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"Great people, tough job."

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Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You will make friends for life working at this company. They hire amazing people.

Cons

It's a job with very high demands and this stresses a lot of people out.

Advice to Management

Care more about the people and less about the numbers. The numbers will come if you care more.

Other Employee Reviews for Ashford University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I would never go back to this University"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admission Counselor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Admission Counselor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary range is ok and the benefits are really good

    Cons

    The managers micro-manage the employees. They require you to work on Saturdays if you want to make a difference in status and the managers are too quickly promoted. The organizational structure consists of people that get along and are friends, the rest is unimportant.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing and start listening to the people who make the difference everyday


  2. Helpful (2)

    "People are great but the job sucks"

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    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Student Advisor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ashford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young and smart co-workers but that's about it. Even directors do not have much say in how operations are run, they are just puppets.

    Cons

    Unethical place to work. Homeless and computerless students are enrolled in the university with little to no chance to succeed. The university does not always check to make sure a student has graduated high school. Students are not told how many credits will transfer into the university until after they are enrolled. Enrollment advisors make empty promises to students just to get them to enroll. Very high drop out rates. No one has any idea what direction AU is headed because leadership is non-existant.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and Directors have no say in how business is run, all positions are puppets of the shareholders of Bridgepoint Education. Upper management should make themselves available to mid and entry level employees.

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