Bridgepoint Education

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Bridgepoint Education CEO and Director Andrew S. Clark
Andrew S. Clark
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    Good company, great coworkers, needs to learn accountability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bridgepoint Education full-time

    Pros

    I have been here about 7 years. I love working here, and have always liked my coworkers. I have found some life-long friends here. I also really enjoy the work I do, and have seen my professional career take huge leaps while I've been here.

    I have earned several promotions, and am happy with the pay. There were times where I felt underpaid, I put my head down... worked... and earned a better job with better pay. I will always recommend this company to the right person.

    Cons

    The training is a bit lax here. It hurts that the company is not doing great financially, but it should still invest in the people it has. Since layoffs have hit over the last year or two, moral has been negatively affected. And immediately following a layoff, a lot of the top talent leaves for other opportunities. I've seen a lot of smart, good people leave, and I believe it hurts the company in the long run.

    Reading a lot of the other reviews, the Admissions (recruiting/telemarketing) group seems to write most of the negative reviews. The culture in Admissions is not good. There is a lack of accountability to leadership, and in general poor management in the middle-management layer. People are cleaning the wrong house by letting lower level people go, and they seem afraid to let go of Directors and VPs in the Admissions group. Yet those are the people who seem to generate the culture of fear. Until that changes, I don't see a great future for Admissions. And since Admissions drives the revenue... the company as a whole...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be accountable to what you say. Offer a message we can believe in, and we will follow.

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    Disapproves of CEO

Bridgepoint Education Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Admissions Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Bridgepoint Education in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Easy,I had a 1:1 interview with a manager and then a group interview with two managers. Interview's were the same day. Very relaxed. Received a call back the following day. Started the following Monday.

    The hiring process has changed since then. There is more red tape, candidates will be filtered through their talent acquisition team and interviewed by both these reps and a manager or two of the hiring department. Could be up to 2/3 interviews max. Also included background checks- strict on college background specifically. If you say you graduated and never did, HR will catch it and release you immediately. Be honest, if you are a few credits short from graduation, be upfront about it.

    Interview Questions
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.bridgepointeducation.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BPI)
Industry Education
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) 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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