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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
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  1. "Constant organizational changes are a disruption"

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

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education part-time

    Pros

    It was a steady income, I guess? I really liked the four people I worked with daily. We were a cohesive and effective group. There was so much chaos and noise elsewhere in the organization, however.

    Cons

    I worked for Bridgepoint Education on and off from 2011 through 2017. During that time my position was eliminated 3 times, but I was hired on again in a slightly different role after two of those layoffs.

    Leadership and organizational changes disrupt work not only in terms of rearrangement of roles and loss of jobs, but also in general work expectations. I twice had someone above me in the organizational chain decide that people in my department HAD to work weekends for X amount of time with approximately 48 hours notice before the weekend work began.

    A really stressful environment as a whole - lack of chances to collaborate across departments or to be heard within the chain of management.

    In the course of 1.5 years, my department had four - FOUR - changes in who was a manager, who wasn't, who over saw what, how many people we had in our department... that's lunacy.

    Advice to Management

    Skip level meetings would be a great place to start. Choose an organizational structure with X number of SECURED positions and try it - just try it out for a set number of years.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Underpaid, and lack of direction from leadership = little investment"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships Representative in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships Representative in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    - great flexibility with schedule (remote)
    - great opportunities to travel and gain experience building relationships with hr professionals in large companies
    - a great deal of autonomy

    Cons

    - low pay
    - unorganized leadership has led to frustration from many on the team and lack of investment in the mission
    - frustrating being in a remote role at times due to feeling disconnected
    - lack of transparency of team changes and things that effect the roles for staff

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the development of your lower level staff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lifetime Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people one works with are the best; they keep you sane.

    Cons

    No upward movement, no development and you're constantly the excuse management has for not meeting numbers

    Advice to Management

    Develop within and stop hiring every three months. Take your employees seriously.


  4. "Enrollment"

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

    Pros

    Pay, health insurance, over time , casual fridays, free pizza once a month .. other than that nothing about this place is good

    Cons

    Management has absolutely no idea what they are doing. We are gauged based on a rotating six month score, yet even though I still bring them money, everyone is constantly on the verge of getting fired

    Advice to Management

    Fire all managers


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible FAKE environment"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, coworkers are well-educated.

    Cons

    Students are not set up to be successful. The school cares more about bringing in money then they do about the quality of education or what is the best situation for the student.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people that work for YOU, better. Respect goes a long way.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "ESA"

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    Former Employee - Humble in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Humble in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    You can help people that want your help.

    Cons

    Managers have no care or concern for others.

    Advice to Management

    The managers have favorites and those favorites​ get acknowledged, while others whom perform as well go unnoticed. One manager only speaks to you if you are a top performer. The director nevers gives you eye contact. The director has favorite teams and only acknowledge those teams she has a close connection with the manager.. Upper management looks down on the employees.


  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. Helpful (3)

    "Has never proven to be anything but a sham"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues makes the place workable, good benefits - the typical benefits, development programs, community volunteer opportunity, cafe (good prices), good location.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional team, bad leaderships, poor communications, lack of trust, micromanage in the wrong areas, negative gossips - all of this from management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the 'cons' comment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to work"

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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

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

    Pros

    Helping students get enrolled in school and supporting them on their journey to a college degree.

    Cons

    Leadership is very cut throat and isn't student service centered. Unreasonable expectations and no room for error.

    Advice to Management

    Management and Leadership is probably the worst I've ever seen at any company I have ever worked for. Listen to the people on the frontlines. They are the ones in the trenches and know what works and what doesn't. Move out of your ivory tower and get your employees to trust you.


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