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Updated 13 March 2015
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  1. Greedy CEO ruins possibly great work environment.

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    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.

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

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    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

  3. Sweetshop

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    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.

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  5. 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

  6. Helpful (3)

    Don't Waste Your Time!!!

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

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

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

    Pros

    None! There is no personal growth, and the management is poor.

    Cons

    Bridgepoint has some serious prolems within the organization. There is no upward careeer mobility. Management does not listen to any recommendations by its employees, nor do they bring on the most qualified people they interview. Bridgepoint is known for interviewing a dozen people at a time and then never extending an offer. Only to repeat the process again, again, and again. Many times they will tell the people prior to the interview a specific salary range just to get their foot in the door. If Bridgepoint does extend an offer, they do the old Bait-and-Switch with a lower salary figure. If you are looking to move your career upward I would highly recommend not wasting your time with Bridgepoint!

    Advice to Management

    Quit!

  7. Helpful (2)

    Would you tell your mother, wife, or sister to stay with a good looking rich guy that mentally abuses her 24/7?

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fellow employees. Nice building. Benefits.

    Cons

    They think they own you and you should have no life outside of work. Good luck trying to use your great benefits, won't get a dentist appointment approved- ever. Also, they micro-manage worse than the DEA in a meth house raid. You won't be able to take a number 2 in the restroom without being questioned where were you for 2 minutes. They give you the worst, beat-up leads that are over 5 years old and expect you to convert them or they will write you up for not meeting their core competencies. They get very intimidated if you question their unethical sales tactics and will fire you immediately if you say you believe they practice unethical sales tactics. I had a student that her husband was a marine and he was killed in the war so she wanted to take a break in between her class so I told her it was fine and my manager was listening to the call and wrote me up for not being able to overcome her objection of wanting to put off school. I looked at my manager and told her I have morals and karma will have its way with her. I had 11 different managers in 3 years and also 5 different directors. If you are a minority and love to brown nose - you will be promoted quickly if you drink the Kool-Aid like they tell you too. They will degrade you, ride you, and threaten your job every hour on the hour. I was making great money in a very tough job market in San Diego, CA and I would rather eat out of a trash can in the men's bathroom on the beach and sleep in prison in Tijuana, Mexico than put up with micro-managing, losers that would enroll anyone as long as they qualify for financial aid.

    Advice to Management

    Better go to church every Sunday because you are in line for the incinerator in hell!

  8. Helpful (1)

    All jobs have honeymoon phase

    Former Employee - Facilities Associate
    Former Employee - Facilities Associate

    I worked at Bridgepoint Education

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here as I had friends and family that also worked at the company. I had a great opportunity to cross train in different positions.

    Cons

    when I cross trained I ended up doing the job of someone else, a position that was much higher paid than I was and I did the job better than her. When that person left the company, I did her job. When I was offered the position they were only going to give me a 5% raise which wasn't even in the neighborhood of what that position should have been paid.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take advantage of a hard working employee to do the work of someone else if you aren't going to compensate them accordingly.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Titanic with music band and all.

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    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)

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

    Pros

    Good hardworking employees who enjoy teamwork.

    Cons

    Andrew Clark only cares about himself and not the employees
    Benefit plans are substandard.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust your staff numbers accordingly sooner rather than bit by bit. You are slowly killing your staff's loyalty because of the fear of rolling heads!

  10. Helpful (2)

    Realistic view of BPI and Ashford U

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

    Good people, the ones that are left

    Cons

    In many ways, the organization represents what is worst about for-profit education. It is more concerned about profit then actually teaching students. As I have mentioned to current employees, it is time to get out. The for-profit sector is in trouble due to a negative public perception and heavy competition This institution in particular is very ruthless and cutthroat as it relates to its employees, as evidenced by the multiple layoffs and low morale of those who are left over

  11. Helpful (1)

    Avoid

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    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

    *Appears* to be an exciting environment full of opportunities for growth and efficiency
    Somewhat progressive adopting newer technologies

    Cons

    "Business as usual" approach to problems
    Reactive to issues but no traction to devise solutions
    Barriers between teams within the same dept
    Management hides the issues within each each group to avoid the spotlight.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at the communication and readiness among teams to work towards a common goal in improving the customer experience. There is more focus on keeping things out of the spotlight than there is cooperation between the various teams to grow the business.

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