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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
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Pros
  • Good people; learn to use good tools; good benefits; comfortable job (in 21 reviews)

  • Great people to work with on individual level (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • 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)

  • Too many managers and directors (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Compliance Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Compliance Lead in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Compliance Lead in San Diego, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Position allows for flexible hours, development opportunities, and autonomy to get your individual work completed.

    Cons

    Company is constantly changing. Stability has always been an issue.


  2. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits , they give you decent training

    Cons

    Stressful , quite a bit of pressure to preform and retain


  3. "Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of room for advancement if you are ambitious, great platform to learn for young professionals, working for something you can believe in - education, and receiving a degree for free.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, staff turnover, company seldom learns from their own mistakes and tries the same strategies repeatedly.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "They breed VPs like rabbits! Too many chiefs, not enough indians"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They just announced that everyone in student services will get huge raises...and that not one person smiled when they heard the news
    Insurance is good
    Upper management attempts to understand what morale is by plying us with platitudes tempered with oblique threats

    Cons

    Stress and more stress with no thought behind how people feel about their job duties
    Job enlargement instead of enrichment
    Changing directions often because so few upper managers in the enterprise have a clue about how to promote online education
    People with bachelor degrees now make more money than others with masters, so everyone is suspicious of what is coming next and generally distrusting of everything

    Advice to Management

    Look in the lower ranks for people with skills and talent. Stop the cronyism and the clique mentality because it is incestuous for a company to see the majority of its employees as robots with no feelings who can be shoved around alternatively with threats during bad times and cupcakes when enrollments are high.


  6. "Student advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Great people, environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    Needs to have more direction for improvements


  7. "Same old cultural issues at Bridgepoint"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    The paychecks did not bounce.

    Cons

    No communication from management, terrible culture and the most micromanagement I've seen in my career.


  8. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, days off, compensation package

    Cons

    Micro-managed, over-promise and under-deliver, constant changes and fluctuations


  9. "Bridgepoint Education Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palm Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palm Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed Helping counsel students on different career paths options.

    Cons

    I didn't like the sales aspect of the job.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Has never proven to be anything but a sham"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people; learn to use good tools; good benefits; comfortable job

    Cons

    In a highly-regulated industry that would threaten job security at any moment; questionable ethics; does not move fast, too corporate-minded; most core values are just a ploy

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the business, honestly. This isn't an ethical place to be.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education part-time

    Pros

    Small business, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Disorganized management is hard to work with.



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