favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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