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"In one word I would describe the experience as dismal."

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Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good starting compensation, that is about it.

Cons

Reference check process is an online survey, rather than just calling
Recruiters/hiring managers are incompetent
You are hounded to attract people who are already in poor situations
The management level believe they have earned their way into a noteworthy position
The advancement depends on how many suckers you can get to sign on and stay on.

Advice to Management

Grow up.

Other Employee Reviews for Bridgepoint Education

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Frenetic, chaotic work environment lacking any semblance of an enterprise"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent, driven and focused engineers.
    Fairly exciting product line to work in with regards to the online/continuing education market
    Company spends money on hardware/software as needed
    Engineers get to pick Mac's or PC's as their workstations
    Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Complete lack of enterprise standards
    Lots of interdepartmental politics
    A lot of arrogant engineers that are extremely difficult to work with
    Bizarre management layers - certain individuals are deemed as supervisors with 1 or 2 direct reports.
    Incompetent upper management tier
    Fast paced work environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire engineers that understand what it means to work at an enterprise and take the company to the next level.


  2. "Took some time getting used to the product and types of students...."

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    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are fresh out of college, it is a great place to work. Or.. if you are older and seeking some extra income for the family.. it is a great place to work. Since they did away with the matrix, the atmosphere has completely changed. It is a LOT of fun.. not kidding.. a ton of fun. We work hard but we play games, listen to loud musich, throw balls all around, and are caring on the phone with students and each other. Truly never worked in such a fun place where they want to make it fun for you.

    Cons

    If you have only B to B experience and are used to making money and having incentives for closing more deals.. it will be VERY frustrating. But if you really need a job, want to learn a new industry... and do not mind the pay.. it is a good place to work till you get a real job. The frustrating part is seeing kids on my team.. making 103K per year and are locked in at that rate. Crazy.. and so not worth it. Good for them though.

    Advice to Management

    I think they are doing a fine job. I really think you need to stop feeding floor and OAP unassigned to your vets as most of them sit on their rears and wait for hand outs. Give those to the performers of the month, make them work for their money as I see a lot of them getting lazy. So what if they performed for 1-3 yrs, now they are not and are just taking hand outs. I know this is true as I sit with them all day. Nuts and unfair.


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