Bridgepoint Education

  www.bridgepointeducation.com
  www.bridgepointeducation.com
There are newer employer reviews for Bridgepoint Education

2 people found this helpful  

Joke of a University

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO (US)
Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Decent starting salary and benefits package
Enjoyed my coworkers

Cons

Everything else
The pay and benefits have to be good because nearly everyone hates working there.
Management was hilariously inept. I had 3 managers in 8 months and didn't learn a thing from any of them. Directors are only about the bottom line and will overlook employees breaking federal laws as long as their enrolling "students".
Admissions Counselor is the most misleading title ever. They use sales tactics and teach you how to guilt people into enrolling into a school that is going to fail them.
I was repeatedly asked if I was interested in moving up to management, then inexplicably laid off in their last "10% cut" without any concrete reason.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out before the DoE shuts down the school and prosecutes for breaking federal regulations.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

94 Other Employee Reviews for Bridgepoint Education (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent wage for the area, San Diego has a higher cost of living. Very liberal LOA policy.

    Cons

    "Managers" came from the ranks of "salespeople" on the floor. Many had poor management skills if any at all. I was embarrassed to tell people I worked for Ashford University, since it has such a bad reputation, always said I worked for Bridgepoint Education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Enrollment Adviser Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Enrollment Advisor in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job paid well, offered great training, and benefits

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment. If you didn't enroll enough students you would be fired or receive pay cuts. They hired about 200 people ever couple of weeks and most of them couldn't make the cut. About 1/4 were fired for not being good enough. 1/4 were promoted to manager or transferred to another department. And about 1/2 left the position due to stress. Many employees were seeing counselors strictly for work related stress. Also get ready to work a lot!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Don't churn and burn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Bridgepoint Education

Work at Bridgepoint Education? Share Your Experiences

Bridgepoint Education

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.