Bridgepoint Education

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Great growth opportunities but severe lack of communication between departments and lack of formalized processes

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

Pros

Lots of wonderful, smart people. The company has the resources of a large corporation, but is still growing. There many opportunities for those willing to step up. Pay is above average for San Diego. It's easy to make a name for yourself. It can be just a job, 9-5, or you can build a career here.

Cons

Poor communication between departments. Some technical groups are completely incompetent. If you know who to make friends with, it's easy to do your job, but there are difficult people in key positions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish better communication and clear, precise goals. Better review of internal procedures to figure out what's needed and what's not.

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    Bridgepoint Education

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    Bridgepoint is a young and growing company in which some people will achieve early advancement in their career. The organization as a whole offers a very appealing professional and collaborative culture. Many employees express pride in being part of a young organization with an entrepreneurial spirit that is also an emerging industry leader. Bridgepoint is an excellent place to start a career.

    Cons

    The Enrollment Department in particular is an incredibly competitive, often unnecessarily stressful environment. The culture in this department is performance driven with an unspoken "up or out" mentality. The company is also very growth oriented and favors it's sales force heavily over other departments. Employees in other departments often complain of having unrealistic workloads and a lack of resources. Many positions are underpaid for the educational and workload requirements expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the executive leadership at Bridgepoint has proven that they know how to grow a young company. The future seems bright for this emerging industry leader. I would like to see the corporate officers place as much emphasis on the quality of what we do as an educational instituition as they have on what we do as a business.

    Recommends
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    Fun place to work but not to begin a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Services Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Advisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    People are really friendly and supportive of each other. Management in the finance department also recognize work/life balance. There is also overtime available. There's also a huge emphasis on team support and teamwork. There are also company bonding events that management is insistent on keeping despite the increasing size of the company which is definitely great for company morale.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are slightly below average. Your first year there, you only receive one week of vacation and one week of sick days. It's a bit disorganized because of its rapid growth. It is a for profit university so it operates solely on the basis of numbers. I don't like that education is being sold in this way for a profit. The quality of the education and students are definitely forsaken for recruiting as many students as possible regardless of how unsuitable prospective students were to enter college. A large percentage of students should have been advised to take remedial classes before enrolling. Students who did not own computers or were mentally impaired were also recruited for online programs. Student recruitment did not seem to always be performed ethically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because policies keep changing, it's difficult to give advice to students and members in other departments. The school needs to have a uniform set of policies and procedures available to all employees so that there is a document of authority to turn to. Often times, information is passed by word of mouth or by forwarding outdated emails which leads to confusion and misunderstanding between personnel and student.

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