Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
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    No longer a good place to grow a career

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and a culture that does not tend to work much overtime. Reasonable pay. Decent (though slightly expensive) cafeteria. If you need a degree, you can attend Ashford University for free (which will become worthless if they lose their WASC accreditation).

    Cons

    Bridgepoint has been going through rougher & rougher times lately. Over the past 2 years, there have been four rounds of layoffs, and the most recent one (11/2014) cut software teams to the absolute bone. Very waterfall-esque environment. Zero commitment to professional development... Even inexpensive ($130) webinars are denied. Communication problems between layers of management abound, and decisions are simply handed down... There is no discussion. Tech organization has a "mobile last, if at all" mentality, unlike the rest of the software industry that is going mobile first. Your "customer" as a developer is not considered to be the end user of the software you create... They think of their bosses as the "customer", leading to some extremely misguided decisions and processes. More focus on documentation and vanity metrics than on actual software quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to stop hemorrhaging developers, you need to modernize your approach to software development, and remember that developers need to keep learning all the time (so you should consider investing in professional development). Treating employees like cogs in a machine will not keep too many high quality people satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

Bridgepoint Education Interviews

Updated 1 Nov 2014
Updated 1 Nov 2014

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    Strategic Partner Development Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bridgepoint Education in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received a call the next day wanting to schedule a phone interview. Completed first and second phone interview within two days. I had done research on the company and realized that the reviews on working there weren't the best and also that the stock price had dropped pretty significantly. I asked the recruiter about this and she said that the company was restructuring. While i understand that, it seemed a little fishy. The position turned out to be a lot more cold-call sales than I was interested in and I'm pretty sure that's the reason they didn't want to move forward with me.

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Website www.bridgepointeducation.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BPI)
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (AUD) per year

Bridgepoint Education invites students from all walks of life to cross on over to the higher-education side. The for-profit company offers more than 70 graduate and undergraduate programs online and at its bricks-and-mortar campuses: Ashford University in Iowa and University of the Rockies in Colorado. Academic disciplines include education, business, psychology, and health and social sciences. Most of the company's campus-based revenues are derived from federal financial aid. About 99% of Bridgepoint Education's nearly 80,000 students are enrolled exclusively online... More

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