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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!

Other Employee Reviews for Ashford University

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

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


  2. "Decent Company, Below Market Rate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ashford University as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is organized, has set parameters on what is expected and how to solve issues from technical to course content.

    Cons

    Contracts are not guaranteed. Some months you get an assignment, some months you don't.

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