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"Horrible lack of leadership in the IT organization"

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Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great talented co-workers (most of whom are going to leave), not a lot of on-call work, decent benefits, large environment, free education, for what it's worth.

Cons

There's a great deal of "good ol boy club" stuff going on within the IT organization. Most of the truly talented and seasoned Engineers have left the company after performing miracles only to recieve no credit or support from management. The internally coded software is mostly crap, but you are going to have to support it because the people that create it 'can do no wrong'--all executive level support and backing is to the developers, IT Engineers and admins are treated like custodial workers and are expected to be ready with their mops when the golden children release bad code and break systems. Most of the 'opportunities' within the organization are given to buddies and people that fluff the right people, not the people with the most experience or greatest skill set. The current director of IT was from a company called Active Networks--an organization that saw 100% IT attrition and it's clear that he's taking Bridgepoint Education down the same path.

Advice to Management

Senior management needs to open their eyes, when all of your Senior level staff in an IT organization get up and leave in short order there is a big problem that needs to be addressed. The Director of IT should be walked out the door as quickly as possible and the VP should follow for not having addressed the problems within that department as they've played out.

Other Employee Reviews for Bridgepoint Education

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bridgepoint Education has miles to go before it can claim to be "Best In Class.""

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, good initial compensation, good equipment.

    Cons

    High-pressure sales environment, blatant favoritsm, deliberate sabatoge, ineffective marketing/lead generation.

    Advice to Management

    Change company culture. There needs to be a change from the high pressure sales element to a concern for quality.


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    "My Worst Nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth as this is a growing company. Many positions are open and the people who work here are generally fun and smart.

    Cons

    The main point of my job is to "sell" education which they constantly tell you it's not a sales job. Your job is based on pure #'s and if you don't meet or exceed these goals you will either be given a paycut or eventually let go. you have 6 months to prove yourself but by month 2 or 3 if you are not "lucky" then you will start getting warnings and written up due to performance. Resources are distributed unfairly. If you are doing well, you will be helped to do better. If you are struggling, just expect to be pushed down further. This job is very stressful and not worth the pay. Nothing in my life has made me felt more worthless and low than this job.

    Advice to Management

    Get more realistic expectations.


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