Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated 24 July, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't work for a for profit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *Median age range is 27 and you will meet a lot of new people. *Free tuition reimbursement *opportunities for growth

    Cons

    *takes advantage of students with special ed diplomas by signing them up for classes when they have a 2nd grade reading level. *they don't even verify if students have a hs diploma *always trying to bend every rule or regulation *business oriented first and running a college with great student resources is an after thought and only done bc they didn't get their accreditation *felt morally wrong working here


  2. Helpful (2)

    Greedy CEO ruins possibly great work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer I in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer I in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    40 hour work week. Was agile based. Great innovation was made on the technological front.

    Cons

    CEO will cut people to see a stock bump while he gets a pay raise. Stop being customer focused. More interested in making their bosses happy. Think of employees as easily replaceable cogs. Middle management afraid of higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    Work to change things. Don't just do status quo.


  3. Helpful (5)

    I will never work for Bridge Point Education in IT team and DICE team ('Data Intelligence Center Of Excellence )

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing at positive at all Do not risk your career by joining Bridgepoint IT and DICE team /Data warehouse /BI team

    Cons

    Management is really bad All the people are just passing time The management team who does not know about Datawarehouse heading the team and group all the old employees left due to this No Motivation Bad management Under Qualified people are getting paid more I found the management team biased about the different people Everyone tries to backbite and play dirty politics, especially the DICE team I won't ask anyone to join Less work more politics I will never work for Bridge Point Education in IT and DICE ('Data Intelligence Center Of Excellence ) --Data Warehouse and Advance Analytics

    Advice to Management

    Please change the management team for Data Intelligence Center Of Excellence they are simply getting paid for doing nothing


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  5. Sweetshop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is generally above most comparable jobs with an entry level salary right around 40k. Lots of upward potential for high producers

    Cons

    cog in a wheel, dont care about staff, bottom line, major layoffs every year. demanding OT and long hours worked. Changing schds with no notice.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of exec leadership and hire people who know what they are doing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    I worked for Bridgepoint Education for more than 5 years

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The medical benefit plans and wellness programs are above average, Education for employees. 13 paid holidays, plus a gift of holiday time from the CEO annually. The facilities are very comfortable and the interior design is very modern. Gym facilities, onsite cafeteria, and convenient work locations. The salaries are competitive. They do give back to the community through a variety charitable activities and promote education through grant programs. The mission of the organization and it's leadership have remained consistent to provide high quality, innovative education services to enrich student's lives through higher education via their institutions (Ashford University and University of the Rockies) and technologies (Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes) . Their quest to modernize the student learning experience through their innovative technologies (formerly Thuze, Waypoint Outcomes etc) makes for a more positive learning experience. The quality of my education at a traditional college was horrible in comparison. I have witnessed thousands of students turn their dream into a reality.at AU and UoR.

    Cons

    During my tenure, the organization was top heavy and during the high growth period, it was obvious that the Executive team and the HR Leadership did not have the experience in OD, workforce planning and talent management. Communication and collaboration is a hit or miss. In my opinion, working in silos reduced efficiency in the overall operation of my department, it also reduced morale and made it confusing as to who was doing what, and it contributed to the demise of a productive departmental culture. Some but not all promotions were being handed to "friends" "family" or the "fave" with no equal opportunity for others to apply and interview (no policy or procedure to ensure a fair process) which still exists today. They are still very much a young organization with a lot of room for improvement, but this does not make them any different from other organizations. Lack of follow through on certain promises in "Town Hall" meetings with CEO and minimal contact with Executive Leadership. Professional development budget eliminated for some, but not others, bonuses for managers were eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on what you promise or don't promise it; flatten out the organization, hold ALL your VPs, AVPs, Directors accountable for their performance (some are taking advantage of the "life" in the work/life balance) Ensure that ALL departments are demonstrating that they are collaborating on their assigned initiatives by eliminating silos, and pay a surprise visit to their weekly meetings. Promotions should go through a more formalized process and eliminate nepotism. Secret shop your talent acquisition team to ensure a better candidate interview and onboarding experience.


  7. Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    proprietary education is an interesting and quickly growing industry

    Cons

    inefficient executive team and higher level leadership; sales environment, people seem to mainly be concerned with the bottom line and not actually working to efficiently and effectively address operational matters

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees; implement some of their ideas


  8. Great place to work, sad it ended

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a software developer Bridgepoint had a great working environment. You get to work with very current technologies, follow an agile development process, and develop genuine friendships with co-workers. The compensation and benefits package was also very good.

    Cons

    The biggest con was senior management. They seemed very much stuck in the "this is how we made money before" mindset. Due to this, the company overall was struggling financially. This eventually led to multiple mass layoffs in back to back years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forward thinking. Communicate better with staff. Be more transparent.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Too many meetings and too repetitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Inquiry Coordinator in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid pay and decent benefits. You get paid every two weeks and it's a full time job.

    Cons

    Very repetitive, no room for growth, too many meetings, a lot of shady things behind closed doors.


  10. Good job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good manager and good department

    Cons

    Lots of changes, periodic layoffs


  11. Maturing company, going in the right direction.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Focus on improving lives of students. Maturing and headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Fewer opportunities within the company than there used to be.



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