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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
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  • The CEO really cares but is isolated from the reality of being on the front lines and only informed by people who are in upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • It always seems to be a cost savings method and as time goes on great people are let go and those who stay, most are always looking to leave (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    schedule, pay, great people, building located in the heart of the city

    Cons

    can be difficult to get a hold of people

    Advice to Management

    stay positive


  2. "Collaborative work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -New leadership teams seem to really be committed to creating positive change
    -Sweet campus, the waterfalls outside make for a really peaceful lunch every day
    -Cafeteria is great, you can have sushi EVERY day if you want to!
    -Great benefits, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    -There are some longer-tenured employees who seem resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Try to take a pulse on even your lowest-level of employees. You'd be surprised at how much insight they may be able to provide. Andrew, the CEO, already regularly does this. If the CEO does this, all levels of management should make it a priority as well.

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    "Continuously Striving for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - There are a lot of great people with great ideas working here
    - People want to learn and make things work more efficiently
    - There is a lot of opportunity for growth
    - Great benefits
    - Changes in leadership bring new ideas and continuous focus on challenging the status quo

    Overall, the people working here are passionate about what they do. Bridgepoint is a fantastic place to work if you want to challenge yourself and find an environment that fosters growth and professional development. Don't turn down an opportunity to join an amazing group of people working to help people educate themselves and better their lives.

    Cons

    - Manual processes need to be improved
    - Some employees are resistant to change and have a tendency toward a negative outlook
    - Recent bad press coverage has lowered public opinion

    Advice to Management

    Create and share clear strategies that provide your employees and the public with a better understanding of what it is we do here. Make it more clear that you're not just in it for the money, but that your mission is to educate people to create a better future.


  4. "10 Years Growing Together"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with like minded, motivated and caring teammates has helped me look forward to coming to work everyday. Finding solutions that promote student educational advancement is very rewarding. Knowing that what I do makes a difference in our community and across this nation fulfills for my personal purpose. I'm looking forward to the next 20 years and the advancements we will make together.

    Cons

    We are always looking for talented teamates that thrive in a fast paced environment.


  5. "Keeps Getting Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team environment with amazing people.
    Already had wonderful benefits and new Total Reward Program even better.
    Leadership is visible and open to feedback
    For someone passionate about education, nothing beats helping students earn a degree

    Cons

    Like all for profit institutions, the company will continue to face regulatory challenges that need to be worked through.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits package, listen to their employees, employees truly make a difference

    Cons

    Government legislation restricts company from doing everything they want to do

    Advice to Management

    continue to listen to your employees and continue the path to transparency. It is definitely working!


  7. "Plenty of Positives at BPI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Endless lives changed with AU and UoR degree programs; Constantly striving to improve all aspects of business and education; Great facilities; Plenty of perks; Excellent benefits package (med, dental, vision, EAP, Tuition Assistance, paid volunteer hours, 401K, SD medical clinic on-site, etc.); Nice offices; Fabulous people; just to name a few; appreciative of my 7 years at BP.

    Cons

    Constant changes to improve processes to meet the demands.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "My journey at Bridgepoint Education"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros: they pay employees well.
    Also, its very team oriented which can be good sometimes when the manager is barely around.

    Cons

    Definitely the most stressful job on earth.

    Advice to Management

    Be involved with the team and don't let change be a surprise.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be great except for the regular layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably nice environment though that has changed with their move to the Ashford building. Mid level management is very good. Compensation is above average.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs to reduce staff. Every six months for more than 3 years. It always seems to be a cost savings method and as time goes on great people are let go and those who stay, most are always looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest! After six layoffs don't imply that was the last one.


  10. "Quality Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid Leadership and excellent professional development opportunities

    Cons

    They tend to bring in outsiders without a solid understanding of culture and allow them to make unnecessary changes.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what works and allow the culture to be created from within


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