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"A place of potential noble work falls greatly short on many levels"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Decent/competitive pay, nice building, clean bathrooms, nice cafeteria, supportive environment to foster education related goals, some very smart people, a few fair leaders with integrity

Cons

Where do you start? Ironically, being qualified, focused, or educated does not lead to success or career growth opportunities here. Its about playing the game here. This political place lacks focus from 'leaders' & transparency (& its getting worse), applies dysfunctional processes (even after $$$ spent on expert product development consulting to shake up the org. with agile processes), is governed by arrogant/short-sited management, w/ visions of improvement through constant changes/re-orgs. But the end result is high turn-over, demoralized staff, and uninspiring 'innovation'. Skills available not utilized, new titles/roles fail to reflect true expertise, and many feel insulted/invisible/under-valued.

Advice to Management

They don't listen, but in the rare chance they do here it is: Management - If you really care about the future of education with the intent to be a leader in this field of innovation for educational technology & if you care about your employees developing solutions for you, then take an honest look at what processes/innovation-approaches are really being implemented & how. Don't assume new leadership is driving things for the better. Don't assume they are really the voice of those hired to innovate. Reach out to the talent that lacks a voice. Your turn-over is high. You are pushing out those who deserve to be respected & appreciated. Employees are frustrated. Your choices are leading to poor outcomes & low morale. You are missing an opportunity to make a difference. You have staff that cares about doing the right thing, but feels undervalued & deeply demoralized.

Other Employee Reviews for Bridgepoint Education

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opertunity for growth!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bridgepoint moves very fast. If you are excited by a very fast paced work environment, take a look at Bridgepoint. You will be able to grow as the company grows.

    Cons

    If you are not used to changing roles and responsibilities often, you might be frustrated with the company’s fast pace and constant state of change.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Everything Depends on your Department"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Bridgepoint varies a ton depending on what department you are in. I lucked out and had supportive managers and worked on a relaxed fun and exciting team. Hearing about the working environment in other parts of the company it was a completely different experience.

    Cons

    Overall the company has some lame policies. There is so much they can do to improve student learning that they are just not investing in. The benefits are fine and are about level with other corporate mid sized companies in the area, nothing to write home about. There is a lack of carrear tracks in some areas and the only way to move up if you hit the senior level is to become a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Overall my experience with direct and senior management in my division was great. It was just a few levels further up that we had problems with. You hired people who are smart and know what they are doing, listen to them sometimes don't just be a dictator.

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