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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Bridgepoint Education"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible FAKE environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Enrollment Services Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, sales experience, cool people to work with, office in an awesome location, free education

    Cons

    A lot of cold calling, constant organizational change, not exactly what I thought I would be doing

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  4. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Compliance Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "ESA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "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


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