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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated 11 August, 2014
Updated 11 August, 2014
90 Reviews

2.8
90 Reviews
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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, decent wage for the area, San Diego has a higher cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits, awesome co-workers, and willing to help (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management just keeps getting richer on the backs of those below them (in 6 reviews)

  • Managers and Directors are having extramarital affairs, lots of favoritism-so those people get better treatment (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great ideas, lack of vision in realizing them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people in my division. Most sites have gym and cafeteria. Great life/work balance in my dept. Challenging and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Cult-like executive worship. Lack of clear vision/mission, except to turn a profit. Rampant nepotism, HR does not seem to exist for employees, but to protect management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten out the organization structure and do away with the rock star executive status. Get creative when it comes to laying people off. You would do better to find positions for some of the talented people who are let go b/c their positions were eliminated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok but you could do better!

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    Current Employee - SIC  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - SIC in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Steady job and not that hard to do!

    Cons

    Hard to move up !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all managers are qualified for the position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of employee development, embrace new ideas. Great salary and benefits, and 100% tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    No cons, this company is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic learning environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Especially within BTS (IT).

    Cons

    Majority of the growth is in CA alone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bridgepoint

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Full benefits, including tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Can get tedious, but that's expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High hopes, Low return

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    benefits, pay, tuition reimbursement, facilities are clean, convenient locations

    Cons

    culture, lack of clarity between management and other employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on having candor and clear communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Goal is to increase student population at all costs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendships that I fostered within entire organization.

    Cons

    Leadership from Managers to Directors on up the chain. They are all puppets to wmaking more money for the Share Holders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give resources to non-admissions departments. Train the admissions management on how to manage their people. COACH, COACH, COACH not do mass terminations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership is has no plans to share direction and you are alone for the ride.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    There are some educational benefits to working at Bridgepoint. The IT environment is robust in comparison to other companies in the San Diego area.

    Cons

    The IT leadership is generally clueless about where we are going as a department. They have claimed to be out of business decisions publicly. This means that the executive staff does not think about impact to the IT department before making decisions and the IT leadership doesn't interject until the money is spent and the project is rolling. All in all, IT is always the loser in the fight and made to look like the failures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control of the department and force groups to move in the same direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the same company they've been in the past, and that's good!

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    Former Employee - Learning & Development  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Learning & Development in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    -education benefits
    -easy work, easy jobs, few expectations

    Cons

    -poor management due to lack of training and experience (the internal management prep program is a joke)
    -favoritism & nepotism over merit based promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on skill and merit over tenure or favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad culture but great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Met great friends and learned how to be in a tough sales environment

    Cons

    Poor upper management team, don't care about their people, terrible culture and like a boiler room

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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