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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated September 15, 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. 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.


  2. "It is what you make of it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Aside from compensation and dental/health benefits, Bridgepoint offers tuition benefit and various opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    You feel insecure in your employment.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Education Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, paid tuition, FSA, great co-workers

    Cons

    Unclear expectations. Training is not linear and hard to follow. Not given all of the information needed to succeed. Told the job was something other than it was upon recruiting. Never told you absolutely cannot take any time off until 60 days after hire. Would of been ok with it if they were upfront. Felt like they wanted to recruit at all costs and give details after the big sell of getting us to the job. 3 weeks of intense training with a requirement to pass testing after in which your job is on the line if you don't pass. Felt shady. Went home in a bad mood.

    Advice to Management

    Before hiring give all details. Don't back fill long after hire. Employees feel lied to and less trusting.


  4. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Amazing mission - helping people gain access to innovative higher education.

    Cons

    Constant fear of termination. No matter how well you are doing, if the company is in a down-swing (like they currently are) they will dig until they find enough people to get rid of.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees that love their jobs.


  5. "Graphic Design Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education as an intern

    Pros

    Great Experience with access to many resources and tools

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth or movement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    • Salary
    • Benefits: Tuition Reimbursement, Health, 401k match, day off for volunteering
    • Great co-workers
    • Nice work environment

    Cons

    • Program competition between schools makes enrollment difficult
    • High goals, stressful at times
    • Shifting management, turnover is high


  7. "Bridgepoint Education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers
    Competitive benefits
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Sometimes words and actions don't match-up
    Not really a place for career advancement for employees in the 40-50+ age range
    Interdepartmental communication is still challenging

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example
    All age ranges are relevant for career advancement consideration and many employees have applicable experience and skills that can contribute to the company's goals, objectives and vision

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Bridgepoint Education Experience"

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    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.


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