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"Admissions is a rough gig, but so is any sales job"

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Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Ashford University full-time (More than a year)

Pros

I find that far too many people on these sites are complaining about the way that they were treated as an Admissions Counselor at Ashford, when the truth of the matter is this is a sales job. You can try to sugar coat it anyway you like, but in the end of the day, you are slanging degrees over the phone. And that's ok. And if you suck at this job, then maybe you should have been fired and should go do something else, because they pay you to enroll students. All told, if you bust your butt, this is a good job. Free gym onsite, cafeteria onsite. Good hours, very few weekends (only during peak seasons like August and January).

Cons

Parking at the Sunroad location sucks. If you get there after 830am, you may be walking for a mile from wherever you end up finding parking in the surrounding community/business area.

Advice to Management

Communication is key. Quit keeping employees so in the dark, the information gets out anyway, and then it creates a distrustful relationship.

Other Employee Reviews for Ashford University

  1. "Ashford experience has been up and down."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ashford University as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom in your work. They are not always hovering over you and micromanaging.

    Cons

    They have you work on contract only, and then they do not give you consistent work. The University also has a policy that they will not give reviews, or referral letters.

    Advice to Management

    You need to value your employees. I know the students are the money makers, but stop catering to them at the detriment of your employees.


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    "Shady"

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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

    I worked at Ashford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to make friends, on-site cafeteria and gym facilities, transferring to other departments is easy. Tuition free education for those who want to take advantage of available programs (quality is questionable though). You can do work and listen to your music at the same time.

    Cons

    Managers acting holier than thou, micromanaging instead of managing, promotion is a joke. Questionable practices in certain departments. Admissions counselors make more money than other staff even though they don't have undergraduate degrees. Company is really numbers-oriented but denies it. School tries to place up to par with (probably cheaper and better quality) online programs from "traditional" campuses but does poor job of actually disclosing WHERE their graduates work (other than Ashford/Bridgepoint).

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and listen to your employees!


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