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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    BTS department is great to work for. Everyone is nice and helpful. There is pressure but employees are typically lax. You'll work around smart people. They know how to keep their employees happy.

    Cons

    Needs aren't always clear. Projects take a long time due to jobs failing.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to improve project efficiency.


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    "Operations Compliance Lead"

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    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.


  3. "Getting better"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has gotten much smarter, more strategic and transparent in their business moves. They've tightened up a lot of areas that needed it. Decent enough pay and benefits.

    Cons

    They want to become a great place to work but in many ways stay in the dark ages. Unless you're job title already had flexibility in it, very unlikely to gain it after the fact. Working from home, flexible schedules are said to be options but it is not even across the board. That goes for pay, budgets and benefits as well, some departments are much more "important' than others and get more perks.

    Advice to Management

    On the right track in many ways but can still improve. Look at other great places and be more flexible in what a modern workplace can be.


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  5. "Military Enrollment Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good training and comm strategy, good pay, good hours.

    Cons

    Managers really crack the whip, fast paced, unrealistic expectation, measured performance wise between teams and departments, finance department can make you or break you so find someone that you can transfer students to.
    That ethical and lawful line is a fine edge. Once you cross it your fired.

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between managing, supervising and leading a team. Please know the difference and dont be afraid of trying 1 of the 3.


  6. "Boring work. Decent pay. Good benefits."

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People in the office are friendly and willing to help. Benefits are good. Social gatherings after work are nice. Free masters degree if you work there 6 months and continue to work there.

    Cons

    Very dull work. Cold calling all day. Minimal good leads that are most likely to enroll. I feel like my life wasted away sitting at a desk for 8+ hours.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage all employees for even the smallest achievement. ESAs go through many ups and downs and getting managerial or administrative recognition helps.


  7. "Great pay Great job!"

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    Current Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job. Easy to learn. Great pay for what you do. Amazing co workers. Breakfast and lunch is provided by management at least 2-3x a month. Great teammates!

    Cons

    Rude people on the phone. Call after call sometimes without a break in between sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your subordinates. More team activities!


  8. "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun culture, issues resolved promptly, good benefits, great learning experience for future jobs. coaching when needed and support when the job gets to be a bit much. overall, its not an easy job but its rewarding when you improve in the role

    Cons

    the initial training could be more directed at the actual job. was vague and seemed like a waste of time in the bigger picture. it can be a constant battle of getting hung up on and yelled at. need to have a tough skin to do this job

    Advice to Management

    the initial training needs to be more effective. the AI training was fantastic, but the new hires need something effective so that they can start to build good habits right away.


  9. "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, collaborative environment

    Cons

    Not enough transparency as to whether you're meeting expectations. Month to month, hard core inside sales.

    Advice to Management

    better evaluation system that makes sense to all advisors.


  10. "Bridgepoint Education"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst I in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    In general people are very nice to work with.

    Cons

    The company is always reducing their workforce, creating a very difficult workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the CPAC Program.


  11. "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Enrollment Services Advisor in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great management and work environment.

    Cons

    Bad location and hard to advance and have a life outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    No favoritism


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