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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated January 31, 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 13 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 13 reviews)

  • Too many managers and directors (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Esa role"

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

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Lots of fun, great environment to work in, flexible hours and stuff, able to do what you want

    Cons

    Very strict on stats, sometimes you want to pound your head into the wall because not many people you call want to actually go to school

    Advice to Management

    Maybe set realistic goals instead of basing success on how much money you make? You can't force people to go to school online, and those you have to force will fail


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    "Lacking Pride"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Operations Compliance Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Compliance Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initially, this company gave employees great incentives for their 5 year tenure, but these are no longer offered. Not sure there are any pros anymore...

    Cons

    Everything comes from the top down and here seems to be very little collaboration within this company. With consistent layoffs throughout the year, employees are often left feeling very unsure and often anxious about whether or not they will still have a job the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having money as the main focus.


  6. "Contract"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education as a contractor

    Pros

    Staff is mostly young and easy to get along with. I was able to make a lot of friends working here. Lots of paid holidays.

    Cons

    Top management is out of touch with what their departments needs are. There doesn't seem to be a clear direction for the company. The recruiting department is clueless and unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more autonomy. Less micromanaging would go a long way. Bringing on new talent with a focus on innovation would be important.


  7. "Going downhill"

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

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Working in an industry under constant external attack is exhausting.


  8. "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free education (Bachelor's or Master's)

    Cons

    People get paid double for doing the same job because their salaries were grandfathered in from commission days.
    Pressure to enroll students
    High focus on goals


  9. "Enrollment Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Professional development opportunities are there. I made a lot of good friends working there.

    Cons

    high pressure/stress environment, lack of support, not a quality program for students

    Advice to Management

    It is an option; there is a lot of growth but HIGH turnover.


  10. "Enrollment Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Automotive Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Alot of fun activities. Free food and incentives to do well. Great training program.

    Cons

    The expectations are extremly high.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down on the thottle


  11. "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good here. You have the ability to work over time and make a decent amount. The company is working to become a "Great Place to Work." They provide their workers with good vision and dental benefits.

    Cons

    The grind! Making 200+ dails per day can get exhausting. Many people who work here are only here to collect a paycheck. There's a lot of negativity on the floor which causes people to stress.

    Advice to Management

    Plan more team outtings. Don't be cheap with the monthly budget they give you! Crate a culture of people who look forward to coming to work, even if the highlight of their day is their co workers. Treat people with respect and you shall see that in return.



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