Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
92 Reviews
2.8
92 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.  

    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)

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than a year

    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
  2.  

    Goal is to increase student population at all costs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  3. 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)

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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    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)

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad culture but great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Student Dispute Resolution Center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Dispute Resolution Specialist  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Student Dispute Resolution Specialist in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is starting to focus on employee retention. I enjoy my co-workers and the company takes social responsibility very serious.

    Cons

    There are not many positions available to promote. The company needs to focus on hiring more people so the current employees are not over worked. This will allow employees to produce quality work, which will in turn make the student more successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ups and Downs, but Headed in Wrong Direction

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    Former Employee - IT Director  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Director in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many work teams are able form strong bonds, have fun - it all depends on the manager, Director, VP of the particular area.
    Will cover 100% of tuition for bachelors or masters if at their schools.

    Cons

    Some really bad individual management makes it awful for certain team - be sure to interview them as much as they interview you.
    Salaries are low compared to industry (have not increased in years)
    CEO was awarded title of "greediest CEO in America" a few years back - rightly so. While there are layoffs and low staff salaries, he earns $20-25 million per year. (At a company whose total revenue is around $800million! Totally unacceptable)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get CEO and top exec salaries in line with reasonable numbers for a company no longer growing rapidly. That alone would vastly improve profitability and share price. Exec salary, distractions (like the current HR lawsuits), and lack of leadership now that company is beyond startup mode are stifling its potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Telemarketing Company in Disguise

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

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great working hours (M-F). You have your own cubical and can decorate it how every you choose. Good tuition program for employees.

    Cons

    You are a telemarketer, not a counselor. You have to meet a quota or you will get fired. Managers and Directors are having extramarital affairs, lots of favoritism-so those people get better treatment. Very difficult to transfer out of the Admissions Department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a better example. If you know that a counselor has great potential, give him/her a better opportunity by recommending them for other positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Garbage Place to Work For

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

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The environment and the people you work with can be great.

    Cons

    Some managers suck at their job. Upper management never knows what they're doing. Constant change and inconsistency with policies can add stress to the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up because you are losing valuable employees. Andrew Clark stop being so greedy and give back to your employees who work hard to fill your pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    fun environment but shaky future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    Vacation time
    cafeteria on site
    fun co-workers

    Cons

    low salary
    decrease in employee engagement activities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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